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    ultimate v-twin sportbike?

    Since the hypercharger question went in off topic I thought I would add this beauty. It is a harley big twin powered sportbike- bigtwin warhorse I think it is called. Must have some serious grunt- even though harley engines are single crank air cooled push rod engines that basically date back to the 30's or beyond they do make incredible torque starting at 1000 rpm or less. The ultimate hawk? You decide!
    '88 Hawk GT
    '89 Harley FXSTC
    2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

    http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

    "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

    #2
    i had a 95 buell

    harleys blow
    1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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      #3
      Why make this when Buells are out there?

      I wouldn't mind a Buell... Especially the 900 if they had some more ponies.
      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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        #4
        laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame!

        haha, just kidding... to each his own.
        ride Red.

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          #5
          harley needs to make america proud and revolutionize the v-twin, otherwise an old motor in a new chassis is more nostalgia than serious bike, my 2

          Then again I'd probably find a way to enjoy it if I rode it

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            #6
            i would own a buell right now... EXCEPT the damn thing is aircooled.

            i took a testride on one, and i forgot it was winter (south carolina weather.. lol.. it was like 50 or 60 out)

            well, he started the bike, and we talked for FIFTEEN MINUTES while the bike idled there warming up.

            we started riding... its fuel injected and it still had trouble because it wasnt warmed up yet.
            it would never warm up.

            basiclly, its a spring/fall bike.. because this bitch would overheat in summer traffic jams, and never warm up in the winter... WTF?!



            other then that, i cant fault it... its a POS motor, yes.
            BUT it makes enough power, and the bike is the only bike thats so flickable, my hawk feels heavy in comparison.

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              #7
              Personally i don't care for the older buells look. The newer ones are interesting technically and the power they are getting out of the sportster engine, itself a fifty year old design!, is quite amazing. But the bike above is using a big twin- 1340 cc for the evo, even bigger if you use a twin cam (that is a kit bike btw)! I like the idea of it. I would like it if harley would put the v-rod engine in a sport bike, such as the VR1000 race bike it was initailly designed for. The v-rod engine is liquid cooled. Air cooling doesn't bother me so much, being that were I live it is usually pretty cool out. I have had problems with over heating in traffic jams with air cooled FJ1100's and my harley.
              '88 Hawk GT
              '89 Harley FXSTC
              2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

              http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

              "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                #8
                Originally Posted by motorcycleman
                (that is a kit bike btw)
                No shit? I think it looks like a louder Yam MT-01 (in other words, I think it's a great idea) but then I've never had the opportunity to ride a Harley-engined bike... could suck but I think it looks badass. Looks like something Ludovic Lazareth would build. But needs an SSSA.
                1988 "BlackHawk" project
                1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                  #9
                  if harley wasnt so opposed to technology, they'd follow the lead of ducati and put a real v twin in a real bike.

                  oh but the legions of harley enthusiasts would cry out that harley had shamed them.

                  i'll stick with my hawk and other like minded bikes where a mixture of style and function overides the desire for chrome and straight lines.

                  i loves to lean into some turns - especially turn 3 at the poconos for now.
                  '88 hawk with sporty mods
                  '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
                  '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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                    #10
                    I'd prefer a Buell to that, it looks kinda heavy. I miss my Buell sometimes, the RC is faster everywhere but it doesn't have the same grin factor as the old X1.
                    1988 Hawk, 2002 RC51
                    I prefer V-twins and pistols designs from 1911

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                      #11
                      i took a buel for a test ride. Also I did my msf course on a 500 cc buel that they provided. That was fun. I rubbed the foot pegs on that thing 2 or 3 times at least in the class. I took the 900cc buel for a ride. the dude at the harly dealer just pulled the bike out and gave me the keys for it. The he said" take it for a test ride" then he went back inside the dealer.
                      A Link to the pics I have taken for the 2007 Scavenger hunt.

                      http://bikepics.com/members/deadlego/p2/

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                        #12
                        I love the big Aprilia's. /sigh

                        http://www.bikepics.com/aprilia/rst1000/

                        http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=231509

                        http://www.speed-sports.com/motorcyc...no_Racing.html

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                          #13
                          well I like too, but is'nt that two very different bikes?

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                            #14
                            Well I must admit on reflection, aren't Harley Davidson and Sportsbike, a complete contradiction in terms?

                            On further reflection, that picture with the OP has more than a chilling resemblence to a 1977 XLCR I bought new in 1978 - one of the most awful piles of junk it has been my misfortune to own.

                            I don't generally talk about it, and have just avoided anything to do with Harley Davidson ever since.

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                              #15
                              too bad you still don't have the XLCR!!! They are getting more and more valuable every year. But I agree- Sportsters are not much fun.
                              '88 Hawk GT
                              '89 Harley FXSTC
                              2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

                              http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

                              "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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