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Thanks Kev for the pics and info. I like the forks and the general idea and wonder what bolt on stuff the MO CO will offer. It sure is a step in the right direction. Also hope the weight is down and not up.
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That is the hottest looking HD since the XLCR or XR1000. Let's hope that baby makes it to production with enough power to back up it's looks.

Whatta ya figure on a price tag? $12000?
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Not exactly my cup of java, but I think it's a nice looking bike. Would LOVE to see one up close.
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Whatta ya figure on a price tag? $12000?
NAHHHHHHHHHH, I don't think so, not with Buell's selling (for the most part) at a lot less.

I'm thinking (hoping) $9500?
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What I'd like is a bike that looks like mine and runs like a VRod
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That seat and tail section look awful.
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I think this is exactly what the sportster lineup needs. You go anywhere except this forum and tell other sportbike riders that you ride a sporty and you get laughed at by those who ride F'n Kawi's, Suzukis, and even Hondas. The most popular perception of Harley are overpriced, underpowered, prone to breakdowns and that sportsters are the runt of the litter. How much money, time and sweat do we put into our bikes to try to help them keep up with the others? It's a sad state when a new rider is asking about getting a sportbike and no one can recommend an American one. If Harley wants to get a model of sportster with looks, power, handling and some new tech, I say it's about fricken time!

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Thank god water isn't involved.
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<--- This is me running out to get one. I'm foaming at the mouth now
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I think this is exactly what the sportster lineup needs. You go anywhere except this forum and tell other sportbike riders that you ride a sporty and you get laughed at by those who ride F'n Kawi's, Suzukis, and even Hondas. The most popular perception of Harley are overpriced, underpowered, prone to breakdowns and that sportsters are the runt of the litter. How much money, time and sweat do we put into our bikes to try to help them keep up with the others? It's a sad state when a new rider is asking about getting a sportbike and no one can recommend an American one. If Harley wants to get a model of sportster with looks, power, handling and some new tech, I say it's about fricken time!

OK-rant over. And yes, I do feel better now.
Well, though I think this is cool, I wouldn't want it to REPLACE the current Sporty, not from a visual standpoint.

I don't give a crap if there are ignorant people out there who complain about sportys being slow, overpriced or unreliable, because I know better.

And no-one who rides a 800 or 1200cc Kaw, Zuki or Honda CRUISER "laughs" at em, unless they are ignorant of em too.

AND, IF I want to recommend an American SPORT BIKE, I already can, it's called a Buell.

This model looks like it could bridge the gap a little. Certainly the performance numbers should be there, ESPECIALLY if she is a lighter than the rubbermounts.

But I don't want to see it REPLACE em.


Either way, what BTkicker said, "thank god water isn't involved"

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