Radical Redesign of Harley Touring Models??

Read a good article at the Chicago Tribune this weekend by Bob Weber.  It talks about the 2009 HD Touring models and how “After 70 years of looking essentially the same, the touring family…has undergone its most radical redesign–under the skin.”

I guess you could say that, but the redesigns are necessarily for the better.  I wished the author would have mentioned that the frame redesign was precipitated by motors bouncing out of the frame and heat build up in the rear wheel well.  Sure the new models are vastly improved with larger rear tire and more rigid frame but please tell us why.

The rest of the “improvements” in my opinion seem to be emissions related, and well to put it bluntly, that ain’t no improvement.

Anyhow, any press is good press I suppose.  Here is a link to the article.  Give it a gander and decide for yourself.


~ by Ron Boyd on Tuesday,May 26, 2009.

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