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Because tech doesn’t seem to sell Harley’s, looks do.

Well, that’s my opinion after seeing the reaction of the Harley faithfull to the FXDR, most don’t see the best handling cruiser Harley have ever built. Good suspension and brakes are not high on their lists, chrome is though

My XR1200X has a similar affect when parked amongst the Harley crowd, they cannot even look at the hideous thing with good suspension and brakes. Sports bike riders get it though.
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Never rode a sports bike (unless you count a Moto Guzzi Le Mans) but I liked the XR1200X.Saw one at St Anne's bike meet last year, I liked it, my mate turned his nose up at it!
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Never rode a sports bike (unless you count a Moto Guzzi Le Mans) but I liked the XR1200X.Saw one at St Anne's bike meet last year, I liked it, my mate turned his nose up at it!
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book a reservation for a test ride on a superbike... Duc, Honda, Yamaha, BMW whatever...
also...
4 cylinders are different from 2... more smooth when they deliver the power...
in addition...
when a 2 cylinders has done... the 4 have plenty of juice left to be unleashed
coming from a 2 to 4 you could notice a bit less thrust at the end of the lean... this can be easily corrected with a smaller rear sprocket...

i think that experience is worth it
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Because tech doesn’t seem to sell Harley’s, looks do.

Well, that’s my opinion after seeing the reaction of the Harley faithfull to the FXDR, most don’t see the best handling cruiser Harley have ever built. Good suspension and brakes are not high on their lists, chrome is though

My XR1200X has a similar affect when parked amongst the Harley crowd, they cannot even look at the hideous thing with good suspension and brakes. Sports bike riders get it though.
IMHO of european biker... a bike like the FXDR NEEDS to have at least
mid footpeg controls
TC
ABS cornering
canned maps
a lot less rake

maybe it's only a different philosophy

as for the xr1200x...
if only they were built to make them look like a standard Sporty...

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