12/22/09

2010 Sportster?



Water-cooled? Wow!
Check it.

11 comments :

Rob said...
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Rob said...

it seems i jumped the gun, thanks bill! chase the wizard not the dollar!!!

erikweste said...
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erikweste said...

I would love to build the shit outta that thing... c'mon big H... let me make it cool.

Anonymous said...

fuckin gay!!!

Gus said...

I've seen this and still,...

i'd ride anything...

david said...

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery..'

As we know Japan has some of the finest custom
builders on the planet. It's sad that the big 4 Jpn manufacturers don't use some of that talent to
build cruisers with their own Jpn style, rather that
imitate the tired blandness(trying to seem hip) that'stodays H.D.
Maybe some good will come of this particular bike.
As far as being a "watercooled Sportster" meeting allnoise/emissions regs It's not bad. Eventually everybody's gonna have to go watercooled. Bike designers are just gonna have to come up with some novel solutions, and make watercooled bikes less f'n ugly...

david said...

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery..'

As we know Japan has some of the finest custom
builders on the planet. It's sad that the big 4 Jpn manufacturers don't use some of that talent to
build cruisers with their own Jpn style, rather that
imitate the tired blandness(trying to seem hip) that'stodays H.D.
Maybe some good will come of this particular bike.
As far as being a "watercooled Sportster" meeting allnoise/emissions regs It's not bad. Eventually everybody's gonna have to go watercooled. Bike designers are just gonna have to come up with some novel solutions, and make watercooled bikes less f'n ugly...

John said...

Now i take back all the bad things i said about this bike. It looked like Harley was going for the mainstream market with this bland looking sportster knock off. Unless this thing has major power tho noone in the states is gonna want it. As far as a honda goes it looks cool. Needs some biltwell struts and some apes.

david said...

"As far as a Honda goes it looks cool'

Back in the day i believe a lot of guys would do
Japanese bikes before doing an american/brit custom.
Because of cost. .. I look at something like this Honda, and at some of the other metrics, and I'll bet that day's gonna come again.

"Unless this thing has major power no one in the states is gonna want it."

I'll bet you're right on that. I'd hope that if Honda wants to sell a sportster clone for Sportster money
then Honda would build a better, faster Sportster.

What i wrote above about building Japanese customs/chops may be more true of the BigTwin
clones, because they are a lot cheaper secondhand
than "real' twinkies.

Bill said...

What I find creepy is that these posts flow automatically into the Biltwell facebook page and now this blog entry is gone. It had quite a few comments and I was interested to see if it was still going but *poof* it seems to have disappeared... Honda? HD? Who's at the helm?