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Nov 28th 2017, 05:28 PM   #1
 Skiffman's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Kitsap

  Yamaha Venture Victory Octane
Another hot new Harley!

The new Fat Bob sounds like something special from HD.
Its a good thing I've already got my 'sport' cruiser. I'd be sorely tempted by the new Fat Bob. (Which is $10k more than what I spent) Have always like this model. The reviews are all highly positive for it. In fact all the new soft tails are getting raves. And no its not a presto racer, just a cruiser that gets it done in fine fashion.


Might have to cut and paste this Cycle News review.Imagine that a positive Harley review from Cycle News!!

http://magazine.cyclenews.com/h/i/38...vember-28-2017
Nov 28th 2017, 05:52 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Maybe next year?
The only things I don't like about it are the pipes, headlight and front tire. But those things are relatively easy to remedy.
The real issue is the price tag. Just too much for a cruiser in my opinion.
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Nov 28th 2017, 06:00 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
What I want to see is a new Lowrider S with those forks on it. Can't wait to see what Ohlins and Progressive come up with as replacements for the new rear monoshock.

Not a fan of the headlight, and have never been a fan of the fat front tire. But yeah, this new engine/chassis combination looks very promising.
Nov 28th 2017, 06:20 PM   #4
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  rc51 Aprilia rsv
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Originally Posted by TimberMoto
The only things I don't like about it are the pipes, headlight and front tire. But those things are relatively easy to remedy.
The real issue is the price tag. Just too much for a cruiser in my opinion.
But that’s everything except the upside down forks that allow Harley to call it a “SPORT”, I don’t like to chrome push rod Tubes that scream same old s*^t, why doesn’t Harley keep improving the vrod motor and put it in something?
Nov 28th 2017, 06:21 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by unicykle
But that’s everything except the upside down forks that allow Harley to call it a “SPORT”, I don’t like to chrome push rod Tubes that scream same old s*^t, why doesn’t Harley keep improving the vrod motor and put it in something?
Didn't take long for the anti-Harley crowd to do their normal. We get that you don't like them, so why not just avoid being a dick and ignore any thread about them?
Nov 28th 2017, 06:25 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
The balance of weight on them is nicely done. Doesnt feel nearly as heavy as it is.

Lot of people digging them, if I hadnt bought my LRS Im sure I would be looking to get one.
Nov 28th 2017, 06:40 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
And btw, go see one in person, the rear wheel and tire look completely awesome from behind, its a great combo.
Nov 28th 2017, 06:48 PM   #8
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  rc51 Aprilia rsv
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Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
Didn't take long for the anti-Harley crowd to do their normal. We get that you don't like them, so why not just avoid being a dick and ignore any thread about them?
Title said hot new Harley guess I was hoping to see something new or some actual changes not just bolt ons
Nov 28th 2017, 06:55 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Title said hot new Harley guess I was hoping to see something new or some actual changes not just bolt ons
Then you know nothing about Harleys. This is an all new bike. New frame, new engine, new suspension, new bodywork, new electronics. The only thing the same is the look and the name.

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Nov 28th 2017, 07:08 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
And even the look is quite a bit different. Still a Harley but no ones going to think its a Street glide or something.

Hell I even think the tires were special order for it.
Nov 28th 2017, 07:09 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by CaptainAwesome
And btw, go see one in person, the rear wheel and tire look completely awesome from behind, its a great combo.
The fat rear tire looks really good on it and the others running it, just not a fan of the fat front.

I do like the new Street Bob. Really like the new digital dash in the bar clamp on it. Just wish they hadn't reduced the size of the tank, but do like how clean the tank is compared to mine.

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Nov 28th 2017, 08:35 PM   #12
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

I'm really looking forward to riding one.

That said, I'd keep the headlight, lose the tank instruments, go with the digital dash in the bar clamp, replace the vestigial front fender with a real fender, ditto the rear, get a bigger tank, SS the brake lines, change the front tire and, somehow, try to achieve a standard riding position, or at least mids. Oh, and glossy paint in something other than black.

Sigh, ain't gonna happen, but I'd still like to ride one.
Nov 28th 2017, 08:39 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Yeah, there are things I would visually change on it, back section is my favorite. Be curious as to what they do with it in the years to come. I know a 180 rear tire is now in my future.

The LRS is still my favorite, and I like the twin cam it has, but I expect we will see some very cool things in the future.

But honestly, if you havent check one out in person, especially the 114, sit on it and toss the weight. The flat white is crisp looking in person too.
Nov 28th 2017, 08:46 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Beijing

  Honda CBF190R
Hey, a stock exhaust that actually looks nice... that's more than can be said about most of the new sport bikes, anyway.
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Nov 28th 2017, 10:05 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by galenernest
Hey, a stock exhaust that actually looks nice... that's more than can be said about most of the new sport bikes, anyway.
No doubt, the stock exhaust on the new Gixxer 1000 is a prime example. I know it's done to meet all the Euro regs, but maybe Suzuki knows that riders will change the exhausts anyway, so who cares how it looks from the factory.

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