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    I would think all of that V twin, low end grunt will be an advantage for the Harley as an off road machine. It will be interesting to get perspectives from independent testers.
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    I don’t hate it, almost surprisingly so....... it will be interesting to see if it goes the way of the VR1000, VRod, Buell, Livewire etc. Will they toss tech in the trash if it doesn’t sell? Could it save them? Dunno........They could be on to something but they will need to continue to market to something other than their core demographic and be willing to look ahead.....not back.
    I’ll be the first to admit that the XR1200 is the only thing that peaked my interest years ago. Total departure here.

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    There is talk the the 60 year old Sportster is going away. The antiquated engine design will not meet emissions so the 1250 that is in the PanAm will go into what ever replaces the Sportster. I think it would be a great bike, build a new frame and suspension, but keep the looks of the Sportster. Perhaps the purists would buy it.

    There is talk of a new model called the "Classic" showing up this summer. Perhaps that is what it will be.
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    I'd like to see a sport tourer developed off that platform. I'd be interested in that.
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    I would consider one in a year or two. 150 hp and gobs of torque, it's on my radar if I ride to Alaska again. And even if I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Nice legs - shame about the face.
    A great old song. Saw a band play it in about 1980 in North Vancouver. The band might have been called The Vegetables. Who can remember some (a lot) of those times?
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    I hope HD has a winner on their hands. I have never owned or been tempted to own a Harley,
    but I want the company to carry on and for people to keep their jobs. There seems to be much to like about the Pan America, but its looks are not one of them IMHO.... but then, the looks of a BMW GS had to grow on me as well.
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    When the local HD dealer has a Pan-America bike available for a test ride I will ride to the dealership on my R100GS/PD so I have a basis for comparison. At $30k I think the new HD is a bit over-priced.

    One wonders if HD shouldn't have done something sooner with a Sportster. Carducci has a pretty nice, albeit pricey, product. As I understand it, one needs to supply Carducci with a Sportster and about $75k then get in a long line.
    https://carduccidualsport.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsryder View Post
    When the local HD dealer has a Pan-America bike available for a test ride I will ride to the dealership on my R100GS/PD so I have a basis for comparison. At $30k I think the new HD is a bit over-priced.
    Base model is $17,319. The "Special" is $19,999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Nice legs - shame about the face.
    R1200CLC was the same, at least the 'face' part

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    The radiator placement will be an issue. If you look at the pictures of the bike off road you will see a lot of mud caked on it. Aftermarket solutions will abound! Good luck to Harley on this one, it would seem to be a very good first offering (not counting Buell) in the segment.
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    It's ok i guess, at least Harley didn't price it way too high. When i read 150 HP i thought it was a typo. That radiator and tiny front fender caught my eye, same for the rear fender. Looks like they finally designed a good engine although time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckerdave View Post
    Looks like they finally designed a good engine although time will tell.
    The stories so far say the engine has hydraulic valve lifters, which means much less maintenance I think.
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    32.8 miles to the nearest dealer. I can't wait to try one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordsmarsredrt View Post
    A great old song. Saw a band play it in about 1980 in North Vancouver. The band might have been called The Vegetables. Who can remember some (a lot) of those times?
    The Monks was the original band. Not sure about the Vegetables.

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