The Sportster engine is about 45yrs old, so I think he's (1/2 jokingly) implying that if Harley retires things after 65, then the Buells must have another 20 years to go, before expecting an engine replacement. -Sean
"Under Bleustein's leadership, Harley-Davidson's annual revenues grew from $1.5 billion in 1996 to $4.6 billion in 2003"
That'd be .6 billion in motorcycle sales and 4billion in chrome dice tire valve stem caps, genuine certified HD assless chaps, and "forward" foot control conversion to make the few bikes they make that might be comfortable to ride into idiotic looking torture racks like the rest of their line. VWW
No argument from me on the sport bike comfortability issue, however in my mind taking a bike with a standard riding position and screwing in up by putting forward controls on it is as stupid as those lowriders you used to see with 12" wheels on their full sized GM cars. It does offer a different look at the cost of comfort and safety. VWW
Here in Fort Worth, I see a lot of full size trucks that have been lowered to the point of scraping vital bits at every intersection. Why would you do that to a truck? That's like taking an 1150 GS or Tiger and lowering it a good 4 inches--hey what did I just say? This could be the NEXT THING!! Gotta zip over to the advrider forum and start a new thread