Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Side of a mountain in New Hampshire
How many current Vic owners are going to get an Indian as an "instead of" choice to Victory. 1%? Even that seems high.
The base is secure. Is the base enough? I guess you'll have to ask a member of the BOD that is part of the steering committee.
Big companies with quantified track records don't typically hang their hats on "change". They hang it on incremental tweaks to the product and they watch how little pushes affect the bottom line.
That ain't to say that nothing new will come out of Spirit Lake but if the devil we don't know comes along it will be right alongside the devil we do know.
If I'm R&D at Vic and am in a engine development program. I'm thinking I'm all up in cutting edge and big change is afoot. That, no doubt was the thinking of the R&D team that fielded the Twinkie at the MoCo, the same Twinkie that is considered an antiquated continuation of a 70 year old engine design that is not the best example of the manufacturers efforts.
Cross Country Tour.
We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go
That was written by James McMurtry