This changes the ENTIRE "Softtail/Dyna" lineup to be pretty much the SAME, except for the Touring and Sportster lines! Most folks who like the Harley "look", being styled very much like the old "originals", are going to HATE this. Granted, there are some
improvements in weight and cornering ability, but I think this is crazy
, because you're alienating MUCH of your "base" buyers, who have been buying for YEARS because they ARE mostly the same
. However it is also, as some have noted, probably due to trying to improve
Overseas sales, though it may end up hurting US sales some
. Since HD has been in decline due to metric bike sales, I'm not sure this is the best overall move for them. However, I'm not a stockholder nor a diehard fan, so maybe my humble opinion doesn't matter to the big wigs there. Time will tell...
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tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"