Sporty Tach

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Semmessporty, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Semmessporty

    Semmessporty Member

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    What was the first year they took the tach of the Sporty? Why did they take it off and is that when they put the rev limit on?
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Sporty "Roadsters" always had the bulky "plain" speedo/tach combo (changed all my clocks) -- for style, easier to read single billit white faced Speedo that glows faint red but deep blue graduations that "looks better"...Harleys have so much torque and low redline that many users prefer "feel" to a guage shift point or light like metric riders.

    Sporty "Customs" never had a tach (too bulky and busy instrument cluster, not in line with a custom look, so many customizers pitched them) HD did also...

    Sporty "Low" never had a tach (not in line with "minimalist look of street-fighter blackout hotrod")...

    IMHO looking at back issues of HD marketing in years past. :newsmile036:
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Good news for USA riders, I got a brochure from my local HD dealer who says the XR1200 is coming here and they are taking orders now for 2009 1/2?/2010 release...:swoon