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2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster - Coolness Factor = 64.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:10 am

2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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The new Roadster™ motorcycle combines stoplight-to-stoplight power, agility and garage-built custom style to shatter every mold....

Shaped by nearly 60 years of heritage and stripped to the essential elements of a pure riding machine, the new 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster joins the Dark Custom lineup with a minimalist design inspired by classic racing motorcycles and current trends in stripped-down, naked custom bikes.





2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW IN 2016
- Premium emulsion technology rear shocks with screw style pre-load adjustment
- 43 mm inverted front forks with premium cartridge dampening technology and triple clamp design
- Optimized steering geometry for a responsive, confidence-inspiring ride
- Two-up seat with ribbed detail and minimalist styling
- Lightweight, Offset-Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels; 19-inch front, 18-inch rear
- Lowered handlebar
- Extreme chopped rear fender with Integrated license plate bracket/rear lighting assembly (North America only)
- Finned cast timer cover
- Custom tank graphics






Tucked in, fast back style and corner cranking torque for a street eating machine.

The new Roadster™ puts a powerful new level of sport into the Sportster® line-up. Its refined performance package includes 43mm inverted front forks with massive triple clamps, powerful dual-disc front brakes, premium rear suspension and new dual gauge instrumentation to complement the iconic fuel tank and chopped rear fender. The riding position is aggressive, but comfortable for long rides thanks to the 19” front and 18” rear offset-split 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels, lowered bars, mid-mount controls and a new two-up seat. Its 45-degree, 1200 cc engine delivers massive off-the-line torque. Turn it loose at the green light.




Authentic Styling

It only takes three words to describe the look of the Roadster™ motorcycle: garage-built custom. You get blacked-out styling details, slammed bars, chopped rear fender, race-inspired graphics, a finned timer cover, slotted black exhaust shields. The list goes on.






Iconic Engine


Low-end torque is the calling card of the 1200 cc Evolution® V-Twin motor mounted in the nimble frame of the new Roadster™. It’s also known for the soul-satisfying sound.



2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Starting from $11,199 - $11,749 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $TBA CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: Starting from £9695 - £10,145 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


PRICING 6
Vivid Black $11,199
Color Option $11,549
Two-Tone Option $11,749
Security Option $395
ABS Option $795
California Emissions $100
Freight $360
DIMENSIONS
Length 86 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 7 30.9 in.
Ground Clearance 6 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg) 28.9
Trail 5.5 in.
Wheelbase 59.3 in.
Tires, Front Specification 120/70R19 M/C
Tires, Rear Specification 150/70R18 M/C
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 549 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 568 lb.
ENGINE
Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore 3.5 in.
Stroke 3.811 in.
Displacement 73.4 cu in
Compression Ratio 10:01
Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517
CHASSIS
Exhaust Shorty-dual exhaust with chrome tapered mufflers with laser cut black heat shields
Wheels, Front Type 9 Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 76 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 30.8
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31.1
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 48 mpg
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional) and ABS (optional)
Gauges Dual function gauge - 4" Digital Speedometer / Analog Tachometer
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:11 am

Brand new and just released from Harley-Davidson!

Enjoy!
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:08 pm

sorry, but meh.....
Always ask why.

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Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:43 pm

ceemes wrote:sorry, but meh.....
I'd be shocked if you rated it anything other than that. :mrgreen:
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:06 am

Gummiente wrote:
ceemes wrote:sorry, but meh.....
I'd be shocked if you rated it anything other than that. :mrgreen:
Well, when they come out with something new and exciting as the VRod was in its day, I to will be shocked and even excite, as it is, HD just keeps to doing the "same old variation of the same theme" thing over and over......they must be fast running out of shades of lipstick there..........
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:52 am

I like it. Partly because it does not have a huge fairing. It looks like it would be a fun ride.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:41 am

ceemes wrote:Well, when they come out with something new and exciting as the VRod was in its day, I to will be shocked and even excite, as it is, HD just keeps to doing the "same old variation of the same theme" thing over and over......they must be fast running out of shades of lipstick there..........
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by faded sun » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:09 pm

They will NEVER run out of colours for lipstick, that I can guarantee you. I think it's cool. And not unreasonably priced for a 1200 cc effort. I agree with Blues2cruise it does look like fun but would be tiring on the highway after a while.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:50 pm

Putting functional suspension on a Sportster was a good decision from HD. They're going after some of the 9T or Thruxton market and this is a respectable attempt for sure, but it will share the same problems that every Sportster has. The brakes leave a lot to be desired, it's about 150lbs heavier that it should be, and the gas tank is too small. The engine is powerful enough for what it is, and it's not too hard to get even more out of it.

Solid cool, even though I'm not even remotely interested in owning one.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:22 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:Brand new and just released from Harley-Davidson!

Enjoy!
No, not "brand new" at all. It's just the latest re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-rehash of a 20+ year old motorcycle.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by ceemes » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:26 pm

Jarlaxle wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:Brand new and just released from Harley-Davidson!

Enjoy!
No, not "brand new" at all. It's just the latest re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-rehash of a 20+ year old motorcycle.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:11 am

It's . . . just okay. It's nice that a Sportster is being released with a bit more ground clearance, a bit better braking, and so on. But it's nothing a buyer couldn't have done on their own with an old Sporty. When was the last really significant engineering change for the Sportster? EFI in 07? You could always get one of those and customize it exactly the way you want (I'd like better suspension, twin disks, bigger tank, tacho), for less money.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

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Gummiente wrote:You didn't like the Street 500/750 or the LiveWire?
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dr_bar wrote: Gummiente??? Where the hell have you been my friend???
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Re: This Week: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:07 am

snakedoctEr726 wrote:Putting functional suspension on a Sportster was a good decision from HD. They're going after some of the 9T or Thruxton market and this is a respectable attempt for sure, but it will share the same problems that every Sportster has. The brakes leave a lot to be desired, it's about 150lbs heavier that it should be, and the gas tank is too small. The engine is powerful enough for what it is, and it's not too hard to get even more out of it.
That's true. (more in my comments)
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totalmotorcycle wrote:Brand new and just released from Harley-Davidson!

Enjoy!
No, not "brand new" at all. It's just the latest re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-rehash of a 20+ year old motorcycle.
That's true too. (more in my comments)
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:12 am

I voted: Cool

It's hard not to like the sportster, but I agree, the model is loooooong in the tooth, desperately needs a refresh and even after so many years is still looking for a direction. It's a good bike, but today it's just nothing special anymore but carries a "special price" that I'm even wondering if it's a good value anymore.

That said, I really like the looks (and sound) of it, everything else is, well, a let down (tiny tank size, top heaviness, weight of the bike, age of the engine, suspension). Around town bike? Yup! Highways.... you can, but maybe even looking at a used early 90's bike for 1/6th the price I think you wouldn't be missing out on much.

Yes, H-D needs to do more, way too much time resting on their laurels, time to innovate what they got and make motorcycles that riders lust for and other companies want to copy again.

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Re: 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster - Coolness Factor = 64.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:34 am

2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster - Coolness Factor = 64.0%
Featured: April 22nd - April 29th, 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster is:

Awesome (3 points) 16% [ 4 ]
Cool (2 points) 64% [ 16 ]
Uncool (1 point) 16% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 4% [ 1 ]

Total votes: 25


= a Coolwall Factor of 64.0%


Notes: It's hard not to vote cool on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, they have the sound and the look most of us love. But, H-D is getting, dare I say, a little dated and stale with their models. They need to not only WOW us again with something amazing, but also refresh their lineup to be more modern but yet not lose their heritage. It's a hard task, but H-D once ruled the motorcycle world where company wanted to copy EVERY bike they had and riders loved each model. Take us back to the future again Harley-Davidson!

Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike for 2016 is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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