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It's getting close to that time of year again, the 2020 Sportster should be breaking cover soon. What are we getting, the water cooled Streetfighter, an M8 Sportster, another dose of the same old medicine in different colours or is it the end with the closure of the plant?
I think they'd be mad to stop Sportsters, it would be like Ford dropping the Mustang
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It's getting close to that time of year again, the 2020 Sportster should be breaking cover soon. What are we getting, the water cooled Streetfighter, an M8 Sportster, another dose of the same old medicine in different colours or is it the end with the closure of the plant?
I think they'd be mad to stop Sportsters, it would be like Ford dropping the Mustang
I'm really curious. I can only hope they changed it just enough to meet the emission standards. Like 4 valves and some kind of liquid cooling. But basically stay the same.

A complete new bike with an engine made in the Far East will not suit some people. I think there's no reason for them to stick with Harley since every motorcycle company is making these type of engines. They might as well choose a Japanese bike then.

But hey, there's enough to choose because the pre-2020 models won't disapear suddenly. I like to keep my '92 as long as possible anyway
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Every time HD comes out with a ''new'' Sportster, the more I love my 95.
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sportster died with the trap door
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They're gone. Not so quietly rides or is towed off into the sunset...
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Every time HD comes out with a ''new'' Sportster, the more I love my 95.
Me too Buddy! Anything without a trap door transmission is a non starter for me. And I don't need no stinking rubber mount!
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2020 models should be announced at the dealer meeting at the end of next month.

No clue what's going to happen to the Sportster, but I ran across this interesting bit.
A 338cc Harley made in China for the Asian market. Probably no way we'll see it here though.

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Don't know but the small bikes from the Aermacchi factory in Italy sold fairly well
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They did. Aermacchi mainly make planes but developed a decent reputation for motorcycles, doubtless helped by Renzo Pasolini
coming third in the 1966 350 cc World Championship when HD part owned the company. I think it is now part of Cagiva - which
was later bought by HD and sold again. MV Augusta also survived HD ownership with the help of Mercedes.
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i do not think aermacchi was stellar, mostly under performing machines.
the sprint and baja were their better machines but without major dollars, on the street, rice pounded them with smaller displacements.
i owned several models and only considered my sprint 250 short stroke/ comp head machine a worthy one, the 350 was a dog.
would i like to own another, sure, really liked the style.
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