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Old 11-30-2006, 08:41 AM   #41
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Believe me, I had my reservations.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:44 AM   #42
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A marvelous company is Stellican, who's beak can hold more than it's belly can.



It has enough cash in it's beak, to last for a week.



I don't see how in the hell it can.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:55 AM   #43
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Where the Hekawi?
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:57 AM   #44
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This sounds like it has a bit more legs than the last attempt but, I have to agree with some of the previous posts. The S&S 100 motor is a bad place to start b/c it draws them into comparison with all the other clones out there.



I still think they would be better off sourcing existing inline four designs from someone who has already worked out the kinks of getting HP and reliability from a motor like that. For example, you could take the ZRX1200 motor for the cheif and sleeve the same design down to a 900 for the Scout.



Give both models some retro design cues, like the glowing head on the front fender and the crazy 4 into 1 exhaust. At the same time give the overall designs a modern feel kind of like what they did with criscraft.



Then, hit 'em with the Munro Special. A long sleek drag bike inspired model with V-Rod/Road Warrior Styling and a ZX14 motor.



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Old 11-30-2006, 08:59 AM   #45
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You lost? You know I'm too young for the F Troop stuff.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:01 AM   #46
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113hp and 80ft.lbs. just might put them out of the cruiser and into the standard biz.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:05 AM   #47
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Because most products now are very, very good, people take quality as a given, and intangibles are becoming more important in buying decisions (see Virginia Postrel's "The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness") A stylish bike with an evocative brand name can succeed (if it's reliable), and these guys are smart enough to know it.



Sorry, Kook, but you can't reduce everything to numbers - especially numbers that are deemed important by people in the suburban Seattle-based Republican-hating Republican male engineers 40-50-year-old demographic. Weirdly, they tend to value things differently than the aggregate population.

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Old 11-30-2006, 09:05 AM   #48
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It's gotta sit long-ways in the chasis and if they were smarter than the last guys they'd build the bike in a more of a (hate these terms) power cruiser style. Adjustable suspension, maybe even shaft drive to set it apart from the crowd. I wonder if these guys read these blogs and actually listen?
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:20 AM   #49
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right I forgot you are in the GPTB as well. Cruisers are the past boys.. According to Gabe the cruiser market is flat. I think it is on it's way down. Yes style is important and cruisers are stale..
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