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I think they drop their marketing personnel on their heads from the roof of a tall building and the survivors get to do the advertising.
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I guess I missed something in the translation.

What is wrong with more power and more torque?

Is it the burn out that turns some people off for reasons I can't fathom? The mini wheelie?

If I had one of these big twin Polaris Indian's I wouldn't mind having this kit installed.

What am I missing?
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Trying to sell $25,000+ Indian motorcycles but beating the shit out of them.

Now that people is targeting advertising just like they did with Vic, they just can't find the target.

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I was at my local dealer this afternoon about an hour after they were told about this kit. I'm glad they're doing it and expect the kits to sell very well.

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What you missed Bbob is what Vindex pointed out. The prospective clientele for expensive, heavy touring bikes and cruisers ain't the wheelie cum burnout school of thought. If they crave more power, it is usually to make two-up and/or LD touring easier on the engine and tranny. Then there's MBX!

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What you missed Bbob is what Vindex pointed out. The prospective clientele for expensive, heavy touring bikes and cruisers ain't the wheelie cum burnout school of thought. If they crave more power, it is usually to make two-up and/or LD touring easier on the engine and tranny. Then there's MBX!
Ahhh.... Thank You!

I get it now. Some people don't see this style of marketing as a way to reach the target customer who can afford these $25k machines.

I would wholeheartedly agree if they were Goldwing riders. I get the feeling their target customers are current Harley riders though and they love that kind of thing. Vroom Vroom.

Especially those who just retired or are retiring soon and want to relive their fun glory days of hot rodding on a motorcycle.

If that bike was a decked out touring bike I would agree with this completely but it's a bagger with a fairing. The difference is subtle but significant I think. In fact they should have maybe shown this kit and the burnout/wheelie with one of their non-fairing bikes.

Thanks again. It went right over my head. I've read people talking about the Victory marketing with the burnouts not being a good way to target their customer base but how else could they demonstrate in a still picture the power it has?

I've seen the videos of both the Victory and Indian touring bikes with them riding the back roads of America two up smiling and having a pleasant time so they did reach out to that customer base too. Maybe they should figure out a way to show how the Polaris Indian with this kit in it easily walks away from another brand bike on a hill without breaking a sweat. Those of us with cammed Victory's (or better performance kits) do this all the time and usually giggle like little girls (mentally) doing it as H_C says. (Nod to H_C.)
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Ha ha ha, start video... when it was in the parking garage, I had to pause the video, coz it just looks exactly like a vic....

Anyway when the video started it was obvious that it was gonna be a smoky burn-out video, but this time a wheely.... Special Surprise surprise... Will they learn? NOT...

Is it possible to do a wheely with an Indian without glue on the road? And it seemed a wet road? I don't think I can do a wheely on my jackpot and I have quite a few bolt-ons so to speak... I just spin the tire if I would try?

PS there is nothing wrong bolting on a 116 or 126, that is just super AWESOME .... But you don't need the burn-outs video to buy one.... WRONG APPROACH if you ask me

Maybe the red couch "Lloydz" has something to say about it?

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Ha ha ha burnouts!?

I don't know where everybody else gets their tires, but mine cost money.

I never understood this.

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I personally got all that stuff out of my system riding dirt bikes long before I ever got a bike license. Wheelies, spinning the rear tire, side skids, a couple crash and burns.

Better to do all that stuff on the dirt and get it over with I think.

Not everyone has that opportunity though I guess....
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