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Mog
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have a dream of about 500 XB type Buells (& others) parked 6 feet apart on the front lawn of H-D for a week with bikes arriving and departing during the XBnice Rally. Politely admonishing H-D for not adding its type back into the stable. Nix the Bronx & add the XBs again.

Anyone share the dream? Thumbs up? Date & time?
No guts no Buells?
homecoming
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Blake
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That would be epic.
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Ceejay
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 08:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Think that management beat you to it, well at least the “nix the Bronx,” part...
https://www.rideapart.com/articles/439666/harley-d avidson-bronx-possible-cancellation/
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Mog
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Blake & Ceejay

Ceejay, I really want to see a picture(s) of the 1125r front fairing on your bike, please.

Blake, I placed the same comment of XBnice Rally on MO magazine and some other site with a few complimentary replies. To me, the idea would make a great type of homecoming. I have doubts as to whether Erik would get anywhere near HD but that does not prevent a ground swell of folks that would suggest MOCO consider a true street bike to be produced the equivalent of an XB9 or 12, definitely not the Bronx.

If this group could think about it as a positive demonstration of what young American & European riders (& old riders such as I) want built, maybe HD admin might see the profit. If it turns out big enough, some investor firms may take another look at EBR if HD waves the XB crowd away.

Throw down the gauntlet.

The idea is to end run the cloistered in house yes man marketing group. Unavoidably on their front lawn in plain view of the CEO and media!
Maybe a visit to EBR also? Thoughts?
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Mnscrounger
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Even if they wanted to do that, I doubt they have the money to invest in another direction. They are bleeding out.
The street bike you're talking about needs to sell for under 10K to get any serious market share. By HD standards, that's a pretty low margin if they could do it at all.
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Hughlysses
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020 - 02:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I wonder how expensive it would be to put a new XB into production? The chassis and running gear are 100% designed. The engine is designed, but might require updates to meet current emission regs. Hopefully the tooling still exists. I’d guess they’d also want to do a cosmetic refresh and they’d rebrand it as a “new” Harley model.

The Elves could have probably had it ready for production in a month for a Tiny fraction of what HD spent on the Bronx. I doubt HD would be so efficient.
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Mnscrounger
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

We kind of did a personal appearance at last year, with a sizable group of Buells at the HD museum to commemorate the tenth anniversary of a stupid decision. It's not like we carried banners or threatened to burn anything, but we did make our presence known. We stayed polite because ultimately HD doesn't have to make any parts to support us if they don't want to. They haven't completely cut off support (yet).
That said, My local dealer St Paul HD still sells parts, but no longer services the brand.
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Ceejay
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I no longer have that bike, was set up for track days but life, as it tends to do, got in the way...
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