Sunday, September 28, 2014

Motorcycle Consumer News - March 1999

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Baggers To Badwater
   Throw a leg over a "great" cruiser for a long weekend and you're sure to decide that there's more to motorcycling than piloting the latest red-hot sportbike through challenging curves....
   But exactly what makes a great cruiser isn't so easy to define as the ingrediants that make a great sportbike. Maxium performance has a certain cold logic that appeals to factory engineers. Cruisers, on the other hand, need to do more than just go, turn and stop. Elusive considerations like "look" and "feel" are most important to the consumer, and both are outside the rational discipline of engineering. Harley-Davidson's unprecedented popularity is clearly hard to fathom from a technological point of view...

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