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Old 04-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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I dont know about anyone else but as a motorcyclist who has lost friends in accidents this advert is obscene.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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As much as I would like to think that Nissan meant no offence, I am in agreeance that this commercial is very offensive.

To talk about motorcycles (and motorcyclists by extension) as prey, they are sending a message to attack motorcyclists.

I think someone at Nissan needs to be /C/punted.

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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Nissan juke a predator.....you gotta be ****ing kidding me.

Then again I've seen nothing but teenage girls and scenester guys drive those, you know, typically people that would cause an accident.

But in all seriousness, bad message to Nissan owners in regards to motorcyclists.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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That is awful. What is this world coming to? The fact that Nissan would fund this (and, I mean, look at the production values, they definitely did) says a lot about their view on motorcyclists (and by extension, their target audience's view on motorcyclists.)

Id love to see a counter ad, where the Nissan jumps off the car park...into the empty abyss.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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I see abolutely no difference between that and an action movie chase scene, a very well done one at that.

I think those that are feeling offended by this are just thin skinned. If you seriously think that they are encouraging a consumer to actively seek out and run into motorcycles, you really need stop being so naive. It was 99% computer generated graphics.

I think it was a very good advertisement.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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Eh, Nissan hasn't made a vehicle worth crap in years.
Who cares!
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #7
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I saw it as a pretty good representation of what riding a motorcycle in traffic is like, considering the inattentive nature of a lot of drivers.... Obviously the Nissan in that commercial was being driven by a 16 year old texts-while driving dingbat, and those poor motorcyclists were trying to get away from her.
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What people also fail to realize....that POS Juke would NEVER be able to keep up in speed with a motorcycle, let alone a sport-bike.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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The idea of a Juke doing what it does in the commercial is hilarious. I could outrun a Juke on a Honda Ruckus. Maybe not the Juke-R, but Nissan doesn't have the balls to bring that to full production.

A little offensive, but a lot of stuff is. Maybe I'll send them an e-mail detailing my feelings.
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I have to agree...very poor taste...it just plays into the minds of the video, nothing can touch me, just hit reset generation. Very poor in my opinion but it will sell to the masses who are brain dead anyway.
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Don't be so sensitive. It's just a commercial. What if it were a motorcycle running down cars? Would you object to that?

Are you offended when you watch a movie (for example James Bond) and you see motorcyles being chased and crashed?

I just received the June edition of Motorcyclist mag. The very first ad has this tag line: "Mobile enough to scavenge. Brutal enough to pillage.". So basically this is saying that people who buy this product (Icon jackets) are pillagers. This is a little offensive, don't ya think? I don't. Its just an advertisement.
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Don't be so sensitive. It's just a commercial. What if it were a motorcycle running down cars? Would you object to that?

Are you offended when you watch a movie (for example James Bond) and you see motorcyles being chased and crashed?

I just received the June edition of Motorcyclist mag. The very first ad has this tag line: "Mobile enough to scavenge. Brutal enough to pillage.". So basically this is saying that people who buy this product (Icon jackets) are pillagers. This is a little offensive, don't ya think? I don't. Its just an advertisement.
exactly the attitude created by all the fake crap. And no, I wouldn't condone it if it were a bike ad.
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Yeah, that bothered me. Not that i'm afraid of it encouraging viloence against riders or anything. It's de-humanizing. A bike doesn't ride itself thru traffic. Can't quite get comfortable with the idea of other drivers not recognizing that that object on the road has a people on it. Big diffrence between "i hit a bike" and "i hit someone's family member". Things like that commercial don't help.
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The actual advert was pulled by Nissan after various complaints were received from the industry. We have enough little wannabees in this country actually trying that **** on, especially the rear ending.Not I might add because they saw the ad just because they thought it funny.
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I almost got rear-ended yesterday when I stopped at a crosswalk for a woman pushing a baby carriage, so, yes, we are not amused.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:03 AM   #16
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Not offended at all, but I do think whatever ad agency Nissan uses needs to hire a few people that aren't gamers.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #17
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I see abolutely no difference between that and an action movie chase scene, a very well done one at that.
That's what I was thinking. It looks like an animated chase scene from lots of movies I've seen.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
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It's pure video game crap. I noticed the ad was closed for comments and the dislikes far outweighed the "likes."

The Juke is obviously targeted at the teens and twenty somethings that have been weened on X-Box and Playstation since they were young pups, which is why they used the video game genre to hawk their product.

Nissan's probably just trying to toughen up the Juke's image since it's already falling into the "chick car" category based on the people I've seen driving it.
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I'd buy a Nissan Insult. Or maybe a Plymouth Putdown. Or how about a Buick Bitchslap, or an Audi Arrogance.
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I'm headed out today to test drive the BMW Backstab & Subaru Suckerpunch.
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Eh, Nissan hasn't made a vehicle worth crap in years.
Who cares!

I have to disagree with that.

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I'm headed out today to test drive the BMW Backstab & Subaru Suckerpunch.
I'll stick with my , thanks.
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I have to disagree with that.

Yeah... Would rather have one of these again. A 1974 260Z
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I'll stick with my Mediocrity, thanks.
Hey, that's what I drive... I think... just a minute, I'll go check.
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