Prepare for some seriously long names...
THIS may turn out to be the only story in Visordown's history where the bikes' names make up more of the text than the rest of the words combined. It's the first of the new Harleys for 2013.
No pictures yet, but we've got a leaked list of new models. Warning: 2013 is Harley's 110th anniversary, so you might see a theme developing.
First up, we've got the top-of-the-range CVO machines, all powered by the massive 1802cc V-twin. New for 2013 are the CVO Road Glide Custom Anniversary Edition, CVO Road King, CVO Road King Anniversary Edition and CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide Anniversary Edition. Last year's CVO Softtail Convertible and CVO Street Glide are dropped.
Moving down a peg to the touring range, with the 1688cc engine, there's the new Road King Anniversary Edition and on three wheels the Tri Glide Anniversary Edition.
In the Sportster line-up, the new model is the Sportster 1200 Custom Anniversary Edition, while it looks like the Nightster is being ditched.
Then in the Dyna and Softail lines there's the new Fat Boy Special Anniversary Edition, Heritage Softail Classic Anniversary Edition and Super Glide Custom Anniversary Edition.
At the moment we're led to believe that “Anniversary Edition” means black paint and some special badges.
Harley are also rumoured to be reinventing the Buell Blast, a 500cc single aimed at new riders and the emerging markets.
Posted: 23/06/2012 at 22:49
Posted: 24/06/2012 at 00:45
Another tart's handbag. Overweight, over priced and over here.
Posted: 24/06/2012 at 11:34
i have my own m-bike..yamaha mt 03..black , so i have lot of fun every days..with my friend.
Posted: 25/06/2012 at 01:33
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Posted: 25/06/2012 at 19:44
It's not the bike that's the problem - it's the hard man image and the rightwing political views that sicken. It is an old fashioned bike but that's OK; some of them look really funny too.
Posted: 25/06/2012 at 20:06
Harleys are like Ducatis, an aquired taste. Both brands are stupidly quirky.
There is a 2007 CVO Softtail and a 2012 Night Rod Special in our garage. Both are as reliable as a stone ax. My lady (a shit-hot road racer) rides the Softtail. She LOVES Harleys, which are a state of mind more than anything else.
U.S. racers and Europeans in general forgive the ancient dry clutch rattle, weird ergos and unreliability of the Ducati but are equally tough on Harley-Davidson. I call elitism.
Posted: 28/06/2012 at 17:39
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Posted: 02/08/2012 at 19:17
The thinking here from HD owners is as about as modern as the bikes. IQ of room temperature, I'd say.
Posted: 03/08/2012 at 16:16
Posted: 04/08/2012 at 05:50
"Significant other" eh? Does that mean you are a homosexualist? And you say you don't like women. There's nothing wrong with being that way of course but you should say so and be proud of that and your Harley.
Thanks for your first story on riding a Harley - it wasn't very long, but boy was it interesting.
How do you know that you ride more miles than anyone else and how does this make you a better person? You say your bike is very expensive and suggest that this is a good thing. Well I'm sorry youve been suckered - again.You've paid a lot of money for a lowtech third world bike. And that's fine if James Watt is your engineer. I don't knock it.
I was in India and rode those Royal Enfields, taking me back to the 1950s which is the buzz that you get. Vintage bikes are fun.
PS I have never heard of a coach purse - is it an accessory for a Harley? Bling I suppose.....
Posted: 04/08/2012 at 07:56
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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 14:28
Posted: 06/08/2012 at 18:12
It's good to talk and good to have a rant now and again.
Loyd Duncan however is off the wall, with his post full of jargon that no-one understands or cares about.The only flathead here is Mr Duncan who was dropped on his head as a baby and that's why he is suckered into liking HDs. They're only for men who feel inferior in all sorts of ways, and the farty HD bikes make 'em feel big, if you know what I mean.
Me, liberal? You bet! Me, progressive, you bet!
Posted: 06/08/2012 at 20:29
Posted: 07/08/2012 at 14:58
Good post Chris, except for the idea that HDs can turn corners. No matter, I agree with you,in general. Come over to Europe and experience freedom and you'll get a big welcome from Euro Bikers.
We've seen the tent cities in the US and you surely want to leave that behind. So come on over and ride the roads of Europe - it's a lot of fun!!!!!!!!!!!
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