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Old 10-27-2013, 07:38 PM
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Default 2014 HD 103 high output motor ?

How long will the 103 motor be used in the touring line up when the competition have better performing more powerful motors 106" Victory and 111" Indian?

I'm asking cause I'm looking at trading my dyna for a streetglide, but if I wait another 12 months maybe they will update the motor again to bring it in line with the competition, or maybe slot a 110" motor in as standard??

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My thoughts are the 103 is the sweet spot for this peticular engine. I wouldn't trade mine for a 110.

Nor a Victory nor an Indian.
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After doing the R&D to incorporate the water cooling into the 103 and then actually implementing it, my guess would be that the 103 would be around for a while. But then again, if I knew what corporate America was going to be doing before others knew I'd be a millionaire quite a few times over.
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How long will the 103 motor be used in the touring line up when the competition have better performing more powerful motors 106" Victory and 111" Indian?

I'm asking cause I'm looking at trading my dyna for a streetglide, but if I wait another 12 months maybe they will update the motor again to bring it in line with the competition, or maybe slot a 110" motor in as standard??

Any thoughts on this?
Maybe they will and maybe they wont. They probably wont. You can wait forever for the feature you want and miss out on a lot of good riding.

I think (and I would hope) that people dont make buying decisions based on 3 or 8 cubes.
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the 103 with cams and headwork only will smoke the competition.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:16 PM
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the 103 with cams and headwork only will smoke the competition.
Yes agreed, but that costs $$$ and I was comparing stock motors with maybe just stage 1 upgrades.

I definitely don't have the extra cash to pour into cams and headwork etc.
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Indian and Victory aren't competition......
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My thoughts are the 103 is the sweet spot for this peticular engine. I wouldn't trade mine for a 110.

Nor a Victory nor an Indian.
What do you mean by "sweet spot" for this engine? I recently took a Victory for a ride with their stock 106" motor and was pleasantly surprised with the power and lack of heat etc. Why didn't HD go to a 106" or 110" ?
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The new 103 has plenty of power after the normal pipes, air cleaner, tune mods. I see no need to open the engine up and I am at 5000' altitude. The new ho will walk my 2011 103 with same mods
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Why would you think a motor or total motorcycle is better simply because it has more displacement?? I'm thinkin if you judge the quality of a bike simply by the displacement of the engine, you lose all the soul of riding a Harley Davidson. Go buy that Victory, or Indian, they are both Polaris products, and never will be true competition of Harley. Gee how many times has the Indian brand been unzombied now, 5 , 6. It just aint gonna float or be any real competiton for Harley. I would never judge the total worth of a motorcycle simply by power and frankly the new 103 is fine right out of the box.
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