American Made, Really?
Many of you have been riding for many years. Some of you may have rode many different motorcycles, I know I have. How many of you have been told you can't ride with them, or their clubs, because the bike you ride is not American made? That being said, which motorcycle is truely American made? Harley-Davidson use to boast that it was the true American motorycle. Have you been to a Harley shop lately, what does "China" spell?
So, which motorcycle can really claim it is the true American motorcycle? Does being assembled in America qualify for that spot of honor in today's America?
These are some of the manufacturers who call themselves American motorcyles: Riddley, Harley-Davidson, Big Dog, Indian, and our beloved Victory. When calling and asking the question of what percentage of your motorcycle is American made, to include componants, they will tell you, "we don't track that", but we make quality products. Really? Can't Japanese, Germans, and Itallian manufacturers claim the same thing?
So, when you say you ride American, you might consider pausing and thinking, do I really?
Anyone who can truely identify with facts which motorcycle is really American made, please do so. The manufacturers won't. Which bike should we call the American made motorcycle today?