I always thought the Vulcan 500 was pretty respectable! But, I think in the world of big cc's the 500 will always be beginners bike or a girls bike! I like the smaller cc bikes because they sometimes and often they can embarrass the big bikes off the line.If Harley is building a 500, maybe it will make owning any 500 respectable again.
they are made in India and are exact copies of 70's honda shadows w/o shaft drives. I wonder if Honda will suit for copy right infringement, ya kno the "sound" only a honda can make.?What is the news? Harley Davidson is going to build a 500 and 750 Bike for 2014. Talk about a step in the right direction! I am starting to like HD!
Yes, those bikes are coming to the USA. They'll be built in Kansas City.
Dunno what the power numbers of the 500 or 750 are gonna be but that should give you an idea; the Revolution engine is a big power motor in a small package.
Long story short; the 500 and 750 Revolution engines are probably going to have power numbers that put them close to Harley's mainline Big Twin engines (96 and 103).
They are definitely similar to the Honda Shadow.they are made in India and are exact copies of 70's honda shadows w/o shaft drives. I wonder if Honda will suit for copy right infringement, ya kno the "sound" only a honda can make.?
Read a review on the 750, and the numbers were quite close to the VN800's ...... But the reviewer also complained that the chassis was built way to small and cramped. .... Said it made the 883 feel big.
But they aren't made in India, at least not the ones you'll buy here. If you buy it in the U.S., it'll have been made in Kansas City. Like lots of American companies; HDMC builds their bikes in the same regions they are sold. Bikes sold in India are built there. Some bad info got out on the interwebs that when they started producing those bikes in India (for folks IN India) that they were going to IMPORT them to the US; which isn't true.
Either way they look an awful lot like my wifes 2011.I would love to see one of those 70's Honda shadows.... specially since 1983 was the first year of production.
If by "parts" you mean everything. Everything except for the frame, engine, etc.they will be ASSEMBLED in Kansas city from parts made in india and other Asian countries.......
by parts I mean the majority of the components will be imported... then assembled in KC......the v-rod engine may continue to be built in the USA... and I use that term lightly as well as some research will show that many of those engine are imported....Either way they look an awful lot like my wifes 2011.
If by "parts" you mean everything. Everything except for the frame, engine, etc.
They are building the engine and everything else in the KC plant. HD does import some parts (most electrical components, some metal work) but it's not 99% foreign parts like the internet likes to say.
The revolution engine was mostly developed in Stutgart, Germany (by Porsche); but it will be built here as it has been for years (the revolution engine is what's in the V-Rod)
Guess it depends on the definition of 'majority'. The parts that HD imports don't come from their own factories; so they won't come from the India factory. They import parts from other manufacturers (like Mikuni carbs back before they switched to fuel injection. And now, their fuel injection is built by someone else.) The parts that come out of their factory stay in the country they are produced in.by parts I mean the majority of the components will be imported... then assembled in KC......the v-rod engine may continue to be built in the USA... and I use that term lightly as well as some research will show that many of those engine are imported....
people can continue to look at Hardley ableson through rose colored glasses if they wish.... but I can guarantee the "moco" didn't build a plant in india just to serve a market that is dominated by sub 500cc bikes with the largest being in the 250cc class .....
and if you think I don't know what I am talking about ... well I have unpackaged and installed MANY H-D parts including engine internals which were clearly labeled as coming form a foreign country!