2020_0515 Prices Slashed

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  1. Baldhead_J

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    Stopped in to the dealer this morning and while there I noticed that the FTR 1200 Race Replicas have been cut to $13,400.

    That's a significant drop.
     
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    That FTR price has to come down. They totally botched the roll out of a great bike. They’re sitting on the showroom floors. And now they have the 2021 models coming out. Heck Stu’s of ft lauderdale has two RR models and a total of 6 FTRs on the floor. 19 models.
     
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    I heard a rumor that there WON'T be a 2022, model. It's over.
     
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    As well it should. It didn’t sell. And Indian leadership are the ones to blame. How the hell doctou tease a bike for a year, take deposits then tease it for another year? It’s a shame. The FTR is one hell of a bike. Pure stupidity.
     
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    I guess Bobby, what you are saying is the old proberb, 'Strike while the iron is hot!!!!',....they didn't,......
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    Look at the Z900RS. Kawasaki. 11,900.00. Awesome bike. Another thing is we were given a price to quote the customer for deposits. Then they upped the price by 1k. When the bike came out.
     
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    I agree, they jacked up the rollout. The dealership I go to had a bunch of deposits and the bike never came out. They are probably sitting on no less than 10-15 right now.
     
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    Just had an advert on TV here in New Zealand. Indian Motorcycles New Zealand has reduced the FTR base model from $21,995 to $17,995 and other models accordingly. $4,000 off normal retail = FLOP. I know 3 guys who have them and have only ever seen 1 on the road. All 3 guys say they sure are one hell of a fun bike with 1 guy saying he is thrilled to have traded in his 2015 Chieftain for it. Think he is about to change his mind soon when he hears of this. Been saying it for about 3 or 4 years now, Indian Motorcycles need to wake the F%$K up and produce bikes that the people actually want, and bikes that will sell well. Now more than ever before with the down turn of the world economy. Before any of you jump down my throat, haha, Imagine if the base FTR was a 600cc, Street version, learners legal, decent seat height with proper mid controls, a proper fuel tank that fills like every other one out there, good colour range and marketed and sold at a great competitive price, HMMMM, I rest my case. I have just sold my Springfield. As much as I loved the bike for its beauty and handling and touring capabilities, I just find them way too heavy for my stature and strength, and truely unnecessary for New Zealand roads. This wee country of ours with winding,twisting, roads and highways definately aint like Aussie or the USA. I'll be waiting for a true midweight, otherwise bring on a Softail.
     
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    I can't disagree with any of this.
     
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    Traded my 17 chief dark horse for an ftr rr. But this was after the price drop. About two weeks ago maybes little less. Probably wouldn’t have been thrilled either if I traded it before the drop. I loved the chief and was hard giving it up but convinced myself I would have fun with the ftr1200 for a few years then get a Springfield dark horse hopefully in the white if that color is still made when I’m ready.

    The FTR is a fun bike and it’s shame if they do drop it, but business is business and these things happen. Just glad I was able to get one before that happens if it does.
     
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    Best attitude ever. Models change and sometimes you're lucky enough [brave enough] to do different shit than everyone else AND get to have the fun that they never knew they coulda had.
     
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    Supposedly that are coming out with a new model in 2021, but the GM at the dealership won’t say what it is. Hopefully it a midsize model and won’t hype the rollout and then not release it.
     
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    A midweight would be awesome, please Indian, NOT another version of a Scout or Chieftain or Challenger or FTR. Oh, maybe a naked Challenger will suit many, haha.
     
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    You're not gonna be happy I fear, Muz. The only engines that sold are 108's, 111's, 116's, 69's (and its little brother).
    It'll be a while before market conditions in the U.S. will justify another foray into another nontraditional American category.
    Industry analysts preduct a return to "normality" in the economy in 2021, so taking a gamble on another small bike, like a standard, would be really unlikely. It would take initiative that a guy promoted from ATV sales to President of Motorcycles, likely doesn't have.
     
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    And I would suggest baldhead that conditions in the States DO justify another foray into the unknown,.......Look at the current maeket, the slump in sales of those very brands, those 'Traditional American catogory type bikes",.......they are dead in the water so maybe the time is NOW!!,.......Build a better , bigger Scout and use the new 108" water cooled motor!,.......I think I know at least three Burtlanders that would consider a switch!,.....Am I right?,.... @muz , @Rodd ?
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    Uhm...Allan, Indian Motorcycle sales rose 7% last qtr and surely you're not saying the 108 is the middling powerplant that @muz lusts after? That beautifully beastly thing isn't really any smaller or lighter than the 111 and it's far more powerful.
     
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    Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.

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    Tell 'ya what, you quote an American Senator and I'll quote a Nobel Prize winning economist. Not for nothing, but I'd invest my money with the architect of monetarism as opposed to one of the knights of Camelot.

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