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#831253 - 05/01/13 11:04 PM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: R80RTKen]  
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Besides my RT, my other bike is a 2012 FLTRU. Two different animals with different missions. Like them both.

#831257 - 05/01/13 11:43 PM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: R80RTKen]  
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Adding mid-size dual sport or adv bike soon, prolly a KLR...


Hutch
Perry, GA
2006 R1200RT
2006 Honda CRF250X Dual Sported
2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700SE EPS
2003 K1200 LT-Sold
1972 CB175
1969 Honda Z-50 Mini-Trail
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#831281 - 05/02/13 08:20 AM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: bayoubengal]  
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I have ridden several Harleys and not yet found one that I would ride even if it were given to me. I buy motorcycles that I can actually ride and go places on, not archaic shiny ones to impress the neighbors. If I can't lean into corners withut grinding metal motorcycle parts on the pavement I have no use for it.

Buell XB12 Ulysess that I owned was impressive in a lot of ways. After Eric worked his magic on the engine it was a blast to ride and bore little resemblence to the Sportster engine that it started out life as. And it handled like a sport bike too. Not really a Harley though is it?

My 'other rride' is a Ducati and I am very happy with it and my 1200GS Camhead, thank you.

#831466 - 05/03/13 06:37 PM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: mrsoup]  
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Originally Posted By: mrsoup
I buy motorcycles that I can actually ride and go places on, not archaic shiny ones to impress the neighbors.


Some of us do go places on our Harleys.

After a full year with the Road Glide, here's how I would compare it to the RT:

Winter riding: I ride all winter long, excepting days with snow and ice. The Road Glide offers superior protection. The RT spent the winter on a battery tender.

Summer riding: Between the full fairing and the engine heat, the Harley can be brutal in hot weather. Prefer the RT, especially for city riding.

Touring: Depends upon the daily distances and the amount of interstate riding. For longer tours with a lot of highway miles the Harley does it better for me. Last year I took it on a 3000 mile shake-down tour through Pennsylvania and New England and will be taking it down to Key West in a couple of weeks. It's made for that kind of touring. For shorter tours with less interstate riding I prefer the RT.

Two-up: Road Glide all the way. In fact, that was my main reason for buying it.

#831506 - 05/04/13 01:51 AM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: R80RTKen]  
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RG is still on my radar. I think it might be a nice compliment to the GS.


Matt


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#831553 - 05/04/13 03:31 PM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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I like the way the HD look, but they are cramped for how big and heavy they are. Victory's do have a lot more room, if that matters.


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#831582 - 05/04/13 08:00 PM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: Ponch]  
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Originally Posted By: Ponch
I like the way the HD look, but they are cramped for how big and heavy they are. Victory's do have a lot more room, if that matters.

I like Vicotry but I worry it will end up like Indian and Excelsior.


Bob
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#831594 - 05/04/13 10:27 PM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: R80RTKen]  
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They've been around 15 years and they are growing. What more do you want?


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#831789 - 05/06/13 11:51 PM Re: How many also ride other Marques.. Harley , Kawasaki etc.. [Re: upflying]  
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Originally Posted By: upflying

I like Vicotry but I worry it will end up like Indian and Excelsior.


Victory's parent company, Polaris, now owns Indian and just developed an all-new engine for Indian. I don't think Victory is going away any time soon, unless, just maybe, Indian really takes off for them and they decide to scrap the Victory brand.

I rather think that the acquisition of Indian might allow one brand or the other to branch out into non-cruiser bikes. Back before most of us were born, Indian had a successful racing reputation. But then again, so did H-D.


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