Here the all new Indian V twin.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by EetsOK, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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  2. TxRoadDog

    TxRoadDog Shut up and ride

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    Sounds like any other generic metric vtwin to me.
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  3. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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    You heard one you heard them all.
    Hopefully it isn't more redecorated HD engines.
    I mean am I the only who sees the irnony of Polaris building HD clone engines (we all know the Power Plus is just a HD Evo clone with rounder cylnders) to put in their Indians?
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  4. Jim K.

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    Nope.
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  5. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    The first of the Polaris Indians will be warmed over CMC Indians, which means S&S clone engines and other HD aftermarket catalog parts...

    Too bad, really...
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  6. norseXL

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    Wolda be cool if they did a modern 42 dgr flathead, with anough cc I guess it could work in a cruiser.
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  7. BadKarma

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    Maybe they'll use the X-Wedge?:clap
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  8. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    "We believe Indian's best history is yet to come" ......yeah right. At least with polaris backing it Mike Wolfe's check should clear.

    I don't have anything against the Victory's or Polaris.....or even bringing back Indian. I just wish it could be done in an interesting fashion and still be financially viable so they last more than 3 years. Perhaps a longitudinally(sp) mounted 4cyl....
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  9. cycleman2

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    Nope doesn't sound like a Harley sounds like a Victory. Nothing wrong with a Victory and it will be interesting to see what the actual bike looks like.
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  10. anotherguy

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  11. baloneyskin daddy

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    They ought to make it a 1500cc water cooled 2 stroke that blows smoke signals:rofl
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  12. JerryH

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    Indian is dead, why can't they let it rest in peace? I can't see Polaris building Harley clone motors, since they have a v-twin of their own, but even if they use that engine, it is a Victory engine, NOT an Indian engine. If they plan to sell the "new" (again) Indian for twice the price of a Victory, there had better be something there to justify that price besides swoopy fenders. Unless they dump it quick, Indian will bring Polaris and Victory down with it. And just what is with that ridiculous price? Real Indians were not showpieces back when they were new, and they did not cost a fortune. Triumph succeeded because they built and sold quality bikes at competitive prices. If there is any hope of bringing back the Indian name (and I doubt there is), it will need to be with competitively priced motorcycles, that are priced similar to all other big v-twins. So far Kawasaki has built the best "new" Indians so far, with their reasonably priced Drifter bikes. And apparently they were not a sales success, seeing as how they are no longer here.
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    If only John Britten had lived , Indian might have benifitted from his vision. He was acually working on a prototype for some iteration of the Indian company before cancer took him.
    If, he'd lived the Indian name might be spoken with awe instead of disapointment.
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  15. zilla

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    For once I agree with Jerry, Indian died a long time ago. Let it lay.

    And that's coming from a Victory owner.
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  16. pm9654

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    To all who say let Indian die, give Polaris a chance. There are a lot of hurdles they have, (price being a HUGE one) but this is the first time Indian has had the backing that they need to move ahead. I have my doubts as well as many here, but really want to see what they can do.
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  17. Bar None

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    I agree. Maybe it will work this time. Triumph did it.
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  18. The Dirty One

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    Victory has what is proving to be one of the most reliable v-twins,no,scratch that,reliable MOTORCYCLES available.does one really think they are gonna build Harley clone motors for the "real" revised Indian? I don't.I believe it will be a good outcome for the motorcycle industry and TWO American motorcycle companies.
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  19. Mobiker

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    I also agree that Kawasaki has built the best new Indian so far. The Drifters were well executed, good looking, reasonably priced bikes. I've toyed with buying one more than once.

    It was a shame when the courts awarded rights to the name to CMC. IMHO, there was a much better alternative with the Indian tribe in Oregon (?). They had a prototype using a Roush engine that looked good and was not a Harley clone.
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  20. Mk5mike

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    Heard it at the ims show in long beach and sounds great at it one of the reps said it will not be a victory engine and the bike won't be out tell 2ed half of next year.
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