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I also like the way it looks, and I look forward to a test ride on it

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as for the streetfighter...
is a good looking bike... wicked and aggressive...
also
she seems a metric bike...
come to my mind Monster family or other naked superbikes...

IMO is the right answer to the new EU5 challenges
i only hope HD engineers know what they are involved in... that is a tech market full of competitors

If you want to sell a superbike... you have to had her equipped with tech stuff...

ABS cornering new generation
new breed of customizable Traction Control
full customizable maps
anti hopping clutch
shift fully reversible
etc...

otherwise that bike is simply not sold... at least in EU...
I agree wholeheartedly, and at the same time the bolded paragraph is what scares me! There is some hardcore competition in this segment already, why would a potential buyer go with this instead of say a Kawa Z900, Honda CB1000R or a KTM SuperDuke? They (HD that is) does not have the brand loyal people in this segment, rather the opposite. I applaud their effort but I have my doubts. Still, if I would be in the market for a new bike in 2020 this is the first HD that has my interest.
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Not even a Harley and doesn't warrant 2 threads on a Harley sportster forum.
I can see where kids still crappin' green might like it.
The average Harley owner won't be interested. Before you say otherwise, I hope you were born before 1970.
Certainly before 1980.
My back hurts just looking at it.
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Not even a Harley and doesn't warrant 2 threads on a Harley sportster forum.
I can see where kids still crappin' green might like it.
The average Harley owner won't be interested. Before you say otherwise, I hope you were born before 1970.
Certainly before 1980.
My back hurts just looking at it.
I think that is just the point of the new bikes. "Kids" don't buy Harley Davison and the "average harley owners" are a dying breed. Born -81, just so you know, and my back is still just fine!
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I think that is just the point of the new bikes. "Kids" don't buy Harley Davison and the "average harley owners" are a dying breed. Born -81, just so you know, and my back is still just fine!
Haha. That's cool. Wait til you're pushin' 60 tho with a lifetime of abusing it behind you. My oldest daughter is your age. Hell my oldest granddaughter will be driving next year.
That's what I meant by average tho. 50 +. And we aint dead yet. lol

Where did we go wrong with today's youth for them to let a 100+ year tradition die such an ugly death!.

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I agree with Nibelungen. I hope it is not just style over substance. To me it looks more like nicely re-styled Yamaha MT01 than a Buell.
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I think that is just the point of the new bikes. "Kids" don't buy Harley Davison and the "average harley owners" are a dying breed. Born -81, just so you know, and my back is still just fine!
Haha. That's cool. Wait til you're pushin' 60 tho with a lifetime of abusing it behind you. My oldest daughter is your age. Hell my oldest granddaughter will be driving next year.
That's what I meant by average tho. 50 +. And we aint dead yet. lol

I'm thankful I grew up when I did. The days of muscle cars and choppers. Sex, drugs, and rock n roll. An awesome era.
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Harley is looking for New-Age owners: carrot, you know Young Urban Millennials (YUMMY's??). They Introduced the Trike for us Boomers and most of us are starting to retire and die off. I sure didn't put them in MY will. I think they understand our brand loyalty, so, I think, they'll hold off discontinuing the Sportster until it becomes economically impossible to keep it. If they would have had the Streetfighter back when I was in my 20's, I would have bought one, same with those wheelie monster Sportbikes. I think it's so cool to see some of those youth rebuilding and riding those old Sportys and HD Choppers. I wonder what the Streetfighter would look like with a Springer and a 5 foot sissy bar.
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Haha. That's cool. Wait til you're pushin' 60 tho with a lifetime of abusing it behind you. My oldest daughter is your age. Hell my oldest granddaughter will be driving next year.
That's what I meant by average tho. 50 +. And we aint dead yet. lol

Where did we go wrong with today's youth for them to let a 100+ year tradition die such an ugly death!.
I'm 6 years away from 60 and I still love sport bikes. Even with a crushed disk between L2 and L3 they are very comfortable. I find the kicked back feet forward position worse on my back.
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Not even a Harley and doesn't warrant 2 threads on a Harley sportster forum.
I can see where kids still crappin' green might like it.
The average Harley owner won't be interested. Before you say otherwise, I hope you were born before 1970.
Certainly before 1980.
My back hurts just looking at it.
You're in the "Harley Streetfighter Forum" section complaining about the Harley Streetfighter being on the wrong forum...

Also, it's totally a Harley. It's just not your ideal Harley. And there's been a Buell section here for a long time. Buell claims to have started the production Streetfighter thing (even if Triumph did it first).

And as VaFish said, the upright, feet back position is actually really comfortable. It's not even a full tuck sport position. I don't need highway pegs, forward controls, mid pegs, and passenger pegs for options because my legs are cramping up from being slung out front. My Sporty has rear controls and I have never been more comfortable on that bike.
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