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121 hp and 94 lbs. of torque. And the marketing says it makes more hp and torque below 6,000 than the Pan America. The Pan America already makes 150hp - in an adventure bike.

Lots of potential left; I think they will get over 175hp in future models. For reference, the current KTM naked sport bike makes almost 180hp as a 1290.
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Some products though, you really can't make changes to because the public won't like it. "Traditional" products like Stratocasters. AFAIK the most expensive ones in that line are the ones made exactly like the very old original ones. Sure, Fender makes models to appeal to younger players, but the same-old standard style gets the most money.

Sure, you can put out a new style if you want, but for my money Harley should have never changed the style on the outside. Make all the improvements you want to the innards of the motor, but make the outside look like it always has. Hell, I think they ought to make a 45 that looks precisely and exactly like an original, but has all the modern whizz-bang for emissions etc.

Harley has a look and a style. Ferrari can get away with changing style, but I get suspicious about change when I see a local kid on his 883 chopped to look like an early 70's bike. I just wonder about the wisdom of designing motorcycles with a graphics program that erases the established industrial art.

Edit: That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!

I expect to hear from Harley in a few years telling me, "Gold Member, you were right!"
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Some products though, you really can't make changes to because the public won't like it. "Traditional" products like Stratocasters. AFAIK the most expensive ones in that line are the ones made exactly like the very old original ones. Sure, Fender makes models to appeal to younger players, but the same-old standard style gets the most money.

Sure, you can put out a new style if you want, but for my money Harley should have never changed the style on the outside. Make all the improvements you want to the innards of the motor, but make the outside look like it always has. Hell, I think they ought to make a 45 that looks precisely and exactly like an original, but has all the modern whizz-bang for emissions etc.

Harley has a look and a style. Ferrari can get away with changing style, but I get suspicious about change when I see a local kid on his 883 chopped to look like an early 70's bike. I just wonder about the wisdom of designing motorcycles with a graphics program that erases the established industrial art.

Edit: That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!

I expect to hear from Harley in a few years telling me, "Gold Member, you were right!"
I'm not Harley but I will tell you that you are right.

Except the Ferrari thing. The old ones are still pulling the big bucks.
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Dealer listings I see have plenty of 2021 Sportsters, XL's, real Sportsters.

Do we know if there are going to be 2022's in the USA? Anybody seen anything yea or nay?
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Some products though, you really can't make changes to because the public won't like it. "Traditional" products like Stratocasters. AFAIK the most expensive ones in that line are the ones made exactly like the very old original ones. Sure, Fender makes models to appeal to younger players, but the same-old standard style gets the most money.

Sure, you can put out a new style if you want, but for my money Harley should have never changed the style on the outside. Make all the improvements you want to the innards of the motor, but make the outside look like it always has. Hell, I think they ought to make a 45 that looks precisely and exactly like an original, but has all the modern whizz-bang for emissions etc.

Harley has a look and a style. Ferrari can get away with changing style, but I get suspicious about change when I see a local kid on his 883 chopped to look like an early 70's bike. I just wonder about the wisdom of designing motorcycles with a graphics program that erases the established industrial art.

Edit: That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!

I expect to hear from Harley in a few years telling me, "Gold Member, you were right!"

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Dealer listings I see have plenty of 2021 Sportsters, XL's, real Sportsters.

Do we know if there are going to be 2022's in the USA? Anybody seen anything yea or nay?
I was at my dealer this weekend. The only bikes H-D are killing for 2022 are the Iron 1200, the Sport Glide, and the Slim*. So the Iron 883 and the Forty-Eight will live on.

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Mention of 45s just there.
A bit off topic I know but I wish Harley had kept on making 45s, upgrading them to OHV etc along with the BTs. But I doubt it looked a good idea at the time, what with the Ks & then Sportsters coming on line.
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I see we are on the same page here Réjean. I just posted on another thread that they should have called it V-rod II. LOL
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