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Whats the speed of a XL 1200C standard engine ,???

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Hello Bob F its not as fast as my Triumph which is fast,
i have a vulcan 650s just wondering if HD is as fast as that one, not had chance to try em out yet ,only got Harley last week,

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What's the angle of the hill?

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Are you saying the HD wont go up the hill ??
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Are you saying the HD wont go up the hill ??
No, but they're known to be faster downhill!
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it will be faster on 5th too.
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So no one knows what speed the 1200. sporty does as standard
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Top speed is over rated in a street bike. It's more about how quick you get to a certain speed for me.
Back in the day, I had a GTO that would've had most shitting themselves. Wasn't much for top end speed but it got there real quick if you could keep it on the road.
Even factory, it was a powerful machine.
I rarely go faster than 70mph now days or even use 5th gear.
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Top speed is over rated in a street bike. It's more about how quick you get to a certain speed for me.
Back in the day, I had a GTO that would've had most shitting themselves. Wasn't much for top end speed but it got there real quick if you could keep it on the road.
Even factory, it was a powerful machine.
I rarely go faster than 70mph now days or even use 5th gear.
And, for me, that is the allure of the electric motorcycle; now if they could just increase the range & decrease the charge time...
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