Not exactly true but the SE parts are flawed as recognized by HD with their product improvement program (heads) and the rest are OEM 96" parts that in some cases carry issues.
The 120R would be a stock motor and meet EPA with lowered compression and a specially designed cam. Would that then be a 120EPA? Why wouldn't the MOCO do this and just raise the price marginally or offer it as an option?
Remember when we could choose options especially engines with cars?
Those were the days!
Harley just laid off....excuse me....restructured the York plant by 1100 jobs with the thought that the children of those 1100 could possibly have a job at York in their lifetime if the restructuring goes as planed. No chit. Now some of those 1100 have to train their replacements. Sounds like HP with their layoffs in California...having sent many of those laid off to India to train their replacements. Bottom line it sucks.
Do you or anyone believe that the MOCO would bring back those jobs so that an assembly line could be constructed so special order bikes could be constructed. The cost to assemble that line compared to the monies brought in for special ordered bikes would never be justified. Appeasing the stockholders has become the norm of the American way these days...not pleasing the consumers.