Harley makes a 750?
This is a discussion on Street 750 XRTT "Replica" on EXIF. within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; There are bikes I really want to dislike, but can't. This one is yet another modern-day "replica" that has nothing to do with the original. ...
There are bikes I really want to dislike, but can't. This one is yet another modern-day "replica" that has nothing to do with the original. It's a bog-standard bike playing dress-up. It's got electrical tape on the headlight and pipe wrap. It's a "street bike" with no license plate and no air cleaner. It's featured on BikeEXIF. All perfectly legit reasons to want to bag on it.
But frankly, I absolutely love it. Even if it is a cross-dresser, it's a very attractive cross-dresser and it looks as though it would be a lot of fun.
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Harley makes a 750?
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I don't think it's that much of a cross dresser. In fact I think it's probably a good use of the new 750 they are coming out with. I can't hate the pipe wrap in this case, the originals used them because of how close the pipes ran inside the fairing and this bike seems to have similar routing. Here is what I hate:
- Are the shocks stock showa units? Cheap chinese? or XR1200 takeoffs? If chinese then fail
- 21" rims? are you fucking serious? original bikes ran 18" front and rear. Here the 21"er's look like wagon wheels.
- the headlight tape? that is still a thing?
- the velocity stack sticks straight out, the originals had carbs that faced the rear of the bike, I just think the rider's knee is going to block that opening more than he/she would like.
- new stock forks still seem kinda spindly.
Overall I think this is great though and the direction HD needs to push their new street bikes. Not everybody wants a douchebag chopper wannabe crusier.
One thing I really did like though, it looks like a useable motorcycle.
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And I agree that this is one bike where pipe wrap makes sense.
Ever hear steak hitting a hot grill - that would be the same sound you would hear if the pipes were not wrap...followed be some loud screams...
Are you sure those wheels are 21" - they look more like 19's to me...
Bob - Palmyra NY
2 - 69 CB750, 1 Turbo
1 - 71 CB750
I like it a lot. That orange/black paint makes it.
I thought that rear looked like a front tire. Yeah, other than the rim choice, I like it.....Well the head light tape, too but that can be removed easily. The front kinda reminds me of a surprised puppy, for some reason.