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Old 02-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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C'mon now, they have that picker guy pimping for them so they must be legit.
You mean these yokels?

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Old 02-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #12
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You mean these yokels?

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Wow, that page has a distinctly aged vibe!
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:01 PM   #13
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You mean these yokels?

Indian Motorcycles

A lot of my friends look like that. having real live "bikers" flogging their sh*t doesn't mean a God dam* thing to me.

Indian Motorcycles went tits up in 1953, a victim of aged designs and an inability to compete in the marketplace., buying the rights to the name 40+ years after the fact does not make these bikes Indians, it's that simple. All the iconic brands have had problems, some like Harley-Davidson survived by being bought out and make no mistake, HD would have went under without AMF. Others didn't survive through lack of viable product or mismanagment, Union bullsh*t or 100 other reasons.

Matchless, BSA and Norton both built bikes that were much superior to Indian but neither one survived the '70's despite or perhaps because of NVT's involvement, Triumph managed to soldier on in the domestic market until John Bloor bought them back and turned the brand around and like Harley-Davidson can claim a continous history. Trying to market theses Indians on "heritage" is as ludicrous as Yamastar trying to sell their bikes as unique.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #14
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Wow, that page has a distinctly aged vibe!
You mean clone softail frame? Clone harley gas tank and gauges? Clone Evo motor and transmission?
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #15
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A lot of my friends look like that. having real live "bikers" flogging their sh*t doesn't mean a God dam* thing to me.

Indian Motorcycles went tits up in 1953, a victim of aged designs and an inability to compete in the marketplace., buying the rights to the name 40+ years after the fact does not make these bikes Indians, it's that simple. All the iconic brands have had problems, some like Harley-Davidson survived by being bought out and make no mistake, HD would have went under without AMF. Others didn't survive through lack of viable product or mismanagment, Union bullsh*t or 100 other reasons.

Matchless, BSA and Norton both built bikes that were much superior to Indian but neither one survived the '70's despite or perhaps because of NVT's involvement, Triumph managed to soldier on in the domestic market until John Bloor bought them back and turned the brand around and like Harley-Davidson can claim a continous history. Trying to market theses Indians on "heritage" is as ludicrous as Yamastar trying to sell their bikes as unique.
Buy a Harley and put on an Indian air cleaner cover and an Indian paint job and viola, you have an Indian.

I'd rather have an ironhead. '76 would be good. With original 18"/19" wheels.
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Buy a Harley and put on an Indian air cleaner cover and an Indian paint job and viola, you have an Indian.

I'd rather have an ironhead. '76 would be good. With original 18"/19" wheels.


Works for me. I had a '78 XLH with the Anniversary gold pinstrip and gold cast 18/19's. That bike was a ton of fun and one I wish I'd have hung on to.
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