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HD Pan America review. She is a cutie, I meant the girl

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  1. CrazyDiavelRider

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    Nice review and even for HD impressive. we will see long term and will Indian respond???
     
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    Wow! Welcome HD ..........to the next century. Where have you been ?
    All kidding aside .... I think they may have a winner there.
     
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    Wonder if theyll put that engine into a cruiser and/or sportsbike at some stage....Could be the Quantum Leap to drag them out of the pidgeonhole thyve put themselves in
     
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    She IS a cutie yeah!....nice accent too

    bike sounds like a sewing machine but, even with the Screaming Chicken pipe......
     
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    Original plans called for a 900 cc sport bike and a 1250 cc cruiser made with this engine. The new ceo has been very non comital about keeping those plans.
     
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    Looks like a nice bike.
    Price is premium over other options as usual for HD.
    Not sure how much that will hurt sales.
     
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    Compared to other bikes in the same category ? HD will price them selves into another slump. Way to go HD ...... keep making bikes no one can afford.
     
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    Nicely done thorough video by a easy on the eyes competent rider. Could only get up to 124mph on the Autobahn because of the rain! Good to see HD take the risk of developing a bike to take on BMW etc. I wish them good luck with it.
     
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    I do believe she mentioned the HD was not as good as the BMW GS 1250 but also not as expensive.
     
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    Like HD ..... BMW is in a class all it’s own. The cost of ownership for these two brands has always steered me clear. My HD Brethren have proven it to me time and time again. Don’t know anyone that owns a BMW bike but I hear they keep to them selves mostly.
     
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    I don’t see this being their bail out by any means. But a move in the right direction. Impressive numbers on this drivetrain for sure. Personally not my cup of tea but a Good move for them. At this point they can no longer afford bad ones. Now let’s see if they sell
     
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    I don't either but I had one lane split to get behind me in road construction. I don't want anything to do with dicks on bikes.

    The V-Strom remains a popular option here for being affordable and decent ride. HD might bring the tech with the Pan not I don't see that attracting the cheap riders.
     
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    V-Storm would be hard to beat for that type ride. Like the Triumphs too.
     
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    I’m looking up prices and it looks like the Harley is LESS than the BMW GS. Not bad, not bad at all.
     
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    I thought the FTR was going in this direction at one point, at least you cant confuse the Pan America with anything else, Kinda like the Vision.
    Possibly this is HD's turn to spur on more competition. Be careful what you ask for you may get it from Indian.

    I am not an Indian fan boy but can appreciate how far they have come. still true Blue Victory guy, just with out a Victory for now.
     
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