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I love the look, takes me back to my youth, Easy Rider, Then Came Bronson etc. I couldn’t ride my springer any more because the bike was to heavy for an old guy. The sporty just feels right and I can ride in city or on the highway. A friend has an 03 with over 100,000 miles and its still going strong.
The perfect blend: simple enough and sophisticated enough. It's the DIY rider's dream.
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im a smaller guy. the sportster fits me well.
i like lighter bikes, feel easier to ride to me.
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im a smaller guy. the sportster fits me well.
i like lighter bikes, feel easier to ride to me.
+1. I'm 5'6" tall with a 28" inseam. Perfect fit all the way around. Love my mid-controls!!!!!
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I love how my sporty is made, rugged and simple to service.Not interested in a 800 lb land yacht . had a soft tail for a short time. hated it.found a 2014 Iron with only 1,200 miles on it.All mods already done.
I just love riding it.You can see me in the slow lane going 65 with a big grin on my face.
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User base does it for me. It sure aint because of my size.
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I just bought my third, a 1200. The size is right. Power is there. Never a problem. What keeps it from my idea of greatness is needs the 6th speed.
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I wanted my Iron because it somewhat reminds me of my old sport bikes. It’s also very light (compared to my Street Glide) and a nice bike for short stints. I doubt that I would ever take any trips over 100 miles on it.
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