"Many a canyon squid has had their ass handed to them, by a fat old fart on a Sportster. " OK it happened to me once when I was just starting out. I am sure if I met that old fart now I would wax him. By the way, I think his license plate said "HIWYMAN"
Yahoo first post! When the heck is Harley going to come out with a bike to replace my Fxrt.I want a V-Rod (detuned for Mpg and torque) powered sport-touring bike with at least a 200 mile range good hard bags and comfortable riding position.
Well, I guess it depends on youir definition of capable and best engineered. As an all-around bike, a Sportster is considerably more capable than a V-Rod. If you are talking about chassis engineering, a Sportster is also better. The only area a V-Rod has any advantage is in engine engineering (I know, that sounds dumb).
Actually my 5'1" wife fit pretty well on the standard 883 except she had trouble reaching the clutch and brake levers with her tiny little hands. That doesn't seem to be one of the things they addressed on the new "L".
Ours was kind of a last minute "let's do an overnight" kind of ride.
Friday morning I woke up in Washington DC and Saturday night I was sleeping in Kernville, CA of all places. I rode from the coast to the desert to the mountains thru oilfields into more mountains and then down the coast back home.
The politicians I met in DC were probably more diverse than the landscape!
That new cloisonne is the H-D equivalent of the Bold New Graphics often pitched as updates by the Japanese companies. Harley's not the only company that introduces "improved" bikes with no significant changes. OK, they do it more often than the others, but...