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Gasp, a Harley with proper suspension?

Look like H-D have been paying attention to the bikes on sites like Bike Exif etc. A strong cafe influence here and I like it.

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They did the 1200cc racing bike a few years ago that had decent suspension. XR1200X. But man, was that bike heavy!


[quote-Motorcycle-USA]Showa’s 43mm Big Piston Fork gracing the pointed end. This came as somewhat of a surprise as said Showa fork is advanced in even the most hardcore sportbike circles. Fully-adjustable dual 36mm Showa rear shocks completed the suspension changes. As for brakes, the 292mm front rotors are now floating while still being gripped by the same potent 4-pistion Nissin calipers as last year’s bike.

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They did the 1200cc racing bike a few years ago that had decent suspension. XR1200X. But man, was that bike heavy!


[quote-Motorcycle-USA]Showa’s 43mm Big Piston Fork gracing the pointed end. This came as somewhat of a surprise as said Showa fork is advanced in even the most hardcore sportbike circles. Fully-adjustable dual 36mm Showa rear shocks completed the suspension changes. As for brakes, the 292mm front rotors are now floating while still being gripped by the same potent 4-pistion Nissin calipers as last year’s bike.
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And top heavy at that. At least the cruisers wear their weight low where it isn't as ponderous.
The new Low Rider S has a decent suspension too. Shame they just gave it a spray can black paint job and expect $18k for it. If they could bring it in around the $14k mark of the standard and offer colorful paint and chrome along with the acceptable springs, I might get a little more worked up. I'd forgo the 110 engine, but not the suspension or color.
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Guys on the Road Glide forum I joined are springing for Ohlins suspension front and rear. The Road Glide attracts motorcycle enthusiasts, not just the Harley crowd. Many of those guys have multiple bikes in the stable from different manufacturers.

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