It is pretty much the same rims that my 06 had. They updated the size of the wheels, they went from a 16" to a 17" on the front and went from a 130 to a 180 tire on the rear. the bike handles different with the new size wheels. Haven't rode it enough to say if that's bad or good. You would think if they went to that trouble they would have changed the style some. I almost bought one with spoke wheels, but the more I thought about it, knowing me all I could see is me down on my knees cleaning them. Didn't want to go there.Not trying to hate on your new ride but the front rim looks really outdated. I would think HD would make the rim not look like it came off a bike from the 70s for the price tag. Not hating on HD, your new ride or anything like that I would just be buying new rims and selling the stock ones if it was me.