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Thread: R.I.P. Dyna.... now a softail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twizzle View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by twizzle View Post
    Looks like the WG has been dropped!
    I have been looking at pre loved, but if the new bikes are so much better...

    Actually, I do have a bit of an issue with the way Harley are marketing the new bikes as, rather than their blurb suggesting that they're building on a popular and well established product line, it reads like they are delighted to have addressed significant design deficiencies in the current bikes.

    Ok, this might be true, but...

    It leaves me thinking that buying a 2017 or earlier would be daft, but knowing that buying a 2018 will be unaffordable.

    Thank goodness the R1200R is so good :-)

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    Damn sold my 2013 Fatbob yesterday, looks like I might have sold a collectors item, but enjoying my 1200GS soo much at the moment, it has taken the sting away, new Fatbob looks awesom, but they have reduced the tank from 5 gallons to 3.6, and the forks are now 43mm pre 2006 models, and taken soo much metal out of the frame, I am not sure it will be as solid as they say, we shall see in the year to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smogbob View Post
    and taken soo much metal out of the frame, I am not sure it will be as solid as they say, we shall see in the year to come.
    I suspect having the the motor rigidly mounted as a stressed member will help

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    The tank reduction is a bit odd.... The street bob tank looks too small for the bike IMO
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    Having looked through the range on their website today I can't see any bike there that appeals to me at all.

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    I thought the touring models (Ultras, Road Kings etc) used the same frame as Dyna's.
    Will Dyna/touring frames still be produced? Or will it be touring models with Softail frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brut33 View Post
    I thought the touring models (Ultras, Road Kings etc) used the same frame as Dyna's.
    Will Dyna/touring frames still be produced? Or will it be touring models with Softail frames.
    Touring and Dyna frames are different.

    They have merged the dyna and Softail models into a brand new Softail frame ... The suspension unit runs under the seat now rather then under the rear end...
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    Ive a friend who's a Harley mechanic in the States. he has a bench full of failed M8 engines all failed around 5-6k

    Id wait for them to sort the issues out before buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Farmer View Post
    Ive a friend who's a Harley mechanic in the States. he has a bench full of failed M8 engines all failed around 5-6k

    Id wait for them to sort the issues out before buying.
    By the time I buy one, they will be well sorted..
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    Quote Originally Posted by twizzle View Post
    By the time I buy one, they will be obsolete.....
    Likewise...ain't nothing to attract me to a new Harley...........
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    I'm digging the "New School" moniker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
    I'm digging the "Wanker" moniker.

    Fixed....
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    It is all a bit meh really. 10 Years ago (or maybe a bit more) there were plenty of new Harley's that I liked. I even bought one, but the last few years they don't seem to have been able to produce anything that appeals. Maybe it's just me getting more curmudgeonly as I get older

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    You lot are a bit like the 1150GS guys v 1200GS guys I reckon

    Seriously though (and I agree with your sentiments) I reckon HD will get broader/mass market appeal with these bikes and sell more, QED, I mean even Arsey says he likes them. HD couldn't care less about the guys in here who aren't into replacing the bike every three years on PCP.............it's the future.

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    One of the five imbeciles of the vainglorious big swinging dick types of the Harley section

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