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    Harley's new bike

    Here is the latest new bike from H-D: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...nd/3746133001/
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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    Interesting move.

    This quote is promising:
    "Entering the electric bicycle business underscores efforts to remake Harley-Davidson into a more nimble company that reacts quickly to market conditions and consumer preferences."

    This line is entirely laughable:
    "...combines Harley-Davidson’s world-class product development capability and leadership in two-wheel electric propulsion..."

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    More likely this illustrates H-D's ability to stick their brand on any sort of Chinese-made product. I wonder if they will offer Screaming Eagle accessories for their e-bike? Such as a 100-watt CD player, bar end tassels and a beer can holder, along with Screaming Eagle playing cards to attach to the spokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
    More likely this illustrates H-D's ability to stick their brand on any sort of Chinese-made product. I wonder if they will offer Screaming Eagle accessories for their e-bike? Such as a 100-watt CD player, bar end tassels and a beer can holder, along with Screaming Eagle playing cards to attach to the spokes.
    Up to a decade ago, most high end bikes, like this one, were still made in Taiwan. That may have changed by now. Actual bicyclists never buy bikes branded from other industries. It is simply a way to sucker non-bicyclists into paying a premium for their "team" name on a product that has nothing to do with the brand.

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    Apparently, H-D is so worried about the faithful berating them for producing an electric bicycle that they had to create a separate company to manufacture their E-bikes. Here is the story:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl9P67nNtXs
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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