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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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so what was it ,the extra power of the 1200 engine , the looks or the more cruiser like riding position that swayed you ? I just have to know so i dont make the same mistake , that is test riding another bike , if i did it would be the bob or maybe a thruxton.
DO NOT test ride it. It's all of those things, and the sound. If you sit on it you're gonna want it. Then you'll drive it, go home, and start figuring out how you can get one.. I didn't think there was any bike I'd like more than my ST. Especially with my customizations.
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I was in the exact same boat.....

Loved my Street Twin, but the Bobber was love at first sight. Took a test ride and it was a wrap, the damn thing never fails to put a smile on my face!
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DO NOT test ride it. It's all of those things, and the sound. If you sit on it you're gonna want it. Then you'll drive it, go home, and start figuring out how you can get one.. I didn't think there was any bike I'd like more than my ST. Especially with my customizations.
Great now i need a hypnotist,
repeat after me, Do Not test ride the Bobber,Do Not test ride the Bobber,Do Not test ride the Bobber,Do Not test ride the Bobber
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i too fell in love with my bobber at first sight!

to me, a Bobber is a classic single seater icon with attitude that fits a riding style, an era, a mindset like none other. hanging bags on it or a luggage rack ends all of that. when i need to carry stuff, i either throw on a back pack or a magnetic strip tank bag. then when i stop and get off we're in our Bobber world, and she gains the attention of everyone, lookie-loos and and Harley riders alike, they all stop and look at an icon

a mindset, an icon, a Bobber
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so what was it ,the extra power of the 1200 engine , the looks or the more cruiser like riding position that swayed you ? I just have to know so i dont make the same mistake , that is test riding another bike , if i did it would be the bob or maybe a thruxton.
DO NOT test ride it. It's all of those things, and the sound. If you sit on it you're gonna want it. Then you'll drive it, go home, and start figuring out how you can get one.. I didn't think there was any bike I'd like more than my ST. Especially with my customizations.
I sat on one. I felt like a half open clam: bent over and stretched out.
Horrible ergonomics for me
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I was in the exact same boat.....

Loved my Street Twin, but the Bobber was love at first sight. Took a test ride and it was a wrap, the damn thing never fails to put a smile on my face!
Well, I bought my Bobber today! I pick it up on Thursday. : ). I took the demo Bobber up to Twin Peaks today and had a blast. What a terrific machine!
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