Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Fredrickson Washington
Potato-potato-potato...…. oh THAT SOUND seems to go deep into our collective chromosomes. If nothing else, Harley did inject that sound into the souls of millions of people over several generations.
Other manufacturers have copied the sound much to the happiness of even more millions of riders/generations.
Same with old school muscle cars. Lordy I LOVED the sound of high-lift, long duration rough idling big blocks. The advent of multiple valves per cylinder tended to get the desired effect from the motors but lost that intensely satisfying ground shaking grunt of 396/454 Rat motored Chevy's or 440/426 Mopars.
Things evolve, though. Today, while the actual output of power has increased from automobile engines, the cellular-level joy of "feeling and hearing" POWER at idle is gone. Its no surprise that motorcycles are also going through changes.
Be that as it may, if given the chance to take an old school big block Chevelle, Mustang (my favorite), Charger, GTO, etc, or a new school Charger or Camaro, I'll go old school every time as they just emotionally "feel" muscular, even though intellectually I know a new machine will win in almost any head-to-head comparison.
I also would prefer an older school Nomad over anything BMW (just to use as an example) produces. But...….. who am I to stand in the way of change?
Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers