I'm crushed. In a shoot out between the Sport 1000 and the Harley XR1200, Cycle World picked the Harley.
You don’t need a magazine to tell you what to like, go ride your bike and be happy. Think how the poor superbike guys feel, every year the magazines claim there is something better & faster.
I am glad my Sportclassic will be cool no matter what comes out.
Remember: wax-on / wax-off
They took the money from the dentists and brokers and bought Buell and MV Augusta… enough said!I just rode a XR1200 today.
It's an agricultural engine, nowhere near as quick as the Duc, and way heavier.
It wasn't bad but I wouldn't call it a sport bike.
Cycle World is awful and has been for a long while. The only American mag to read about motorcycles is motor cyclist and that in comparison pales to the euro trash mags. hah. Americans in general just dont appreciate form and function.
i grew up with harley davidsons, flathead, panhead,I personally think that it is a lifestyle choice and each to their own.
no tassles for me of course.The tassles would get on my nerves though.
1) Pretty cheeky, considering you don't know "us" at all. There's a LOT of combined skill that peeks in on this forum.1)A friend of mine has one, and she can probably outride 99% of you naysayers (if not 100%). 2) Yes, the bike may be heavy, but seeing how she probably weighs at least 100lbs less than most of you,3) the weight advantage of the Ducati is nil.
Wow Tom, you really know how to make friends. You don't know us or what we ride or how we ride but you made that assumption based on smoke dude. Ease back a little man... I know I am kicking myself on the ass by wasting my time replying to your statement, but hey... I don't mind.The XR1200 is a great bike. A friend of mine has one, and she can probably outride 99% of you naysayers (if not 100%). Yes, the bike may be heavy, but seeing how she probably weighs at least 100lbs less than most of you, the weight advantage of the Ducati is nil.