Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Couple of Sweet Rides

The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. My kid went out and bought an '07 FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic. As many people of his generation, they know what they want and they want it now. Needless to say, the bike cost more than any of the 6 vehicles Dave and I currently have, but it's sweet! I'm a little jealous to say the least. He also talked his friend into getting his first bike, an '08 XL1200N Nightster. What a couple of beauties. Now I have someone else to ride with on the weekends. Sounds like with Nate's three buddies who also ride, we should have some good group rides in our future. Check out these lovely machines....

The dealer mistakenly put on chrome pipes, but is replacing them with black ones to match the bike. The owner wanted to keep the chrome minimal. I think that will be a good choice.

How about those fish tails?

What do y'uns think?


Dean "D-Day" said...

I'm not much for Softails in general, but I like the Springer Classic. Reminds me of the beautiful classic bikes that Harley made way back when.

Anonymous said...

Well you know Nate he is a spoiled brat! but we love him. For his B-Day maybe have a biker themed party? I think I have a sign that says Harley parking only. talk to you later.


"Joker" said...

The Springer my favorite bike - really a sweet ride. The olive pearl/black two tone has me "green" with envy! You've got to admit the Motor Company knows what it's doing when you see a nearly brand new bike that looks like it came out of the 1930's. The fish tails really make the look of the bike.

It also sort of rubs a little salt in my wounds. I have this sort of curse on me that works like this: When I see something I really want to buy, I usually don't have the money. When I have the money, I can never find what I want to buy.

By early next year, I plan on trading in my Sporty for a new big-twin. If that bike were offered in '09 I'd be buying it. For reasons only known to some pointed heads in a board room somewhere in Milwaukee, the Springer is no more - at least not the way I want it. Now, they only offer the Cross Bones, an all blacked-out version I don't really care for, and the Screamin' Eagle Springer which is well over 20 grand to start.

My favorite bike of all time is the Heritage Springer, which they stopped making in I believe 2003. The Classic is my next favorite. I'm seriously considering looking around for a new '07 left-over if I can find one somewhere - that's how BAD I want one.

Your son did good - really good. Give him my best wishes for enjoying what I think is one of the finest motorcycles on the road.

Lady Ridesalot said...

They ARE a couple of SWEET rides! He looks real proud riding that fine machine too! I think ya'll will have a blast being able to ride together, and will soon have some great road stories to share! Ride on and ride safe!

One Harley Rider said...

I would ad either to my collection. If only I could.

Liz (rippin-kitten) said...

I'd say not too shabby! I like the paint color, too!

Phil said...

Nice! I personally prefer the stock pipes on the Nighster. That set he has on there looks as if they don't fit right. Black may help that.
You go Mama!

Rick said...

Great looking bikes.

Becky said...

Dean d-day: Yes,it looks old school but has all the modern features.

Joker: I agree the fish tails give it a really cool look, also because they go on both sides. He wants to rearrange them to go on one side.....I have no influence! This bike was an '07 with 300 miles on it. It had been traded in the very morning he went shopping.

Lady ridesalot: Nate is very proud of his new bike and has ideas on how he wants to change it. We are planning some summer rides.

One Harley Rider: I hear ya. Even I couldn't afford that bike, er, I wouldn't pay that much for a bike. That's why I don't have a Harley.

Liz: I also love the color. Last year I was dreaming of a Street Bob in that same color combination. It looks retro.

Phil: I agree that the pipes on the Nightster look too short or something. These kids just won't have stock pipes...they aren't cool. I think the black will blend in better.

Rick: Thanks. There is nothing more beautiful than a new Harley, or any new bike for that matter. They are like a fine jewel.


mrs r c said...

I'm looking for a new "big girl bike" myself. It's good to see what is out there and what people think of it. Thanks for the post. Nice bikes....making me jealous!

motorcycle saddlebags said...

Very sweet rides. I am big fan of the Springer