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I suspect Messrs Harley and Davidson would have had more in common with Eric Buell than the whole of the present Board of their Company!
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wow i didn't know. they went out in jan of 17. looks like for the second time as EBR.



i was reading on the EBR forums and someone was saying the 2016+ bikes are under warranty still while the 2014 and 2015 ebr bikes are not. and that EBR is basically just a liquidation parts warehouse now with a few employees. i have no way of knowing if that's true.



also found this on the EBR forums


and here is the thread on those forums. was posted 7-8-18

http://ebrforum.com/showthread.php?1...R-FB-This-Week


if they went down a second time and a liquidation company owns everything now i dont see how they are coming back. but maybe.
"Buell" in what sense though? Erik's doing stuff with VanguardSpark. That's no EBR by any means, but it's a Buell bike in production if you're looking to stretch that claim a little.
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japan made motorcycles are pretty decent the first model year out. moco not so much. I wouldn't buy a first year model from them. I am alive because I went back to hd. their sportster and big twins are enjoyable to ride at normal speeds and don't urge me to get crazy. would you want your son on a sportster or a rocket bike. moco is making their bikes more sophisticated so to get you into their service dept. I prefer a bike that is mechanic friendly. i would get a honda grom over this. don't need a bike with a computer or antilock brakes altho i see a lot here want that. i would like my next bike addition to be a pre 71 triumph 650. i have to say, what is up with all these dumb names. streetfighter is too fourteen year old for me. moco is a public company which means they are under constant pressure to grow and grow stock value. they need to sell anything with their name on it like Harley condoms etc to keep it going. do you notice your emails from your local dealer are mostly about trinkets and t shirts, and less about motorcycles. they need this motorcycle to sell more t shirts. when they closed down all those so cool old motorcycle shops and forced them into boutique clothing stores with a spot for motorcycles, that was really the start of the end of an era for hd but i didn't notice it for another 10 years. agree with all 60gunner comments.
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The Boutique stores were for the RUBs, I agree. But they also are what put HD where they are today. Without the Boutique stores HD would be a 2nd string motorcycle company trying to compete with newer technology, with the stores they are a American Icon that has made cruiser motorcycles a status symbol.

I think the entire Boutique thing is going to disappear in the next 2 decades as the RUBs are going to sell their bikes as they get old and the younger crowd does not want to embrace (or even know who ) the Charles Bronson lifestyle.

And during that time HD needs to have product for the crowd who is buying.

So yes the Street Fighter is a viable product.
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