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The Spaceman 02-27-2013 10:10 AM

It's a Secret
 
Does anybody know what Yamaha is teasing on their website?

Star Motorcycle - Countdown Home

"A whole new motorcycle."

All will be revealed March 9th.

jmdonald 02-27-2013 10:29 AM

Hgcib?
 
if it's an offering from Star, how good can it be?

trenttheuncatchable 02-27-2013 01:05 PM

If I were to guess, it'd be a competitor for the Harley 48.

And Star/Yamaha bikes are good bikes; nothing to complain about.

The_AirHawk 02-27-2013 03:29 PM

No, THIS is a Secret...
 

Buzglyd 02-27-2013 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trenttheuncatchable (Post 280437)
If I were to guess, it'd be a competitor for the Harley 48.

And Star/Yamaha bikes are good bikes; nothing to complain about.

A competitor or an exact copy?

seruzawa 02-27-2013 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 280443)
A competitor or an exact copy?

Has it ever been anything but an exact copy?

Buzglyd 02-27-2013 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 280446)
Has it ever been anything but an exact copy?

Right down to the pins on the vest.

The_AirHawk 02-27-2013 08:46 PM

Copy? Copy of what? An Indian?

I think there's an App for that....

Indian Motorcycles : New Motorcycle Engine

FEEL THE POWER IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

seruzawa 02-28-2013 05:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_AirHawk (Post 280450)
Copy? Copy of what? An Indian?

I think there's an App for that....

Indian Motorcycles : New Motorcycle Engine

FEEL THE POWER IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Pretty funny to see these guys try to build some sort of traditional mystique to an overpriced overweight pig that bears not the slightest relationship to the defunct Indian brand other than the name.Even funnier to see the Indian history video as if the new company has anything in common at all beyond the same name being used in a cynical marketing ploy. Even funnier to see people line up for it.

They like to call Indian the oldest motorcycle company in the world. Even if Indian hadn't ceased production and gone bankrupt 55 years ago there's still an older name.... Royal Enfield.

Marketing over reality. Always a treat.

Too bad the Indian website doesn't even have a rundown on their bike. There's a neat rundown on the Indian war bonnet fender ornament though.

Hook 'em up and reel 'em in!

sarnali2 02-28-2013 07:22 AM

C'mon now, they have that picker guy pimping for them so they must be legit.

Actually says more about what a shameless attention wh0re he is than anything else. He has a collection of REAL Injun bits and bikes, clearly loves the brand yet lends his face and nebulous credibility to this latest dead horse whacking.

As far as the new Star-maha, of all the cookie cutters out there I think they are the most usable bikes, still nothing like the real thing though no matter how much "edgy" advertising they throw at it.

AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING - YouTube


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