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New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

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    New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb


    HD looking for new fans, are X-games still an "in" hip thing


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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    how much did Harley pay for that promo??

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    10 minutes? for 3 heats?

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Great idea, poor execution. Send them up a double black diamond and find a better way to flag the starts...hell, get Big Chief from Street Outlaws to bang the light.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    18% the hill on the road coming up to my house is steeper than that and longer (about mile), I've never tried racing up it when snow covered (yet) just normal 35-40 mph obeying the speed limit speeds

    I think if I ran a Hakkapeliitta , I could put those guys to shame with my otherwise stock V-strom

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Not one HD on the podium, looked like KTM super dukes?

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Going to guess it was more of the Inaugural Snow Hill Climb and Harley Davidson was the main sponsor who also took the time to build a Harley hill climber to include in the Competition.

    Harley Davidson was a sponsor of the Xgames in general I believe. I was watching some of the snowboarding and snowcross events and saw a number of advertisements and clothing advertising for Harley

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Awesome .....

    Now put a track instead of a tire out back and make a mountain road course.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Seems like it would make more sense for them to sponsor an event where their bike would prove to be the best...not that I can think of any such event.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    HD just put out a press release that they are laying off factory workers due to flat sales. Why are their bikes not selling? They are state of the art NASA inspired high tech one size fits all two wheeled magic. Such an embarrassment to the USA.

    How to lead with imagination and technology by doing nothing

    Fuck You Harley Fuck you

    P.S. How's that Ducati acquisition doing?

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdineen View Post
    HD just put out a press release that they are laying off factory workers due to flat sales. Why are their bikes not selling? They are state of the art NASA inspired high tech one size fits all two wheeled magic. Such an embarrassment to the USA.

    How to lead with imagination and technology by doing nothing

    Fuck You Harley Fuck you

    P.S. How's that Ducati acquisition doing?
    That seems a bit aggressive.

    As far as the hill climb. Interesting I guess. I don't get the Harley. Whats harley about those bikes? The shape of the motor? At least the KTMs looked KTM.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    yawn.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    Awesome .....

    Now put a track instead of a tire out back and make a mountain road course.
    you mean something like this

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    how much did Harley pay for that promo??
    1 US based production plant, or 400 jobs.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Not one HD on the podium, looked like KTM super dukes?
    All Harley motors. The announcer said the frames are built around the motors.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Which HD motors look exactly like Superduke mills and need radiators?

    In the first run, 97 is on an HD, at 2:18 you can clearly see the motor. His opponent, 293 is clearly on a KTM, at 2:55 you can see the cases in a stock KTM frame, 3:00 shows the other side. 293 got the bronze.

    In the second run, 896 shows his cases at 7:13, again appears to be KTM v-twin, gets the silver. 2 with the gold I can't quite tell, never get a good view of his engine. 8:02 might be the best, I can see a big cooler, but it might be an oil cooler? Frame is modified, if it IS a sportster mill in there it's the shortest I've ever seen. Hydraulic clutch... 10:00 has another glance but still not a good look.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Gold medal match winner sure didn't sound like a harley.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    Seems like it would make more sense for them to sponsor an event where their bike would prove to be the best...not that I can think of any such event.
    - the chrome accessories event
    - the my bike weighs more then your living room event
    - the my bike handles like a truck event

    I guess I shouldn't poke at HD too much. Plenty of people like riding them so what do I know.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdineen View Post
    HD just put out a press release that they are laying off factory workers due to flat sales. Why are their bikes not selling? They are state of the art NASA inspired high tech one size fits all two wheeled magic. Such an embarrassment to the USA.

    How to lead with imagination and technology by doing nothing

    Fuck You Harley Fuck you

    P.S. How's that Ducati acquisition doing?
    Harley Davidson is like a political party. Whenever they try to do anything new or different, their base customer rejects the change, so they just continue with the same old thing at the risk of not attracting new customers.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Those are definitely LC8's. The cases and sound gives it away.

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Great idea, poor execution. Send them up a double black diamond and find a better way to flag the starts...hell, get Big Chief from Street Outlaws to bang the light.
    My jaw dropped when the flagger ran across the path of the winning bike in the first heat. WTF? Extremely boring event. How about snowto cross?

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    They manage to combine hill climb and ice / dirt track style riding into something dumber and far less entertaining than either of those original disciplines....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostongixxer View Post
    My jaw dropped when the flagger ran across the path of the winning bike in the first heat. WTF? Extremely boring event. How about snowto cross?
    That was the only exciting thing about it. Imagine him slipping...?

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    Re: New X-games event, Harley Snow HIll Climb

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdineen View Post
    HD just put out a press release that they are laying off factory workers due to flat sales. Why are their bikes not selling? They are state of the art NASA inspired high tech one size fits all two wheeled magic. Such an embarrassment to the USA.

    How to lead with imagination and technology by doing nothing

    Fuck You Harley Fuck you

    P.S. How's that Ducati acquisition doing?
    wow dude angry much?
    motorsports sales as whole were down in 2017 with 2018 speculation looking flat... at best. HD already rolled back production for 2018 models. its both surprising, and not surprising that they are shutting down the KC plant. sucks that 400 people are losing their jobs, but Hd took a huge hit thanks to the new trump tax plan. they had to pay out some huge tax on a recall. i wont pretend to know the details about it but word is that it was the majority as to why their financials were so bad this year.
    that whole ducati thing is old news. HD showed interest and then changed their minds for whatever reason. its irrelevant.
    bottom line, lots of contributing factors led to this closure. economy, trump, production, sales...i can assure you it wasnt marketing.

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    The tax plan that just passed is the reason why HD’s finances were bad this year? Come on man.
    Companies out there giving bonuses and opening new locations and HQ and HD/you blame trump?

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