Designed by the same guy that did the Street Rod 750.As I'm re-reading, I might have some of the names/bikes mixed up. Either way, I like the sports bike and am not a fan of the others..
They did and put it in the VRSCs. Then the cancelled the line. From what I can see, there will quite a number of riders who will be eliminated with short inseams.Meh.
Why can't they do something surprisingly awesome like develop a proper performance engine. Maybe they could hire a german automotive engineering team to help design it...
If H-D prices this Streetfighter in the $10-15k range, it will be right in line with its main competitor...the Ducati Monster. And yes, for the love of God, the 975cc in this new H-D has to perform! The 821 Duc Monster is rated at 109hp. The 1200 DM puts out 147hp. Engineer it right or don't do it at all.So what I see then is H-D was too busy with other legacy bikes and engines, plus the new M8 to look into the near future and create new global bikes out of the great Revo 1250cc engine while it was still relevant. Hell they had been Poo-pooing it for 15 years so just let it go ! Never broke and made us money like cam box failures anyway. Then they woke up, decided they needed a new " Modular " 1250cc engine for a few new bikes and now they are going to redesign the whole thing so it gets what - 2 grams per liter less oxides of nitrogen at 4500 Rpm ? That justifies a multi Billion Dollar Investment ? They could have done the whole thing 10 years ago with the Revo and already had the bikes for sale, and have had sold hundreds of thousands of them already. So - late to the party, poor product planning, unaware of what they already have well designed at their fingertip disposal, then a new Multi-Billion $ investment to create another 1250cc engine, (of unknown quality or performance ) in the global marketplace- Brilliant. It better be good, REALLY good and impress all or that will be the most expensive and last turd they ever took. This is the BIG TIME. Get it right H-D, lead, follow, or get out of the way. You wanna go cheap ? Build a cheap bike. ( You have ) Want to build a Streetfighter cheap ? Just don't bother. Performance bikes and H-D's are not cheap so embrace that and build us a world class engine, and a world class bike that surrounds it. We will buy it. :blahblah: