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Jul 13th 2021, 11:06 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 BMW R 1200 R Classic...2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...
they keep trying

it's finally here and like the Pan American 1250 it's ugly as sin...it even has a square headlight similar to the PA 1250...120 horspers ain't bad..but we all know that engine can put out 150...what's the deal HD..where did the horspers go? finally..that front tire? I guess you've got to have that HD mindset to love that...

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Jul 13th 2021, 11:55 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100 and Moto Guzzi V7 III Milano
Yeah that headlight reminds me of a Honda ascot. While you are putting a reasonable size front tire on it, you might as well add another disc. The 120hp would be easier to be happy with if it was the 975 motor they showed in the bronx. HD being HD. At least that is a big step up from the old sportster.
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Jul 13th 2021, 05:34 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
Not my style either but why do you care? What about the Can-Am, motor scooters, the Gold Wing and any other hobby motorcycle that someone else enjoys? I suspect that there are even some people who dislike BMWs (although they may be rare ). The thing I never seem to understand is why on earth people who love motorcycles piss on someone else's choice on a motorcycle forum.
Jul 13th 2021, 06:26 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
It's butt- ugly and looks like "Bender" in Futurama IMO. What do you expect from HD though, really?
Could they possibly come out with an adventure bike with the brakes of a Ducati, the power of a SuperAdventure, the agility of an Africa Twin, and the dependability of a BMW?

The biggest downfall to this motorcycle won't be its looks, or it's mediocre performance, but the carefully-crafted "culture" of the Motor Company themselves.
Let's face the elephant in the room, how many non-Harley riders would set foot in an HD showroom based on the interaction they've already experienced while on the roadways with said owners?

Edited by Thumperpilot on Jul 13th 2021 at 07:37 PM
Jul 13th 2021, 07:30 PM   #5
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  2012 BMW R 1200 R Classic...2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...
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Originally Posted by 307T
Not my style either but why do you care? What about the Can-Am, motor scooters, the Gold Wing and any other hobby motorcycle that someone else enjoys? I suspect that there are even some people who dislike BMWs (although they may be rare ). The thing I never seem to understand is why on earth people who love motorcycles piss on someone else's choice on a motorcycle forum.
I'd answer those questions..but I don't care...oh oh ooohhhh
I will say..ever hear car guys dump on each other brands? is this something new to you? I think there's a word...hmmmmmm...let me see..let me see..rivalry..that's the ticket...same goes for bikes...cmon man...
A N D I wasn't pissing on the "brand" as much as I was the "style" of that bike in particular...the Bronx 975 was a better looking bike...oh wait was that critical? oops...did I forget "IMHO"?

Edited by chadams66 on Jul 13th 2021 at 07:32 PM
Jul 13th 2021, 07:55 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
Point taken. Your opinion. As for style, I understand. Still, as Yamaha said fifty years ago, "Different strokes for different folks."
Jul 13th 2021, 08:49 PM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
That looks like a potentially painful exhaust placement.
Jul 14th 2021, 07:56 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Lebanon, OR

  2017 Ducati Supersport 2014 Honda Interceptor, 2020 Ninja 400
Good to see them trying new things. Not my thing really, but to each their own.
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Jul 14th 2021, 01:31 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

The reason for the reduced HP may be for a revised torque curve. Have to wait to see them both graphed before we really know. I'm weird enough to like the way this looks, it has a nice dense projectile look to it and more straight, level lines than you usually see on an HD. Though that does seem to be the style they're going for with lots of their newer rides.

Edited by WarpShatner7 on Jul 14th 2021 at 05:44 PM
Jul 19th 2021, 09:43 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
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  An Ape and a Husky
I really like the way it looks...engine crammed between two wheels with some controls added. Look at the length of that swingarm and an integrated transmission too...oh my... Even though nearly every trip to the HD dealership left me with a bad taste in my mouth, I'd be willing to forget and see this thing in flesh.

Also, 120 HP will be more than fun. For instance my ZX10 dynos in the mid 190's at the rear. Since I have a heathy fear/disdain for the man, restraint needed to ride it in boundaries of just a traffic citation, can make for less than fun time.
Jul 19th 2021, 03:24 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Oregon City

  2007 FZ1
120 horsepower my be fun but it's certainly not a "Beast"
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