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Do they even have a dealer base left? I had a shop that I visited that built a brand new building to house their Indian bikes. Less than a year later, he is ready to head to their sales meeting and gets word the company has folded. Does Indian believe those dealers have been waiting around for another rebirth of the brand? Have the dealers been waiting around? Does this mean more push rod motors that might as well have come off a WWI fighter?
 

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They could then put some wings on it, a snout and paint it flesh tone pink. And a little cork-screw tail.



'cause that's when Indian will make a comeback...
 

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Re: Mom in Fringed Chaps???

Bigdx's mom is only 12 years older than him. Keeps it easy for him; only one female relative performs all roles.
 

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You forgot to have it mounted on a Trebuchet - "Time to UN-Pimp, ze Moto!"
 

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Re: Mom in Fringed Chaps???

Maybe so, but he's 74 now.........
 

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No. Really? Yes. No. Yes.



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Not so fast. Lets remember what happened with Triumph. A hands-on non educated builder made big money in construction business, knew nothing about bikes or their production but bought a dead marque anyway. The rest is history.



Sure there are the great deeply embarrasing failures such as the 43 hp pillow biting Scrambler - but there is the Rocket also.



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>FL real estate is in the toilet for now and

>there is a LOT of $$$ looking for a big hit



Usually if the real estate is in the toilet, there is not a lot of $$$ looking at anything. Maybe this kid brother Raul who took over is on to something.



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Pretty well summed up.



In my opinion, no more V2 cruiser stuff for God´s sake. Its covered by betters already. And think E-H. Failed due to the limited vision: Hey guys why don´t we do another run of the mill V2 engine, it´s gonna take the market like a storm! One-and-half litres pushrod V2 class, already so overly occupied by much more capable and established (one more established than the others) players. Had they started with, say 2000 cc or something, with balancing shafts, it might have gone somewhere. But now even that segment is occupied. Only way to go is, like has been suggested, extended Rocket 3, that is inline 4 with water cooling. That is the only way.



And what it needs is a dedicated guy with deep pockets, cow´s nerves, elephant´s patience, and a big focus on *performance* and quality. When I say performance I don´t mean canyon carving ability or any of that wussie pansy stopping-distance stuff but straight line pure acceleration power. I mean big power and torque. Did I say deep pockets? It can be done (again: Triumph).



What it does not need is some loser beliving overly optimistic sales forecasts and deciding to take it to the wire getting rich at the end. He´ll just talk to those investor friends to chip in a bit to fill these gaps, hey the very real power point slides are there to show the projected cash flows.



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Sa-NAP!
 

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Re: Mom in Fringed Chaps???

Yeah, I think he e'en made a swing by my place and got my cat.............

(won't do no good lil'-bigdx - she's been "fixed")
 
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