no supe for you...no new engines, no six speed trans. still, I'd rather have one a Buell than a BMW (I'm not dead yet), just not willing to walk into aleather bottom-man fest harley store to get a Buell.
No more screaming eagle pipe kits being produced for California anymore, went to Glendale HD and got a pipe/ecm/filter kit for the xb9, overheard a conversation about it. The counter guy said the ones in stock are selling out quick.
Get your loud pipes here, going fast...one set to a customer!
Hey I applaud them, it's about time they started doing some actual upgrades. No not leaking oil does not qualify as an actual upgrade, an improvement certainly. Seriously, keep it up HD, then get your pricing right, then I would consider them. The brand recognition, and heritage mean nothing to me when purchasing a motorcycle.
So if I understand this right, the Big Twins are going up in size so that they can deliver the same performance within more restrictive emissions regs...and the Sportster 50th anniversary special is a deliberate ploy to get people to stump up extra $$$ for 'legendary anniversary graphics' before the whole thing is rendered valueless by the 2008 sportster which has a completely new and probably water-cooled engine, if the rumours are to be believed. The Motor Company did exactly the same thing in 2003, getting the customer to buy the H-D 100th anniversary models before releasing the new rubber-mounted sportster to stiff all the suckers who'd bought the H-D 100th specials.
"and the Sportster 50th anniversary special is a deliberate ploy to get people to stump up extra $$$ for 'legendary anniversary graphics' before the whole thing is rendered valueless by the 2008 sportster which has a completely new and probably water-cooled engine"
Just like the Panhead rendered the Knuckle valueless and and the Shovel rendered the Panhead valuless and the...... I think you get the idea. Then again, maybe you don't. The Japanese make obsolete every motorycycle they ever made, and I guess you wouldn't bytch about that.
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