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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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what I think the new 2021 touring bike will be

Similar frame to softail but built for loads, mono shock.

Ride modes

more aluminum everywhere to shed near 100 lbs on full dressers

standard turn signals

power locks on luggage standard on dressers

power windshield

global scout navigation via phone

air bag vest link up on CVO's

Reverse standard on full dressers

I don't think they will be ready to bring out a new design this year. But I think big changes for 2021....

Just my thoughts.
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The new frame and shocks is a definite upgrade happening soon imo
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So. ..... is this a wish list? Or is there documentation? Loose lips from inside?

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What does "standard turn signals" mean? If you mean going to the Japanese style, I would say that is a mistake. I have 300,000 miles on the Japanese style and like the Harley turn signal controls so much more.

Of that list the power windshield would be nice.

The bike already handles well once I changed the rear shocks, but handling better is always welcome.
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What does "standard turn signals" mean? If you mean going to the Japanese style, I would say that is a mistake. I have 300,000 miles on the Japanese style and like the Harley turn signal controls so much more.

Of that list the power windshield would be nice.

The bike already handles well once I changed the rear shocks, but handling better is always welcome.
Victory uses those turn signal controls and not a fan. Every time I switch over to my Highball,it always feels a little weird lol. The Harley controls seem so much more natural to use
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Victory uses those turn signal controls and not a fan. Every time I switch over to my Highball,it always feels a little weird lol. The Harley controls seem so much more natural to use
Still use them on my other bikes. The right turn is not bad, but reaching across the control to pull it to the left is a maneuver that is not very natural.

When I was getting used to the Harley and jumping back and forth it took a while, but have grown to appreciate their implementation.
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Some of those listed would be nice, but at what cost? I know some of those things are standard on the Goldwing and around the price of the Harley touring. Now do not start, I am not comparing Harley’s touring to the Goldwing, I have never ridden a Goldwing. LOL

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As long as they keep the M8, the frame will stay the same. You'll get a new frame when you get the new motor.

And the writing is on the wall for air cooled motors.


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As long as they keep the M8, the frame will stay the same. You'll get a new frame when you get the new motor.

And the writing is on the wall for air cooled motors.
The new 1250 cc liquid cooled motor should be released next month I hear and used in the new Adv bike and new Buell style sporty bike. Rumors that it may replace the air cooled motors in the Sportsters eventually,not sure. For the Touring lineup,they most likely have to make a bigger version of that motor


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The new 1250 cc liquid cooled motor should be released next month I hear and used in the new Adv bike and new Buell style sporty bike. Rumors that it may replace the air cooled motors in the Sportsters eventually,not sure. For the Touring lineup,they most likely have to make a bigger version of that motor
Pretty sure the new adventure bike and the new street fighter bike are the Sprotster replacements.
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