Originally Posted by KaceCoyote
I was thinking about this earlier today. Honda builds cars and things here, why dont they build bikes? Presumably that'd keep costs down, steal Harley's thunder to a degree and maybe with roots here their moto engineers would actually ride our roads and talk to our riders. I fear they just look through flip books with beautifully colored glossy charts and diagrams of demographics and lack any realistic understanding of the modern american motorcycle consumer.
It seems like every year they lose more ground, and they lose more hondas. Where is the modern "You meet the nicest people on a honda."
They built Goldwings, Valks, and I think Shadow 1100 ACEs here at the Marysville plant.
Plant was closed a few years ago.