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    • Yep - I had an XB12X and it were grand.

      I also got to hang out with Erik a few times on model launches. The best gig I have had in my 18 year career working for bike magazines was the XB12X launch where we rode from Cairns to the tip of Cape Melville in Queensland - with full factory support.

      And Yep - I don't think they've got it all completely together as far as appealing to the next generation goes - yet, although the Street 500 was the top selling model here in Aus a few years ago. It qualified as a learner bike under the local size and power restrictions scheme for noobs.

      The gossip I'm hearing is the next 2 iterations of the Sportster will be the last of the platform too - but that's only rumour.