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Baby Shadow still has it all

Advantages: Excellent build quality, unequalled reliability, Forgiving handling characteristics, powerful
Disadvantages: Long gearing, lardy steering, ridiculously rev-hungry engine can be unnerving

What is it: The Honda VT125 is one of a collection of low capacity, learner legal cruiser style bikes. For those that yearn for a Harley or some other large cruiser, these are the logical first step to getting them. While some 125cc cruisers are still in ...

Kpjwateridge 04.10.2012 · Read full review
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Perfect for the part-time, short-ass, bad-ass!

Advantages: Low seat height, easy to maneouvre
Disadvantages: Vague handling, underpowered

...Following my latest 2 wheeled adventure- which, if you don’t already know, left my beloved Harley Sportster 1200S, in a rather sorry state and me in a somewhat sorrier state- my manager at work showed uncharacteristic goodwill and trustingly lent me anoth ...

DarkDave 17.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Harley Davidson Sportster XL883C

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New Harley XL883 Sporster 2007 Model

Advantages: A dream of a bike
Disadvantages: None that i have found

XL883 2007 Model - this is a fabulous bike. Now comes with fuel injection which means there is no more waiting for the bike to warm up, you turn the key and just ride away, fabulous! Lights come on automatically, the bike is alarmed and knows when you ...

mandilou66 21.05.2007 · Read full review
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Falling out of love with my Harley

Advantages: Comfortable and Cool to ride
Disadvantages: Under powered, expensive to run and unreliable

I have a 2004 XL883 vanillia style and it's a plesant and comfortable ride. I have however had some significant problems with this bike. The yoke that secures the forks to the body has had to be replaced 3 times after failing with cracks, HD replaced unde ...

Borizman 05.05.2007 · Read full review
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Great bike.

Advantages: Compact, economical, comfortable, looks great, holds value.
Disadvantages: Underpowered as standard, no fuel gauge, no basic tools supplied!

...I ride a 2005 XL883C Sportster. The bike as supplied new is underpowered & I had to pay what the Americans refer to as the Harley Davidson tax, i.e. had the bike Stage 1 tuned & Screamin Eagle pipes fitted - this transformed the bike completely. It's now ...

britbiker 07.01.2007 · Read full review
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