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I'll give the MoCo the required two years to work the bugs outa them . But I am considering a new softie low rider.
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Got to see them in the metal at last. Surprisingly I liked the LowRider in white. I didn't think much of it from photos or Build my Harley.Liked the Heritage despite the drab matt grey/black paint, saw a part stripped Softtail Slim showing the suspension.Sat on a Street Bob & felt very uncomfortable, knees above my hips.On the plus side I never felt the extra weight
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The Low Rider would be my choice as well. I sat on one, felt really nice. I didn't ride it though. I have a 2017 Slim which I like but they seem to have taken some of the bad azz looks out of it for 2018.
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There was also a 2018 48 in denim blue which would have looked a whole lot better if the tank decal had been put on either side or squarely on the tank top. It looked like something done on a Monday morning at British Leyland.
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Got to see them in the metal at last. Surprisingly I liked the LowRider in white. I didn't think much of it from photos or Build my Harley.Liked the Heritage despite the drab matt grey/black paint, saw a part stripped Softtail Slim showing the suspension.Sat on a Street Bob & felt very uncomfortable, knees above my hips.On the plus side I never felt the extra weight
I saw some of the new softies last week. The Lowrider felt the best to me.
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FWIW. In the Chicago area, the Windy City Motorcycle Company owns nine H-D dealerships.

Location in St Charles IL, a 2017 Fat Bob has a tag that says it comes with a $2500 H-D gift card.

Location in McHenry, IL, markdowns on new 2016 Dynas:
- 2016 Street Bob: MSRP $14,099 (red) marked down to $10,993
- 2016 Wide Glide: MSRP $15899 (red), marked down to $12,993


Semptember before winter, in a northernstate with a very long winter that awaits, and 2016 left over for what would had been 2 years, yes I can see their desperation to move those bikes.

Deals like that will never be seen down here in the sunshine state.

Here they want $21K plus fees for the new dynas... Non negotional...

I do agree with the $10K cutoff point.

Last year late fall I showed up to the dealer on a slow sunday and was able to walk out of there with an amzing deal on an ElectraGlide...

This year I went back to look at bikes just before bike week and they treated me so bad I haven't been back since. I hope they sold a lot of bikes but they didn't get my money.

I just scored a 2007 883 like a virgen for a very low price so I will save my pennies for the late fall to go shopping in Chicago

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maybe i'm a fool...
but i miss very much a sport version of the Soft Dynas...
the Fat Bob model... isn't for me a sport version... she is really muscular... but definitely IMO not a sport bike... i could imagine her perform very well on a drag strip... but not on twists mountain roads...
maybe they will introduce later a S version like the old Low Rider S...
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maybe i'm a fool...
but i miss very much a sport version of the Soft Dynas...
the Fat Bob model... isn't for me a sport version... she is really muscular... but definitely IMO not a sport bike... i could imagine her perform very well on a drag strip... but not on twists mountain roads...
maybe they will introduce later a S version like the old Low Rider S...
Having ridden it, there is no doubt in my mind it is better than any previous Dyna or Softail on a twisty mountain road.

I would love to ride it and an FXR back-to-back.
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Having ridden it, there is no doubt in my mind it is better than any previous Dyna or Softail on a twisty mountain road.

I would love to ride it and an FXR back-to-back.
it could be interesting... sure...
technology are all on the new Fat Bob side...
but i cannot see that forwards... how you can handle the bike in hard conditions...???
i know... it could be my European... rather Italian... conditioning...

with mids... or rear controls... a lower handlebar... (clips on or clubman)... and a thinner front tyre... maybe she could meet European tastes... and riding styles...

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it could be interesting... sure...
technology are all on the new Fat Bob side...
but i cannot see that forwards... how you can handle the bike in hard conditions...???
i know... it could be my European... rather Italian... conditioning...
I HATE FORWARD CONTROLS and if I bought one I'd figure out a way to replace them with mid-mounts.

Looking at it side-by-side with a new Street Bob makes me think it's possible, maybe just by shimming out the mount. But you'd need a new primary cover.

Anyway, even with the stock set up the forwards aren't all that forward. I'm not in my tailbone with my toes pointing up or anything like that.

Remember I'm not a stranger to bikes with more standard or rearset riding positions.
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