Harley's sales up and up.......

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Gary Woodman, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Gary Woodman

    Gary Woodman Guest

    They don't have chain drive.

    Gary Woodman, Jul 22, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  2. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®, Jul 22, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  3. Gary Woodman

    Beefhooked Guest

    Beefhooked, Jul 22, 2003
  4. Gary Woodman

    Boxer Guest

    I rode both Buell's today, a V-Rod and a Fat Boy, loved the Fat Boy what a
    blast to ride.

    Boxer, Jul 22, 2003
  5. Gary Woodman

    Nev.. Guest

    It might be just a statistical spike resulting from Post-September 11
    patriotism rather than anything particularly good about the product.

    '02 CBR1100XX #2
    Nev.., Jul 22, 2003
  6. Gary Woodman

    JP Guest

    I just bought one, but it won't be here for another three or four weeks -
    can't wait!

    2003 VN250 (stolen & found) --> 2003 FLSTFI
    JP, Jul 22, 2003
  7. I did that, and I still dont.
    Biggus The Greatest, Jul 22, 2003
  8. Gary Woodman

    Jim Nik Guest

    equity mate, equity.....
    Jim Nik, Jul 22, 2003
  9. Natural progression...
    Biggus The Greatest, Jul 22, 2003
  10. Any shareholders here??
    Biggus The Greatest, Jul 23, 2003
  11. Gary Woodman

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Tim Moran" wrote
    I've lost my youth, but my wife says I've found another childhood. I thought
    I still had the first one.

    Theo Bekkers, Jul 23, 2003
  12. Gary Woodman

    conehead Guest

    The Harley & Honda dealer in Mildura was frequently heard to say he could
    make more from selling a rack of T-shirts than he could from selling a
    couple of Hondas. But he could make more again by selling little chrome
    bits & pieces to tack onto the Harley to make it 'individual'.
    conehead, Jul 23, 2003
  13. and has such a horridly uncomfortable riding position.

    Speaking from experience there are ya boy?

    Didnt think so.
    Biggus The Greatest......, Jul 23, 2003
  14. Gary Woodman

    Boxer Guest

    Be very careful not to ride one then, it would be a shame to let such a
    highly developed prejudice go to waste.

    In my list of 10 bikes to have in the shed a Harley Fat Boy has just been

    Just love that low down power, relaxed riding position and exhaust note, it
    handles and brakes adequately given its design parameters. Although riding
    it with my red BMW flip front helmet must have blown my street cred.

    Boxer, Jul 23, 2003
  15. Gary Woodman

    Knobdoodle Guest

    This bit is the uninformed opinion bit;
    Does that clear it up, Ron?
    Knobdoodle, Jul 23, 2003
  16. Gary Woodman

    Doug Cox Guest

    Neither do four wheel drives, Ron...

    Doug Cox.
    Work to ride, Ride to work...
    Doug Cox, Jul 23, 2003
  17. Gary Woodman

    Doug Cox Guest

    ridden one

    You won't see too many of those bikes that handle and brake so well here;


    Why do you own a four wheel drive, Ron?...

    Doug Cox.
    Work to ride, Ride to work...
    Doug Cox, Jul 23, 2003
  18. Gary Woodman

    atec77 Guest

    What a lot of these blokes repeat is utter bullshite hearsay.. Harleys
    handle and do the job they were meant to do ...
    Ive had a couple and when $ permits get one to retire with...
    not a vrod but a good solid v-twin
    if I want to run about town its the rz .. go to darwin ?. the H
    you can stick your silly crouched over semi racer seat , id rather have
    a calloused cheek than a buggered wrist or two from leaning on then .
    I really hope some of these people ride a Harley for a few 100 miles
    in a straight run and lets see the reaction then .
    Bourbon is good.....
    atec77, Jul 23, 2003
  19. Gary Woodman

    RM Guest

    harleys are usually bagged the most by ppl who have never ridden one...no
    they dont handle and brake like a jap sportsbike, but in my time of riding
    hd's me and my mates had quite a few laughs at the expense of sportsbike
    riders who couldnt...ditto goldwings...as for hd riders worst was HOG clubs,
    very frustrating if u r used to motoring along a bit...
    RM, Jul 23, 2003
  20. In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 23 Jul 2003 13:33:42 GMT
    That's the key, isn't it. "Job they were meant to do".

    THey've got a niche and they fill it well. An R1 is not a great dirt
    road tourer, so it's obviously a crap bike that doesn't handle eh?

    A cruiser is a cruiser, it's got a job to do and does it well. I haven't
    done the comparison, but those who have ridden that and a California
    of equivalent age say the stock Cali handles and goes and stops better
    than the stock Harley, but that doesn't mean a Harley doens't handle or
    go or stop.

    I last rode a Hog a few years ago now, it was a pleasant enough ride. I
    wasn't in the market for a sportbike, so didn't ride it like one.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 23, 2003
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.