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Old 10-18-2001, 07:05 AM   #11
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Of course it doesn't need an engine. All you have to do is pay for it, and it takes you to the cleaners, even if it never leaves your garage.
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Old 10-18-2001, 07:11 AM   #12
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You just had to rag on the intellectual property guys didn't you.
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Old 10-18-2001, 07:20 AM   #13
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It's OK to insult generations of Indian owners, but woah! Don't diss the intellectual property attorneys!



Sorry if I offended. I'm sure there's lots of hard-working, principled intellectual property attorneys out there. Just picking a random, high-income profession. Should I have said plastic surgeon? How about record company executive?
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Old 10-18-2001, 07:24 AM   #14
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They could have done what Triumph did. Current Triumphs aren't perfect, but I would buy one. Indian could do the same thing if they had any guts.



So it goes. They will just be another timid Harley clone.
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Old 10-18-2001, 07:26 AM   #15
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Maybe Gilroy should be Kilroy. Kilroy was here the last time Indian made bikes. Now he is gone.
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Old 10-18-2001, 07:58 AM   #16
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I just found it somewhat ironic that you chose the I.P. attorneys since they are the guys who do all the patent/trademark/infringement stuff that has caused all the problems with the right to use issues surrounding the "Indian" name, among other things.



If your selection truly was random, it was surprisingly appropriate. And I wasn't at all offended, I'm an I.P. Engineer, not an attorney .
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Old 10-18-2001, 09:41 AM   #17
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nice job man......
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Old 10-18-2001, 10:05 AM   #18
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you know it just hit me today how really fugging sick i am of all this

v-twin cruiser thing. i just got back from spending part of my lunch

hour at my favorite newsstand, searching in vain for a magazine that

wasn't full of the same old boring harley clones dressed up in gayer and gayer bodywork. it's nauseating the amount of money that gets sunk into these ridiculous mardi gras floats.

why isn't there an american motorcycle manufacturer making some product

that we can be proud of? Christ, is this the best we can do?
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Old 10-18-2001, 11:14 AM   #19
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How bout Buell!?!?
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Old 10-18-2001, 11:26 AM   #20
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Default About that engine thing....

Here is a quote from MCN's Website:



"Triumph is close to completing development of its 2200cc machine. And it will be a triple. It will also be the only triple on sale with the crankshaft in-line with the frame.



Indian and Henderson were famous for in-line four-cylinder engines, Sunbeam made a twin in theÂ’50s, and only BMWÂ’s axed K-series 750cc was bold enough use an in-line triple.



The layout makes for a longer wheelbase than an across-the-frame multi-cylinder design, but all cruisers are long and heavy, so the engine set-up seems to make sense. It should give the bike a real " long and low " look."







Even triumph is making an Indianesque bike that is better than the "actual" Indian. With their own engine!
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