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Nov 10th 2017, 11:55 AM   #1
 jheckel's Avatar
 
  Oct 2017
  Marysville

Harley-Davidson’s new Sport Glide, thoughts?

New softail is designed to be a tour and/or bar hopper. Thoughts?
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Nov 10th 2017, 12:02 PM   #2
 Cougar's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
Meh. It's Harley. Nuff said.
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Nov 10th 2017, 12:52 PM   #3
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
just how Sportie is it?
Nov 10th 2017, 01:02 PM   #4
 GPD323's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

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Originally Posted by Cougar
Meh. It's Harley. Nuff said.
Agreed.
Nov 10th 2017, 01:39 PM   #5
 VeritasImageryNW's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by chadams66
just how Sportie is it?
Solid mount engine, monoshock rear suspension, and inverted forks. For a Harley, pretty sporty.

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Nov 10th 2017, 03:00 PM   #6
 Tripledij's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
My thoughts...

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Nov 10th 2017, 03:34 PM   #7
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
Solid mount engine, monoshock rear suspension, and inverted forks. For a Harley, pretty sporty.

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all those are very nice to have..but feet forward position is almost the complete opposite of sporty..great for comfort in some cases (I've seen the kidney belts)...cudos to Harley for finally putting 2 counter balancers in the engine to help keep them from shaking soo badly and thusly allowing the solid mounts...
Nov 10th 2017, 04:21 PM   #8
 Transported's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
I really can’t tell the difference between a Harley made last week and one made in 1948. I take it that is what Harley owners like about them.
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Nov 10th 2017, 04:46 PM   #9
 Rustydust's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
How sporty can a bike be that has its foot pegs closer to the front axle than they are to your butt?

Sorry, H-D. You missed it again.
Nov 10th 2017, 05:48 PM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

I get that "Sport" is a misnomer when applied to a bike with forward controls, but I suspect that it's a very nice ride and a solid improvement over the previous generation of Softails.

I say that based on favorable reviews, not yet having ridden any of the new generation, and the fact that I've enjoyed every Harley I've ever ridden.
Nov 10th 2017, 06:24 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Lowrider S
Try this place:

https://www.hdforums.com/forum/

Youre not going to get much more here other than Harley pissing.
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Nov 10th 2017, 11:47 PM   #12
 liberpolly's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
For 700 lbs motorcycle to be sporty, it would have to have at least 200HP.

But then again, there are sports and there are sports

Nov 11th 2017, 12:53 AM   #13
 MotoDan's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Olympia

  2014 KTM 690 / BMW R1150 GS
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Originally Posted by liberpolly
For 700 lbs motorcycle to be sporty, it would have to have at least 200HP.

But then again, there are sports and there are sports

That would leave out the 700lb. Kawasaki sport touring concours, that jap battle ship tips the anchor scales and puts out only about 158 hp.
Nov 11th 2017, 07:11 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Hey, leave our Fat Ninjas out of this, this is an HD thread! Sporty is as Sporty does my momma always told me. Embrace what turns your crank, (HD just dropped the crank start option 2 years ago), and take delight in the brother/sister hood of riders regardless of ride choice. Except Rukkus riders, ignore them. And Burgmans, I hate how they pose as a sport bike coming at you and you start a wave as they go by only to see Oi, maxi scooter, dang it!

Disclaimer: This post may be an attempt at humor, sarcasm and satire. Read and assimilate at your own risk.
Nov 11th 2017, 08:10 AM   #15
 Dubnut's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  My Garage

Look at a mid 2000's yamaha v-star...
Compare frame setups.. Irony.

I like some things about H-D. Their current choices mystify me.. By eliminating the Dyna and canning Buell they've kinda shot themselves... Esp seeing as your "Sport" choices for the line-up went Sportster direct to Bagger...

Tho I will admidt.. If you're light and/or you stiffen up the rear suspension for your weight on a softail, You can get fairly aggressive in the corners.. You would be suprised

Needless to say, haven't ridden one as yet.. I'll hold my opinion till then..

But seeing how Eric is no longer producing bikes mabye H-D will be nice and ask him to head up their R&D and "Sport Performance" section... The new Roadsters look like they could use some EBR Touches..
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