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Harley’s small bikes succeed

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By Graham

I knew this fall that Harley-Davidson’s models were on the way, but I picture what they be like. With most imagining a lightweight model is a

A small Ducati Monster is not so than a big one, and it’s to fathom a 125 or a 250 or a 500 from Honda or or Kawasaki that would But Harley, despite its reputation as a motorcycle company, has had a long, and odd, relationship with the motorcycle.

In the early decades of century, most motorcycles bicycle-derived and by definition lightweight. In the years, Harley’s small was the two-… Hummer, followed in the and ’70s by other two-… and small street bikes. But H-D smokers never really into a cohesive lineup the big V-twins in the showroom. Even the Sprint models, though were four-strokes, confessed to a that had nothing to do with (Aermacchi in Italy supplied the And now, seemingly,

Harley has done the same again. Or have they?

As Uhlarik writes this the new Street models (profiled month in Speculator) are eerily visually and mechanically to mid-’80s cruisers. Michael thinks the Street will do brilliantly and that the me-too nature of its will not alienate buyers. I he’s right.

We have a post-specification era: aside the Street’s V-twin configuration, is nothing that identifies it as a except the tank logo. And all you need.

I was reading a column by an auto who explained how difficult it was to calculate for a hybrid car. The gasoline made a certain horsepower and the drive system had its own rating and it possible just to add the two of them My father had a 1960s Ford had no model name on it, only a V8 on its fenders. It told you everything you

But we’re in an era where big cars can small engines with horsepower. What matters is the brand, not the specifics. My car, a GTI, oesn’t advertise on its the size of its engine or even it’s turbocharged.

All that matters is that a GTI, Volkswagen’s brand-within-a-brand like the Gold Wing is at

Still not convinced that the will succeed? How many have you seen a couple with the husband’s Harley by his wife’s Honda Shadow, or Virago, or Suzuki Savage? true that some or smaller riders generally, have a Harley Sportster, but the is still a heavy, throbbing

I suspect, in a year from when the Street hits that there will be a of Japanese cruisers for sale and a lot of cozying up to Dyna Glides and Glides and Fat Bobs in garages he land. No longer will the tag along on her non-Milwaukee substitute, be in the family, she’ll be one of the tribe.

One of the problems with comparison is that very few buyers are open to the idea of purchasing any More often than comparison test is just a way of that the bike you want to buy a dud. That’s what I did I bought my VW. I’d seen a few in traffic, decided that if I afford it I’d buy it, and then enough reviews to determine it wasn’t the modern equivalent to my wretched Vauxhall.

That the VW had won comparisons only spurred me on to to payments of $701 a month for years (in addition to a healthy payment). Here’s the point: at no was I a comparison shopper.

While I was in Germany in the fall, a BMW told me that their is to double motorcycle sales the manufacture of cheaper, smaller for markets worldwide.

Conventional has maintained that less models and growing sales a brand by diminishing exclusivity. But I believe that the two are related any When I drop my daughter at on Monday mornings I drive one of Toronto’s richest neighbourhoods. it not for the BMW, Mercedes, and Audi the humble folks of Forest would need to queue up at the bus The wealthy don’t want want to belong.

And now more than ever will the opportunity to ride a real, to goodness, made in the U.S. (or doesn’t matter) Harley-Davidson. And I that even the most Harley-Davidson stalwart will a bad word to say when a young man pulls up beside his panhead in a Tim

Times have changed, and the and the success that’s coming its will only prove the

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