Originally Posted By Warhawk:
Originally Posted By Filthy-9er:
I know there are riders on here as well as Harley haters. I am having a hard time talking myself out of one of these. It looks to be a no frills, no nonsense, cruiser for a great price. I know HD is facing serious economic woes, as well. $7999 is a great price point, and its a great looking machine, IMO.
I am 6'0", 185 pounds. Is this frame too small for a man of my stature? I dont want to dwarf the bike when Im on it and look silly. Anyone have experience with this model? Any and all comments would be appreciated
Update-Thanks for the input guys. Now that I know I can get intelligent thoughts, I will expound. I will not be taking any trips in it at all. I am in Lubbock TX which is fairly isolated. Not going to Amarillo by morning. This will be used as a alternative means to get around town, to work, or cruise at night. If I can get 150 miles off of one tank, it will be much better MPG than my tahoe! I am concerned about the lack of power it may have, but at that price point, shouldnt I be willing to compromise?
Many have mentioned the 1200. One of the main draws of the Iron is its look. By my knowledge, the features of the iron, denim colors, etc arent available on a 1200, are they? I see the nightster, close, but not exact. I love that understated, matte color of the iron. I know it seems like Im answering my own question, but I just wanted to shed a little light on the bikes intended use. %100 in town, cruising at 40 mph. Maybe get on the loop to get to the other side of town, at 60 mph.
As for the chick bike comments, Im not buying it to audition for Sons of Anarchy.... So...Jog on.
You couldn't have picked a better Harley for your intended purpose. And there is "something" about a Harley that no other bike has.
You certainly won't have to worry about hills in Lubbock!!!
I've ridden a rubber mounted 883 Sportster some, and I was impressed. It had a lot more power than I was expecting and was more comfortable than I expected (I ride an '07 Electra Glide).
You will probably want to add forward controls, the stock mid controls won't allow you to stretch out.
If you decide that you need a 1200, all it takes is a big bore kit to convert any 883 to a 1200, bore the cylinders, install the new pistons and you have a 1200.
Also check out the new for 2011 Sportster Super Low, it is the same price $7999 and is a sharp looking bike too.