Your Opinion Please

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Randall K. Wilson, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Randall K. Wilson

    Randall K. Wilson Junior Member

    I have read a good bit on the History of Harley Davidson and the developing of different models. This is not intended to be snobby, but I have felt for a long time that Harley models other than the Touring Frame group are sub-models. There are distinctions I like about all the models, however to me the Touring Frame is the top of the line, hence the other models are sub-models.

    Are there folk on the forum who share my view? Or would this opinon of mine be viewed as that belonging to a gent who is an "individual"?
  2. Sheepdogmarine

    Sheepdogmarine Active Member

    I don't think they have any "sub" models. They just build different bikes for different tastes. They have some entry level bikes also. None of them are built with any less quality.

    They are making a big deal out of the new touring frame now because it is new. They updated the Softails in 2000.

    Not all of us are old enough for a touring bike yet. :p
  3. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

    Can't agree more, it is built to just a matter of tastes for different bikers, who want different things. I for one am not ready for all the amenities of the Touring bikes, perfectly happy with my bare bones Dyna, while others desire the Sportster, V-Rod or Softail.

    Touring are for just that, people that want the comfort and ability for the long haul. Why do you think there are 100s of different model cars, to reach the various markets of people to meet there needs.

    DYNAGUY Active Member

    They are all Harleys. Diffrent strokes for diffrent folks. Nothing sub-par with any of them.
  5. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

    I agree, I don't think HD has any "sub" bike. I went to the plant and tour it where the dyna's and v-rod's are made and the quality and pride go into those just like any touring bike that HD would make. I have a dyna and love it. However, I will also be getting something along the line of a street glide on down the road but I will be keeping the dyna. It is a very fun bike and I love to ride it. The street glide will be for me and the wife to take long trips on.
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Each family has its own personality and is set up to handle and "behave" differently. I know - in a 6 month period I owned a Sportster and rented a Street Bob, Dyna Wide Glide, Road King, ElectraGlide, Softtail Heritage Classic, and a Fatboy before purchasing a Street Glide.
  7. UncleRon

    UncleRon Member

    I don't think anyone would like to think of their choice in
    bikes as second class or a "sub model". Honest question -
    What about the Dynas , Softails , Sportsters , etc would
    make them be considered a sub class when compared to
    say an Ultra ? Maybe I'm missing something here but my
    Heritage fits me like a glove and , so far , hasn't given me
    a minutes problem.
  8. bluegrassboy

    bluegrassboy Banned

    Harley Does not make a "Sub" model....

    All are meant to be ridden on dry land.....not in water....
  9. Randall K. Wilson

    Randall K. Wilson Junior Member

    Thanks I have read the above post with deep interest.

    It seems to me that the touring frame's history and origin goes back to the original H-D. Hence that is what I mean by the other frames are sub models. Not that they are not great bikes...just that they evolved in some cases much later in the companys history. Hence, for marketing purposes to promote sales.
  10. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

    So is the 07 / 08 Ultra's frame "sub" compared to the NEW & REDESIGNED 09's????????? NOT!!!!!!