Its us old, er mature folk that have the disposable cash to piss away on a toy bike, so why aren't they making them comfortable for us? Huh? Make it with a sit up position and a price under $10K and there will be one in my garage.
Good questions. I don't think Polaris really thinks the Empulse is going to be more than a novelty sale, aimed at Silicon Valley techies. Victory's follow-up eBike will be a more serious effort.
So, why sell/promote this bike? First, they beat Harley (and the rest of the large motorcycle producers) to the punch; second, Victory is shifting from a cruiser brand to performance brand and with the third-place finish of Victory Empulse in the eBike class at the Isle of Man, they're showing they're serious about entering this segment. Also, Project 156 is a preview of the Victory Octane, essentially a hopped-up Scout, more power, better suspension, better brakes.
If you're an old man (and let's face it, in this industry if you're over 30-years-old, you're old), Indian will have what you want. If you're a tech head or performance-oriented sort, Victory will be where you'll land in the Polaris schema.
'15 Magnum X-1
'15 Kia Soul EV, blue and white
'13 Cadillac ATS, 2.0L Turbo Premium, blue with black interior
'12 Vegas 8 Ball - Arlen Ness HD cafe fairing, MBW LED signals, side-mount plate, factory cruise, heated grips, Corbin heated seat, more...
'10 Cross Country Tour, black, way too much to list now. Some videos are available here: My Youtube Channel Feed
- SOLD!!! *sniff*
'01 Honda Magna, black, too much to list