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CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberKaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
I’ve waited patiently for another American sport bike. Looks like 2020 will be my year. 

https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/future-vehicles/streetfighter.html
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Before we got trucks with AC those type bikes would pass by at triple digit speeds on the freeway and startle me like a bee sting.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Southwest PAPosts: 2,907 Senior Member
    Looks like a hunch back. Dig the concept and the effort, but I hope that's not the final styling.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Meh- - - - -just another butt-ugly crotch rocket!
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    As a big fan (and owner) of Erik Buell's work, my only wish would be another EBR model. 

    I'm happy to see Harley step up and produce a V-twin in a sport package. I'm just not old enough to accept slow assed cruisers before I ride into the sunset.  
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Swampland, FLAPosts: 5,094 Senior Member
    If i want a HD it will be another springer with a 124" S&S engine ,same as my last one,

    If i want a crotch rocket it will be a Ducati Monster.

    FWIW I rode a HD Buell in the 90s, great bike but couldnt compete with the kaws and yammas.

    JAY
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    jaywapti said:
    If i want a HD it will be another springer with a 124" S&S engine ,same as my last one,

    If i want a crotch rocket it will be a Ducati Monster.

    FWIW I rode a HD Buell in the 90s, great bike but couldnt compete with the kaws and yammas.

    JAY
    The 90's Buells were not the same performers as the later models. The 2007 XB12R is an awesome machine if you want to do some knee dragging through the mountains. 


    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,712 Senior Member
    I kind of like the Pan American model they announced, pretty slick looking ADV.

    sako
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,185 Senior Member
    If I were to start riding motorcycles again, I'd want a diesel. They've been made.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,185 Senior Member
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member

    Having to assume a virtual fetal position to take a bike ride is about as appealing as a slide down a 50-foot razor blade into a vat of alcohol!  I like to relax and enjoy the ride, not be some sort of masochistic contortionist!


  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,459 Senior Member
    I'd like one of two. The Indian Scout Bobber or the Honda CB1100 (fuel injection and abs). 

    https://cdn1.polaris.com/globalassets/indian/2018/model/vehicle-cards/scout-bobber-thunder-black.jpg/MainImage?v=5b74a20e


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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,773 Senior Member
    Given past experience with the type of bike this appears to be, and where everything seems to be located, it should be a fairly upright riding position.  Moderate height handle bars and mid position foot controls should be fairly comfortable.  Muffler location is a big issue for me.  When I did my motorcycle classes it was on a Street 500 and the exhaust routing forced me to push my leg out too far while stopped.  After two days of on bike instruction in class my right hip was giving me issues.  If I was going to get back into riding, I would look at some of the new HD offerings, but I sold my bikes for safety reasons.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    My last bike was a cruiser that was anything but slow.



    Vulcan 2000 Classic LT......as in 2,053 CC's.  That bike was a torque monster.  Climbed Mt Mitchel loaded exactly as you see in the above picture and never dropped below 2nd gear.  I used to work in Daytona Beach.  One day during Bike Week I was headed home after work and got stuck behind a dozen Harley riders out for a cruise on a back road.  They were doing 55 mph, but I was headed home after a long day at work.  I pulled out, twitched the throttle and was doing over 110 when I passed the leader.  That bike would run 90 mph all day long and never break a sweat.  I have no idea what top speed was, I was never that brave.  I miss that bike.  I put 40,000 miles on it in the 2 years I owned it.  My wife and I decided that since our kids needed their parents alive we would give up riding until they were grown.  One is grown, one is a senior in high school this year and the last one is a freshman.....4 more years!  :D
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Lake County, FloridaPosts: 7,927 Senior Member
    This is no race bike, but it is very fast for an air-cooled V-twin cruiser (113 Cu.In. or 1854 CC's, Yamaha Raider). Certainly a lot faster than most Harleys and a lot more comfortable than one of those body-contorting death rockets.



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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #16
    Teach said:

    Having to assume a virtual fetal position to take a bike ride is about as appealing as a slide down a 50-foot razor blade into a vat of alcohol!  I like to relax and enjoy the ride, not be some sort of masochistic contortionist!


    You tell em jerry, you can crash a giant Goldwing as well as anyone on a crotchrocket.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,450 Senior Member
    I will just stick with my 1982 FXR . It is old like me but still going so why change now.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member

    That particular Gold Wing is about to be repurposed- - - - -I'm working on plans to graft the front suspension and steering off something like a Polaris or some similar 4-wheeler onto it and make a Can-Am style trike out of it.  I figure I've got a few more years of riding on 2 wheels left in me before I get so old and feeble I need a motorized wheel chair.  That ought to give me enough time to build a Franken-bike and work out all the gremlins I'm bound to encounter!

       

  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,459 Senior Member
    Teach there is a company that already does that. 

    https://www.tiltingmotorworks.com/
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #20
    cpj said:
     Cruisers aren’t slow. 
    Cruisers are slow in comparison to rice rockets. 
    This^. Not to mention handling, braking, and acceleration to get out of trouble. I've ridden cruisers, duo-purpose, and sport bikes. Maybe when I'm old I'll prefer a couch-on-two-wheels...
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member crusted in sandPosts: 5,797 Senior Member
    CaliFFL said:
    cpj said:
     Cruisers aren’t slow. 
    Cruisers are slow in comparison to rice rockets. 
    This^. Not to mention handling, braking, and acceleration to get out of trouble. I've ridden cruisers, duo-purpose, and sport bikes. Maybe when I'm old I'll prefer a couch-on-two-wheels...

    I've been eyeballing a Harley Roadster and I have a couple of "crotch rockets" rotting away at my shop but I see the Roadster as a compromise between a sport bike and a cruiser.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,229 Senior Member
    Two HDs that really trip my trigger are the V-Rod and the Night Train....amazing bikes...
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    CaliFFL said:
    cpj said:
     Cruisers aren’t slow. 
    Cruisers are slow in comparison to rice rockets. 
    This^. Not to mention handling, braking, and acceleration to get out of trouble. I've ridden cruisers, duo-purpose, and sport bikes. Maybe when I'm old I'll prefer a couch-on-two-wheels...

    I've been eyeballing a Harley Roadster and I have a couple of "crotch rockets" rotting away at my shop but I see the Roadster as a compromise between a sport bike and a cruiser.
    The Roadster is a beautiful bike. 

    Speaking of rotting in a shop...My dad has a '57 Sportster that has not been ridden in a decade. After his knee replacement, he simply can't kick it. When I visited my parents in April, I got it started. He asked me if I wanted it. I'm afraid if a take it, it'll sit in my shop for another decade. Probably end up giving it to my son. And it'll sit in his garage. 
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member

    I'll bet I can do a functional front conversion on my GW without having to go deep into debt.  There are people who can actually do the work, and then there are those whose only talent is the ability to sign a big check.  Guess which one I've been for almost 60 years!

    Jerry

      

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,229 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    The V rod? 
    I guess the **** bikes can say “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.”

    The V rod was hideous. 
    My brother owned one...handled like no bike I have ever ridden and ran like a fing rocket...only downside was the tiny gas tank....perfect for a single guy....I will admit that it was pretty nice to get baclon my old cruiser after a day of flying on that thing...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Sounds like a plan, Jerry! I bet you can do that without any major problems. The front suspension off a Razor would probably be the ticket, and there's bound to be a few around that have been wrecked but the front end is undamaged.
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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,773 Senior Member

    This was my last bike.  positioning seems fairly close to the HD based on the pictures.  Only a 689cc parallel twin, but it would pull the front wheel anytime you went over about 3/4 throttle in first gear.  I am not tall enough to get enough weight forward to keep it down.  I just didnt go more than 3/4 throttle in first to avoid this issue.  Other than some vibration through the bars, the bike was very comfortable to ride for at least a few hours before a break.  We never really went more than that at a time, so I dont know how much longer it would have been comfortable.


  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Somewhere north of MozambiquePosts: 6,637 Senior Member
    That Streetfighter is nice, but this one is a little more my speed:

    I won't be able to carve with you, but I'll catch up eventually.  Or not.  Either way, I'm good. 
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #29
    That Streetfighter is nice, but this one is a little more my speed:

    I won't be able to carve with you, but I'll catch up eventually.  Or not.  Either way, I'm good. 
    That is a sweet bike. We were looking at the HD web page at work, and a coworker was as excited about that bike as I am about the Streetfighter. 

    Everyone has their likes and dislikes when it comes to motorcycles; which is cool of course. 

    Except Zorba. Diesel and electric? What the hell is wrong with that guy? :D 



    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,702 Senior Member
    I'm too old to worry about performance.  And I think the Street Fighter is a like a nerd dressed up as a Samurai.  Pretentious.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    I'm too old to worry about performance.  And I think the Street Fighter is a like a nerd dressed up as a Samurai.  Pretentious.
    This is possibly the first time I've ever heard someone call any Harley "nerd". Ugly, slow, loud, and pretentious...but nerd?
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


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