I thought they cancelled the bronx and the other one but this one was done so they decided to sell it and see what happened?I thought this one was cancelled?
Tractor qualities work well for the Super Tenere. The looks of the HD are growing on me.It's probably not a bad bike as far as "adv" bikes go. A little bit of John Deere tractor like performance is good for gravel roads. Dealer network for long distance travellers will be an asset.
But i can't get past the styling. Did a group of 15 year olds do this?
I’m more impressed with the 9k rpm limit.I thought they cancelled the bronx and the other one but this one was done so they decided to sell it and see what happened?
150hp for 20K? The iron-horse diehards should have their pitchforks out for that. To get there on their classic bikes, isn't that almost 20K in stage upgrades on-top of the bike price?
As for the design?
"The looks of the HD are growing on me." - You mean like a fungus?Tractor qualities work well for the Super Tenere. The looks of the HD are growing on me.
It would be an interesting experiment if it was a zero cost option on a touring platform. Are the HOG's willing to die on their sword and take the classic engine or do they want the new one? I suspect the old one sounds "better" but damn are you ever giving up a lot for that noise.I am looking forward to see what they put the engine in next though. Maybe a strait touring platform?
It seems like they could make a competitor to the 500X without a ton of effort. They'll probably sell the pig for a while and see if HD adv bikes have a chance before spinning up variations.And for what it's worth I still think they should have used the Street engine in a modern adventure chassis, with AND without high end suspension components, but with competitive build quality that meets the customers expectations.
There's less competition in the small displacement adventure or light explorer/standard market. Speaking for myself - I'm getting older and less enamored with the latest tech and baubles, as well as preferring a lighter bike, both attributes that should appeal to new riders and/or people coming back. I love my 1090 Adventure but a lower seat height, even sacrificing suspension travel and ground clearance would make me more eager to actually go exploring further off road.