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Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:47:29 PM »

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Re: Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 02:28:43 PM »

Yep, very interesting marketing strategy but why not?  Nothing to lose on the Indian side in promoting their Challenger. 

There are a couple of videos on the challenge one of which is both bikes pulling a taco food truck (which is really stupid) and the drag race which both guys ride, swapping, and the Challenger winning both runs even with the big boy on it. 

I'm not pushing the Challenger but I'm glad there is another fixed fairing, V twin, air/oil or water cooled offering in the field....as stated many times here, competition is a good thing. 

I'm hoping it sells more Indians AND HD's...the more bikes there are on the road, the better for the sport... :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 03:33:38 PM »

I'm on record previously saying that when the Challenger hit the market, I'd take a hard look at it. Riding one in the snow here is not happening right now. I like all the standard features on it but that damn Karaoke machine inner fairing is a big turn off for me.

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Re: Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 08:42:43 PM »

I liked the Challenger until I looked at it in person...I’m sure the motor is decent, Some things just looked cheap to me... Switches definitely felt cheap, that big piece of plastic between the motor and bags look terrible... I’m still looking forward to test riding one,I realize All the  cheap looking parts can be replaced..
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Re: Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 12:26:17 AM »

Indian will sell these no doubt & am hopeful that will result in pushing Harley forward.  No interest in one for myself. but considering the interest level out there, figure will see more than a few of these on the road.
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Re: Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 07:33:20 AM »

Great plan...
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Re: Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 08:08:20 AM »

It will be interesting to see how the MoCo responds.  New frame, engine, suspension?  With the history and longevity of HD, they should be leading rather than chasing. 
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Re: Want to buy an Indian, than test ride a Harley!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 09:01:18 AM »

It will be interesting to see how the MoCo responds.  New frame, engine, suspension?  With the history and longevity of HD, they should be leading rather than chasing.

They seem to think "leading" involves trying to peddle $30k battery powered bikes with a 70 mile range.  I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to invest in total redesigns of their traditional models, I'm betting on them just cutting back even more and spending whatever money they have on products for the growing markets overseas.  It's not about history or preserving it, that plan was already used a few decades ago when the company was bought back from AMF.  Today's management is like so many others, all about the short term and maximizing their own rewards.  And considering some of the actions taken by recent management teams at Harley, they don't seem to study history or value it much anyway.

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