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Old 12-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Here the all new Indian V twin.

Just alisten, no visuals though.

Where's the spy shot?

http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-u...-header-engine

PS the "Here" in the thread title is a pun...you figure it out.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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Sounds like any other generic metric vtwin to me.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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Sounds like any other generic metric vtwin to me.
You heard one you heard them all.
Hopefully it isn't more redecorated HD engines.
I mean am I the only who sees the irnony of Polaris building HD clone engines (we all know the Power Plus is just a HD Evo clone with rounder cylnders) to put in their Indians?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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I mean am I the only who sees the irnony of Polaris building HD clone engines ?

Nope.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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The first of the Polaris Indians will be warmed over CMC Indians, which means S&S clone engines and other HD aftermarket catalog parts...

Too bad, really...
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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The first of the Polaris Indians will be warmed over CMC Indians, which means S&S clone engines and other HD aftermarket catalog parts...

Too bad, really...
Maybe they'll use the X-Wedge?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
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The first of the Polaris Indians will be warmed over CMC Indians, which means S&S clone engines and other HD aftermarket catalog parts...

Too bad, really...
They already are. Polaris is continuing on with the old Gilroy/Kings Mountain "Power Plus" (ie redecorated Evo) since last eyar when they took over. Been building bikes at Spirit Lake for about year now.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:00 PM   #8
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Wolda be cool if they did a modern 42 dgr flathead, with anough cc I guess it could work in a cruiser.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #9
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"We believe Indian's best history is yet to come" ......yeah right. At least with polaris backing it Mike Wolfe's check should clear.

I don't have anything against the Victory's or Polaris.....or even bringing back Indian. I just wish it could be done in an interesting fashion and still be financially viable so they last more than 3 years. Perhaps a longitudinally(sp) mounted 4cyl....
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #10
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At least with polaris backing it Mike Wolfe's check should clear.
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I laughed so hard at this I pulled my jejunum.

I think if Polaris can't do it with Victory, then they can't do it with Indian's name.

99% of cruiser riders would rather be on a Harley than anything else. Indian's heritage could crack that nut, but not with parts bin bikes.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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Nope doesn't sound like a Harley sounds like a Victory. Nothing wrong with a Victory and it will be interesting to see what the actual bike looks like.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #12
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #13
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They ought to make it a 1500cc water cooled 2 stroke that blows smoke signals
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #14
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Indian is dead, why can't they let it rest in peace? I can't see Polaris building Harley clone motors, since they have a v-twin of their own, but even if they use that engine, it is a Victory engine, NOT an Indian engine. If they plan to sell the "new" (again) Indian for twice the price of a Victory, there had better be something there to justify that price besides swoopy fenders. Unless they dump it quick, Indian will bring Polaris and Victory down with it. And just what is with that ridiculous price? Real Indians were not showpieces back when they were new, and they did not cost a fortune. Triumph succeeded because they built and sold quality bikes at competitive prices. If there is any hope of bringing back the Indian name (and I doubt there is), it will need to be with competitively priced motorcycles, that are priced similar to all other big v-twins. So far Kawasaki has built the best "new" Indians so far, with their reasonably priced Drifter bikes. And apparently they were not a sales success, seeing as how they are no longer here.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:35 AM   #15
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Indian is dead, why can't they let it rest in peace? I can't see Polaris building Harley clone motors, since they have a v-twin of their own, but even if they use that engine, it is a Victory engine, NOT an Indian engine. If they plan to sell the "new" (again) Indian for twice the price of a Victory, there had better be something there to justify that price besides swoopy fenders. Unless they dump it quick, Indian will bring Polaris and Victory down with it. And just what is with that ridiculous price? Real Indians were not showpieces back when they were new, and they did not cost a fortune. Triumph succeeded because they built and sold quality bikes at competitive prices. If there is any hope of bringing back the Indian name (and I doubt there is), it will need to be with competitively priced motorcycles, that are priced similar to all other big v-twins. So far Kawasaki has built the best "new" Indians so far, with their reasonably priced Drifter bikes. And apparently they were not a sales success, seeing as how they are no longer here.
For once I agree with Jerry, Indian died a long time ago. Let it lay.

And that's coming from a Victory owner.
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