I think Alan was speaking tongue-in-cheek.Us Geriatric Bastards as you call us tend to be the ones who have and spend the bucks, so HD needs to pay attention.
I think Buell was always a mismatch with Harley. Or at least ahead of his time (at HD). He’s still making specialty high performance sport and racing bikes.
Yep, that's a big driving force in this engine. Used to work there and I worked on this bike (electronics though, not engine). Already can't sell old Sporties in Europe anymore. On the positive side, the torque and horsepower are much better on this engine, too. This thing will rip.Eventually the EPA and gov't along with market forces is going to force HD to a new engine design. This new engine, or one very similar to it, is coming to all of the HD lineup eventually. IMO