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Old 01-05-2006, 10:29 AM   #11
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Indian's being run by Stellican, the company that ressurected Criscraft. This'll be a challenge for them. Do they really know what they're in for?
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #12
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It does not matter if the bike is crap as long as it has a name like Harley Davidstone and good marketing
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:09 AM   #13
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These people are turaround specialists, maybe not exactly Bain Capital (Staples, KB Toys, Dunkin Dougnats,...), but still pro's. They will get the company up and running and then sell it. They don't do this for the love of motorcycles. They do this as a business. They could care less if "Indian" is a motorcyle, a boat or a pizza.



I am pretty sure that you will be able to buy an Indian. The question is if it will be a good motorcyle and if the company will fail under whoever buys it.



Personally, I could care less.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:13 AM   #14
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Pessimism out of MOrons- figure that. The new owners of Indian KNOW what they are up against. They also know better than to live on the failures of the past. The "new" Indian may come back as a copy of the past to start but the plans are for a different Indian in the future. Look, when Polaris started Victory the bikes were vanilla as could be. Now, 7 yrs later they have bikes that sell very well. Don't sell the Indian guys short. What they resurrect may not be the coolest thing going but the company has to start with the customer base they had when CMC was building the bikes. From there they will make the changes that are going to drive them to the future.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:23 AM   #15
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It is not "I could care less". That means you care a little bit. It is properly "I couldn't care less". That means you don't care at all.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:26 AM   #16
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LOL! Yes, you are right.
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Old 01-05-2006, 12:44 PM   #17
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Personally I've alway's liked the Indian look. I know the last generation was known for quality issues and knocked for being a HD ripoff. I think if they can market this product correctly, incorporate a UNIQUE engine, chasis, tranny, etc (re: not an HD clone) and come to the market with a competitive price and solid build quality that this marque has a real shot. I think there is a BIG market for the american style cruiser but for people that are not looking for the "me too" that comes with a HD.. just look at all of the japanese "american" cruisers being pumped out today.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:05 PM   #18
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Do Victory bikes "sell real well?" I'd love to see actual sales numbers rather than press release percentages.



I've seen actually one Vegas on the road.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:09 PM   #19
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Why not sell the Indian name to the Chinese,after all thats all it is,a brand name.

Watching the Indian name over the last few years has been like watching a game of pass the parcel through the courts,and the only winners where the lawyers.

The Chinese are about to break into the larger motorcycle field, if anyone can turn out a cost effective motorcycle,they can.
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:05 PM   #20
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I read somewhere that this is a company that specializes in resurrecting old hallowed names. It would be great to have some of the old lines back out there, but do we really need another Harley knock off?

Old time Indian riders would be incensed by that. They used to claim that the difference between a Harley owner and an Indian owner was that Indian owners know how to read. Sounds like they should talk to Victory or somebody else about making engines for them that are at least contemporary with the latter decades of the last century.

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