2009 Indian Motorcycles - Where's the Love?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
OK, I know Indian Motorcycles debuted their new motorcycles at Sturgis, all four models are listed on their site, and I've seen pictures from the grand opening of the first dealership in Charlotte, North Carolina. What I want to know is when is the press intro, Indian? There's faithful fans waiting to see if the new regime can pull this thing off and return Indian to its cult-like status, but as far as I know, nobody in the media has ridden one yet. I understand that Stellican Ltd., the new owners, have been very cautious in handling the line's release, but don't you think the general public would like to hear a little press on the product before they plop down $30-$40 grand?
This is by no means a slam to the new ownership. On the contrary, we would love
to get a chance to test one out. When I interviewed Indian Chairman Stephen Julius
back in May of 2007 he came across as an intelligent, passionate guy that was determined to right the ship. So my question now is - Where's the Love, Indian Motorcycles? All we want is a chance to ride and give the people an impartial, fair assessment of the new bikes. So when is the intro? Who do I have to wrestle to get on the list? I thought we were buds, Julius.
Certainly, I jest, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get an invitation.
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