I just don't think the factory appreciated the depth of feeling over traditional Bullet styling in the US, UK or Europe when they launched the Electra-X on the export market. I wonder how many Electra-X buyers bought one because of the uprated mechanical specification but really wished they could have kept the 50's styling of the classic models.<SNIP>Regards,A.
Hey Matt, it's not only the japaneese that made some fashion felonies. Remember the Norton Highliner? What a way to ruin a perfectly good Commando.Actually, the Electra isn't changed too much to rescue. It still has basically the same styling. I even like the bobbed front fender. I do wish it had a traditional rear fender with stays, instead of that ugly sub-frame. Other than that, I think the first thing many people change, even with the classic/deluxe models is the seat. My bike looks entirely different with a tan solo seat. I even like the shape of the tank on the X. Now if I could swap out the dorky turn signals and insect antenna mirrors I'd be happy.
Matt,have you seen Bill Harris' Electra scrambler over in the gallery yet? It surely deserves a mention here.Mr Harris has posted details with it, and claims it will do 90 MPH on stock gearing! Quite an achievment, especially with what loooks like the stock lean-burn downpipe, although the classic muffler and flat slide carb must help a lot, More points too (in my book!) for the right-foot gear shift...Another well customized Electra, more please!Adrian
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