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My new bike!

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Soootylad, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Soootylad

    Gangster

    Joined: May 5, 2014

    Posts: 256

    Location: Staffordshire

    Nearly a month into ownership now - A thoroughly enjoyable bike that looks awesome (to my eyes) and is fast, chuckable, and a joy to tinker with - Right now I honestly wouldn't swap it for any other bike regardless of £££.

    No idea where the bad(ish) rep comes from but I'm guessing it must be an outdated mindset as this is one hell of a bit of kit with a build quality which puts other bikes I've been on to shame!

    Highly recommended :)
     
  2. snappyfish

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2008

    Posts: 986

    Location: UK

    Somehow Harleys have a massive grin factor. I loved the Dyna Fat Bob I tested.... But I'm drooling over the breakout.

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  3. snappyfish

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2008

    Posts: 986

    Location: UK

    double post!! Grrr why cant you delete them?
     
  4. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,779

    Location: Kent

    Hmm, "chuckable" and harley, not 2 words you often hear together :p

    Now, a 400cc sport bike, that's chuckable. A Harley, any Harley... hmmm. :D
     
  5. Mucky_Pup

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 21, 2008

    Posts: 4,685

    Location: Hebburn

    Kind of bought one :p
     
  6. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    That thing doesn't corner, all the fun is in the corners... nothing more boring than a straight road. :(
     
  7. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    pics :p and congrats

    Harleys are built for America though long long straight roads compared to tiny uk
     
  8. Mucky_Pup

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 21, 2008

    Posts: 4,685

    Location: Hebburn

    Same as the op, won't have it till next month, still being shipped here, managed to get a cancelled order one though so don't have to wait as long.
     
  9. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I like them tbf,the 883 anyway
     
  10. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    You're only 27 and already bought a HD? :eek: :confused:
     
  11. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    don't u like the buell ic3?
     
  12. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    Are we still talking about HD? I don't know the models...

    Edit

    Or do you mean the make Buell, some of those Buell bikes look nice. But I'm not sold on the looks of them...
     
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  13. Mucky_Pup

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 21, 2008

    Posts: 4,685

    Location: Hebburn

    Yes :D
     
  14. Soootylad

    Gangster

    Joined: May 5, 2014

    Posts: 256

    Location: Staffordshire

    The bigger ones maybe, the Sportsters certainly arent...
     
  15. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    yeah I was replying to ic3

    they are meant for the long freeways in America,long distance in relative comfort compared to an upright crouched sportsbike,nice plodder
     
  16. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    So pretty much useless in the UK, on a bike like that you would have to brake hard before some corners on the A roads where I live.

    I might get a HD when I hit mid age crisis in my 40's or when I'm over 50 yo, I'll take it easy at that age. So in till then, I want bikes which are fun on the twisty roads/track. You can't even filter on a HD through the traffic...
     
  17. Soootylad

    Gangster

    Joined: May 5, 2014

    Posts: 256

    Location: Staffordshire

    You might not be able to :D

    I'm very fond of filtering and I'm every bit as comfortable doing in on my Sporty as I am on the ER-6n I spent a lot of time on...
     
  18. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,104

    Location: /* */

    An ER6N is a world apart from a HD.
     
  19. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    "Able to" what?

    I saw a bloke on HD on a roundabout, I was right behind him. His bike was nearly scraping whilst I barley had any lean as he was going just above 15-20mph. I usually take that roundabout at 30-40mph depending on the traffic. Same when I see a guy on HD, they always put both feet down just before they stop.

    I'm not hating on HD's, just pointing out some cons. I guess for just cruising around straight roads, this bike is comfortable even though I would still prefer a tourer over a HD for going longer distances. I'm not trying to hate, just saying they aren't for me. I've all the fun in the corners and quickly nipping through the busy traffic whilst cruisers are waiting just like cars do... although I'm aware that there are probably some more skilled riders who do filter on HD's I just havent had the chance to see any of them. Last time I saw a guy on MT07 in matching yamaha leathers waiting in traffic whilst I was filtering through, so you can't put all HD riders in the same jar. BTW bike like the MT07 was made for town and filtering ffs! :p

    Edit:

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    Nothing happened to him, he didn't even fellow off. He stood up straight after coming off the bike, I wouldn't want to slide into those rocks without gear on... ouch.
     
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  20. Soootylad

    Gangster

    Joined: May 5, 2014

    Posts: 256

    Location: Staffordshire

    In a lot of ways absolutely, I'm just saying I don't find filtering any harder on the Sporty...

    I think we best put this thread to bed, I posted a pic of my new bike without knowing it would have to be defended quite so much! For some reason people see the brand and think that a Sportster is exactly the same as the big Softails or Touring models (just look at the size of that thing that IC3 posted above as his reference H-D!). Its like saying you don't like 3 Series BMWs because they also make the X5.

    Honestly folks, each unto their own, but if a lot of you could just see past the fact that H-D also make big tourers, then you might just enjoy throwing a Sportster or a Street 500/750 around!

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    Great fun, I've just always preferred the Sportys.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015