Well one thing they weren't trying to do was fast. Closest thing was a vrod? They never got into the sport bike market, but maybe cause they knew they would have been destroyed by Japs, Germans, Italians, etc.
Metal vs. chrome was mentioned previously. Personally, I have always been a fan of the plastic covers, fairings, etc. Metal will not save you on a bike. It's more$ and cost more to replace. Then you have the weight factor. I would rather have plastic on something that weighs 800-1000 pounds. Try to keep it light is my motto. My sport bike weighs 430 wet. And it's a 1000.
I know guys who spend thousands trying to reduce the weight. Even changing screws.
I have nothing against Harley. All the trash talk is fun (for most). They are just not for me....(currently)
Last edited by cc rider; 09-06-2019 at 05:16 PM.