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Old 12-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Although they often go unnoticed in the Harley Indian wars, Henderson motorcycles were the largest and fastest motorcycles of their time, widely favored by cops and speed demons....

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Nice!!! Allways that guy has kool stuff
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Had my hopes up when the rebirth of the Henderson was coming back.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excelsi...son_Motorcycle)

Dan Hanlon spearheaded the effort and made about 2000 Super X models.

Got to throw a leg over a few of them that Staz was selling...
Wasn't my cup of tea. A bit heavy for my type of riding..



The forks was about the only carryover from yesteryear. And perhaps the dash, sorta.

Wonder if Jay Leno has added one of these to the garage ??
Super rare bike....Could be about as rare as the Real McCoy.

The factory was (IMO) over the top for start up of a New (Old Name) Motorcycle.
Humble beginnings wasn't to be seen here.


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Old 12-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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Oh they would have made it hadnt it been for the Poleris Victory, it came out at Half the price of the Henderson and in my opinion Killed it, then The prices on the victorys went up.......
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I hate to say it but the revived Excelsior- Henderson is ugly. The notched tank does not make sense in a modern bike. I'm not really interested in a Victory but it is a better design.
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Um, I had to do the transmission upgrade on a 99, and no they're not...

Just made cheaper with a subsidy from the parent company, still an over priced Metric made in USA owned by a Foreign Canada company....
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I don't care who what or why. The Victory is a better design, that's it. The Henderson looks like an awkward thrown together contraption. It's neither 'retro' , 'old school' or modern, just ugly.
I'm talking appearance.
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I agree. The new Henderson is ugly. But that 31!!! WOW What a beautiful bike!
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