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Why is it that when one talks about "American" motorcycles all that is thought of is the large cruiser, ala Harley? I wonder when someone will actually decide to build an american sportbike. Eric Buell tried but decided to use his ties to Harley to improve his company. And who can blame him, he was just doing custom race bikes up till '93.



Now granted, the "sport bike" is not cornering the market. If I remember correctly they only account for 30% of the market share. But their reliability, performance and lessons learned transfer directly to the cruiser market. I've often wondered, does HD actually have engineers working on better engines?



Granted it ain't cheap starting a manufacturing company but to only have one bike really limits your market appeal. Also, these companies aren't making cheap ones either. A $20,000 bike only appeals to a certain part of the market and so does it styling. I don't know how these corporate heads didn't see their demise right from the start.
 
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