Two more names reserved by HDMC

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  1. Baldhead_J

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    Harley-Davidson Trademarks Two More Names Hinting at New Models

    Harley-Davidson Trademarks Two More Names Hinting at New Models
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    Could a makeover be in the Sportster lineup's future?

    ERIC BRANDT
    JAN 7, 2018 3:25 PM EST

    Just a few weeks ago, we reported on Harley-Davidson trademarking the name “Bronx” and speculated a possible new model in the works. Since then, two more names have been trademarked by the Milwaukee-based motorcycle brand that have us wondering if another brand revamp is in the works.

    I say “another” because Harley just gave a big makeover to its big twin lineup. It ditched the Dyna series and created an all-new Softail lineup for the 2018 model year with eight new or refreshed bikes. With a bunch of newly trademarked names in play, we’re wondering if something similar is about to happen to the aging Sportster lineup.

    The new names that have been trademarked are “Pan America” and “48X”. The name 48X reminds us of the existing Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight which is a bobber-style Sportster with a low seat and fat tires. Perhaps the 48X will be a high-performance version of the Forty-Eight with upgraded brakes and suspension or even just a Forty-Eight with a different aesthetic. Making a Bonneville Bobber Black in addition to the Bonneville Bobber worked very well for Triumph, perhaps Harley is taking a page out of the British brand’s playbook.

    What the Harley-Davidson Pan America could be is anyone’s guess. Our shot in the dark is some sort of touring version of a Sportster. Sportsters are traditionally, well, sporty, but maybe there’s room for a Sportster made for long-distance comfort with a comfy seat, lots of storage, and maybe even a standard front fairing. The Sportster has never been a great bike for bringing a passenger; perhaps the Pan America will change that.

    Of course, this is all speculation and nothing we’re saying here has been confirmed by Harley-Davidson. For now, we have to hurry up and wait for an official announcement about the new names. What do you think the 48X and Pan America could be?
     
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    PanAmerica sounds like a touring bike to me.
     
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    I’m someone the trades name government office will find out the names and other US Patent office will the plans to show the world.
     
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    Sounds more like an Adventure style ride to me.
     
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    Agreed,.....
     
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    While the Sportster is the longest running Model and the most reliable with the EVO Engine and Geared Cams, is still due for a makeover of sorts and guess that's what's in the works .. Time will Tell .. Maybe they will have sense enough to get rid of the Primary Chain Drive , something way overdue ..
     
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    Sounds like a good name for a Dual Sport/Adventure Touring bike to me. :)
    Indian needs to make one of those, I think.
     
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    Yeah, thinking the same thing. :)
     
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    48X = Scout Bobber
     
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    Good thought
     
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    You smoking again Roll On?:cool::rolleyes:
    Alpal
     
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    148B1085-355F-4A57-947B-0DB268031F02.jpeg I’m guessing the Bronx will look something like this:
     
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    To @sidecarsam, to answer your ? Mark. Is that, one is to do a registered trademark and patent rights. It all goes through the government offices.
    So, once those names get added, people can find out and report back to they're companies.
    That, or maybe I do have it some or all of it wrong, and I do need to lower the dosage of smoke intake.:confused:
     
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    Its got to change like the older platform up to 2017. Emissions is the reason plus it is getting a little old but still sells 60,000 units a year. Has a loyal following to say the least. The 1200 Sportster is the platform with the least waeeanty claims with HD and it probably is something that someone might want to find and keep for future builds and just to have one.
    The Sport Glide is totally new but I cannot get past the side opening hard bags...................
    2018 Softail Sport Glide | Harley-Davidson USA

    Touring cross country on a Sportster takes a special kind of human. Not me. People do it and people will but there is a whole host of more comfortable rides out there.

    Nice example of a 1958 Sportster. Buddy seat makes it look dorky. Not so much on bigger engine models/ Two tone paint option looks strong on these bikes
     
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    That makes more sense to me now. Thanks. :)
     
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    Do you make them yourself or buy ready to burn?,.......
     
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    Anything else illegal.
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    Would that really be any different than touring on a Scout? I mean, they're both in pretty much the same category are they not?

    The Sport Glide is a nice looking bike, but those saddlebags look tiny. How much stuff could you really fit in them?
     
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    I could Tour on a Sportster in my 20's .. No Way trying it now .. :)
     
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