2017 Harley Sportster – Test Ride Review

2017 Harley Sportster – Test Ride Review

I got to experience the 2017 Harley Sportster – Test Ride Review. Not bad! Huge improvement over the Harley Iron 883!

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Craig Ballantyne

I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

19 thoughts on “2017 Harley Sportster – Test Ride Review

  • April 28, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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    Thank you for a hands on, honest objective and real review with good observations. A whole LOT of reviewers could learn from this.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    Did you ride a custom or only the roadster? I found the roadster very uncomfortable.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    I tried the roadster but I didn't really like it. It's like a really bad sportbike. Harley should just stick to cruisers, unless they want to make something like the XB9R again.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    I tried it on Monday, April 3rd afternoon, bought it the same day – waiting for getting mine on Friday now ;)) The test is up to the point, going to rip off the Bags and then cruise a little ;)) Greetings from Classic Bike Berlin

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  • April 28, 2017 at 9:28 pm
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    How was the superlow?

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  • April 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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    We know you hate the sportster. Stop hating – they are affordable.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 9:43 pm
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    Keep doing what you're doing, definitely one of the best motorcycle reviewers I've come across that's a one man show. Even then you're doing good against revzilla etc. Thanks for reviewing this thing not many good reviews on it.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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    idiotic. … gad to stop at 1:38 due to the level of nonsense

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  • April 28, 2017 at 10:07 pm
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    Great review thanks. I tried one recently and it was OK, but the speedo is pretty stupid, as it's almost impossible to read in sunlight, especially with the sun high behind you. It's pretty dodgy given how important holding the correct speed is these days with speed cameras, etc. You have to question whether HD's road test team did due diligence over the speedo. Also, like you reported, the foot-pegs drove me mad. They're too wide and in the wrong place. Not intuitive for changing gear and easy to bash your shins.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    that the sportster 1200 custom or the roadster 1200? looks like the roadster 1200 from the handle bars

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  • April 28, 2017 at 11:37 pm
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    Just test rode this today & this review was spot on! Thanks for this brother!

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  • April 28, 2017 at 11:42 pm
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    wow.. I'm in australia, and your reviews are great.
    someone who actually explains how the bikes ride in real riders term, thanks…
    coming from racingducatisport bikes, I'm now looking to buy a harley.
    will you be doing review on tourer bikes? street glide?
    loved the breakout machine test, thats one of my choices, but would like real riders view on one of the tourers
    thanks

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  • April 29, 2017 at 12:09 am
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    Got forward controls on mine phat bob tank it's great

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  • April 29, 2017 at 12:20 am
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    I ride a 1200 xl custom it rides good lots of power 65in third gear l think you are riding a 883

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  • April 29, 2017 at 1:02 am
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    Overseas viewer checking in. First of your videos I watched, good job overall. Just a few improvement suggestions: You should've put 'Roadster' in the title, would give you more hits – it's so different from the other Sportsters, there are many people searching for videos particularly on this model. Try to avoid generic terms like 'better all around' at 0:48, try to stay objective, using precise terms (I liked how you gave your height and weight when commenting on seating position, that was very helpful). A word on pricing would've been good – I know it, but many other viewers won't.

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  • April 29, 2017 at 1:38 am
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    What dealership was that?

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  • April 29, 2017 at 1:54 am
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    another awesome bike review

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  • April 29, 2017 at 2:45 am
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    nice, looks like a fun ride.

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