Harley - Davidson to go after "E" Bike Market

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  1. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    I was wondering if it's going to have smaller motors with off-balance gyroscopes strategically placed throughout the bike, so it can shake itself apart just like the "real" HD's. :dunno:
     
  2. Lazy R

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    I believe Buell was starting to get somewhere, and HD felt threatened by him and defunded/squeezed him out. Erik Buell is a true innovator.
     
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    Harley gave MV Agusta away. Eric Buell gave them the formula for a high performance Sportster and they ran him off. They had Aermacchi (later Cagiva and indirectly Ducati) and let them go. I’d sure like to see them produce a home run like the Evo was. I’m afraid the board room has been staffed by persons who are not motorcycle enthusiasts...they make poor business decisions more often than not.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    They should just get on with it and start making mobility carts.
     
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    All the tired old jokes about Harleys and their reliability are just making me laugh so hard.

    Can't you tell how much hysterical laughter is coming out of my mouth?

    Those are always a hoot, I just love having to hear the same thing every time one is brought up. Kind of like Ford detractors with "Found On Road Dead" (not even close to the truth) and then Ford fans with "First On Race Day!" (which hasn't been true in a l-o-o-o-o-o-ng time), I swear they just get me to slappin' my knee like there is no tomorrow.

    :cow:
     
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    It took the Austrian-made Rotax engine to do it though. HH
     
  7. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

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    Maybe if you opted for spoke wheels, you could clothespin some playing cards to the fender to flap against the spokes

    You mean like the electric shopping carts at Walmart?

    This makes it all worthwhile. :cheers:

    I'm sure about every make of motor vehicles has had it's turn in the barrel.
     
  8. LinuxLover

    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    Pretty accurate assessment of Hardley Davidson ............... there IS no tomorrow.

    They lost sight of "today" and just figured that because a few Boomers are still alive - like me - that they had dedicated fan base.

    I had the requisite XLCH, a Wide Glide, a '46 K Model and even one of their Mopeds. Meh.

    My Kawasaki KZ ate 'em for three meals a day plus after dinner snacks.

    I was a certified Gary Bang dealer in my "Just Putz" chopper shop in Costa Mesa (right in front of the Armalite factory) and built rockers, hard tails, dual parallel links, peanut tanks, bobs, installed fish pipes, Snuff-R-Nots,

    Strociek Engineering jugs, hardware and transmission cases,
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    Lakes injection .... and NONE of them were as bulletproof, nimble, fast and comfortable as a 40 cube Kawasaki.

    But you certainly have my permission to mollify your feelings with HD war stories .... true or not.

    Not.
     
  9. Glock-O-Rican

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    Got to a Harley - Davidson Dealership in 2020, there is more "stuff braded" Harley - Davison for sale, then actually Motorcycles. You would think Harey - Davidson is in the business of running a gift boutique, playing card, poker chips, glassware, dog collars & leashes, and late not forget T-shirts.

    Back in the 1960 Whern I first started riding motorcycles, a Harley - Davison shop was Motorcycles, Motorcyles parts ,and a repair & service center. The smell of grease & oil was in the air, smell good, now the air is polluted with Calone, and perfume.

    We got a Harley - Davidson Dealership in SNOTSdale AZ. They have a Wedding Chapel, Tattoo Shop, Resturant, etc. All part of Harley - Davidson Scotsdale, AZ. It I think is the largest Harley - Dealership in the world. Owner by Go-Daddy - Tech Guy who wanted to have the biggest Harley - Davidson Dealership.


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    I don't have any "war stories". I don't ride motorcycles at all.

    Kinda what makes these lameass jokes so tiresome, I can't imagine what actual HD riders get.

    :)
     
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    If it’s a HD, it will still leak oil.
     
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    Wait, are these supposed to be powered bicycles or electric motorcycles?
     
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    So it's all about speed?
     
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    shadowgunner9 This used to be AMERICA........

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    ....well, Milwaukee is under (D)emocrat control,. so..
    come to think of it so is all of Wisconsin, but I digress.
     
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    shadowgunner9 This used to be AMERICA........

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    ..... but does it come with the Required Pirate Outfit...?
     
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    Damn those boys are runnin'.
     
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    To their faces, nothing. HH
     
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    When I first heard about an electric Harley I thought of this (from “Fletch Lives”):
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    I think the target audience for an electric motorcycle will focus on the electric part and maybe not even know of the history of HD.

    These are the same people that point to the red light on the dash and say “why is there a light with a genie lamp on it?”