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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #120 on: September 02, 2021, 12:27:45 pm »
In short, I had 30 min to ride the bike and quite frankly it was the most fun I have had on a bike in a long time, 140 horses and a megaton of torque... stable as a Abraham's tank and as nimble as a Springbok. I never once felt that the bike was overpowering me and would seriously consider it if I had the means to own one.
What impressed me most was the adaptive suspension, the moment I stopped it dropped so that I could put both feet down, plus it feels lighter than it looks.
Harley did a good job on design and have achieved the aim to get the weight low and the use of ultra light materials has also helped.
I can see why the Yanks are buying it... demand has outstripped production from what I was told. The S I rode with all bells and whistles sells for mere R420,000.00. :sip:
I did not fiddle with all the switches and knobs... I am sure it would satisfy the average gadget geek as well... I rode it in road mode and that was fine for this old git. :thumleft:


Did I mention it has key less ignition? Felt weird not turning the key... ;D


Forgot the most important bit... the build quality is awesome. :deal:
« Last Edit: September 02, 2021, 12:31:29 pm by RobC »
 
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #121 on: September 02, 2021, 01:13:33 pm »
In short, I had 30 min to ride the bike and quite frankly it was the most fun I have had on a bike in a long time, 140 horses and a megaton of torque... stable as a Abraham's tank and as nimble as a Springbok. I never once felt that the bike was overpowering me and would seriously consider it if I had the means to own one.
What impressed me most was the adaptive suspension, the moment I stopped it dropped so that I could put both feet down, plus it feels lighter than it looks.
Harley did a good job on design and have achieved the aim to get the weight low and the use of ultra light materials has also helped.
I can see why the Yanks are buying it... demand has outstripped production from what I was told. The S I rode with all bells and whistles sells for mere R420,000.00. :sip:
I did not fiddle with all the switches and knobs... I am sure it would satisfy the average gadget geek as well... I rode it in road mode and that was fine for this old git. :thumleft:


Did I mention it has key less ignition? Felt weird not turning the key... ;D


Forgot the most important bit... the build quality is awesome. :deal:
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #122 on: September 02, 2021, 01:31:35 pm »
Harley Pan-American shown here rocking some Giant Loop luggage - we did not outfit the bike, but reckons it looks good/fit for purpose!
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #123 on: September 02, 2021, 03:00:24 pm »
In short, I had 30 min to ride the bike and quite frankly it was the most fun I have had on a bike in a long time, 140 horses and a megaton of torque... stable as a Abraham's tank and as nimble as a Springbok. I never once felt that the bike was overpowering me and would seriously consider it if I had the means to own one.
What impressed me most was the adaptive suspension, the moment I stopped it dropped so that I could put both feet down, plus it feels lighter than it looks.
Harley did a good job on design and have achieved the aim to get the weight low and the use of ultra light materials has also helped.
I can see why the Yanks are buying it... demand has outstripped production from what I was told. The S I rode with all bells and whistles sells for mere R420,000.00. :sip:
I did not fiddle with all the switches and knobs... I am sure it would satisfy the average gadget geek as well... I rode it in road mode and that was fine for this old git. :thumleft:


Did I mention it has key less ignition? Felt weird not turning the key... ;D


Forgot the most important bit... the build quality is awesome. :deal:
Where was this?
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #124 on: September 02, 2021, 03:19:01 pm »
In short, I had 30 min to ride the bike and quite frankly it was the most fun I have had on a bike in a long time, 140 horses and a megaton of torque... stable as a Abraham's tank and as nimble as a Springbok. I never once felt that the bike was overpowering me and would seriously consider it if I had the means to own one.
What impressed me most was the adaptive suspension, the moment I stopped it dropped so that I could put both feet down, plus it feels lighter than it looks.
Harley did a good job on design and have achieved the aim to get the weight low and the use of ultra light materials has also helped.
I can see why the Yanks are buying it... demand has outstripped production from what I was told. The S I rode with all bells and whistles sells for mere R420,000.00. :sip:
I did not fiddle with all the switches and knobs... I am sure it would satisfy the average gadget geek as well... I rode it in road mode and that was fine for this old git. :thumleft:


Did I mention it has key less ignition? Felt weird not turning the key... ;D


Forgot the most important bit... the build quality is awesome. :deal:
Where was this?
Para club out at Tempe.
Andrew may still have a slot. 0824637431
Nee daai bike sal my platval

Plus ek kan nie in die dorp doodgevang word nie
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #125 on: September 02, 2021, 03:45:30 pm »
Bloemfontein... contact Andrew, he may still have a test slot for you.
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #126 on: October 09, 2021, 10:42:55 pm »




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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #127 on: October 10, 2021, 04:23:44 am »
Saw two guys riding together here in the States in Kansas and I can honestly not say it is ugly in the flesh because it's not or maybe I need new spects  :lol8:
The quality parts, fit and finish is I would dare in a class of it's own.
No this is not a trails bike, but I would happily take it where I took my Explorer years ago on the ground SA.
This is a touring bike that can do gravel roads well.
If I could have afford it, including everything else that includes ownership like insurance and services an absolute yes.
 
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #128 on: October 26, 2021, 03:21:16 pm »
Any wilddog HDPA owners yet?
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #129 on: October 26, 2021, 03:26:54 pm »
not a WD, but Joe, owner of MetalHeads (Cape Town) - our next door neighbor HD and INDIAN Dealer, bought one a month back, so far we have fitted some accessories to it - as mentioned by others, fit & finish is very good indeed, and the bike is not ugly in the flesh, despite all those internet pics of a plankton-feeding whale with it's mouth agape - seriously, a good-looking bike.

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #130 on: October 26, 2021, 04:39:04 pm »
Any wilddog HDPA owners yet?
We still have to win the Lotto... :sip: :lol8:
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #131 on: November 25, 2021, 05:47:18 pm »
2021 KTM 890 R Rally
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #132 on: November 26, 2021, 02:36:13 am »
Interesting video
I personally think it is just a very cool dirt highway cruiser and nothing wrong with that if that is your thing.
I kinda like it
In real life it looks very good