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Old 21st August 2012
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Another dissapointing model year, When will I ever learn. No Sporty Sportster, No Buell Blast replacement, No water cooled Bagger. I guess Metalic paint and real Bronze badging taxed the R+D department to the Max. What a JOKE the MoCo has become!! Bring on the Victories, I'm tired of this crap.

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I don't want to agree with you, but there's no other choice. To add insult to injury: Harley is micro managing their dealerships so that customers are stuck with mediocre sales and service. I too am disgusted with a new color on yesterdays motorcycle. What's that saying? You can put a pig in a dress, but you still have a pig.

I really like my XL1200L but Harley needs to evolve a little faster than a snails pace. Period
I think that if your looking for the latest and greatest your not going to find it on a Harley.

For instance, a radiator just doesn't belong on a Harley. If your looking for a radiator I'd buy a Ford.

Of course, I use to think that electric starters were for wimps. And I've got the scars to prove it.

When it comes to supporting their dealers Harley gets into that Nazi mode. You have to have this many square feet of clothing, you have to have this many fat boys, this many fat bobs, this many sportsters, etc., etc. Well it's good for Harley but, kinda' sucks for the dealers.

Think of Harley as just evolving much, much slower than the other manufacturer's.
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Not very impressive.No 883 custom which could win back some metric entry level riders that arent crazy about flat finishes and aluminum wheels.
Only other real complaint is the same I had last year and its about those fugly wheels on the custom.
Need to push some lace wheels in chrome onto that bike.
If I had more confidence in my selling dealer installing chrome lace wheels I would have purchased a custom.
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Sad that they killed the XR1200, I was hoping to have one someday... there goes the sport part of the sportsters... this line is a big meh for me, I dont care, I will keep my current bike...
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Just 2, Street Bob and Super Glide Custom
Yup, same as last year. I had heard the 103 would be across the entire Dyna line.
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Yup, same as last year. I had heard the 103 would be across the entire Dyna line.
It is optional (at an extra cost) for those models.
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Looks like a $450 option under the HD-1 program. I was told they would be standard. There is not any one model that stands out to me this year. I can only think they are staying as-is and some changes are in the works.....one would hope.
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Not too bad...

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Not going to lie, that Street Bob with the 103" and some custom options (drag bars, red wheels) is calling my name...
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Not too bad...

It looks like my friend's bike, that I've been working on for the last three years, turning a 883C into this

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