Saturday, April 24, 2010
Harley Sportster '48'
Now, I have to admit I'm really torn about this bike. I personally believe Harley hit a home run with this Sporty, its everyhting the nightster is, only it looks better. Now, I also believe this is probably the best bike Harley is currently building with the exception of the Dressers (those are always cool).
But here's my beef with this bike: The front end styling is cool and all, aside from some flashy tank paint and the awesome front tire, its just a sportster. Goin with this retro theme the nightster back half is great and all, but I just think they could have done so much more. I mean that triangular panel that is where the oil tank should be (it may even be an oil tank, I dont know new sportys) just is outta place. Retro front end, retro-ish back end, and this mildly crotch rocket center section to the bike WTF?
Also, trys to look like an old bike but at the end of the day its not. Rubber mounted motor, fuel injection, emissions, quiet pipes, and that fucking goofy midsection of the bike. Honestly Harley, WHY? Did a woman take over the company or something? Since when did you take away the vibrator and add a dildo? Look Harley, if you;re gonna do shit like this and make it look all nifty at least give us riders the option for a carb and solid mounts. Bah...
So my final verdict: I would buy this bike brand new if they:
1. Went back to an all mechanical/ carbureted set up
2. Solid Mount the Motor
3. Offer Chain drive from factory free of charge
4. Alter that goofy midsection to look like an old sportster
5. Reduce the price by a couple grand
Until then, Harley you can blow me. I'll make my old ass sporty look just as cool as that bike, for half the price, and it will have all of the perks mentioned in parts 1-5. Suck on that bitches.
Damn you P-Nut for influencing my bike taste. Had I never met you I could be perfectly happy with that bike lmao