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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Liners "dumbed down" for 2012?

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-91128.html

About half way down the page, it looks like yamaha decided that the Liners didn't appeal to enough people with what made it unique looking, so they got rid of the strakes on the tank, and the front fender stay. Looking at the pics, I couldn't tell you if the bike on the left is a Star, a Suzuki, or a Kawasaki now. Boooo...Boooo I say!

I'm also not digging any motorcycle color called "seashell".
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 12:00 PM
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I got mine and that's all that matters. I agree, very plain jane looking and GEEZ, no blue paint options? Ta-hell with that!



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GEEZ, no blue paint options? Ta-hell with that!

Of course there's a blue paint option...and Yamaha opted out

But black!? Might as well deliver the bike in primer for all the imagination that took!
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I got mine and that's all that matters. I agree, very plain jane looking and GEEZ, no blue paint options? Ta-hell with that!
i agree, i got mine and would'nt trade. i'm old, and conservative as hell, and i think mine is the best looking cruiser made. the strats or absolutely gorgeous bikes.
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Yeah, I love mine. But one of the big reasons that I love it is because it doesn't look like every other "Jap harley clone". Looks like all of us are lucky that we got one of the good ones.
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I like them they look good I agree though I did like the tank trim on previous models can't wait to see if a deluxe comes out of the SCL dept.. It was anise compliment to Star Motorcycles that they were number 2 in 900cc's and above sales."
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Just bought a 2010 left over about 2 months ago... Love the Old 50's Chevy look of the Stratoliner.... Has a look of it's own...

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who are the these people in their market research who complained about the styling being over the top? i thought the styling was what made the bike attractive
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who are the these people in their market research who complained about the styling being over the top? i thought the styling was what made the bike attractive
I agree. They probably put a focus group together of sportster owners, or 1995 honda cruiser owners or something, and think they've done "market research".
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After I brought my Bike home Everyone gives positive comments on the bike. Also can't believe the Price I paid for such a Great Bike... Most of the time the comments are WOW Great looking bike and sooooo much chrome...
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