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#4495621 - 08/22/17 09:22 PM 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna.
DuckRyder Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: Atlanta
Lighter, stiffer, Milwaukee Eight powered. Rigid mount and rear mono shock. Increased lean angle.



Street Bob



Fat Bob



Slim



Heritage
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#4496638 - 08/24/17 05:39 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 07/02/07
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What is up with that headlight on the Fat Bob? Terrible. And the the exhaust cans look a little too metric sport-bike style. But I get what they're aiming for with the fat bob, the entire look appears to be to attract riders who otherwise would not consider a Harley Davidson-- it's everything we've discussed in the "saturated motorcycle market" and "motorcycles aren't selling... to younger buyers." threads. I guess HD is doing what they have to and have chosen the Fat Bob as the model to try that with.

That Heritage is looking awesome though.
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#4496654 - 08/24/17 06:22 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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The Heritage is about the only one of the new Softail line that doesn’t have something that Aesthetically I would have to change immediately.

The Fat Bob looks good for what it is but I’d take my ~$18,000 to the Ducati dealer if I was in for that sort of thing. The headlight works on that style IMO, the gold head shields less so...

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#4496656 - 08/24/17 06:30 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 07/10/12
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Loc: South Carolina
Being I am partial to large but non fairing bikes, I also like the Heritage, liked it before and liking the more updated look, look forward to seeing it in the showroom.

AS far as the blacked out look of all the new bikes, (this may sound old) Im not a big fan of it nor is my wife, I like chrome, few reasons, but big one for me is chrome is a lot more easy to clean, will never chip, water spot ya da ya da etc.
Black will age and bike will look older in time. Wonder if it will affect resale, like on metrics. I see some of these "denim" bikes now and they look years old in just a short time.
Even though I say I am not a big fan of it, Im not saying never would I own one.

Fat Bob, hey, I think Harley has to experiment and think outside the box to she what works and doesnt, I like the look, maybe the headlight doesnt match the rest of the bike, meaning the shape ok but looks out of proportion to the rest of the bike, needs to be larger, shape ok.


Edited by alarmguy (08/24/17 06:33 AM)
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#4496785 - 08/24/17 08:59 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 08/11/11
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Loc: n.c.
The fat bobs exhaust, headlight and tiny front fender are terrible. The lower half of the Heritage windshield looks awful blacked out. Chrome forks and air cleaner to match the windshield bracket would look nice on the Heritage. I'm liking the Slim.

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#4496867 - 08/24/17 10:38 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: gman2304]
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 303
Loc: Ottawa, Upper Kanuckistan
Originally Posted By: gman2304
I'm liking the Slim.


I'm liking the Slim as well. Until Indian came out with the Scout, the only cruiser I would have considered was the V-Rod.

Old Sparks must be getting old...

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#4497470 - 08/25/17 05:42 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: Atlanta
Surprisingly, the Fat Bob seems to be gaining a lot of fans on other boards.

Several of these are available with the 114ci M8.

CVO Touring Bikes have the 117ci M8





http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/all-new-harley-davidson-softails-for-2018
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#4497874 - 08/25/17 03:24 PM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 09/29/09
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Loc: Deep in the heart of Jersey
All Harley has to do with these models to make them a hit, is sell a matching backpacks and Smart phone cover.,,,

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#4500022 - 08/28/17 05:50 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 02/26/13
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Loc: Central Virginia
I'll miss the Dyna and IMO the best big bike Harley makes. I just hope they don't screw up the Sportster. That being said, it would be nice if they offered the Sportster with a bigger frame for tall riders.


Edited by Silverado12 (08/28/17 05:51 AM)
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#4500409 - 08/28/17 01:27 PM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 52
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
...That being said, it would be nice if they offered the Sportster with a bigger frame for tall riders.


oh you mean a dyna...

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#4500535 - 08/28/17 05:09 PM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 1374
Loc: Fl & Vt
No surprise.

The Motor Company has always pandered to the inseam challenged crowd. The softail is Harley speak for lack of rear suspension and I suspect that this will be more of the same.

Don't get me wrong, I love some of the things that Harley does. Enough love to be the current owner of my third Harley.

But.

Why do they all have to be low-n-slow? Why can't they put the V-rod engine in a full sized bagger?

I give up, rant over.
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#4500980 - 08/29/17 06:22 AM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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#4504866 - 09/01/17 08:50 PM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 08/14/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Michigan USA
As an independent shop owner I am sooo glad that HD killed the Dyna and got rid of the shovelhead frame on the softail, both of these bikes are hard and time consuming to work on so I have to say thank you, finally HD has moved into the 20th century at least with it`s technology

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#4504947 - 09/01/17 10:25 PM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: EdV]
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Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3048
Loc: n.c.
Originally Posted By: EdV
As an independent shop owner I am sooo glad that HD killed the Dyna and got rid of the shovelhead frame on the softail, both of these bikes are hard and time consuming to work on so I have to say thank you, finally HD has moved into the 20th century at least with it`s technology
. Why is the Dyna so hard to work on? It's pretty much a naked bike with very little plastic or fiberglass pieces to remove. No bags, covers etc. One bolt holds the seat on and when removed a lot of electrical and diagnostics components are right in front of you. If you think a Dyna is hard to work on, you would really be slinging wrenches if an Electraglide came into your shop.


Edited by gman2304 (09/01/17 10:26 PM)

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#4505458 - 09/02/17 01:13 PM Re: 2018 Harley “Big Twin” common frame, no more Dyna. [Re: DuckRyder]
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Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Ca
I've never ridden a Harley, but I want one. Dealer said I could test ride whatever I liked thumbsup

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