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Indian Motorcycle Takes Aim at Harley-Davidson
Fox Business ^ | 07/19/13 | Matthew Rocco

Posted on 07/30/2013 9:57:46 AM PDT by AtlasStalled

In the decades following its bankruptcy in 1953, Indian Motorcycle was the target of several companies that tried unsuccessfully to revive the storied brand, the leading motorcycle manufacturer of its time.

But now Indian has the financial muscle to make it happen. Polaris (PII), the maker of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and Victory motorcycles, bought Indian in 2011 and is moving at full throttle to bring it back to prominence.

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1 posted on 07/30/2013 9:57:46 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled
1930


2 posted on 07/30/2013 9:59:37 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. If I could afford it I’d buy the new chief the company is rolling out.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 10:00:28 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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How soon before someone claims that “Indian Chief” is a slur on Native Americans and sues...


4 posted on 07/30/2013 10:01:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: AtlasStalled; Anoreth

“Said James, ‘In my opinion, there’s nothing in this world
Beats a ‘52 Vincent, and a redheaded girl.’ “


5 posted on 07/30/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: ken5050

The papers are being printed as I type this...


6 posted on 07/30/2013 10:02:55 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Watch this movie:

The World's Fastest Indian

7 posted on 07/30/2013 10:05:25 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ken5050

Who knows? Maybe they will become a hit with the nouveau riche casino Indian tribes.......


8 posted on 07/30/2013 10:06:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: AtlasStalled

If it’s American made, I’ll consider it.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 10:09:05 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Tax-chick

Are you aware before Indian went belly up they stuck some Vincent Engines in their frames as Proto’s to make a “Vindian”? Dang shame they didn’t do it, it may have helped them survive...


10 posted on 07/30/2013 10:09:10 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks.....th)
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To: ken5050
I don't know.

"The Native American CEO" just doesn't have that same ring to it.

11 posted on 07/30/2013 10:11:36 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: AtlasStalled

This seems to be direct competition to Polaris’s Victory brand. Why would they do this?


12 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:25 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: AtlasStalled

Hmmmmmmm, wish I could afford one.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 10:14:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: umgud

Maybe they’ll merge

I would love to see a big fat full-dresser that looks like an Indian Chief headdress.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 10:15:23 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: AtlasStalled

There’s not room for both?


15 posted on 07/30/2013 10:15:46 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Tax-chick

Then he gave her one last kiss and died.

And he gave her his Vincent

To

RIDE!


16 posted on 07/30/2013 10:18:11 AM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: carriage_hill

“Hmmmmmmm, wish I could afford one.”

Me too. If you go to the company’s website it’s having a sweepstake to win one . . . I’ve already registered and keeping my fingers crossed.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:17 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Worth a try; headed there now... thanks!


18 posted on 07/30/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: AtlasStalled

again?

this seems like a different year and the same recycled story.


19 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:21 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Tax-chick

photographic proof?


20 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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