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Cycle Trader has some 2020's for sale...the 1200 Irons are black, silver and blue.
I didn't know that the 2020's came out yet.
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Harley just don’t get it.

What’s Triumph’s most iconic model names? Bonneville, followed by Daytona. BSA? Gold Star, or the Victor which dominated motocross for a while. Don’t forget the Manx Norton. The Japanese don’t tend to do this, but don’t forget the Ducati Imola.

If you are going to market a name, you need to go out and win something. Indian clearly know this, and you can’t get much more historic than Indian Scout.

The Electra Glide is the definitive exception, but that’s just one machine.

The Harley Street hasn’t won anything and doesn’t look like doing so, on present form. You simply can’t offer a sports-themed bike with nothing under its belt and a supposedly ruffty-tuffty, hairy-ass name; the traditionalists won’t be interested and the sports bike riders will be like, “so what?”

It’s like the Pan-Am. You MUST get out there and win Dakar, or ride the Pan-Am, or some such thing. Otherwise it’s just a bankrupt airline.
Sort of see where your coming from, but your wrong.
Honda (for instance),brought out the Pan European as the bike to cross Europe with without actually doing so before it was named. But it actually excelled doing just that.So Harley's Pan American will probably excel and do exactly as it's name suggest's.
If someone had asked me what the name "Bronx" suggested to me, i would have said "mean",or "with attitude",etc.
I'd probably draw the line at something like "Sugarpuff" or "Pansy" or even Triumphs "Dandy"?
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My favorite Harley names: Sportster, DuoGlide, Superglide, and Road King.
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My favorite Harley names: Sportster, DuoGlide, Superglide, and Road King.
Harley names can be evocative. Electra Glide is surely the epitome. Road King is a beauty, love the bike too.
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I didn't know that the 2020's came out yet.
I found several models...Sportster and Softail... doing research for the 2020 Sportster.

Matt Laidlaw from LA's Laidlaw Harley said Harley's doing things different this year.
They shipped out some 2020's models that had only paint changes before the dealer meeting on 8-19.
The "new" models (or ones with more changes) are shipped on the 20th when the official release is made.
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I found several models...Sportster and Softail... doing research for the 2020 Sportster.

Matt Laidlaw from LA's Laidlaw Harley said Harley's doing things different this year.
They shipped out some 2020's models that had only paint changes before the dealer meeting on 8-19.
The "new" models (or ones with more changes) are shipped on the 20th when the official release is made.
The 'new' models, you mean the ones with new gas caps?
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Only new colour schemes I seen are the silver pine/spruce green (can't make up my mind on wether I like it or not. Reminds me of the green my cousin Iain's Dodge Polara) & red/black on the Heritage Classic.(My favourite of the current Big Twins)
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My thought exactly,Pan Am ?first thought "out of business" second thought "airline"?! WTF.?NOT a good name for success,not an attractive name - and a new name for a new bike should,like the machine itself ,attract -and then be able to prove itself worthy- i can't explain what the Sportster had all those years ,BUT,it had something because every super bike that came after had to try and prove itself against it,even bikes clearly quicker, clearly faster ,clearly with more cylinders,mor advanced technology,they all thought they had to prove themselves against Ironheads first,then Evos and they still have to try,and it goes on and on they built a rabid dislike for Harley's in general and Sportsters specifically,once in a while a guy would try one and suddenly feel the cool,the mellow rumble,the laid back thing that was what they had that could never be captured by a screaming wing ding "sport bike" and be converted,and the rest won' t and can't understand ,Sportster? If it ain't a Sportster ,even H D can't make it one,and if it's a crotch rocket it better be fast enough to be one,and good enough to last. And if it is then call it the "Harley Davidson BALLS"
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They have an off road rally called the Rally Pan AM.?. It covers an off road rally from the Pacific NW to southern Cali. Sort of the US's Paris to Dakar. The Pan American Off Road Rally, held decades ago, ran from Mexico into South America. The Western Hemisphere's answer to "Paris to Dakar". I think it was called "Carrera Panamericana" and ran in the '50's, then it was revived in the '80's.?.
Anyway, I think calling a dual purpose, offroader Harley the Pan American is cool, too.
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--- Lets not call them sportsters, the Sportster has been an iconic bike 61 years with the same basic engine platform.

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63 years! since the legend was born!










62 years, if we consider the model-year.
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