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If you plan to buy a Street, what do you currently ride?

Obviously, if you have joined this forum, you have interest in the upcoming HD Street bikes.
I am curious about those of you who plan to purchase a Street...
What kind of bike do you ride now?
Or is the Street going to be your first bike?

I currently ride a 2006 XL1200C Sportster, and don't plan to part with it any time soon, but I will consider adding a Street to the stable.
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Yeah I know it's a Honda Rebel, but it is just fun to ride. I had large displacement bikes in the past and have no desire to own another one. That is why the Street 500 caught my attention.

Honestly... I put 116 miles on the Rebel this past Friday and Saturday and simply enjoy riding it. I still plan on looking at the Street 500 but I'm at at the point of where the Rebel does everything I want a bike to do. It will go anywhere, cheap to insure, cheap to operate, will cruise 60-65 mph all day long if I desire to. So all that considered, I just don't know what I'll end up doing. The Street 500 will have to be a major improvement (whatever that is) or I'm liable to stick with my Rebel for now.
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I'm a looking to get the HD Street as my first bike ever. Figured it was less expnsive than others, and I love HD. I'll just grab the 500 to learn how to ride, and then maybe I'll sell it or keep it and move on to something more exciting.

Should be a good beginner bike, right?
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I don't know why the general consensus is always "moving up" to a larger bike. I say if you enjoy riding a Street 500, then stick with it.
Riding a Sportster myself, I hear about "moving up" on occasion, but I have no desire to ride a big twin. The fuel mileage is worse, they are slower, and can't run the twisties as well. They may be more comfortable on long rides, but I don't ride on long trips. My Sporty serves its purpose as an all-purpose street bike quite well, and gets around 50mpg with a small windscreen and quick detach saddle bags, and has plenty of power to boot.
I rode Yamahas and Hondas from 250cc up 750cc in the past, and never had any complaints about the engine size.
I guess the big twin crowd just assumes that everybody shares their desire to have the biggest machines available. But hey, to each their own. There is no law saying that the smaller Harleys are "starter" bikes, or "girl's" bikes in the case of the Sportsters. All that bs comes from the big twin sheeple.

The important thing is that you ride, not what you ride.
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...I guess the big twin crowd just assumes that everybody shares their desire to have the biggest machines available. But hey, to each their own. There is no law saying that the smaller Harleys are "starter" bikes, or "girl's" bikes in the case of the Sportsters. All that bs comes from the big twin sheeple.

The important thing is that you ride, not what you ride.
Amen to that brother! Take it from one who rides and LIKES riding the ultimate "starter/girly" bike made today.
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I sold all my bikes but I hope on owning the street and later having a road king, and using the street as my beater bike and road king as one for special nights



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