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Last post 04-23-2008 07:24 AM by coffeescoffer. 9 replies.
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  • 04-21-2008 08:30 PM

    New Harley Davidson Scooter?

    Milwaukee. 1 April 2008. With scooters becoming more popular all over the world, and with the price of gas steadily increasing, more and more manufacturers are releasing scooters to supplement their product range. Harley Davidson motorcycles, breaking from their normally agricultural roots appear to be no different.

    This spy photograph - outside a HD dealer - shows what appears to be a Harley Davidson scooter prototype. The usual HD up-to-date styling is evident, with perhaps a little retro feel to the design. Engine configuration is not confirmed, but expect the usual HD design, resulting in uneven rough idle, lots of noise, but with torque capable of pulling a boat.

    It is rumored to have brakes on front AND rear wheels. Middle-aged, midlife crisis, first time riders with leather tassels, are expected to be the main market segment.

    HD Prototype Scooter. 

  • 04-21-2008 08:39 PM In reply to

    Re: New Harley Davidson Scooter?

    Kurenko that's not a HD scooter. It's a Lego Land HD.
    Wanda
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  • 04-21-2008 09:44 PM In reply to

    Re: New Harley Davidson Scooter?

     That looks like a 1950s Harley Davidson Scooter,  I think they were called a Harley Davidson "Topper" or "Toppa"

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    David
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  • 04-22-2008 07:18 AM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: New Harley Davidson Scooter?

    My husband is buying a Harley, and he asked if he can bring it on rides, I said NO!  Maybe with this he can come with us

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  • 04-22-2008 11:21 AM In reply to

    • scootmama
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    Re: New Harley Davidson Scooter?

     i bet that scoot has a button to play 'greensleeves' on it.  somehow i cant get a mental image of someone riding down the street on one of those in leather chaps, goatee beard, tatoos and bikie colours....what were harley davidson thinking????...or is this about showing to the world what their feminine side looks like?.  it is sooooo cute lol

  • 04-22-2008 12:05 PM In reply to

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     I'd love to get my hands on one, and paint it glossy black, add chrome, and do it up a little tougher than the pansy-mobile that it is now. I think some decals, colour scheme and some hard work would make this harley scooter look much better.

  • 04-22-2008 07:20 PM In reply to

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    dozer:

     I'd love to get my hands on one, and paint it glossy black, add chrome, and do it up a little tougher than the pansy-mobile that it is now. I think some decals, colour scheme and some hard work would make this harley scooter look much better.

     

     

    If you look at 1950's american scooters they all had that awful box design and every single one of them seemed to come in two-tone pastel colours.   YUCK !!

    I think you're right Dozer, glossy black, a lot of chrome to give it some bling,  it might start to look OK 

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    David
    Vespa GTS 300 Super
  • 04-22-2008 07:36 PM In reply to

    Re: New Harley Davidson Scooter?

    Harley Davidson have had numerous attempts to appeal to the mass market captured especially in the USA by Honda, check out these examples of their flops

    1966 Harley Davidson Sportscycle was available in five models ranging from 50cc to 250cc.

     

    1960 Harley Davidson Topper Motor Scooter 

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    David
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  • 04-22-2008 10:01 PM In reply to

    Re: New Harley Davidson Scooter?

    I don't mind the V-Rod, but these puppies just fall flat. Sometimes a design becomes a classic, others nothing can help...

    (`Young America`, goddamn, what were they athunkin?) 

  • 04-23-2008 07:24 AM In reply to

    Re: New Harley Davidson Scooter?

    I owned this little Harley in the 80's. It's a 350cc single. It was called a 'sprint' 

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