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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 02:08 PM
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Location: Daytona Beach, FL
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I pretty much agree with dazco except there are reasons for buying the 1600. Cheaper fuel and using less of it, which is much more of a concern in India, come to mind. And frankly, the 1600 has all the power I need, so why go the extra cost? I've ridden both and the 1700 is impressive. I just don't want to pay for something that is going to cost me more money and I will rarely use as long as I own it.

I've been riding over 50 years and have never been as impressed by any bike as I am with the Thunderbird. I guess what it boils down to is, the Harley is for showing off. The Thunderbird is for functionality, reliability and getting an all around bike that will adapt well to most anything you ask of it.

Now, let's go have a nice Vindaloo and a Kingfisher.
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