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would be nice, an engine wish pushrods on each side...
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would be nice, an engine wish pushrods on each side...
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precisely... that's my hope...
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I dunno, I find the size of the turd they have in front of the engine (where the front down tube(s) are or would be) pretty distinguishing.
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A bike that none of you has seen, let alone having taken a ride on and you're shitting all over it?
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I think that's called contempt prior to investigation.
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If everyone had that attitude, we'd still be riding 30 horsepower flatheads.
So...why are you still riding that old Sportster bike? That old underpowered piglet with those pathetic pushrods? Pushrods...hahaha! Four cams and two valves only? A 64 year old concept with not even a measly 50HP? Get out a here!
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Unless this is the new Sportster engine.

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Seen it before here. Looks pretty complicated. It's still a patent but I think it would be pretty expensive it they make a bike out of it. Dunno if they will business wise.
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Could this work as a Sportster?

Personally, I like it. It certainly could do with a few cosmetic tweaks. Slim down the shroud around the radiator and the engine could have a more traditional air cooled appearance. But, it still has the basic Sportster look about it, peanut tank, triangular side panels and 19" front / 16" rear wheels. I'd ride it.

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"I think that's called contempt prior to investigation."

I don't like the way the bike looks. It might ride and perform well but I am contemptuous of the styling.

that is not prior to anything. I just don't like it.
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I personally cannot see anything but the handlebars when riding anything. I don’t sit around looking at the side of a well performing machine.
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