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Old 12-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #46
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All of you guys that are thinking back to the 1930's, and think Indian has such a great performance heritage that should be focused on with the new bikes are just dreaming.
When the general public, and the typical potential customer thinks of Indian they think of full fenders, and fringed saddlebags.
Sorry to disappoint you.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #47
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My guess is ya may see the victory name go away and Indian become the Polaris motorcycle line.
I would bet it will be more of a Toyota/Lexus relationship except platforms will not be shared.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #48
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All of you guys that are thinking back to the 1930's, and think Indian has such a great performance heritage that should be focused on with the new bikes are just dreaming.
When the general public, and the typical potential customer thinks of Indian they think of full fenders, and fringed saddlebags.
Sorry to disappoint you.
Harley probably has a greater performance heritage, with more race wins on the dirt ovals and road courses.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:16 AM   #49
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Harley probably has a greater performance heritage, with more race wins on the dirt ovals and road courses.
Correct. And they figured out chasing the trophys costs a shitload of money, whereas building what their customers want generates a shitload of money while costing less to develop. Obviously their customers don't really care who makes the fastest bike.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #50
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i have a feeling most riders dont care whos the fastest.
but the mfgr's still play that shit
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #51
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Correct. And they figured out chasing the trophys costs a shitload of money, whereas building what their customers want generates a shitload of money while costing less to develop. Obviously their customers don't really care who makes the fastest bike.
My point is that the blather about Indian's performance heritage is not important. By the time they died, they didn't have a factory presence in racing anyhow.

You remember the Destroyer, I'm sure. A factory drag bike available from your dealer in 2007.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #52
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My point is that the blather about Indian's performance heritage is not important. By the time they died, they didn't have a factory presence in racing anyhow.

You remember the Destroyer, I'm sure. A factory drag bike available from your dealer in 2007.
Um, I was actually agreeing with you
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #53
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Um, I was actually agreeing with you
I know. I wanted to clarify my point.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:31 AM   #54
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Yes, you are correct. Absolute bullshit. It's not like spent a decade in that business, working with the manufacturers

They don't endorse, like, or appreciate ANY unauthorized employee foreshadowing about upcoming products, even if the specifics are not divulged. They want control over that, and seeing a prospective employee engaging in this will make them question his ability to keep his mouth shut about future products and trade secrets. If he doesn't have the job yet and they figure out who he is, he won't get the job.
Bueller I must say you do not know what you are talking abut.....what a burden it must be to know so much and yet....be so wrong!
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #55
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Bueller I must say you do not know what you are talking abut.....what a burden it must be to know so much and yet....be so wrong!
Yep, you're right. Tell us more
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:18 PM   #56
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Yep, you're right. Tell us more
and post pix, too...

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #57
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and post pix, too...

Translation: He didn't get the job
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:46 AM   #58
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We had a recent motorcycle show here over the weekend. The Indian booth was very popular. I remember sitting on a motorcycle, but I could not tell you now which model Indian it was, but it smelled nice

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #59
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #60
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