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Old 14th July 2021
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Enjoy internal combustion while you can. By 2030 many states are requiring all new vehicles to be electric.
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Yep. Think gas is expensive now? Wait till they start closing places and it gets harder to gas up.
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It's probably a nice liquid cooled, overhead cam bike, like the Japanese have been making for a long time.
But a person could call anything a Sportster if they're willing to desecrate the name.
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Lol adapt or die, the Sportster should be the sport motorcycle from H-D, and this definitely keeps the concept alive even as it sheds its outdated pushrod drivetrain and air cooling. Would you rather they continue to soften and fatten up the Sportster by adding more rubber mounting points and maybe 1-2hp increase each year, or would you rather have literally double the power and less weight?
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Lol adapt or die, the Sportster should be the sport motorcycle from H-D, and this definitely keeps the concept alive even as it sheds its outdated pushrod drivetrain and air cooling. Would you rather they continue to soften and fatten up the Sportster by adding more rubber mounting points and maybe 1-2hp increase each year, or would you rather have literally double the power and less weight?
Ask a Porsche fanatic the same question. Air cooled, classic style all day long. I suspect a lot of the same sentiment will be shared by folks that don't like the drive-by-wire, electronic everything direction the sportster has taken, on top of the no-vaseline msrp.
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I am going to look at it. I like it's a 6 speed. Depends on if it can be set up for touring.
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'stretched riding position'
'forward foot controls'
'low'

doesn't really spell SPORT to me
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doesn't really spell SPORT to me
I agree with this. The only Harley I ever liked was the Sportster, that is not a Sportster. They should have went ahead with the Bronx, that actually had some sport to it.
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Harley has rolled the dice big time, and we will see if it was right for them. Not sure if it’s right for me. Checks off a lot of boxes but the huge tires and mammoth looking exhaust are a turn off at this time. If they are truly down near 500 pounds then I applaud that effort. Should be easy to get under the 500 mark, even better.
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