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Dec 15th 2020, 03:58 PM   #1
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
look out BMW GS

the Harley PanAmerican LIVES...also included some weird rant...



Edited by chadams66 on Dec 15th 2020 at 04:01 PM
Dec 17th 2020, 07:32 PM   #2
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
hard pass
Jan 5th 2021, 03:52 PM   #3
A2B
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  Jan 2019
  Methow Valley

  ATK Rotax, Buell xb12ss, CL160
Hope it catches on, but wouldn't hold my breath. I visit a Harley dealership once, maybe twice a month and the LiveWire vibe is already gone. I just don't think dealers and the ride free or die crowd will accept anything that doesn't look like it's been designed by Willie G himself. It's been tried, Harley just doesn't change. The street 750 could have been a good platform to get new riders involved and maybe use that motor for building different (affordable) platform styled bikes. Nope, stick it in the back by the soda machine and ignore it, haven't seen one on the road for years. I've owned several HD, still do, but it won't be their $30K adventure bike.
Jan 6th 2021, 11:17 AM   #4
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  Sep 2016
  Salem, OR

  2008 CBR1000RR, 2017 Grom
That bike is so ugly. I'd rather look at my asshole in the mirror.
Jan 6th 2021, 01:10 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
And you own a Grom?
Jan 7th 2021, 04:58 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tortilla Jackson
That bike is so ugly. I'd rather look at my asshole in the mirror.
PA is a helluva lot better looking than a GS, but I do concede that that's faint praise.

No beak FTW.
Feb 7th 2021, 09:11 AM   #7
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  Nov 2018
  Maryland

  A Harley, are you serious?
It better perform. ADV bike reviewers and critics don't put much stake in "heritage" and HD traditionalists aren't going to buy it.

Also, HD dealers and salespeople are going to have to back this up. IMO, the death of Buell, V-Rod, and the Street line of HDs was largely due to unenthusastic salespeople who bashed their own product line.
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Feb 7th 2021, 09:27 AM   #8
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  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfrankpdx
It better perform. ADV bike reviewers and critics don't put much stake in "heritage" and HD traditionalists aren't going to buy it.

Also, HD dealers and salespeople are going to have to back this up. IMO, the death of Buell, V-Rod, and the Street line of HDs was largely due to unenthusastic salespeople who bashed their own product line.
Agreed... as said it wont last. The profit margins for the dealers was greater for the Big Twins killing the sales for the "younger" models. HD pinning their hopes on tradition. They'll have the price point where younger riders can't afford them, the Big Twin riders arent going to trade in their rolling sofas for one. I see HD headed down the same road the British took.
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