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2013-03-09 01:56:00 PM  
Is it me or does it look a whole lot like a V Star Custom?
 
2013-03-09 02:25:16 PM  
It looks like every other im-a-badass-accountant, cheesy-rider bike made in the last 10 years.
 
2013-03-09 02:40:24 PM  
"Goes"? Have they made anything other than retro-ish bikes using 50-year-old technology?
 
2013-03-09 02:40:28 PM  
hard to tell apart from so many imports. upside: factory oil leak, too loud, shakes your 'roids loose.
 
2013-03-09 02:43:58 PM  
Except for the price.

Nearly $18,000. You can get decent cars for that price. They won't be fancy cars, but they'll be decent.
 
2013-03-09 02:48:56 PM  

Happy Hours: Except for the price.

Nearly $18,000. You can get decent cars for that price. They won't be fancy cars, but they'll be decent.


And you can stay a lot drier.
 
2013-03-09 02:57:22 PM  
From Consumer Reports, the leading authorty on motorcycles....
 
2013-03-09 03:03:09 PM  

KrispyKritter: hard to tell apart from so many imports. upside: factory oil leak, too loud, shakes your 'roids loose.


Counterbalanced motor in some models, rubber mounting in the rest, kills the majority of the vibration. You no longer have to check every fastener on the bike once a week. Since the Evo, the Big Twins have been about as oil-tight as anything else. They aren't particularly loud when they ship, but everyone fits aftermarket pipes with minimal-to-no baffles. The imports have done a pretty good job of imitating what Harley does, sometimes with better engineering, usually at a better price. Harley's paint and sheet metal are often a little nicer, but that's about it.
 
2013-03-09 03:33:02 PM  
They need to put training wheels or something on that bike.  The average age of the lawyer during the week and biker on the weekend has to be 60.
 
2013-03-09 03:42:55 PM  

natewill: It looks like every other im-a-badass-accountant, cheesy-rider bike made in the last 10 years.


This is one of my favorite episodes of South Park, for precisely that reason:

i723.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-09 03:52:15 PM  

iStig: "Goes"? Have they made anything other than retro-ish bikes using 50-year-old technology?


There's the V-Rod:
www.motorbikestoday.com

H-D technology is actually pretty up to date, but they make a lot of retro-looking rides because, well, that's what people like.
 
2013-03-09 03:59:40 PM  
I don't think they got the Harley logo quite right. They should have used this one:

derenart.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-09 04:24:28 PM  
Life's too short to ride motorcycles.

/Great grandpa, a Harley dealer, died on a Harley.
//Grandpa rode
///Dad rode.
////I won't ever ride.
 
2013-03-09 04:38:05 PM  
This reminds me - Did Paul Sr. finally die &/or did Jr. finally back off his self-entitled 'creative genius' stance?
 
2013-03-09 04:45:07 PM  
Doesn't matter what kind of motorcycle you have, you're still bald.
 
2013-03-09 04:47:51 PM  

MrEricSir: Doesn't matter what kind of motorcycle you have, you're still bald.


www.hairdirect.com

I was bald.
 
2013-03-09 05:05:33 PM  
What, they're going to make a bike that's not for old fat guys?
 
2013-03-09 05:28:03 PM  

ghare: What, they're going to make a bike that's not for old fat guys?


I'm an old fat guy and I ride a BMW.
 
2013-03-09 05:38:42 PM  
So they've come out with a "new" vintage clothing line?
 
2013-03-09 05:40:18 PM  

Craptastic: H-D technology is actually pretty up to date, but they make a lot of retro-looking rides because, well, that's what people like.


Apart from ABS, traction control, overhead cams and on most of the range water cooling?

Harley's are low tech old fanshioned bikes made for people who only care about the look of a bike and not how it rides.
 
2013-03-09 05:57:42 PM  
Ridin' through this whirled ... all alone ... CROW FLIES STRAIGHT ... A PERFECT LINE ...
like your hair implants ... until you die.
 
2013-03-09 06:13:15 PM  
I can has bike thread.

It was beautiful today so I got in about 75 miles between walking the dogs and running errands.


oneping.net

That's my Honda Shadow Phantom with a custom seat by Mustang, and from Cobra: a Slashdown Streetrod exhaust, Powerflo intake, and an FI2000R digital fuel tuner.
 
2013-03-09 06:27:25 PM  

Craptastic: iStig: "Goes"? Have they made anything other than retro-ish bikes using 50-year-old technology?

There's the V-Rod:
[www.motorbikestoday.com image 800x570]

H-D technology is actually pretty up to date, but they make a lot of retro-looking rides because, well, that's what people like.


I was going to point out that a V-Max is a similar idea, and a bit faster. But then I looked at the current generation V-Max. Its MSRP is about $4000 more than the V-Rod's, amazingly enough, and this version of the V-Max's styling looks like a random pile of parts bolted to two wheels. Given that neither of these machines is giving you the most performance bang for your buck available, styling counts for something.
 
2013-03-09 06:40:38 PM  

Kyosuke: So they've come out with a "new" vintage clothing line?


Yep.

Here it is...

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-09 07:13:46 PM  

natewill: It looks like every other im-a-badass-accountant, cheesy-rider bike made in the last 10 years.


^ ^ ^ ^
 
2013-03-09 07:43:12 PM  

natewill: It looks like every other im-a-badass-accountant, cheesy-rider bike made in the last 10 years.


The term is "Chromosexual"
 
2013-03-09 08:21:34 PM  

Happy Hours: Except for the price.

Nearly $18,000. You can get decent cars for that price. They won't be fancy cars, but they'll be decent.


yeah. For, what, ten grand you can get just about any triumph you want.
 
2013-03-09 08:33:44 PM  
Cute.. but my dad rides a Harley that is 5 years old and looks almost exactly the same...

I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, never had a motor cycle. Thinking about getting one this spring/summer. There's a 2002 Yamaha R6 with 11,000 miles for sale around here for $3600. I'm tempted.. Any worries or horror stories?


www.newenglandpowersports.com
 
2013-03-09 08:39:20 PM  
Harley's only doing this because Polaris Industries is coming out with the first Indian bikes manufactured in decades, like the Chief.

www.moto123.com
 
2013-03-09 09:05:35 PM  

soopey: Cute.. but my dad rides a Harley that is 5 years old and looks almost exactly the same...

I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, never had a motor cycle. Thinking about getting one this spring/summer. There's a 2002 Yamaha R6 with 11,000 miles for sale around here for $3600. I'm tempted.. Any worries or horror stories?


[www.newenglandpowersports.com image 400x300]


Do wheel stands, preferably front, on your first ride. You should have no problems. Get insurance a week after you buy the bike.
Make sure to mount a GoPro on your helmet first.
You're welcome for the free advice.
 
2013-03-09 09:05:39 PM  

minoridiot: Is it me or does it look a whole lot like a V Star Custom Raider?


www.motorcycle.com

And the MSRP is at least $3000 less
 
2013-03-09 09:16:38 PM  

Craptastic: iStig: "Goes"? Have they made anything other than retro-ish bikes using 50-year-old technology?

There's the V-Rod:
[www.motorbikestoday.com image 800x570]

H-D technology is actually pretty up to date, but they make a lot of retro-looking rides because, well, that's what people like.


I agree that they have a bit of a problem trying to modernize without looking too modern, but IIRC, the V-Rod was designed by Porsche.
 
2013-03-09 09:17:31 PM  
Engine was designed by Porsche.
 
NFA
2013-03-09 09:18:50 PM  

iStig: "Goes"? Have they made anything other than retro-ish bikes using 50-year-old technology?


THIS
 
NFA
2013-03-09 09:21:34 PM  

Craptastic: iStig: "Goes"? Have they made anything other than retro-ish bikes using 50-year-old technology?

There's the V-Rod:
[www.motorbikestoday.com image 800x570]

H-D technology is actually pretty up to date, but they make a lot of retro-looking rides because, well, that's what people like.


It's a V twin with piss poor suspension.  I'm still going with retro-technology.
 
2013-03-09 09:28:26 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Harley's only doing this because Polaris Industries is coming out with the first Indian bikes manufactured in decades, like the Chief.

[www.moto123.com image 470x265]


Doing what? Putting black mufflers on what is more-or-less the same old Softail Standard they've been selling for most of the last 25 years?
 
2013-03-09 09:50:52 PM  
And her I thought they'd actually one and done something interesting like a Dave Mann knockoff.
 
2013-03-09 09:54:49 PM  

Where wolf: Happy Hours: Except for the price.

Nearly $18,000. You can get decent cars for that price. They won't be fancy cars, but they'll be decent.

yeah. For, what, ten grand you can get just about any triumph you want.


Yeah, I've known Harley's aren't cheap for quite a while, but when I grew up - and probably for decades before I was born people often bought motorcycles because they were cheaper because they had half as many wheels as a typical passenger car.

Now people buy motorcycles....because they want to risk their lives? Because they have great acceleration? Because they don't want to drive in a cage? Because they want to look cool?

Meh - if you want to drive a cycle, it's not really my business why. I don't ride a bike because I don't want to die. I've known too many bikers who have gotten into accidents for me to want to do it. Most of the accidents only resulted in minor injuries, but occasionally there have been accidents which resulted in lengthy hospital stays. And usually they haven't even been the fault of the person riding the bike (at least the way the accidents were described to me).

Just don't take your loud pipes through my neighborhood when I'm trying to sleep or relax at home, and I won't have a problem with you.
 
2013-03-09 09:59:58 PM  

soopey: Cute.. but my dad rides a Harley that is 5 years old and looks almost exactly the same...

I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, never had a motor cycle. Thinking about getting one this spring/summer. There's a 2002 Yamaha R6 with 11,000 miles for sale around here for $3600. I'm tempted.. Any worries or horror stories?


[www.newenglandpowersports.com image 400x300]


I'm not current anymore on the foibles of every specific model year, but I give you some general advice. Tires. Check them first. A chicken strip (worn down the center, but not on the sides) is preferable for your purposes. If you see heavily worn scalloped edges proceed with caution. Are they premium or discount? Condition? Same with the chain and sprockets. Check the ends of the pegs and bar ends for scuffs. Most people wont replace the pegs after a drop. Check the color of the oil and brake fluid thru the inspection windows. Feel the brake discs for grooves. Check the fork seals and tubes for nicks etc. Rear shock as well. Check all the bodywork mounting bolts and grommets and make sure they all match. This stuff all costs good money and wears out faster then a car. I prefer a stock bike ALWAYS especially if it's a Japanese sport bike, but you're almost always dealing with a pipe and a power commander and aftermarket air filter. If everything else is clean and they have the stock parts sometimes you need to take the chance. Service records are nice as well, valve adjustments aren't cheap if it's shim under bucket, but they are infrequent. Remember, just tires and a chain and sprockets will run you big bucks if you buy quality. Bikes are cheap to buy, but expensive to keep in perfect running condition. Unless you have a hook up and a decent parts discount, it's ALWAYS better to spend more for better. i worked in a multi line dealership for ten years and I can't tell you how many bikes I got for almost nothing because the cost of repair at retail was more than the bike was worth but with parts at cost plus 10% discount and no labor I could flip for 5x what I paid.
 
2013-03-09 10:08:25 PM  

drewogatory: soopey: Cute.. but my dad rides a Harley that is 5 years old and looks almost exactly the same...

I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, never had a motor cycle. Thinking about getting one this spring/summer. There's a 2002 Yamaha R6 with 11,000 miles for sale around here for $3600. I'm tempted.. Any worries or horror stories?


[www.newenglandpowersports.com image 400x300]

I'm not current anymore on the foibles of every specific model year, but I give you some general advice. Tires. Check them first. A chicken strip (worn down the center, but not on the sides) is preferable for your purposes. If you see heavily worn scalloped edges proceed with caution. Are they premium or discount? Condition? Same with the chain and sprockets. Check the ends of the pegs and bar ends for scuffs. Most people wont replace the pegs after a drop. Check the color of the oil and brake fluid thru the inspection windows. Feel the brake discs for grooves. Check the fork seals and tubes for nicks etc. Rear shock as well. Check all the bodywork mounting bolts and grommets and make sure they all match. This stuff all costs good money and wears out faster then a car. I prefer a stock bike ALWAYS especially if it's a Japanese sport bike, but you're almost always dealing with a pipe and a power commander and aftermarket air filter. If everything else is clean and they have the stock parts sometimes you need to take the chance. Service records are nice as well, valve adjustments aren't cheap if it's shim under bucket, but they are infrequent. Remember, just tires and a chain and sprockets will run you big bucks if you buy quality. Bikes are cheap to buy, but expensive to keep in perfect running condition. Unless you have a hook up and a decent parts discount, it's ALWAYS better to spend more for better. i worked in a multi line dealership for ten years and I can't tell you how many bikes I got for almost nothing because the cost of repair at retail was more than the bike was worth but ...

What is this "chain" you speak of?
 
2013-03-09 10:20:26 PM  

drewogatory: soopey: Cute.. but my dad rides a Harley that is 5 years old and looks almost exactly the same...

I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, never had a motor cycle. Thinking about getting one this spring/summer. There's a 2002 Yamaha R6 with 11,000 miles for sale around here for $3600. I'm tempted.. Any worries or horror stories?


[www.newenglandpowersports.com image 400x300]

I'm not current anymore on the foibles of every specific model year, but I give you some general advice. Tires. Check them first. A chicken strip (worn down the center, but not on the sides) is preferable for your purposes. If you see heavily worn scalloped edges proceed with caution. Are they premium or discount? Condition? Same with the chain and sprockets. Check the ends of the pegs and bar ends for scuffs. Most people wont replace the pegs after a drop. Check the color of the oil and brake fluid thru the inspection windows. Feel the brake discs for grooves. Check the fork seals and tubes for nicks etc. Rear shock as well. Check all the bodywork mounting bolts and grommets and make sure they all match. This stuff all costs good money and wears out faster then a car. I prefer a stock bike ALWAYS especially if it's a Japanese sport bike, but you're almost always dealing with a pipe and a power commander and aftermarket air filter. If everything else is clean and they have the stock parts sometimes you need to take the chance. Service records are nice as well, valve adjustments aren't cheap if it's shim under bucket, but they are infrequent. Remember, just tires and a chain and sprockets will run you big bucks if you buy quality. Bikes are cheap to buy, but expensive to keep in perfect running condition. Unless you have a hook up and a decent parts discount, it's ALWAYS better to spend more for better. i worked in a multi line dealership for ten years and I can't tell you how many bikes I got for almost nothing because the cost of repair at retail was more than the bike was worth but ...


Another bit of advice. If you don't have much recent experience, or any, maybe you shouldn't look to get  into motorcycling with a 600 sportbike. A 2002 R6 makes 120 hp in a bike weighing under 400 lbs. You won't see all of that if you're careful with your throttle hand, but one mistake and your front end will be in the air as it takes off like a rocket. That's only fun when you meant to do it.
 
2013-03-09 10:20:45 PM  
What is this "chain" you speak of?

I'm tempted to bite, but I'm a huge (by my standards, not airhead guy standards, mind) BMW airhead guy, I shall not talk shiat about a drive shaft.
 
2013-03-09 10:24:43 PM  

soopey: I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, never had a motor cycle. Thinking about getting one this spring/summer. There's a 2002 Yamaha R6 with 11,000 miles for sale around here for $3600. I'm tempted.. Any worries or horror stories?


You'll shoot your eye out.
 
2013-03-09 10:26:28 PM  

CptnSpldng: Happy Hours: Except for the price.

Nearly $18,000. You can get decent cars for that price. They won't be fancy cars, but they'll be decent.

And you can stay a lot drier.


And less dead.
 
2013-03-09 10:35:20 PM  
ut one mistake and your front end will be in the air

Dude said he grew up riding dirt bikes. How seriously I don't know, but in my experience those are the guys that do ok. It's the guys whose ego wont let them buy a bike appropriate to their abilities that are the problem. What do I know though, my first street bike (at 15) was a Kawi H2 with a shaved head and chambers. I can't even count the number of times I thought I'd killed myself on that beast (relative beast, it's a joke by todays standards).
 
2013-03-09 10:47:08 PM  

drewogatory: I'm not current anymore on the foibles of every specific model year, but I give you some general advice.


Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely look at it with a fine eye instead of saying, "oohhh.. shiny." Worse comes to worse I'll ask my father to come check it out with me. He's a mechanic and he's been around bikes and cars all his life.

forgotmydamnusername: Another bit of advice. If you don't have much recent experience, or any, maybe you shouldn't look to get into motorcycling with a 600 sportbike. A 2002 R6 makes 120 hp in a bike weighing under 400 lbs. You won't see all of that if you're careful with your throttle hand, but one mistake and your front end will be in the air as it takes off like a rocket. That's only fun when you meant to do it.


Thanks. I'd like to go a bit smaller but no one makes a bike in between a moped (Honda makes a CBR250 cc with a top speed of 70 mph) and a sport bike (600CC with a top speed of 100+) anymore. I was a casual dirt bike rider that never dumped one. Rode 125's mostly. Small jumps (<20 ft) and trail riding in the woods mostly. Did way more stupid things on a mountain bike.

Definitely need to take a riders course as it's the easy way to get a license here in MA plus it'll be a good re-introduction to staying alive on two wheels.
 
2013-03-09 10:50:26 PM  
hate the exhaust
 
2013-03-09 10:51:38 PM  

drewogatory: What is this "chain" you speak of?

I'm tempted to bite, but I'm a huge (by my standards, not airhead guy standards, mind) BMW airhead guy, I shall not talk shiat about a drive shaft.


Pretty sure he's trying to say most bikes nowadays have a belt instead of a chain.

As for the bike itself, meh. The 883 Sportster I have now will likely be the last Harley I own unless I magically win the lottery. Too much out there that's just as good if not better for half the price. Only reason I got the sporty I ride now is that someone I know was selling it cheap.
 
2013-03-09 10:52:47 PM  
Thanks. I'd like to go a bit smaller but no one makes a bike in between a moped (Honda makes a CBR250 cc with a top speed of 70 mph) and a sport bike (600CC with a top speed of 100+) anymore.

Ninja 250. Any 500-650cc twin. Ducati Monster or new Triumph twin. 450cc Street Moto. 600-650 enduro's. BMW FS800. There are a bunch if you look. I'm a huge fan of 600 enduros which are always cheap and cheap to run. Riding a slow bike fast is 1000x as fun as riding aq fast bike slow, don't believe anyone that tells you different.
 
2013-03-09 11:07:50 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I don't think they got the Harley logo quite right. They should have used this one:

[derenart.files.wordpress.com image 391x293]


You have no idea how right you are.  Check out their amazing new paint idea for 2013: http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/dark-custom/hard-c a ndy-custom.html
 
2013-03-10 12:02:33 AM  

soopey: Cute.. but my dad rides a Harley that is 5 years old and looks almost exactly the same...

I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, never had a motor cycle. Thinking about getting one this spring/summer. There's a 2002 Yamaha R6 with 11,000 miles for sale around here for $3600. I'm tempted.. Any worries or horror stories?


[www.newenglandpowersports.com image 400x300]


Replace that pipe, and you will be good.  Price is okay as long as it runs well, and no obvious issue.  These are a little under powered by today's standards.  I had a 2003 R1, and really liked it.
 
2013-03-10 12:04:46 AM  
For the money, I would prefer a Yamaha Road Star (well, they used to be called Yamaha).
 
2013-03-10 12:11:41 AM  
Although I've never ridden one and I'd probably be too big for one, I really like what Honda has done with modernizing their old CB line for 2013:

0.tqn.com

They resurrected their classic air cooled inline four, gave it EFI and a catalyst, much better brakes, and it doesn't look like much else.  Not bad for a shade under $10k
 
2013-03-10 12:40:56 AM  

humanshrapnel: Although I've never ridden one and I'd probably be too big for one, I really like what Honda has done with modernizing their old CB line for 2013:

[0.tqn.com image 850x566]

They resurrected their classic air cooled inline four, gave it EFI and a catalyst, much better brakes, and it doesn't look like much else.  Not bad for a shade under $10k


Holy farking shiat, they finally bought back the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) to America?  Want.
I'd actually consider
 
2013-03-10 03:18:41 AM  

soopey: drewogatory: I'm not current anymore on the foibles of every specific model year, but I give you some general advice.

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely look at it with a fine eye instead of saying, "oohhh.. shiny." Worse comes to worse I'll ask my father to come check it out with me. He's a mechanic and he's been around bikes and cars all his life.

forgotmydamnusername: Another bit of advice. If you don't have much recent experience, or any, maybe you shouldn't look to get into motorcycling with a 600 sportbike. A 2002 R6 makes 120 hp in a bike weighing under 400 lbs. You won't see all of that if you're careful with your throttle hand, but one mistake and your front end will be in the air as it takes off like a rocket. That's only fun when you meant to do it.

Thanks. I'd like to go a bit smaller but no one makes a bike in between a moped (Honda makes a CBR250 cc with a top speed of 70 mph) and a sport bike (600CC with a top speed of 100+) anymore. I was a casual dirt bike rider that never dumped one. Rode 125's mostly. Small jumps (<20 ft) and trail riding in the woods mostly. Did way more stupid things on a mountain bike.

Definitely need to take a riders course as it's the easy way to get a license here in MA plus it'll be a good re-introduction to staying alive on two wheels.


I would pay extra attention if you see somebody trying to sell a not too badly abused Kawasaki EX 500, or a Suzuki GS 500 or SV 650.  These offer pretty good handling, not unmanageable levels of power, but you can still exceed whatever the speed limit is, should you feel the need. If your dirt bike experience was more recent than, I dunno, 10 years ago, you could very well do just fine without the course. My brother actually had limited dirt bike experience about 10 years before he got his first street bike, never took the course, and it was fine. His first bike was a 500 single, though. The course does indeed simplify getting licensed, and gets you a minor break on your insurance, too. So there's that to consider, even if you can ride the bike without doing anything like dropping it at a stop light, or colliding with a parked car.
 
2013-03-10 03:34:43 AM  
jokermachine.com

 really really want!
 
2013-03-10 03:47:20 AM  

HotWingAgenda: humanshrapnel: Although I've never ridden one and I'd probably be too big for one, I really like what Honda has done with modernizing their old CB line for 2013:

[0.tqn.com image 850x566]

They resurrected their classic air cooled inline four, gave it EFI and a catalyst, much better brakes, and it doesn't look like much else.  Not bad for a shade under $10k

Holy farking shiat, they finally bought back the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) to America?  Want.
I'd actually consider


I might like to buy one of these too. If the economy turns around enough that I can pay cash and not be terrified that I don't have enough money saved for when next I get laid off, and it's still in production by then, that is. Kawasaki has tried to bring back the UJM a couple of times since the '90s and appears to have given up, at least in the US market. The rightness and elegance of such a product seems immediately obvious to me, but may not seem so to enough other 'Murkins. I guess we'll see.
 
2013-03-10 07:46:59 AM  
Looks like every other Harley out there to me.

I've got a Sportster, my self. Kind of a clunky bike. Would like to get rid of it and get that new Honda or a Triumph. Much better bikes in my opinion.
 
2013-03-10 08:30:13 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: drewogatory: What is this "chain" you speak of?

I'm tempted to bite, but I'm a huge (by my standards, not airhead guy standards, mind) BMW airhead guy, I shall not talk shiat about a drive shaft.

Pretty sure he's trying to say most bikes nowadays have a belt instead of a chain.

As for the bike itself, meh. The 883 Sportster I have now will likely be the last Harley I own unless I magically win the lottery. Too much out there that's just as good if not better for half the price. Only reason I got the sporty I ride now is that someone I know was selling it cheap.




Most bikes still have chains. The only belts you will find are on Harley's, one or two cruisers from the Japanese and two Beemers. Everyone else uses chains or maybe a shaft.
 
2013-03-10 10:14:12 AM  
images.motorcycle-usa.com
I like retro styled cruiser bikes. (Keep your crotch rockets)

Triumph America - MSRP $8,299
 
2013-03-10 10:22:49 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Harley's only doing this because Polaris Industries is coming out with the first Indian bikes manufactured in decades, like the Chief.

[www.moto123.com image 470x265]


Yes, beautiful bikes.

But they start at $26,000 and go up to $37,000!!

That is really going to limit the buyer pool. . . .   it at least eliminated me.
 
2013-03-10 10:26:27 AM  
My EMT instructor calls them Donorcycles.
For a reason.
 
2013-03-10 12:51:06 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: My EMT instructor calls them Donorcycles.
For a reason.


Yeah I have seen Biker Boyz too.
 
2013-03-10 01:09:20 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: TV's Vinnie: Harley's only doing this because Polaris Industries is coming out with the first Indian bikes manufactured in decades, like the Chief.

[www.moto123.com image 470x265]

Yes, beautiful bikes.

But they start at $26,000 and go up to $37,000!!

That is really going to limit the buyer pool. . . .   it at least eliminated me.


The Indian bikes are priced much lower than Harleys, but are comparable in quality. That's the edge that Polaris has, and that's what's making HD crap their pants in fear.
 
2013-03-10 01:34:04 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: [images.motorcycle-usa.com image 640x480]
I like retro styled cruiser bikes. (Keep your crotch rockets)

Triumph America - MSRP $8,299


Been perusing the Triumph website. Love the styling, LOVE the prices.
 
2013-03-10 02:08:09 PM  

John Buck 41: The_Philosopher_King: [images.motorcycle-usa.com image 640x480]
I like retro styled cruiser bikes. (Keep your crotch rockets)
Triumph America - MSRP $8,299
Been perusing the Triumph website. Love the styling, LOVE the prices.


They look good in person too. I am lucky enough to be a couple miles from a dealer. I've have stopped by after hours to window shop on more than one occasion.

In fact, I am going there now to do just that. I've got the bug again thanks to this thread.
 
2013-03-10 04:02:00 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: John Buck 41: The_Philosopher_King: [images.motorcycle-usa.com image 640x480]
I like retro styled cruiser bikes. (Keep your crotch rockets)
Triumph America - MSRP $8,299
Been perusing the Triumph website. Love the styling, LOVE the prices.

They look good in person too. I am lucky enough to be a couple miles from a dealer. I've have stopped by after hours to window shop on more than one occasion.

In fact, I am going there now to do just that. I've got the bug again thanks to this thread.


Closest dealer to me is an hour away (Augusta ME) Just bought a new car and will be paying off another until October so I don't see a new Triumph in my immediate future.

Happy shopping.
 
2013-03-10 06:30:37 PM  
Wow, only $18k.  For that money, you can buy his and hers of these...


/has a 2013 with 230 miles
//200 of which were this weekend


ultimatemotorcycling.com
 
2013-03-10 08:43:25 PM  
Everyboby should only like the style motorcycle that I like, and we should all ride the same color too.
 
2013-03-11 09:08:29 AM  

soopey: Any worries or horror stories?


Way too much as a first bike.
Get a really good term life policy and include me as beneficiary.
 
2013-03-11 04:06:36 PM  

farkstorm: Everyboby should only like the style motorcycle that I like, and we should all ride the same color too.


You mean, that I like.

/me
 
2013-03-11 04:40:46 PM  
meanwhile...


i796.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-11 05:12:59 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: My EMT instructor calls them Donorcycles.
For a reason.


Uh no.
That's not a media culture reference.
My actual Emergency Medical Technician instructor, a career paramedic and firefighter in the actual world, actually does call motorcycles "donorcycles" based on what he's seen in his professional life experience.
He also says, "There are two kinds of donorcyclists. The ones who have crashed and the ones who will crash." He says this without a trace of irony.
 
2013-03-11 09:11:32 PM  
Retro?

This is retro HD:

fc05.deviantart.net
 
2013-03-11 11:19:17 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: HotIgneous Intruder: My EMT instructor calls them Donorcycles.
For a reason.

Uh no.
That's not a media culture reference.
My actual Emergency Medical Technician instructor, a career paramedic and firefighter in the actual world, actually does call motorcycles "donorcycles" based on what he's seen in his professional life experience.
He also says, "There are two kinds of donorcyclists. The ones who have crashed and the ones who will crash." He says this without a trace of irony.


While an accurate statement as far as it goes, not everybody who crashes dies. Dear Old Dad spent some time as a fireman. He got to be first responder at several motorcycle accidents. He never said not to ride motorcycles, nor did it ever stop him. He did say, "Don't be an asshole. Wear a full-face helmet." I've ignored a lot of the man's advice over the years, but not that piece.
 
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