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Old 11-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 Road King or 2008 CVO RK ?

1st post but have to decide quick. Tomorrow AM the 2012 goes up for sale at that price (<20k delivered tax title etc)
Sorry
Given the same price which would you choose ?
2012 Classic is brand spankin new.
2008 CVO is Copper with <100 miles.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go brand new with warranty.
You still get a 103 motor instead of 110 but hey sometimes you gotta sacrafice.
What has the 08 been doing for the last four years with less than 100 miles?
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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PS; Grew up in Milwaukee and worked 2 miles from the plant 40 years ago. Some of my friends worked there.
Never had the itch for a HD until recently. Other than a XLCR which I should have bought in the Army with their discount program.

Had Sport bikes only.
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Still love the sport bike but these bones be getting in need of a cruiser.
The RK appeals to me.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Brand new Road King Classic is one hell of a great first Harley.
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I would go brand new with warranty.
You still get a 103 motor instead of 110 but hey sometimes you gotta sacrafice.
What has the 08 been doing for the last four years with less than 100 miles?
Oh crap !
Should have been < 1000 miles not 100.
Same thing; unused.
I think 7xx miles.

Does the 110 have more than 7 CI displacement to offer ?
IE Cams, heads, etc a substantial difference in HP and Torque or just a few more ?

I know the CVO has more chrome which is really not a factor to me.
Both have ABS which is. Dumped bikes with the front brake locking up once too often.
Depreciation (or lack thereof) is also important.
The 2012 has almost 3k knocked off 2013 retail.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd go for the new '12.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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CVO does have a SE 203 cam which is a very mild upgrade. And SE heads.
Not a real big fan of the copper.
Looks good on yours though JP.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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CVO does have a SE 203 cam which is a very mild upgrade. And SE heads.
Not a real big fan of the copper.
Looks good on yours though JP.

My grandparents on my mother's side were from the "Copper Country";
The UP of Michigan.
The Copper color is actually a plus for me.
That said I dont buy color, I buy whats underneath it.
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