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It's a harley i might actually buy.
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Well, I think it's a cool bike. But (there's always a "but"), I tend to agree with Longride. Seems to me that it's too much of a tweener. There are certainly people who will go bonkers over it; whether that's enough to justify production is open to debate. I don't think they're going to steal a whole lot of naked sport riders, even in Europe. They may grab a few cruiser riders that want something a little sportier, but the anti-Harley bias and price/performance will probably make the XR a non-starter with the import crowd.

Probably too close to the Buell concept, too.

That said, I hope they put it into production, if only to see if we're all wrong.

One other note: From my understanding, the original XLCR was essentially nothing more than a tarted-up Sportster. Sexy bodywork but no more power (even though it was claimed otherwise) than the standard bike. Bad chassis, suspension and brakes, too. The XR-1000 didn't make much more power and was fairly unreliable. This new bike seems to be a much more serious piece.

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Because he's a s***** sucking bilge rat blackshoe.
I wish they would have mixed in this feature.

The best thing about the XLCR was the cool <a href="">siamese pipes<a>
>Since it's a 'cruiser' then the performance

>issue doesn't really exist.

You know this as well as I do that performance issue does exist, in a big way. I want more power, and somehow I get the feeling I am not alone. All these guys going stage this and cam that.

Nothing new there. What´s new is that the market is changing rapidly. Look at the real power cruisers out there. Lame old 64 hp on a dyno doesn´t cut it any more.

- cruiz-euro
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That's "conjoined" pipes, you insensitive Bushweasel.
Now you're asking to get your air conditioning and all your power outlets secured for "troubleshooting" for about a month.

Don't f0ck with the snipes.
But I know you mean that in the Nicest Possible Way.
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Yes, agreed, absolutely. I would have also liked to see a bigger tank. I know the peanut tank is distintive, but this one is too small for this bike.
Re: I wish they would have mixed in this feature.

What do you expect from a senior citizen-fleecing, war mongering, Fox News addict?
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My apologies to all the readers from Siam.
>If Honda put out an almost identical retrobike

>and called it an Ascot the same people

>would be singing its praises.

Probably. But then its a fair assumption that this Honda Ascot would have a pretty decent engine and gearbox and would be priced ok.

- cruiz-euro
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I understand that it's a big market for MO.
They're Navy guys.


Huh? The dollar almost can't get any lower, can it?
It needs spokes. Cast wheels look ridiculous on a retro-styled bike, I'd buy a Truxton anyday, but this tank needs a restyle.
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