Excellent Harley! Nice new website for the 07s... It's all downhill from here till you go out of business in 2016 ... just kidding... Now put some money in a proper powerplant for the Buell...It's the future...Don't see many young guys on Harleys out here in the Blue States. Last weekend saw nothing but 20 somethings on R6s, GSXRs etc. It was a little warm out here i.e 80s so the GPTB must of been hiding out in the air conditioned bars.
I noticed absolutely no sportbikes out of the 20 or so bikes I saw commuting yesterday. About 5 of those were HD's. The rest were naked standards and metric cruisers. It's amazing how many old garage queens have been resurrected in the last few weeks around here.
I know this has been said before but it bears repeating, "Has there ever been anyone more full of shyt than broomhandle boy?"
Logically speaking, it is impossible for the good times to continue forever. KPaul may be wrong about the date, but there *will* be a downtown for Harley in the future, the question is simply when.
My guess is about when the internal combustion engine starts to see real competition. Seeing as a new company just introduced a two-seater electric roadster that will do 0-60 in 4s and go over 200 miles on a charge, methinks that day is closer rather than further away.
Electric vehicle. Hours to charge. Costs over twice as much in electric costs than using gasoline. Power plants burn more fossil fuels generating the charging current than would be burned in a comparably performing gasoline engine. That's right. EVs require more fossil fuels, not less, than comparable gasoline engines. The difference is even worse when compared to diesels.
Going to EVs would make us even more dependent on fossil fuels than we are now. You don't even cut down on smog emissions... you just move them elsewhere. They are a stupid idea so naturally govt bureaucrats and kicked-in-the-head wackos love them.