it seems i jumped the gun, thanks bill! chase the wizard not the dollar!!!
I would love to build the shit outta that thing... c'mon big H... let me make it cool.
I've seen this and still,...i'd ride anything...
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery..' As we know Japan has some of the finest custombuilders on the planet. It's sad that the big 4 Jpn manufacturers don't use some of that talent tobuild cruisers with their own Jpn style, rather thatimitate 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...
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.
"As far as a Honda goes it looks cool'Back in the day i believe a lot of guys would doJapanese 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 moneythen Honda would build a better, faster Sportster.What i wrote above about building Japanese customs/chops may be more true of the BigTwinclones, because they are a lot cheaper secondhandthan "real' twinkies.
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?
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