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Old 12-17-2020, 09:33 AM
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Its a huge market they are missing so its pretty cool to see them try their hand at it. They needed to do this 10 years ago or more though.
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Lol Harley adventure bike. Good one. Is it April Fools Day already?

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Too late to the party IMHO. And will be tough to gain much market traction in that sector..
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i see this being a failure too. At least they are trying something new though
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Originally Posted by kurttruk View Post
Its a huge market they are missing so its pretty cool to see them try their hand at it. They needed to do this 10 years ago or more though.
Buell made a sport tourer at one time that wasn't bad. Though I was left stranded on one in southern California when the drive belt broke.
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I've been reading about it over on ADVRider….

It would be one of the only reasons for me to walk into a HD showroom. I wonder what the weight will be?
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Originally Posted by DMack_762 View Post
I've been reading about it over on ADVRider….

It would be one of the only reasons for me to walk into a HD showroom. I wonder what the weight will be?
Same thing I was wondering.
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Harley needs to shed their image in a bad way or they will no longer exist.

The biker image is no longer cool.

I think they're too late to the party but I commend them for developing this and hope it does well.
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Coming from someone who used to take a '75 Z1 through some gnarly stuff to get to a few fishing holes , I will proclaim this new Harley a big fat pig 🐖 .

Too each their own though . If you like it go for it , but I doubt many will see much more than a dirt road .
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post

The biker image is no longer cool.
Yup, it died a few years ago. I bought a Road King back in 2012, it was the 'In' thing back then. Lost interest in riding about 3 years ago, sold it and got a fraction of what I paid for it. Back in the 90's it was virtually impossible to buy a new one unless you were on a buyers list.
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The last thing I want to be on in the middle of the Baja, a Harley. It'll probably still have a carburetor or some other issue. I'd take any other Japanese bike or a KTM, BMW over any offroad model that Harley offered.
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Originally Posted by king_me View Post
Yup, it died a few years ago. I bought a Road King back in 2012, it was the 'In' thing back then. Lost interest in riding about 3 years ago, sold it and got a fraction of what I paid for it. Back in the 90's it was virtually impossible to buy a new one unless you were on a buyers list.
This. My dad was into it in the early 2000s and knew a guy that could get em. He’d ride em for a few months and sell em for more than he paid. We went to the 100th anniversary party at Pimlico in Baltimore. Saw Ted Negent, Billy Idol and Bob Dylan. One of my first concerts as I was 14. Nowadays the biker scene just isn’t a big thing to me.
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My Wife and I are out on ours all the time. I am a daily commuter to work... I've put over 30k miles on my '19 R1250GSA in 22 months of ownership... I love this bike. It's my first "Adventure Bike", and I am hooked. I come from a lifetime of riding sport bikes, doing track days, club racing... now, I'm learning how to ride off road on an 800 pound gorilla. For a big bike, it is VERY capable. HD needs to bring it hard if they want to enter this market. BMW / KTM / Honda and even Suzuki with the V-Strom all great bikes. I'm glad to see HD move into this direction... even with the Electric bike thing... good on 'em!
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Buell made a sport tourer at one time that wasn't bad. Though I was left stranded on one in southern California when the drive belt broke.
Man were they torquey! Buddy brought his over to see what I thought. Front tire up, red lining thru 1st 2nd and 3rd. Didn't expect that from a Harley.
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Watch the Netflix = The Road North (I think name)... Same bike in electric ... Kinda cool ... Love adventure bikes ... I would buy one !!
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They started releasing info on it back in 2019....

As a fan of the "older" Harleys......I'm not into their newer bikes like the Street, or even their newish cruisers...I prefer the old engines, carbs. This one is an all new smaller liquid cooled engine, called the "Revolution" engine.
But hey, Harley has to do what they have to do to stay alive. They've been marketing this bike hard in Europe for a while. Good luck to 'em!
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Harley Davidson is like a lot of really stupid boat companies (Wellcraft comes to mind specifically with the Scarab line)

they are so set on trading on a brand name that they will screw up that trade name to make a new product or they will make a new product that in no way shape or form fits that trade name and then wonder why that product does not sell into that new market segment

it was easy to know that HD would never really have a clue back with Buell when they could not resist the urge to tie the names together and try and trade on the HD name for a market that wanted nothing to do with a product like HD and in fact probably viewed them as old, slow, heavy, oil leaking, yesteryear junk

not to mention they could not break away and just set up and entire new way of thinking to build a new product in a more flexible and dynamic way instead of sticking to their 70s era, going broke, car manufacturer production line methods

I realize that GM "tried" something like that with Saturn, but lets be honest GM put no real effort into that either and still tied it firmly to "GM" which meant "loser" to many foreign car buyers
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Originally Posted by NC Mike View Post
Man were they torquey! Buddy brought his over to see what I thought. Front tire up, red lining thru 1st 2nd and 3rd. Didn't expect that from a Harley.
I rode one on a 250 guided bike tour through southern california. The very bike I rode was ridden on a previous tour by Erik Buell. The bike was silver and Erik Buell signed the tank with black sharpie. Thought that was pretty cool. Unfortunately the bike was neglected and broke down in the desert. I had to ride bitch for 90 miles to get to our destination back in San Diego. Lol. Before our trip, I told the guy I wanted to ride the Ducati monster he had at his shop, but he doesn't let anyone ride that. So he said.
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Anyone remember these? I have these prints on my office wall! Loved these bikes back then!








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