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Indian Motorcycles?

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by tired of sht, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Davetex

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    Jumpin Geronimo.
     


  2. baboon

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    As long as you aint playing Harley Dadidsons & Indians!
     
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  4. pronstar

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    The ad agency I worked at held the Indian account for several years. I was the SME for bikes and the industry.

    There’s a whole lotta marketing going on with the brand, but unlike Harley, there’s nothing really linking the current company to the original.

    Manufactured heritage at its finest.

    Decent bikes though.


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  5. 45tex

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    Royal Enfield is designed in the UK to this day and built in India. Their new inline triples are beautiful. That makes RE more Indian than Indian
     
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  6. tired of sht

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    The reason I brought up the question, I have seen a lot of TV ads the last couple of days. You would think that they would like to fly under the radar at this time. Not bring attention to themselves.
     
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  7. pronstar

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    I think they do their ads and media buys in-house...never a good idea.

    They’re based in Minnesota, fer Cheissakes, the literal hotspot for this craziness.


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  8. satx78247

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    45tex,

    Fwiw, about 4-5 years ago I SAW, examined carefully & talked to the proud new owner of one of the Royal Enfield-made "1948 clones" of the SUPER CHIEF.

    It was such a quality/ERSATZ "old school" CHIEF "clone" that over 95% of the parts would interchange with an original 1948 INDIAN.
    (Several of us on an Internet M/C forum at the time found that owners of ORIGINAL 1940s Indian bikes were excited to be able to buy suitable/"unobtainable" parts for their vintage bikes, out of India.)

    yours, satx
     
  9. Jarine88

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    I love my ‘17 Indian Springfield. I have no plans of rebranding her.

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  10. satx78247

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    Jarine,

    That bike is just DOWNRIGHT PURTY. = I LIKE.

    Fwiw I'm in the "gathering stage of planning a "reverse 3-wheeler" with the "power side of the house" being a totaled a shaft-drive M/C.
    The nose-section of the TRICYCLE will look a lot like a circa 1960 DKW "front engine Formula Junior" race car, as that's what I have the plans for.

    yours, satx
     


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