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Old 12-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #105
Donkey Hotey
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Originally Posted by JerryH View Post
Harley is pretty much the only company that still makes bikes with any character. Harleys still vibrate, and they still have that sweet off beat exhaust sound. I wonder if that is a big part of why they still sell so well?
Ducati. MV Agusta. Triumph.

Originally Posted by Pigford View Post
The BUELL thing is interesting......... But I've only ever ridden a smaller engined Lightening with 3000 miles showing, which I had for an hours test ride, with a view to buy.

I quite liked it (being bought up on mostly Jap & Brit bikes since the late 70's)..... it handled great, stopped good and sounded nice.......

.......but I was disappointed that the infamous V-Twin torque was totally lacking Not boring though.
Yup, I rode the XB9 and had the exact same reaction. I PROMISE that the XB12 isn't even close to similar: 2nd gear exit wheelies are just a throttle-whack away.
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