He couldn't have gotten a warning before anyone else, because Polaris is a publicly-held company. Still sucks, tho.My dealer also still services Victorys and was approached to take on Indian. He refused because they wanted him to build a separate building and outfit it to their specifications. Over a million bucks that he doesn't have and add to that, he's pissed at Polaris for pulling the rug out from under him with no warning, even after telling him of all the great plans they had for Victory.
I use to take my daughter and all 5 of my grandkids and two exchange students on rides. A uncle put the riding bug into me back in the 50's and early 60's.Without motivating younger people to ride; this will continue across the board.
Too true. One thing that can work and will work is for us experienced riders to corrupt, er I mean encourage younger family members by taking them on rides and showing them how to use tools by having them over when you are doing bike maintenance. I began doing that over 25 years ago and now I have a granddaughter in her mid 30s who has her own bike. Now I'm doing that with a couple great grandkids who are 10 and 13. I started on them over 3 years ago. They both enjoy - even beg for - rides on the Spyder and have helped with projects on it. The 13 y.o. is a girl and she took to working with tools so well that she takes shop courses in school. I also taught a niece to ride and she has had her own bike for years.
If I can do that, so can you. There's a huge industry out there relying on us. Get those kids off their phones and take them out there to see the surrounding world and interact with people. They'll learn how exhilarating riding is and that riders are a fun bunch of people to be around.