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Hello yall, I'm new here, but I just wanted to see what everyone else thinks of this.
A little while back, I stumbled on this photo in a google search relating to the Buell Blast:

I don't recall exactly what I was searching, but I'm sure it was something about single cylinder Harley's.
It's on this visordown article (click for link) and they apparently found it from this Japanese website (another link). Both are from last October, and I find them quite interesting. They appear to have the same cylinder and heads as the Harley future models with the new engine:

The frame, however, matches this Harley future electic vehicle:


It appeared to me to be a single cylinder version of one of the new motors, but in the electric dirt bike frame. I think that'd be awesome, especially if the frame was transferable between motors, though I doubt that would happen. The exhaust appears to have two outlets, which is interesting for a single cylinder.

I wasn't sure if it was actually real, as it is clearly photo shopped from various other pics. This wouldn't be too hard to do, and you could take parts of the existing Harley prototypes and make something that looks like this new thing. However, just this morning I found this article (link) which appears to show the same bike, for the most part. The cylinder head appears to be shadowed out so as to obscure it, meaning maybe it won't be the same motor as the bigger future models, like the pan america, street fighter, and that future custom. I'm not sure yet. Here's another article on of the new prototype, with another render.
This article, judging by the two exhaust headers, appears to show an inline twin, which would no doubt be different from the future V twins.
Only time will tell I guess, and us in the United States may never see a model, as it is supposedly going to Asia.
Anyways, tell me what y'all think!


And this shows another angle:
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I think it's a single cyl. with twin exhaust ports due to a 4 or 8 valve cyl. head
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Twin exhaust ports were popular on pre war singles then made a comeback with Japanese single cylinder dirt bikes in the 70s. Think the Honda XL500 was first.
Hope it's a success, the Hummer was a very popular tiddler in the 50s & many of it's customers went on to buy other Harleys.
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In Asia. China especially. Larger market there. Motorcycles are daily transport over there.
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Interesting! I had no idea about having multiple headers on one cylinder XD. Anyways, that brings my hopes up, because if it is a single cylinder, then I reckon it very well might uses the same the heads as the other new models, yeah?
If that's the case, and also if it comes to the states, than it might be possible to stick on a 600 cc cylinder from one of the bigger twins... I think that would be quite amazing
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