It really is not that wheezy on revving as it sounds in the vid , there was some throaty thump present. Believe me this vid sucks bigtime but I hope it gives you an idea.
Thats greatSo like I said here last night , I visited the showroom again today and met the manager who was absent last time. First thing he did was fire up the bike , I recorded about 30sec but it turned out bad . Still gives you a nice idea of what to expect - closer to a boneville than a iron . And yes accounting for modern demands and regulations , it is loud . Yes it sounds good , it wont be a deal breaker in any case.
THey failed to offer any other info , 65nm of torque at 4k rpm is the only one offered. No idea about gear ratios , top speed , acceleration from 0-60/100 etc etc. It is boderline ridiculous harley has failed to educate their dealers about specs!!!
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Sorry for bad quality again , my phone sucks and I was pretty excited then . Vibration present in idle and increases on revving , no idea whether it might prove uncomfortable over long distacne but tolerable otherwise.
CLutch is light , brakes are 70-30 . No ABS even as accessories.
Bike only starts in neutral , cant depress clutch and start in gear , handle lock and ignition are done at same lock which is good. Plastics here and there , cost cutting all around.
yep it is the case and the dealer even demonstrated it and yes it is really stupid . Even 100cc commuter bikes have this feature if it can even be called that , I thought it was the standard norm . Any reason why they made it differently ?Sounds like my Street Rod, which I happen to like a lot. So far so good. Not being able to start the bike in gear with the clutch in, however, is unacceptable if that is indeed the case. Whomever came up with that stupid idea never parked a motorcycle on a steep San Francisco hill where you always park your bike in gear and may not be able to get it out of gear if the bike rolled until the gears in the transmission held the bike, or stalled a bike at a traffic light.
Imagine having to find neutral, or not with a stalled engine, before having to start the bike and take off. Good luck with that.
If the bike does not start in gear I will have to reconsider my booking. Seriously.
no we have no such regulation , commuter 100c bikes costing a fraction of the street have this "feature". My dad was of the opinion that HD had prolly tampered with the transmission of the display bike so that one cant ride it , I think it will be the case in the delivery models as well(because I put the bike in gear and tried to move it , it didnt so clearly gear was engaged. I also tried starting it in gear and it didnt) :/Uh, don't like the fact you can't start the bike in gear, that could/can be dangerous IMO. Wonder if that is some kind of regulation in India or something. If the bikes sold here in the US are like that, I'm afraid I'll have to pass.
**** HD, my little Honda Rebel will start in gear with the clutch pulled in...
I own a kickstart enfield so anything is an improvement , but I guess the situation where this can become an issue is if the bikes stalls in traffic . Parking it shouldnt be an deal breaker though it is a very weird thing , I'm not sure I have seen this in any other bike except for really cheap(and old) 75-100cc commuter bikes and mopeds. It surely can't be a cost cutting technique right ?I've been around bikes all my life, and was taught from young to always leave it in 1st gear while parked, and shift into neutral before starting.