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Old 01-23-2009, 10:06 AM   #21
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Moke, you've been in Flawda long enough to know the correct expession is: "no gawt dam six hunnert!"
Yeah right or the ever so famous, "Hey you got any gixxsters"?
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #22
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I know you can't stop the sale of anything to anybody for any reason. BUUUUUUT- If you start a Public Srvice campaign now and introduce the small cc bikes then you can "condition" the people to accept the "step up" idea. You can't say it can't be done. We send our kids off to schools everyday and let the gummit "condition" our kids. Same thing but over broadcast tv. Tell me I'm wrong and I'll quit tryin, but like good, lttle gummit servants we will comply as long as eveyone else is doing it to. We're programmed by gummit schools, the Federal tax system and now our legislature to beleive that gummit's good and we should believe them. Well, if that works so easily then why not send the PSAs out for motorcyclist?
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:47 AM   #23
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I can't place much blame on the dealers for that. In just about every category of product you can name Americans opt for the overkill. They demand it.

Only need a .38 Special? Gotta get a .454 Casull, Dude! Gotta get a gun that shoots through the intruder, the walls, your neighbors walls, your neighbors wife, etc etc.

Gonna spend all your time commuting in LA? Gotta get a Saleen Mustang, Dude! No wait! Need a HumV!

Speed limits are 80mph tops? Gotta be able to do 180, Dude!

Got two kids and need a house? Gotta have 5,000 sq ft, Dude!
Right, but if the question is, why doesn't a model like this sell, it is because of the price point, plain and simple. If you have two models of the same price point but one offers less features you can not expect a consumer to be drawn to that model as easily. Which, in the end, results in the "lesser" model to not sell as well.

At least with the .38 and .454 example there are key features that are different and used for different purposes. The .454 has more power, but travels at a slower velocity, not as accurate at a certain range, or has a far heavier frame preventing you from using it as a concealed carry. But the .38 has less stopping power so it limits it in terms of hunting. There are important differences so the two models can exist at the same price without greatly affecting their sales.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:23 PM   #24
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"If you start a Public Srvice campaign now and introduce the small cc bikes then you can "condition" the people to accept the "step up" idea."

So we can spend milliions to brainwash people for our own benefit instead of the gubment doing it? Sounds like a plan
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:03 PM   #25
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If a youngster wants to buy an absurdly overpowered sport bike first time out and ride in flip flops and tee-shirt, who are we to say no? My only request is that they not be allowed to use helmets so we can tidy up the gene pool.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:09 PM   #26
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Right, but if the question is, why doesn't a model like this sell, it is because of the price point, plain and simple. If you have two models of the same price point but one offers less features you can not expect a consumer to be drawn to that model as easily. Which, in the end, results in the "lesser" model to not sell as well.

At least with the .38 and .454 example there are key features that are different and used for different purposes. The .454 has more power, but travels at a slower velocity, not as accurate at a certain range, or has a far heavier frame preventing you from using it as a concealed carry. But the .38 has less stopping power so it limits it in terms of hunting. There are important differences so the two models can exist at the same price without greatly affecting their sales.
Okay. But the Bandit should be a top seller then.
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