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Old 05-29-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Looks like you guys had some fun up there. On my way to SJC I've seen a couple of guys on the Alligators coming in from Elsinore. The description King gave of the bikes was enjoyable. I would like to ride one. MV heaven and that custom motard was very interesting. I need to put this show on my list. Living vicariously through MO again.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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Looks like you guys had some fun up there. On my way to SJC I've seen a couple of guys on the Alligators coming in from Elsinore. The description King gave of the bikes was enjoyable. I would like to ride one. MV heaven and that custom motard was very interesting. I need to put this show on my list. Living vicariously through MO again.
Glad you enjoyed the vicarious ride! I love stories like this, but they don't attract big traffic numbers like the typical bike reviews, so I'm happy to get your endorsement!
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The 2012 Crocker Big Tank doesn't look at all like a modern motorcycle. Is it a reproduction?
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The 2012 Crocker Big Tank doesn't look at all like a modern motorcycle. Is it a reproduction?
The new Crocker Big Tank is described at a continuation of the old model, built by the guy who owns the Crocker marque, Michael Schacht. The 80 cubic-in V-Twin uses contemporary metals and machining and is said to crank out 85 hp.
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The new Crocker Big Tank is described at a continuation of the old model, built by the guy who owns the Crocker marque, Michael Schacht. The 80 cubic-in V-Twin uses contemporary metals and machining and is said to crank out 85 hp.
I found their website, but it looks like they're only selling a few odd parts and T-shirts. Was this a one-off, or do they plan to build and sell them?

Which makes me wonder what Polaris is up to with the Indian brand lately. Heard anything about that "revived" marque?
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I found their website, but it looks like they're only selling a few odd parts and T-shirts. Was this a one-off, or do they plan to build and sell them?

Which makes me wonder what Polaris is up to with the Indian brand lately. Heard anything about that "revived" marque?
Yes, the first one coming off the line is the EW 1600 complete with a Pow Wow Chow cookbook instead of an owner's manual.
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I found their website, but it looks like they're only selling a few odd parts and T-shirts. Was this a one-off, or do they plan to build and sell them?

Which makes me wonder what Polaris is up to with the Indian brand lately. Heard anything about that "revived" marque?
I didn't get a chance to talk to Schacht, so I'm not sure his exact plans. But I believe he can build you a new bike if you shovel a suitcase of Benjamins his way.
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As for Indian, they've completely dropped off the radar for now. I believe Polaris is reinventing the machines so they meet all the QA and durability needs of a modern bike offered by a major manufacturer. I predict we'll hear some big news out of them within a year. It'll be interesting to see how they position the brand with Victory's bikes to make them distinct enough to attract different buyers.
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As for Indian, they've completely dropped off the radar for now. I believe Polaris is reinventing the machines so they meet all the QA and durability needs of a modern bike offered by a major manufacturer. I predict we'll hear some big news out of them within a year. It'll be interesting to see how they position the brand with Victory's bikes to make them distinct enough to attract different buyers.
I suppose rolling one out with an Evo clone motor would be a bad idea.
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