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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by eakins, Mar 31, 2018.
You didn't hear it from me.
No idea what you are talking about?
That’s not right!
It's called the indian april
No, it's called April after erik buels first child. It's his first adv bike for the company. Some people think it's a bit of a joke but the easter bunny doesn't.
Wait for it...
Just squirrel this thread away till future notice.
Nope it is called 1st of April and Eric has nothing to do with it.
Don't wait for it, but if Polaris decides to domesticate the FTR750 racing engine, it could happen.
A modern water cooled V-twin, makes sense. It could happen.
A street plated flat tracker however would seem more likely to me. Cash in on their racing success.
LOL, based on Polaris' track record (no pun intended) I'll believe it when I see it. They may offer something to "cash in" on their racing success, but other than a loss leader, "special edition" type of thing they need real sales numbers and it would be plain stupid NOT to finally offer what could be dressed up and be a very competitive platform in the very hot market(s) with "standard/scrambler/adv" type models. They have had the opportunity and great interest since the "156" Project and instead killed a whole OEM and offered Bold New Colors and lower and lowest yet options instead. Not that those are bad and I like those bikes, but....
Since the 156 devolved into nothing or worse, I instead have purchased two more new BMW "standards" and would gladly write a check for an updated HD XR and/or an Indian that offers something that is similarly equipped-capable to a Bonnie, BMW Roadster, Duc Monster or Scrambler, etc., etc. Doesn't have to be anything clone like, but twins rule this segment for good reason and basically all they have to do is let it happen.
The 156 was a Victory motorcycle and that company no longer exists.
Also the 750 engine is not the Scout engine like the 156 was based on.
Actually, didn't the 156 engine end up in the FTR1200? ;-)
Yeah, and the 750 engine was purpose built for flat track racing by Swissauto (who are owned by Polaris), but you never know what can happen after two years of racing development.
Reading about the 750 engine they said they didn't want to use any exotic materials so it might be fairly production ready as is.
Not sure the relevance of which engine was in the 156 or flat track bikes. It was the same Parent, Polaris that determined what "lived or died" and the availability and "teasing" of what they were using in their competition efforts would, could and may be....... coming to a showroom near you is exactly the same now as then. I don't care if it's a 750 or a 1200 or +/- as long as it's well built and fueling is sorted, etc. They have lovely Engines, it's the actual production of a solid Non cruiser that certainly would be in line with the History of the Brand they purchased and hopefully they see "that" market segment is healthy and worthwhile being a player in.
Nice and compact 750...
...there is a guy who makes the clay molds for future Polaris Inc machines...
They're not racing this engine for the hell of it just to spend money...
That 750 could end up in some nice non-cruiser bikes for sure...