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Old 01-03-2013, 02:19 PM   #1891
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Good for them, and not the point of my post.

I was simply pointing out that HD has Tomahawk, a factory they bought in 1963 for the express purpose of building bags and fairings.

And their site still mentions fiberglass, but perhaps they are replacement parts only?

"Employees manufacture plastic and fiberglass parts, including saddlebags, and windshields."

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US.../tomahawk.html
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #1892
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Whoa, 11,971,000 bikes sold in India per year? Another 13 million in ASEAN countries? Holy shit. I wouldn't give a fuck about the North American market, either if I were them.
The vast majority of bike sold in those markets are small displacement bikes that would not sell in our market or even in most of Europe. Those countries are quite poor and motorcycles are the main mode of transportation. Haven't you seen those pics of an entire family of 5 all piled onto a 200cc bike? If my google skills were a bit better I would find one and post it.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #1893
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The vast majority of bike sold in those markets are small displacement bikes that would not sell in our market or even in most of Europe. Those countries are quite poor and motorcycles are the main mode of transportation. Haven't you seen those pics of an entire family of 5 all piled onto a 200cc bike? If my google skills were a bit better I would find one and post it.

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:04 AM   #1894
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Thats what I am talking about. Though I did mean a family of 6.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:12 AM   #1895
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Whether or not those bikes would sell here doesn't change the fact the North American market is but a small part of their industry worldwide.

They probably have as much trouble selling the 1800cc monsters they sell here in those markets as they would the small bikes over here.

That the bikes they sell elsewhere are smaller displacement doesn't really change the fact that the North American market is a small segment.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #1896
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What does this have to do with your original contention that "Polaris is feeling a pinch from Indian?"

As I asked, "says who?"
Polaris is not making any money from the Indian acquisition says me and my two eyes. Okay?
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #1897
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Polaris is not making any money from the Indian acquisition says me and my two eyes. Okay?
They only picked up the brand in April '11 and are offering the previous "Powerplus" engined bike until they figure out what they're going to do with the brand's future.
I don't think they're pushing things yet...

Surprised all the naysayers haven't been slinging the Norton name out there
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #1898
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They only picked up the brand in April '11 and are offering the previous "Powerplus" engined bike until they figure out what they're going to do with the brand's future.
I don't think they're pushing things yet...

Surprised all the naysayers haven't been slinging the Norton name out there
I really really hope they had a good idea what the hell they were doing with the brand before they bought it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #1899
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1.So I am obviously not the target customer of this thing.


2. But an even bigger point is that everybody is arguing over a bike that may very well never be available.
1. ya think?

2. if arguing with yourself counts as "everybody" you've got a good point there as well.

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #1900
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Interesting.
Just ran across this in the new Sport Rider.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:27 AM   #1901
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Oh yeah.....

....THAT makes it real hardware.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #1902
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Interesting.
Just ran across this in the new Sport Rider.
Am I the only one around here who gets a woody looking at those two cylinders sticking out with those dual pipes shooting out of them?

I am going to go take a cold shower.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #1903
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Am I the only one around here who gets a woody looking at those two cylinders sticking out with those dual pipes shooting out of them?

I am going to go take a cold shower.

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You're not alone. Though I really dig the two tone black one.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:27 PM   #1904
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Am I the only one around here who gets a woody looking at those two cylinders sticking out with those dual pipes shooting out of them?
I love seeing the cylinders, but the scrawny looking exhaust (finishing in a Two Brothers muffler) has always bothered me. Just looks rinky-dink in my opinion.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:16 AM   #1905
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From there web site "taking reservations now for Spring/Summer 2013 delivery." And the first pic on there website looks like some in-process parts laid out on a table. Maybe it's actually happening.
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