Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Side of a mountain in New Hampshire
Strikes me that it wasn't a bad report. The guy stumbled through some common complaints, loose side covers, cruise fritzing when wet and so forth. He offered an understanding of how the Vision is perceived. I'm a considerably bigger moke than he says he is and I ain't skeered of Colorado dirt roads ( or as Colorodans call them the highway). I have been woken up on those cow paths after rain or a fresh grading so I am less inclined to diss on the little guy for obviously going too slow and having missed enough meals and dessert.
Ron, isn't the short list of articles really about bike brands that aren't testing water cooling? Not saying it won't come to Vic. Just saying that it's another tick box checked off in a company's R&D resume.
Is the demographic that different? Well, the target is not specifically the middle aged cruiser/bagger/tourer. The target is the wallet of the middle aged rider, at least with respect to either Vic or Indian. The threat to Vic isn't so much the migration of that money as it is Victory pushing it away. The Cross bikes are in a mature model run, the Vision, an icon of innovation has apparently shot its wad and is anything but innovative in the latest model year. The newest models are all targeting younger riders. The factory is pretty plainly showing their cards.
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
Last edited by Pop; 06-06-2014 at 06:59 AM.