New Harley

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  1. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    If anyone is looking for either a Harley Davidson adventure motorcycle, OR the ugliest bike ever made, you can now kill two birds with one stone:


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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    What's not to like ? Guaranteed to get you to the furthest points away from civilised society.... then mysteriously not start again for the return journey....
     
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    Harley.. worlds most efficient machine at turning petroleum into noise without that pesky side effect they call horsepower.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Where's the windshield wipers?
     
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    And I can remember when Harley guys snickered at anyone on a GS1150....

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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    Back in the 80s, right out of High School I worked in a Bike Dealership. We stocked Honda, Harley, Yamaha, BMW, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, Ducati and probably something I have forgotten. At one time this was a HUGH Harley dealer but that had started to peter away. Anyway we had a regular who was living the outlaw dream and that of course involved owning a Harley, he also lived at home with his mother. So our hero could only afford an 883 (sort of like a baby Harley for the unedumicated ;) :D ) but over months accessorised it to a point he could have actually spent the $s and got a real one..LOL anyway, he was a nice enough guy but real wannabe.

    A couple of times he had been in the workshop when another regular's Yamaha Virago (Harley like) was in for a service. Well Mr Harley was always hissing and faux spitting at this bike...pretend blah blah blah....(as a side note I never ONCE saw the owner of the Virago pushing it up our driveway but the 883 I certainly saw arrive "not under it's own power" often ... ;) ). Well one day Mr Harley does his whole faux spitting routine at the Virago unaware the owner was just stepping out of the reception area to collect it. I truly thought Mr Harley was going to crap his pants, the Virago owner literally looked like Sasquatch, he was about six five and built like a brick outhouse, he was a nice enough guy but truly a wild man (I tended bar a little in a place he drank and he wiped the floors with people regularly and I would have to ask him to leave - he was always fine with that and would say to me - 'drew I was just having fun) !!! He just snarled at Mr Harley and started walking in on him....Mr Harley actually ran out....I almost wet myself laughing...!!! He rang about 2hrs later to see if the coast was clear to come collect his 883...
     
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    I have to think cooler heads will prevail and not let that headlight monstrosity into actual production. It looks ridiculous.
     
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    I'm glad someone else saw that. That's exactly what I thought. Battlestar Galactica!
     
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    Nice play. Very nice.
     
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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    Growing up I always wondered would the sound would be like if I hit a Cylon in the shiny head box with my .375H&H....thump, clang, gong, boingggg, or more worryingly *silence*..... ahhhhh the workings of a teenage mind... :D
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    H-D apparently doesn't pay attention to what the aftermarket customizers due these days :rolleyes:
    El Solitaro "Desert Wolves" custom, built to race across the Sahara desert :cool:
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    It should've been a clue to someone at Harley when they made a bike that made the BMW R1200GS look sleek.

    That Harley probably needs to lose 100 lbs or more, get a larger gas tank, fix the headlights, have more suspension travel, put in a different motor, and a better seat. Oh yeah, and drop the price down. (I don't know what the price is but every HD I've seen is super expensive for what you get. For the equivalent price, you can get a BMW with heated seats, cruise control, adjustable windshield, shaft drive and a motor that will go 200,000 miles routinely.)
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    And add a damn windshield wiper
     
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    Of course. Two, actually, cause it looks like it can carry a passenger and they need to see as well.
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    and to think I used to think the Ducati Multistrada was ugly....this beast makes that thing look like a work of art!


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    Robert Young Pelton HAD the ugliest bike up until this point:

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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    Gonna have to disagree.....the K1 was "special" but I always liked it....but what do I know...I also liked the Pacific Coast abominations from Honda too!
     
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    That front fender is disgusting. The bike looks like it's backwards.

    The new Honda African Twin is what I'm interested in right now. I'll have to get one for the ESEE Cannonball Run
     

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