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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2011, 07:05:27 pm »
So does this mean they will blow hot air on the rider's legs? And the lowers won't be removable. Fail.

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You mean, just like a Concours? LOL.

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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2011, 03:54:27 am »
You mean, just like a Concours? LOL.
:thumbs: But that hot air would be slower.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2011, 01:00:01 pm »
A member on ST-O converted his VROD into a tourer... turned out pretty sweet.
Yeah but it's still got those blasted forward pegs.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2011, 01:13:46 pm »
:thumbs: But that hot air would be slower.
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« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2011, 01:40:22 pm »
So ok, update me on the latest in the sordid Indian saga. I knew as recently as late last year they had a factory in the Carolina's and were going to produce bikes or were making bikes, pricey niche vehicles only retired Proctologists and older guys with Corvettes would buy. Last week I heard Indian was sold, OH GOD, not again! Now what? Bought by Polaris? Well, maybe good. Is this true?
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« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2011, 01:43:18 pm »
True. Bought by Polaris Industries.

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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2011, 01:50:21 pm »
So ok, update me on the latest in the sordid Indian saga. I knew as recently as late last year they had a factory in the Carolina's and were going to produce bikes or were making bikes, pricey niche vehicles only retired Proctologists and older guys with Corvettes would buy. Last week I heard Indian was sold, OH GOD, not again! Now what? Bought by Polaris? Well, maybe good. Is this true?

I'm not into, nor can I afford, pricey niche vehicles, but hopefully Polaris will make Indian into a bike with it's own identity, not a Harley clone with Indian-like fenders and badges.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2011, 01:55:10 pm »
Maybe like a Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus type of thing? Well, maybe good then, enough money to ensure it doesn't fold again, but man, thats a lot for a bike. For that price you can get a fully restored original. But then again, thats not what the olders guys and proctologists in Corvettes really want now is it? God that Vision is ugly.
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« Reply #53 on: June 30, 2011, 02:12:21 pm »
God that Vision is ugly.

Yes, it is a Vision of ugliness.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #54 on: June 30, 2011, 02:12:53 pm »
<snip> God that Vision is ugly.

Yes, but it's an American made, full size touring rig that is... wait for it... not a Harley.

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« Reply #55 on: June 30, 2011, 04:44:29 pm »
Yeah, well the Pacer wasn't a Toyota either but it was still damn ugly.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2011, 12:11:48 pm »
Several years ago, I was serious enough about buying Victory (made by Polaris) to take my check book with me.   I was surprised by the power on that Victory TC.  While on the test drive,  Two Dyna glides were ready to show off leaving the light.   That Victory tourer had no trouble taking the lighter Dyna Glides.  I was not abusing the Victory TC, I was just using the throttle firmly in the mid range of the torque curve.  I am sure that Polaris can design an INDIAN motorcycle with power and dependability.   I just hope they do not let the stylists that did the Victory Vison any where near the new INDIAN.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2011, 01:08:27 pm »


The VR1000 superbike engine and the V-Rod engine are completely different engines. The superbike engine was patterened after the sportster engine.
If I remember right the V-Rod engine was designed in the lat 80's early 90's as the Nova project and was shelved as being too radical and not the "traditional" Harley that everyone wanted.
A lot of the testing for the VR1000 was done at Gratton raceway, The bike was ridden by Pacal Picotte and another fast Canadian rider( don't remember his name) in the AMA superbike series and never did very well.
He was Miguel DuHamel.   He even sported a goatee while he worked for H-D.    He led a superbike race at Mid-Ohio on the VR, had a few good finishes on it.
The VR was a good program, but at that time the in-line fours were limited to 750cc.   
Honda and Suzuki both ran 1000cc twins to take advantage of this rule.  Nicky Hayden later won a title on the Honda RC-51.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2011, 01:11:05 pm »
Yes, but it's an American made, full size touring rig that is... wait for it... not a Harley.

I agree, I think the Vision is ugly.   Not so much American though, the engine is Japanese  =  FUJI.

But, tons of foreign stuff on the H-D's also.
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Re: Harley finally enters the 19th century!
« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2011, 07:57:20 pm »
They should rename that bike the Victory Vision Destroyer... guaranteed to make you blind, or at least kill your good taste!

I had to ride behind one last year for several miles on a ride.  Damn Fugly if you ask me, but some people actually like the look...
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