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.............. I really think of the Sporty and Bonnie as the same machine...................
My experience, though somewhat brief on the Bonnie, would make me argue otherwise.

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Koot, so tell us why?

Basically what I posted earlier, the Bonnie at a crawl and in tight low speed turns is very responsive and well balanced, a very secure platform. IMHO it out performs the Sporty at that level, and we know the Sporty is not a bad bike in those situations. On the open road the Sporty rocks while the Bonnie feels strained and I felt wind blown. If I only wanted a city commuter I might consider the Bonnie, but I'm in a rural area and ride the best of both worlds on the Sportster.

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Basically what I posted earlier, the Bonnie at a crawl and in tight low speed turns is very responsive and well balanced, a very secure platform. IMHO it out performs the Sporty at that level, and we know the Sporty is not a bad bike in those situations. On the open road the Sporty rocks while the Bonnie feels strained and I felt wind blown. If I only wanted a city commuter I might consider the Bonnie, but I'm in a rural area and ride the best of both worlds on the Sportster.

So, I just don't see them as the same bike. They would not be interchangeable to me.

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But they're a lot closer to each other than either is to other modern bikes...
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But they're a lot closer to each other than either is to other modern bikes...
Yup, no argument from me on that.
Close yes, "the same machine" nope.

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