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Old 15th August 2017
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The sportster has the most trusted motor that Harley has made. Would it be nice if they make the motor a 1300 over the 1200 yes but I am not complaining I still have my 06 with 30 thousand miles and it's still going strong.


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That 48 anniversary sounds interesting. Also i wonder will the dyna and the softails will get the m8 motor .
I think the sportys are fine . Its easy to pick up more hp , if one wants it . At my age ,I enjoy them more every day . Also the flhs have gotten a little to pricy for me . Its sporty crowd that keeps the harley heritage going . If not Indian will pick up many customers. They are picking up the dirt track crowd .
I am old enough to remember the demise of the english brands . Bsa norton triumph were popular in the sixtys. They were small ,light and fairly powerful.
On my last trip it was dressers and more dressers. Not my thing .


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Indian is slowly gaining on the MOCO. I like it, competition is good, and I can be swayed...
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As long as Harley continues to make Sportsters as we know them - I'm happy.
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People just aren't buying motorcycles like they were. The market is shrinking for all makes. I didn't see anything exciting in the 2018 line up. More of the same.
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I'm not able to find any pics on the net...
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I'm happy that there are no significant changes to the 2018 Sportsters. I suspect that the next big engine-design changes occur in the 2021 model year when stricter Euro5 emissions requirements kick in.
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I'm not able to find any pics on the net...
You likely will not until the dealer meeting which is soon.
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Indian is slowly gaining on the MOCO. I like it, competition is good, and I can be swayed...
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When a new brand creepes into the market...
For little that it gains... it always does at the expenses of the brands that on the market already there are...

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I'm happy that there are no significant changes to the 2018 Sportsters. I suspect that the next big engine-design changes occur in the 2021 model year when stricter Euro5 emissions requirements kick in.
Then in Europe... sadly... we won't see anymore EVOs... but only liquid cooled X REVOLUTIONs...

Likely in US you will continue to enjoy Sportsters like they are... IE air cooled... with pushrods etc...

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