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Old 01-05-2006, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Re: Indian Looking for Dealers, Closer to Locating Production Facility.

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Old 01-05-2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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Default I hope they make it.

Have been following the Indian story for awhile now.



I hope they make it, love to see more bikes made in the good ole USA.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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Default Re: Indian Looking for Dealers, Closer to Locating Production Facility.

The guy I bought my current house from had an "Indian" parked in the garage. I still can't get the oil stain up.



The last version of Indian was a total joke. May the Indian name RIP.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:16 AM   #4
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Default LET IT DIE, ALREADY!!!

I am so tired of hearing about people trying to steal money off this corpse.



There was only one interesting bid on this some years ago. Jim Parker, RADD inventor was involved. Of course, they had lots of ideas and no $.
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Old 01-05-2006, 08:16 AM   #5
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Default Re: Indian Looking for Dealers, Closer to Locating Production Facility.

Never happen. There's still money to be made picking over the corpse.



Take your pick, invest in a new Norton or invest in a new Indian. I think you're on the right track with the Ducati GT, you'll be riding that long before anyone sees a real live production bike for sale from these two.
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Default Re: Indian Looking for Dealers, Closer to Locating Production Facility.

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Old 01-05-2006, 08:58 AM   #7
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Default Re: Indian Looking for Dealers, Closer to Locating Production Facility.

Excelsior-Henderson might be looking for some dealers too. Any takers?
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:36 AM   #8
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Default Re: Indian Looking for Dealers, Closer to Locating Production Facility.

Do we really need another air-cooled pushrod v-twin dinosaur? Are there really enough people out there so enamoured with the Indian marque they think they have a chance? The one dealer in Herndon, VA was quite disgusted with his experience, and had the one last Indian bike taking up floor space for a LONG time... I wouldn't be surprised if it's not STILL there.

How many of these 'parties' giving this 'overwhelming response' are experienced motorcycle dealers? I'll bet none of the previous dealers would touch this with a ten foot totem pole (sorry).

<blockquote>"The company faces some time pressure because, starting at the beginning of 2008, it will have to build its bikes to meet the tougher new emissions requirements (already imposed on bigger companies' motorcycles), which may mean significant revisions to the line of bikes, which it is largely picking up from the previous owner of the brand with some refinements."</blockquote>

I saw and sat on one of the previous Indians at a dealer last year, and was totally underwhelmed. To me, it was a collection of everything I don't like about Harleys with none of their redeeming qualities. The only thing they had going for them then, and again this time, is the Indian name. Sorry, not enough. Massive, top-to-bottom refinements might make three models they're planning sellable, but even then, they'd need some new interesting models really quick to get anywhere this time.



I've never liked the signature fender styling.



Victory would be a good company to model Indian after if they want to last more than a year or so. Of course then, they have to find a big parent like Polaris to give them breathing room, lots of money, and have decent engineers and designers pop out a string of winners.



I hate to ***** on anyone's parade, but I'm thinking that even if they perfectly correct every single mistake made in the last resurrection, their chances are still less than even.



Regardless, best of luck to them.
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:15 AM   #9
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Indian and Norton vs Polaris and Triumph. The promise of what might be vs that which is actually available.

It reminds me of political candidates in some ways. We can all see which ones haven't a hope of winning, but they are blind, hopelessly optimistic and driven by a dream. In this case we might possibly get a "new" and unusual motorcycle out of the dream instead of just another broken promise. Anyone remember Silk motorcycles? Were they a dream or did they actually ride for a while? "Smooth as a Silk" I seem to recall.
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:21 AM   #10
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Yeah, those brothers are looking for dealers, drug dealers. What a pair of chrome plated assholes.
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