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Harley-Davidson's new electric bike

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by T.H.Cone, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    So the new edition of CycleWorld just arrived in the mailbox and lo and behold, what do I see on the cover? An electric bike from HD.

    :eek:

    If you ever wanted more proof that the world was going to heck in a hand basket... well, there it is.

    I'd tell you more, but I refuse to read the article. I guess everything will be alright just so long as they can keep selling t-shirts and bedazzled jackets.

    As if those three wheeler things aren't bag enough.
     
  2. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    From my first Harley (a 56 Hummer enduroed) @ age 10, to my current Harley (2009 Night Train), I have watched Harley evolve. Long gone is the day when Harley mean 100% US Made. Long gone are the days that you rode a Harley because you thought it was the best vs. now most folks think it's a fashion statement.

    With all this said, I am actually interested in the new bike. Now, now, before you freak out... between the two directions Harley is destined to go down, which would you choose? The Metric looking water cooled bikes the EPA is forcing them into? OR.. A pretty cool looking electric bike with tons of torque and who even the staunchest gas guzzling reviewers are saying amazes them with how refined it is, like a 10+ year production model?

    Frankly, electric is where we will end up, I would rather see a company like Harley jump in with two feet (like they did), then to have them go down the water cooled metric bike road.

    Just my 2 cents. With that said, I will always keep my fuel burners until they die, but if I came across a chance to pick a Livewire too, I would. ;)
     
  3. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    I'm sorry. I can't be friends with a hippie.
     
  4. Here Comes The BOOM

    Here Comes The BOOM EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    This is crazy, will they at least mount an oil-tank with a little drip somewhere for nostalgia?
     
  5. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    No Hippie here, but I am not blind to the fact that each generation is spawning more and more Hippies. :p

    Soon we will be outnumbered.
     
  6. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Don't deny it now, we all read what you wrote.:)
     
  7. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Actually I think they give you a pocket size squirt bottle full of oil with each purchase so you can "mark your territory".. ;)
     
  8. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    LOL.. When does your new Honda arrive? :rofl:
     
    Cobra 6 Actual and T.H.Cone like this.
  9. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    ^^ Oh I meant Water Cooled Harley.
     
  10. CatherineM
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    Hippies are the only ones having babies, usually at home in a wading pool.
     
  11. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    LOL. Nice.
     
  12. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    LOL, I don't think so. Nice try.
     
  13. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    some hippies have more than one gun safe.....
     
  14. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Then they're not real hippies.
     
  15. Blackheart

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    Oh, this is about as silly as a 3-wheel GoldWing*.

    Where are they going to put all the speakers and amplifiers necessary to rattle my windows at 2 a.m. after the bars close?

    Do you still have to blip the throttle at stoplights to keep it from stalling? If not, Harley riders will never go for it.

    Harley fans would have to buy their fringed leather saddlebags pre-soaked in motor oil.


    (* - if you can't balance on 2 wheels, you should be in a car, not on a motorcycle)
     
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    Err. I don't understand. We are talking about THE Harley Davidson right? And you do mean ELECTRIC yeah?

    I can't live in this world any longer!
     
  17. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    I see people everyday on the highway that can't balance on 4 wheels. LOL. :)
     
  18. Blackheart

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    Well, yeah, but you're in Florida!
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Yep, but the people I am talking about are all Northern transplants! :p


    Edit: Removed the post Civil War derogatory descriptor. LOL
     
  20. Blackheart

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    Let's see how well YOU drive when you're over 70 years old.

    :p back 'atcha.

    I will therefore refrain from using "Redneck" in my reply. :)