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My brother and his "new twin".

I rode it for about 10 miles, through lots of twisties.
Handling is as I expected, slow and fairly predictable, considering the sheer mass of the thing.
The very low center of gravity improves the overall handling a bit.
He removed a whole bunch of saddlebags and stuff, but I bet it still weighs 750 plus......
Not what I would call smooth (like a Gold Wing), but better than old Harleys.
Massive gruntage available in any gear at any rpm, loud as hell.
There's a tractor-like bestiality to the engine that has its own appeal.

The riding position (first photo) was way too weird for me, but he likes it, so......it melted my shoe - "Harley-Heel", he called it, said that now I'll be recognized by other Harley riders.
I wonder if he'll teach me the Secret Handshake??




 

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Say 25 Hail Honda's and gargle with water from the Pacific Ocean (preferrably from a source north of California) and all will be forgiven.
 

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You'd think riding that new bike would put the same type smile on his face that you have when riding your 450.
 

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"You'd think riding that new bike would put the same type smile on his face that you have when riding your 450."

He's got an image to maintain. Riding a Harley is serious business. Can I also add that the only time I got a melted shoe was on my brand new CB550F?

Also, there is no secret handshake. On a Harley, everything shakes!
 

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fxray said:
"You'd think riding that new bike would put the same type smile on his face that you have when riding your 450."

He's got an image to maintain. Riding a Harley is serious business. Can I also add that the only time I got a melted shoe was on my brand new CB550F?

Also, there is no secret handshake. On a Harley, everything shakes!

Good one, everything shakes :lol:
 

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tbpmusic said:
I can't help but wonder if I could stuff that engine into a 450 frame??
Yeow.........

They call that a Buell :)

Ask me how I know
 
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