Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
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I'm sure there are some folks that are groaning about it, but there's still a few around who think the Evo is a better motor then the TC, or that Harley reached the peak of motor design with the Shovel. (Or the Pan, or the Knuckle, or the...)
I haven't heard anything very negative from the people I know that are really into engines in general and Harley's in particular though. If anything it's been leaning a little towards the positive. It's still a beloved air cooled engine, they just added a common sense addition, and did it in a way that's pretty unique.
As for aftermarket heads, yeah, someone probably will come out with those, but I'm not so sure it would be a good idea. That's a big ole engine in that touring bike, and it's got a lot of extra weight to haul around and a lot of air-obstructing crappola...er.....fairings and lowers and such. I think a little cooling assist is a good thing.
Makes me wonder though, if they're going to be coming out soon with an even bigger engine for the touring class?