Charles Ellsworth: HDs won the AMA races this year......howya like that?!
clinicalpsychologist: try that with a Night Rod and the yamaha will be way way behind
Bacon Dog: Redwings vs Sketchers. One is the original, the other is newer and made in
china, the other is heavier and heavy duty, classic and can be re-soled.
The other is more sporty, handles better and is lighter weight but does
not last as long.
PeterDad60: Bolt has a bigger engine. Sportster has bigger following and handles
Pedro Henrique Pestana Felippe: man, i dont want a bolt... I NEED THAT crap
brian meister: sorry, but even though the 883 is a 2001, it still has 70 year old
engineering. And just think, now that Harley has a production facility in
India, the quality can only improve, right? Want American made? Want
quality and reliability? HD is none of the above.
roundingcorners: let's do a drag race and forgo proper riding equipment from the waist down.
. . typical cruiser mentality.
ziah Reid: I like the harleys subtler design, and with the harley you always have the
option of a 1200 conversion. I know harleys are outdated in their design
but that's part of the reason why I think their cool. Not the chromed out
ones with the restrictive fish tail exhaust tips but the more classic
REM44MAG: Difference is bran new yamaha has the harley beat on performance hands
down. Harley however will hold its value longer, easier to find engine
upgrades, and which with upgrades will out muscle the yamaha. I find it a
lot easier to find someone to work on a Harley than to work on a jap bike.
But the japanese bike will probably last longer. Not vibrate every nut and
bolt off the thing, but vibration on a harley is part of the experience...
Harley still wins hands down by the experience it gives alone, nothing
beats that Harley rumble. If yamaha wants to really compete they need to
build an FXR copy, only with a bitchin motor and good performing suspension
and brakes. BUILD IT YAMAHA.
Dragan Marj: Why would you compare a 2001 model with a new bolt, makes sense if you
don't want to have a fair race, lol!
Harley Russell: If this were a sportbike comparison then power would really matter, but on
cruiser bikes [or more standard-style cruisers like the Sportster] I don't
find power to be nearly as important.
FMJFilmMedia: I don't know I am more drawn to Harley than jap bikes. I know for a fact
that Harley's are more expensive to buy and fix. You do get your money
worth with jap bikes. But I will still own a Harley. HD Road King owner.
Richard Knight: I really dig how many people bash the crap out of Harley's but yet the
gooks didn't know what a freaking V-Twin was until Harley sales went through
the ceiling after the introduction of the 80 C.U. EVO... Go check out how
many Harley's are shipped to Japan now, they don't even want to ride there
own crap! LOL
iniakpmarc28: Just proves how slow Harleys are. The brakes and handling are crap too. If
it wasn't for the badge on the tank, no one would buy them. They are ad
mans dream though. (And before you ask, I've owned two Harleys, both were
Ray Wilson: Ok they say the bolt is faster and a better bike but yet the 883 still out
sells it. I had an 07 883 and put 32000 miles on it I raced a lot of other
bike and let me tell you I could out run most all of the other cruisers in
the 900 cc class and I got beat a few times but not very often. Secondly
why do all the other bike have to compare themselves to Harley. Is that
because Harley is the standard that all other need to be held to
john endsley: A 2001 the ecm on the 883 we it did not have one the 883 did not get fuel
injectors till 2008 miles don't matter. Tec matters....
Ivan Flores: Just like the video
Simon Parry-Jones: I know which I'd still have, residual values on the bolt are disappointing
to say the least, the Harley 883 sportster is merely the canvas on which to
start your relationship, the Bolt is what the bolt started out with. Its
not about drag racing, its about posing and cruisin, the Bolt is just a box
of bolts (see what I did there?) the Harley has a soul dudes and dudettes!
Jrmcmlln: Smoked that Harley's ass!
Jamie Nichols: What year was the bolt? Although the sporty had less miles, it's 14 years
old from when I'm watching the video... I'm trying to be fair, but a dozen
years of technology tilts the scales. If ya want to run it against my 2014
breakout let me know... I'll kick your ass... haha
Roy Diedesch: That's not even one of the F.I. sportsters.....I'm not a harley guy, but
this doesn't seem even remotely even...smh
Thrillcekr: Yamaha has a bigger engine and costs more. What exactly got proven there?
DrJekyl30: @Vanrocco thanks for your comment. You are one of those that makes sense.
But you have to agree, well you don't have to but most HD people are like
cult members. I was watching a movie called children of sorrow. Watch that
movie and dig where I am coming from. Some people can be talked into
anything and if you speak in the right manner you got them hooked.
Ivan Flores: 10+9= 21
JACKSONLEWISOFCANADA: you mean an engine with almost 100cc more power won? wow thats
surprising!!!!! NOT!!!!!!!!! this point of this video is really to be
lottsalasagna: Take them on a 500 mile ride and see what bike will be in front.
LBKewee: Same bike my ass. 13 year difference in models and no EFI on the Harley?
Tim Mitcham: First of all, both companies make good quality products or they could not
stay in business. HD was founded over a hundred years ago in the U.S.,
making it an AMERICAN company! Yamaha was founded in 1955 in Japan, making
it a Japanese company! When I was in my 20s riding my Harley (This was way
before they were considered "cool" like they are these days. You know, B4
American Choppers, when Jesse James was still a kid and all the "big money"
people had not started buying Harleys faster than the factory could make
them.), I was asked how fast mine would go. My answer- the speed limit. I'm
NOT a prude. I have driven cars upwards of 140 MPH. Now I wouldn't mind
having a Bolt to ride. It looks like a pretty nice bike. But, after all is
said and done, the Sportster IS a HARLEY DAVIDSON and the Bolt is JUST a
Japanese made Yamaha. I am American born and raised - so is Harley
Davidson. Given a choice, I would HAVE to go with the Sportster. BTW I have
2 Sportsters in my garage out back :-)
mike kent: Of course the yamahog is going to be faster the motor is bigger not by much
and it's fuel injected what do u think is going to happen, throw some pipes
on her jet the carb put a k&n air cleaner on her and then try it I bet the
sporty wins. Harley all the way. 'MERICA!!!!
CarAudioJoe: 2:13 LOL@ Reslut
Octavio Segura: Ahyyy! como son mamones! la sportster no es para correr, a vista es mas
bonita y montandola es de agradable sensacion, por otra parte en un año la
H.D. valdra igual o mas y la Bolt?.... al fierro viejo!!
cengiz karacan: omparayı ona vermem 883 nıce
Donny Dittmer: Harley is carbureted of course the fuel injected bike is going to win.
Ray Charles: The guy on the Harley needs to learn about giving it all throttle in a
race. I never heard of someone in a race NOT giving it all the available
throttle. If that's how Harley makes it, they've really gone down. Likely,
Bolt wins anyway.
Scott Heldman: What a stupid drag race test. Did you really pair a new bike against a
2001? And, then say, "the bikes are the same."
BrandonPrive1432: same resluts, lolol
Richard Einstein: I have a Yamaha 1700 Road Star and it absolutely destroys Harleys.
thejudgehasjudged: Always liked my Yamaha's and I've had a few but I'll be keeping my Super
Glide I reckon. It's a steam engine and I love it :-)
Thomas Dennis: Performance wins. when I see H D's racing with Yamaha's on a track we will
see who the winner is every time.
suseno andeskem: jos gonjos harlly I LIKE HARLLY
Jimmy Martin: I think ya missed the point. If you want to go fast get a sport bike. If
you want to be cool get a Harley. If you want to be a rock star build your
own. If you want to look like a dork buy a bolt and stand around telling
everyone that you paid Harley money for a yamahaha. Oh its faster than the
slowest Harley but slower than every crotch rocket..
journeyquest1: You will ALWAYS be able to get parts for a Sportster. But when the
Yamahopper gets so many yrs they will discontinue parts. Plus its not hard
to make it a 1200 after you get a few miles on it. Ill take the HD. More
aaron katz: What's the big deal? I bought my 883 because I liked the style more than
any other bike. That's my opinion. The bolt looks like an 883 knock off to
me. While it's definitely faster, I didn't buy a 600 pound motorcycle to
race nor did 99% of riders. And if you did buy a motorcycle for racing, it
wouldn't be either of these bikes.
brad hager: +Cruiser Customizing what kind of windshield is on that bolt?
Dillon Anderson: You guys have to admit this is not a fair race. Even if you don't like
Harley, that sportster is not only an 883, (should have been a 1200) but
it's over 10 years old. I don't care that it's only got 1000 miles on it.
The '14 technology alone is far better then '01. And it still barely beat
that bike. I think the race would have been different if you put a '14
1200cc sportster against that brand new bolt. You can't deny that no matter
how much you dislike harley
Mike Smith: Did any one else notice at the end of the video, it said "Resluts?" That
girl is not only a slut, she's a Re Slut! ;)
Allen Gardner: My 2014 883 would be at it. I know that for a fact. This is not really fair
at all. But people will do whatever it takes to sell products to the masses
of idiots. Apparently they will defend themselves as well. Even tho its
clear this is total bs. I like both bikes. But come on people.
Johnnie Smith: It's so plastic it's pathetic! When people can't afford a HD they always
think thier pile of plastic is better, knowing they wish they had a HD!
Save up your pennies for the real thing!!
DrJekyl30: Why are all the HD guys bringing up the 1200cc Sportster? That bike is
250cc larger than the bolt. Bolt vs 883 is a more fair comparison if there
was one. Of course the Sportster 1200 would beat the Bolt. But don't get
angry when you see an HD lose to another brand. Tell you what, put your
1200 Sportster up against my Raider and see how you come out. Is that a
fair comparison? Now as far as speed goes, we all know that all HDs are
slow until you spend an extra 5 to 7k to beef up your little 60hp stock
bike. But you HD guys have a beast in your stable called the v-rod and you
won't even consider that an HD. You HD guys kill me LOL. Buy what you like,
ride what you like and leave it at that. Far as resale goes, I'm not ever
looking to sell my bike. My Raider is a beast and wait til you see the
finished product video.
Databyter: This vid made me smile, the comments make me laugh.
Enjoy your Harleys gentlemen, I'm saving up for my Yamaha.
To each their own.
The bike I want is ugly as hell, but it looks good to me because it is
honest and does what I want it to. Not interested in peg scrapers anymore.