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Phil West  says:

Harley-Davidson Softail Slim first ride

Considering the turmoil Harley-Davidson has been through the last couple of years, what with plummeting US sales, the MV and Buell shockers and the little matter of having to restructure fundamentally its main production facillity, it’s more than a little encouraging that the American legend has any new models at all for 2012. And while the word ‘new’, in typical Harley...

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petexjr

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petexjr says:

Overpriced

I've owned 5 harleys, three of them new. and I still love the make, but they are way too expensive now.

I now own a Triumph and the quality of parts, used by Harley, do not compare. The speed at which they deteriorate is rediculous. I spent thousands, replacing parts which should have been standard, But that's the clever scam Harley have been getting away with for years. I think people are now catching on that you can buy a much better cruiser if you are prepared to forego the presigious name.

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bird1050

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bird1050 says:

harley con

What a con. Come on mcn, You know as well as everyone else that harley davidson have not built a brand new bike since the v rod , All they do is change a small part and then call it new twadle. I would love to know how the hell they have passed the euro 3 emitions still runing on carbs,

Over priced, depreciate at an alarming rate, preunit construction, carburated twin engine , steel frame and 30 years out of date technology.

DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY

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charlesq_70

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charlesq_70 says:

No carbs

Hi bird1050, Harleys are all fuel injected these days and have been for about four years. Some of the Euro models went over to EFI a year before the US equivalents (before the Triumph 865 engine did, I think). Excluding the CVO bikes, H-D use three different engines with five different capacities overall. Similar unit construction served Triumph very well when they made their successful comeback, although there is more variation among Triumph engines now. H-D have actually done quite a lot with their range in recent years in terms of handling and suspension, but I agree that some of the 'new' models are pushing it a bit. I'd like to have seen them do a lot more with the V-Rod engine, for example, and used the 883 in something closer to a standard bike. They are still overpriced too. There really is nothing like the feel of a Harley engine, but with that price premium I'm more than happy with my Vulcan.

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