Harley's new $49,000 Trike

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Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by tx2sturgis » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:52 am

Is it just me or does this seem to be a bit on the expensive side of things?

Base price, $48,999.

https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/m ... glide.html

Hey, at least they include a CB radio.

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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by harryball » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:21 pm

$688 a Month! $50,000! Dang! Not happening here.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by Lofty » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:04 pm

Existing thread here.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=54771
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by tx2sturgis » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:43 pm

Sorry I didnt see the previous thread....I'm not in here every day anymore....
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by shawnfromvermont » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:33 pm

If you think I'm a Harley hater you would be Right $49.000!!!!
Well at the same time you could pick you self up a junk Live Wire for $29.000.
JUNK!!!!!!!!
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by Tin Man » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:06 pm

This is exactly what HD was planning when they discontinued their hacks...... :foilhead:
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by chaos2 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:51 pm

from the number of trikes I see and all the aging baby boomers with money and bad knees they probably won't have any trouble selling those motorized milkstools.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by darkhorse » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:27 pm

from the number of trikes I see and all the aging baby boomers with money and bad knees they probably won't have any trouble selling those motorized milkstools.
I agree and I think Harley is smart in not letting it to the third-parties to capture all the revenue from the trike conversions. With that said, the price blows me away.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by tgtrotter » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:52 pm

I gotta throw in that I bought my first NEW Harley, a FLHT Standard, predecessor to the Street Glide, in 1995 for $14,100 OTD.....................................................
( I had had a bad off road accident and was ending a 3 yr hiatus from motorcycles. Never been without 2 wheels since age 11 when I bought a 1964 Honda 90 with a back bone frame for $30.00 )
(( In 1995 I wanted an FJ1200 but my wife said NO, to going 150mph))

Back to the Harley, when I picked it up there were 2 buyers in line offering to start a bid war at $15k.
I said N0 ! . 7 years later my wife needed a new car. I used the Harley as a trade and got $12,700.00. Not bad for 7 years and 35k miles use.

Today I own an '04 RG and paid $18k new. Today worth $6k to a lucky buyer, but not selling. A new bike or payment is not a priority. If I was to buy today I would buy used fom the saturated market.

Both bikes never weep/ seep / or leak. Are comfortable and dependable. Maybe in the future the RG $ value will go up. I doubt that and hopefully has leveled. ( I recently test ride a few 18 and 19 model year Harleys and didnt get any more of a "Wow Factor".
In fact they felt subdued/sissyish to the older models I've ridden.)
Harley prices were high then and seemingly insane now. I got lucky on my ROI with the 1995.


Give Harley marketing credit. Some people got $$$ for street creed. Some just want the trike itself. Harley has worked very hard. I bet Ural/Harley company have the same struggles, just on a different level, but the same.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by tgtrotter » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Watcha talking about Brian ? Aren't you the guy who bought the $19 milkshake in Quratzsite this year ?

And it didn't even have Bourbon in it !
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by bratmanxj » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:26 pm

tgtrotter wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Back to the Harley, when I picked it up there were 2 buyers in line offering to start a bid war at $15k.
I said N0 ! . 7 years later my wife needed a new car. I used the Harley as a trade and got $12,700.00. Not bad for 7 years and 35k miles use.

Today I own an '04 RG and paid $18k new. Today worth $6k to a lucky buyer, but not selling. A new bike or payment is not a priority. If I was to buy today I would buy used fom the saturated market.

Both bikes never weep/ seep / or leak. Are comfortable and dependable. Maybe in the future the RG $ value will go up. I doubt that and hopefully has leveled. ( I recently test ride a few 18 and 19 model year Harleys and didnt get any more of a "Wow Factor".
In fact they felt subdued/sissyish to the older models I've ridden.)
Harley prices were high then and seemingly insane now. I got lucky on my ROI with the 1995.
I owned a clean and tastefully upgraded 100th Anv. '03 Road King from '08-'11. Bought it with under 10k miles and sold it with 32k for the same price I paid. I was out the money for the warranty that was WELL used, and I feared what the bike might cost me out of warranty. That same "age" bike now depreciated on par with any other motor vehicle, so HD's are no longer the investment they use to be. I agree, the later twin cams were no better than my 88 cu in. There is no "oh wow" moment with the new Milwaukee 8 engines like when you first rolled on the torque of an older Evo or T.C. compared to the complication at the time. Everyone makes a bike with good fit and finish, good power, etc etc etc.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:54 pm

If you'd measure the distance between the front wheel & each side of the rear wheels - The reason Geezers ride them so slow becomes apparent -
They Turn Over more easily to EITHER SIDE than a URAL or other heavy sidecar rig - because of the shorter span - to each outrigger wheel.
These guys all ride in line, pretty SLOW - & are very hard to pass - unless you cut in line a few times & pi$$ them off. Unfortunate - but they can't catch up to you.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by Bullethead » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:39 pm

Had a bike crash years back that resulted in my being unable to swing either leg over a motorcycle. My wife had been into scooters for some while. Got a Genuine Stella 4T...monocoque, step-through frame that I could negotiate...and rode with her on her scooters for a couple of years just to get some wind in my face. Loved it, but it really didn’t scratch the itch. Tried an HD trike. She didn’t like riding pillon. Short story, we stumbled upon a Ural. We both loved it immediately. Still have and ride the scooters, but The Black Pearl is now our go-to ride.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by Lmo » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 pm

So.... if one wanted to lash up an old Dnepr sidecar to any Harley... which one would he buy; performance-wise, maintenance-wise, bang-for-the-buck-wise?

I ask because the Dnepr sidecar that I posted in the Black Market was purchased by a woman, but she has no motorcycle for it (kind of a cart before the horse scenario). She wants to do a little touring for starts. She had a rig when she was a youngster.
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Re: Harley's new $49,000 Trike

Post by 4REICH » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:21 pm

I won't ever give Harley another dime. If I were in the market for a new powerful rig I would attach a Dnepr sidecar to a Moto Guzzi
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