I don't know if Cowboy is set up to respond on You Tube, I am, so I copied his reply and added just a bit of my own along with it .. Merry Christmas to you as well TT ...Thank you for your comment, I didn't know that Victory promised to take care of there customers for 10 years afterward. Where did you get this info? If that's true it says a lot about the company. Also, you made some valid points, I wish you would comment on the video so my viewers on Youtube could read it. If you could copy and paste your comment into the comment section on youtube. Its helpful for people to hear from someone who owned both. Thanks again for watching.
Hopefully never. Indian's a historic nameplate that doesn't appear to have its roots in stereotypes or racism. Shoot, the company was actually called American Indian before the name was shortened to what we know it as today. Plus, Indian is small enough that I'm sure few non-motorcyclists even know who they are.
The Redskins, Blackhawks, and a few other native themed franchises would see criticism long before Indian Motorcycle.
That's nuts. Some people.....They take it to extremes, her club wanted to be called the "Lehigh Valley IMRG" and were denied, she had to find out why. Turns out to be almost crazy...the Lehigh is the name of the local river and the whole area is the Lehigh Valley, containing the Lehigh Valley mall, Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Airport, etc it's a perfectly normal name. Except who even knew that the word " Lehigh" comes from the local Delaware Indian tribes that lived here in this fertile river valley, Lehigh means "the forks", referring to the area where the Lehigh, Delaware, and Bushkill rivers meet..so they couldn't use it and had to come up with a different name.
There's the problem. Owners were so satisfied with their 1st buy that they kept them until they wore the wheels off. Buying a new bike every 12 years is not a money maker. For a company to make money, you got to be unhappy enough with your current ride to be constantly "upgrading" every couple years. :smiley_drinkcoffee::grin:Is a shame it didn't catch on for there is no question that my 2012 Victory Cross Country was the Finest most Trouble Free Ride I owned in 50 Years Riding and well over 500,000 Miles on 2 Wheels
Some people THRIVE on finding racism where it absolutely does not exist. Sure, the Indian was named as such because the company wanted to push a motorcycle which would be relished by the weak, the shy, the cowardly, and the uncultured? Nope. the Indian icon was chosen because it stood for strength, valor, courage, fortitude, culture and steadfast pride.Yep, that's where the "political correct" garbage allows the control freaks to control. You are correct, it's nuts but you know who caused it.