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One-off HD Sportster Dual-Sport

Check this out: http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/...carduccis-sc3/

The article says the owner was tired of waiting for HD to make a dual sport, so he built his own. Have to appreciate the guy's motivation and skills.



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WOW, a lot more "dirt" than I expected when I saw the thread title. I was thinking more of a "street scrambler". But the cost makes me think just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD.
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Cool he was able to built the bike!

The lbs of it and how it preforms?

Built in Harley lovers and alot of those riders have money!





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Very nice but why. It weighs 100 lbs more than a KLR which is more than a handful off road. Why use a Harley motor which is total crap. The Versys puts out more with half the displacement and weight.
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Very interesting but like so many premium suvs they'll probably see very little off-road use I'd guess. The off-road bikes HD did come up with were less than inspiring. One of my dirt magazines in the late 70's talked about the orange one (can't remember the name) and it was faster in the second highest gear because it could't pull the top gear. They went racing and I think an oil line blew causing a dnf....can't remember most of it except it wasn't pretty especially when better stuff was available for way le$$. Still nice work but $47,000...wow!

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I admire him for his innovativeness & for having the balls to go ahead with it,
BUT, it's just one man's dream,& no matter how many rich Harley owners there are out there, he won't even recoup his set up & manufacturing costs.

(I've seen Dakar Rally 'bikes for less!)
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I like the architecture. Just build me one with the new Yamaha FZ09 triple motor. oh.. and for 1/4 the price please. Otherwise, I'll just stick with my V.
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Custom one at a time bikes are very expensive regardless of the platform it is built on.

Now, you can get a kit to convert a Suzuki savage into a cafe bike for about $5000. No suspension, brakes, etc included in that price though. add olins front and back and you are out $20,000 for a single cylinder budget bike.
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Very nice but why.
Because that's what HE wanted.


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Because that's what HE wanted.
Yep totally agree. His dream, his time and his money. Excellent work. One of a kind.
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Here is a video of him
I have see the bike personally. Pictures don't do it justice so many little things on this bike. Would I own one yes but not for that price. I will keep my KLE650
http://carduccidualsport.com/


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