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Old 09-24-2009, 09:05 AM   #11
Desertbilly
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Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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While I wish them luck, they're stumbling in to a hyper-competitive market. Their bikes will expected to be competitive with FJR's, Connies, and Honda ST/VFR's in performance, styling, reliability and price. Add to that impossible task the handicaps of having no dealer base and no aftermarket.

If they say they're going to pursue the 'premium' side of the market, then they have to compete with RT's and GT's, which means their styling, ergonomics and quality have to be up a notch, and again they don't have the decades of history or the rider community.

They might as well be releasing a 480-pound 600 supersport, with 85 hp, heavy suspension, soft brakes, and 1990 styling that costs $19,000.
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