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No way Harley would let an XL be better than the flagship model.
In skilled hands an XL would beat a big twin and the moco did not play on that.
I believe they went the other way and milked it until the EPA started turning the noise screws.
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No way Harley would let an XL be better than the flagship model.
The Sportster was better than the Big Twin right from the start. Quad cams, unit construction, cassette style gearbox. The Sportster was lighter, quicker and faster.

The traditionalist non thinking Big Twin riders all seem to have subscribed to the "Bigger is Best" idea and ignored (and belittled) the truth. Hence the references to a "Paper Boys Bike" and a "Girls Bike".

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loyalty,pride.the buyers refused to sell out to the Pearl Harbor machines.
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Brand loyalty and pride nearly killed HD...
The buyers made their choice.
It is somewhat ironic that after all these years I found my way back to a Sportster and seem to enjoy every vibrating mile I put on it.


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I have nothing in my workshop now but Ironheads. 5 at the moment.

But then I also have a 1957 Massey Ferguson.

I'm an old man and like old toys.
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