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Greatest Harley Davidson commercial ever!

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  1. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind people boost the economy for American business.

    As long as they kept their mufflers, I like to see them on the road. (my psychiatrist shooting buddy told me once, REMOVING MUFFLERS form their HD bike is a sign of lack of self confidence or people who have size issues)
     
  3. Ted K.

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    Here's a press release put out by a HJ competitor. You need to read it VERY carefully to understand what they are are really saying.

    HARLEY DAVIDSON FACES STIFF COMPETITION FROM JOHNSON MARINE WHO
    INTRODUCES A NEW LINE OF MOTORCYCLES

    At a press conference late Monday, the CEO of Johnson Marine,
    makers of Johnson outboard marine engines and other recreational
    equipment, unveiled a new line of heavyweight cruiser style
    motorcycles designed to compete head to head with industry leader
    Harley-Davidson.

    Peter Long, Johnson brands marketing manager said, "We have studied
    the market and determined that Harley, while highly successful,
    has narrowly missed the mark when targeting motorcycle buyers". Long
    added, "We at Johnson are convinced that our product hits the target
    dead center and promises to draw sales away from Harley-Davidson
    in a way no other motorcycle has been able to accomplish".

    The new line of bikes, marketed under the name Big Johnson
    Motorcycles, will, according to Long, deliver what Harley has
    only promised. "Our research show that this, a Big Johnson, is
    what Harley buyers are really after".

    At the unveiling of the new line Monday, several current Harley
    owners agreed. "When I bought my Harley, what I really needed was
    a Big Johnson," said one Harley owner." But I see now that riding
    a Harley is no replacement for having a Big Johnson."

    Manager Long also said that his company would follow the lead of
    Harley-Davidson and cash in on a huge market for non-motorcycle
    related products. "We realize that not every guy can have a Big
    Johnson," said Long, "But image is very important to people. If
    they don't have a Big Johnson, they at least want to project the
    image of having one."

    Asked if he anticipated Big Johnsons showing up in the hands of
    Harley owners, Long said it was unlikely. "I just don't see the
    need to have a Harley if you have a Big Johnson," he said. "And I
    can't imagine someone who spends all their resources to acquire
    a Harley having a Big Johnson. I think it boils down to this -
    You either have a Harley, or you have a Big Johnson, but you
    are not likely to have both." "Given the choice," said Long,
    "I think most guys will opt for the Big Johnson."

    Another force driving sales for the company will come from women. A
    survey of the wives and girlfriends of nearly 1,000 potential
    motorcycle buyers indicates less than 5% would approve of their
    partner spending $15,000 on a Harley Davidson. But, when asked if
    they would be willing to pay the same amount of money to get their
    partner a Big Johnson, nearly 4 out 5 thought that would be money
    well spent.

    One female present at the product unveiling was quoted as saying,
    "There is no way I will let Lonnie drop 15 grand on another one of
    those Harleys, but 15 grand to get him a Big Johnson? Well, that's
    something we could both enjoy, and it's something he really needs."

    Carla Roundheel, manager of the dealership network now being
    established, said her motto is simple. "I service what we sell." Big
    Johnson Motorcycles will be traded on the New York stock exchange
    under the abbreviation PNSNV.


    Ted K.
     
  4. cnsane

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    Amusingly true spoof. And your shrink friend is quacking like a duck. Those of us who owned H-D's before the mid eighties did it to support the only American made iron available. And in '82 we brought the company back from the brink of bankruptcy--without a govt. bail-out. Then the '90's came and MTV along with yuppie scum turned it into an eff-ing fashion show that drove prices through the roof. In the 70's we had a leave me alone attitude, now people buy them to pretend they're a plastic bad-ass. Or as I like asking the shiny new tuff-guys when they get in my face, "Does riding your daddy's Hog somehow make you bullet-proof? Read between the lines and leave me alone." My Shovel may not be the fastest or best handling vehicle on the road, but neither is a '57 Chevy.
     
  5. Setterman

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    Been riding since 1970. My current scooter is a Street Glide. Best bike I've owned. But I've said that about all 14. To each his own, but you'll never, ever get me on a Jap bike, or a BMW for that matter.
     
  6. gdbabin

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    Old School.. my 62 Pan

    Guy B.



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  7. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Tried the HD for 11 months,,,,fun ride and got a lot of gawkers and conversations going,,,,just too much stuff falling off for my and my SO's safety,,,,the Goldwing just fits me better,,,,still like looking at the HD's and will own another someday,,,,just not right now as they are not built for my type of riding....
     
  8. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    looks like a fun scoot
     
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