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I believe the 1250 adventure bike has been identified as the "Pan Am" and the 975 street fighter is probably the "Bronx" from the list of names Harley has trademarked a few months ago...
Can’t see “Bronx”, it’s too American-specific for overseas markets. Don’t forget that the expression “Bronx cheer” is quite widely known in the English speaking world...
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Haven't a clue what "Bronx cheer" is! Never heard that expression.
I'd quite like a bike with the name Bronx!
I like the look of the Pan Am though, but will be beyond my wallet i guess.
When we moved to Spain years ago we almost took our Mitsubishi Pajero. Glad we didn't as Pajero in Spanish translates to wanker.
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Haven't a clue what "Bronx cheer" is! Never heard that expression.
I'd quite like a bike with the name Bronx!
I like the look of the Pan Am though, but will be beyond my wallet i guess.
When we moved to Spain years ago we almost took our Mitsubishi Pajero. Glad we didn't as Pajero in Spanish translates to wanker.
I did say “in the English speaking world” ....

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dict.../Bronx%20cheer

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...=Bronx%20Cheer

Talking of Spanish, Vauxhall had a small car called the Nova, in Spanish “no va” means “doesn’t go”
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What's in a name. The name 'sportster' in Dutch means sportswoman.
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[QUOTE=45Brit;5770643]I did say “in the English speaking world” ....

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dict.../Bronx%20cheer

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...=Bronx%20Cheer


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Can’t see “Bronx”, it’s too American-specific for overseas markets. Don’t forget that the expression “Bronx cheer” is quite widely known in the English speaking world...
What? Who cares? It IS an American bike. One local dealer, more importantly the staff, is anything but enthusiastic about it I might add. They aren't thrilled about being shut down by customers at the mere mention of it. They haven't had 1 single person show any interest it. This is in WI, America's heartland, where the Harley Davidson is part of its heritage. Barely an hour from Milwaukee.
Maybe they should ship them all overseas. Name them whatever trips your trigger.
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What's in a name. The name 'sportster' in Dutch means sportswoman.
'Skirtster'
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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.
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