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Old 02-17-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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Holy schmokes, a brand new American motorcycle manufacturer! Building a range of bikes from small motocrossers to full-up sportbikes, no less Wow again. You're right Mr. Duke, we've heard that one before.

Did you hear any details on who is backing them or how they're captialized? When will their bikes be for sale? Where will they sell them? Is Harley going to buy the company?
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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Is Harley going to buy the company?
Let's hope not. We've seen where that one went.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:49 PM   #4
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Let's hope not. We've seen where that one went.
Bombardier offered to buy out Buell twice. They were even considering moving some production of other models to the Buell Plant from Canada. Harley nixed it. No one knows why and HD ain't saying. So as far as I'm concerned HD threw away American jobs and an American brand for a short term prop of their stock value. HD can KMA.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:51 PM   #5
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Holy schmokes, a brand new American motorcycle manufacturer! Building a range of bikes from small motocrossers to full-up sportbikes, no less Wow again. You're right Mr. Duke, we've heard that one before.

Did you hear any details on who is backing them or how they're captialized? When will their bikes be for sale? Where will they sell them? Is Harley going to buy the company?
CEO Bales seems like a sharp dude - he made some good money doing something business-wise that I don't recall. He's a gung-ho sort of guy, making you think you could be foolish by expressing criticism, and I mean that in a good way, like you wanted to be on board his ship.

The bikes have been around Europe in various forms. Go to US Highland and navigate to the Build Your Own page to see how they can be tailored to fit each rider. They say they will begin delivering bikes this spring. They are being very selective with dealers. Now I think you have to order directly from the company and get it shipped to yourself or a local dealer.

This is a story to watch.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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Hmmm....a contact of mine who works at a Husky dealer in Riverside said a piston for the new TE630 or whatever it is, costs around six bills, bare. Rings, pin, etc. are extra. Ah, the price of conspicuous consumerism.

Highland's been around for a long time in Sweden, that V twin design is about 25 years old btw. Neat bikes. Nice they finally made it over here. Timing could have been a little better though ...
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:42 PM   #7
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Is it just my computer, or does the article end in the middle of the "Husqevarna" section?
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Is it just my computer, or does the article end in the middle of the "Husqevarna" section?
Just you, it seems.

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Is it just my computer, or does the article end in the middle of the "Husqevarna" section?
Works okay for me, Tim. I suggest unplugging your computer and plugging it back in! Great to see you at Indy!

MO people: Tim is one of the brains behind this ingenious sportbike storage solution: http://www.motorcycle.com/products/t...iew-86933.html

New to their lineup is a saddlebag system that cleverly uses a passenger footpeg mount!
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Those Bell helmets are the shizzle in SoCal. Every young punk is cruising around with his Easy Rider helmet on.

What goes around comes around.
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