Sunday, 18 August 2013

So, why a Harley?...

Harley Davidson kindly left a comment after my last post, reminding me of one of the benefits of owning a Breakout (no chain to clean). So true. But, really there is so much more behind my NEED for a Harley, and in particular the lovely Softail Breakout.


Don't get me wrong, this Triumph of mine is a great bike and it turns heads wherever I go. I'm told by someone at a Triumph dealer that it is fast becoming a sought after classic. That I can understand. I get a real buzz whenever I ride it. But just take a look at this...

 
...and this...

 
                                                             ...then I add to it what's in my head and it's up there with the most beautiful motorcycles in the world, ever.
 

As you will see from earlier posts, I have ridden a variety of bikes over the years, but I have wanted a Harley Davidson ever since I first saw that poster from the seminal film Easy Rider. You know the one...

 

And for those of you who don't like Harleys...
 
...you can kiss...
 
...my tail pipe!
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Hey there Nigel,

    The Breakout is one very cool Harley.

    My very first memory of really wanting a Harley was back in '91, watching a movie I still consider one of my favourites. Very cheesy eighties style film, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. Strange it took me until just this year to buy my first.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEgZKWasMZk

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  2. I too can relate. I always wanted a Harley (this goes back to the 60's!) but could never afford/justify one. So I satisfied my need for 2 wheels with various and sundry Japanese and British motorcycles/cafe racers until this last bike when I said "enough" and bought my Dyna Low-Rider. That was in 2008 and I wish I'd said it years ago!

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  3. Interesting... I always wanted a Triumph but couldn't afford it, and dealer support in Canada was crap, so ended up buying a Harley (Sportster 883). I even brought it to Germany where I currently reside. No regrets.

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