Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson MOTORCYCLE REVIEWS

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Harley-Davidson

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Rider Rating - 89 Reviews

Value For Money
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.1 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4.5 / 5

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Despite selling markedly less than the likes of Honda and Yamaha, Harley-Davidson is still an iconic name and brand.

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Reviews

Antoni
Overall rating
5/5
Harley-davidson Xlh 1200
Really comfy to ride has plenty of power for the riding I do reliable and always gets people looking over it whenever I park .love it in garage now till bad weather is... Really comfy to ride has plenty of power for the riding I do reliable and always gets people looking over it whenever I park .love it in garage now till bad weather is over

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2 months ago
Frederick
Overall rating
4/5
Harley-davidson Xl 1200c Sportster
Traded in for new Harley street Traded in for new Harley street

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0 / 5
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0 / 5
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2 months ago
Timothy
Overall rating
5/5
Harley-davidson Fxdx Dyna Super Glide Sport
Don't do lots of mileage but been to Wales twice comfy trips did all I asked if it good on fuel cleans up lovely afterwards my 5th Harley well satisfied Don't do lots of mileage but been to Wales twice comfy trips did all I asked if it good on fuel cleans up lovely afterwards my 5th Harley well satisfied

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2 months ago
Stephen
Overall rating
4/5
Harley-davidson Xl 1200l Sportster Low
After having hired, borrowed and then ridden a pre rubber engine mount 100th anniversary Sportster Custom followed by three newer ones as well as a Dyna Street Bob, I... After having hired, borrowed and then ridden a pre rubber engine mount 100th anniversary Sportster Custom followed by three newer ones as well as a Dyna Street Bob, I decided this year was the time to actually own one. I spotted a 2006 Custom Low on Auto trader in white which is my favourite colour with just over 2k miles on it for just over £5k in a dealers down south and decided to buy it unseen though it was in typical good condition when I took delivery so I have no complaints.

Having owned and ridden the bike since July this year, there are definitely pros and cons.

The pros.

Lots of character and the feeing of slight exclusivity. attracts admiring looks. Its unlikely to depreciate much if at all if kept in top condition. That unique engine noise! Ideal for laid back cruising. Mostly good quality metal and paint used in its construction. Looks nice and chunky in a workmanlike almost handmade way from most angles. Torquey engine.

The cons.

Still shudders and vibrates even with the rubber mounted engine. Only 60bhp (Certified) which is not a lot of power for such a heavy bike. Lumpy low down response due to lean carb factory settings for emissions reasons, now rectified by a dyno tune which was money well spent. More recent models have fuel injection and might be better.

The spoked wheels are cheap steel with poor quality chrome rims and corrode quickly. I have replaced mine with alloy rims with stainless steel spokes. The bolts and fasteners are a mix of mostly UNC threads with some metric thread here and there. They also corrode quickly and I have replaced them with stainless steel ones. The chrome on the rocker covers was also going and they have been replaced too. Crude suspension front and rear now upgraded with slightly longer "Progressive" rear shocks and fork inserts which improved the ride considerably .All in all I spent another £2k getting the bike up to scratch and its as good as it can get really in standard tune. The single disc brakes are just about adequate. The seat gets uncomfortable after about an hour. The engine is inclined to overheat in city riding. The gearbox is clunky and neutral is often hard to find. Not much good for two up touring.

If you buy one don't expect outstanding performance Buy one as a keeper for everything else that's great about fair weather biking but be prepared to spend time and money bringing a used one up to scratch and to suit your needs and requirements. I also recommend replacing the tyres with Michelin Commander II s.

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2 months ago
Craig
Overall rating
4/5
Harley-davidson Xlh 883 Sportster

Rider Rating

Value For Money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
3 / 5
Engine
3 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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3 months ago
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