WEIGHING HIS OPTIONS
Harley’s new Street Rod (“Hitting a Mark,” July) is a nice-looking bike, kind of the new incarnation of the XR1200. And like the XR1200, it’s at least 100 pounds too heavy. Harley really needs to put its bikes on a diet if it expects to be competitive. I liked my 2009 XR well enough, but in the mountains I could feel every ounce of its 564 pounds. I happily traded it for a 2016 Triumph Thruxton R (469 pounds), and I’m happy to be on the right side of the scales again.