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  • micathia Posts: 18
    Stock Poster micathia
    01 Jun 2018 10:48 AM
    Hi, 

    Any news/rumors/your opinion on the title topic? 

    If it is really true, does that mean the good/old/traditional vib on harley at traffic light will be gone? All the A-engines are gone? 


  • Bonkerz Posts: 3413
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    01 Jun 2018 12:03 PM
    Every bike will be changed, none will really go. As it is, and always will be.
  • TC883 Posts: 611
    Wollongong
    Performance Poster TC883
    02 Jun 2018 07:54 AM
    Quoting Bonkerz on 01 Jun 2018 12:03 PM
    Every bike will be changed, none will really go. As it is, and always will be.
    Wow Bonkerz, that it is pretty Zen! 

    I have said elsewhere, I reckon we are seeing the last of the evo engine sporties in 2018 or 2019 at the latest. The Iron 1200 and 48 Special are the last air cooled models we will see. A replacement water cooled sporty based on the Street platform and using the revolution x engine will come in next year or the year after. They will keep the sportster name and introduce some new individual model names (Bronx, 48x etc). Same same but different different. Get a traditional sporty new while you can is what I would say....TC
  • Smokey61 Posts: 527
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    02 Jun 2018 08:13 AM
    There's only 11 years to go until the 100th anniversary of the DL, the Granddaddy of the Sportster. Reckon they'll keep it in production until then.

  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 383
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    02 Jun 2018 10:18 AM
    Euro 5 emissions will kill the current Sportster. 1 Jan 2020 or 1 Jan 2021 if they claim existing types, but either way I think they'll be going. I've got mine, and there is enough parts available that I'm not worried about having to rebuild it if I need to.
    I'm actually looking forward to what they'll do. I like the look of the new Softail Fat Bob.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1934
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    03 Jun 2018 08:37 AM
    will be sad to see the sporty go, but surprising how long they have kept the gear driven cams. they also have the straightest valve train in the HD line up. still not perfect, but nothing is.

    on another note, I have a friend that still rides a Panhead & it's better than when it came off showroom floor for $3,000 new you could not buy it from him for $100,000
  • micathia Posts: 18
    Stock Poster micathia
    03 Jun 2018 10:17 AM
    Just about 1 month ago I still knew nothing about Harley and been panic when my first Harley (883) shake like hell. I thought the dealer sold me a faulty bike, only after about 10 ppl (from here, USA forum, friends, local mechanics) told me the same thing as it is just Harley that I got my peace of mind. 

    Now after riding/learning for a bit of time, I kinda love this!

    I think Harley Davidson is tricked by demography and didn't think deeper. Those born-in-1980s will soon be hitting 40 and started their mid-age crisis/rush. They will leave their super-sports or a second hand Ford/Holden/Toyota and ride onto a Harley. Those who only dreamed about Yamaha R6 two years ago will just all of sudden get a Harley. They will turn themselves from a Harley newbie/laughter to a vib lover in about two months time. 

    Harley's current sales figure isn't good, but I reckon they will just have to wait for another 2 or 3 years to see what I mentioned above happening.   
  • bungle Posts: 92
    house of fun Ipswich
    Stock Poster bungle
    05 Jun 2018 12:53 PM
    Sporty aint goin no where, sure it might change.... hopefully improvements, but the name will stick. Not sure about stick'n a softail to it but.

    There is a heap of em about too, so I'll be in parts and projects for years to come....

  • BBYHD Posts: 63
    Stock Poster BBYHD
    08 Jun 2018 12:36 PM

    I'm calling it:

    "Streetster 1000".

    Street with a 1000cc, to take over sportster. With variants of. 

    I cant see long term two "entry level" platforms.

    Street cheaper to make. Can have 3 engine sizes, 500, 750 and 1000cc.

    If they combine Dyna and Softail, Im sure they will combine Street and Sportster. 

    This will be HD 2018's big announcement.

  • TC883 Posts: 611
    Wollongong
    Performance Poster TC883
    08 Jun 2018 01:02 PM
    Quoting BBYHD on 08 Jun 2018 12:36 PM

    I'm calling it:

    "Streetster 1000".

    Street with a 1000cc, to take over sportster. With variants of. 

    I cant see long term two "entry level" platforms.

    Street cheaper to make. Can have 3 engine sizes, 500, 750 and 1000cc.

    If they combine Dyna and Softail, Im sure they will combine Street and Sportster. 

    This will be HD 2018's big announcement.

    I agree. I think they will still call it the Sportster however. Two variations will be called Bronx and 48x, with the ‘x’ being a reference to the revolution X engine. The 1000cc will be the minimum, they may even go to 1200cc to stay competitive with the triumph and Indian bobber models.
  • bungle Posts: 92
    house of fun Ipswich
    Stock Poster bungle
    08 Jun 2018 05:19 PM
    It would make a lot of sense to vertically organize model ranges... to a point
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