Polaris CEO Scott Wine. A New High Performance Indian Motorcycle Next Year.

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16 Responses to “Polaris CEO Scott Wine. A New High Performance Indian Motorcycle Next Year.”


  1. 1 Rick Lossner Sep 19th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I heard “high performing” which is different from “high performance”

    Either way……. waiting for the pics and info to leak out to decide if it’s worth getting to the front of the line for the ’14 s…

    If my Polaris’ stock keeps going up , it’ll cover the cost of the bike? 🙂 Polaris is rocking right now….

  2. 2 Matt Sep 19th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    This is encouraging to hear. I like the idea of the current Indian brand not relying mainly on nostalgia to sell bikes. Looking forward to seeing the new developments.

  3. 3 CafeSportyTC Sep 19th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    high performance…. please dont use that line if it just going to be another G-D cheif

  4. 4 Mark Sep 19th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I think its pretty fair to assume that it will be some kind of Scout re-imagining. I just hope one of the Ness family members doesn’t put tribal flames or pointy mirrors on it.

  5. 5 Blackmax Sep 19th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    High Performing, Hmmm ??
    Buisness Double speak ???
    It’s a TV interview
    I’m still betting on a ‘Scout” bobber type model

  6. 6 Highrider Sep 19th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I think Polaris has done some great things as a company, I too own their stock and if we can get Lefty outta the WH, I see 100+ stock next year.

    I own a 2011 Jackpot due to many reasons and absolutely love it. I also own a 2008 FXSTC. I had not rode a 103 Harley yet until last weekend. Man what a disappointment, The Road Glide and the Dyna Wide Glide each were my favorites until I rode them.

    Victory has better stuff, BUT they still need to learn HD Marketing 101, most Victory Dealers seem uncommitted to the task.

    Harleys will always be nice and I will always keep mine, but my next new machine will be a XC for sure

  7. 7 Icrashalot Sep 19th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Military sales are a big part of the atv line, he is full of shit which is why he made a point of saying (basically) that those sales aren’t going anywhere even with our drawdown and while it may be the Afghan gov’t ‘buying them’ it is with money we gave to the Afghans so it is still the US gov’t buying them. Duh. Typical financial doubletalk just like the ‘high performing’ Indian vs ‘high performance’. 400 dealers in ‘North America” is another example. That would be USA, Canada and Mexico if my geography is right. Any Vic owner will tell you the size of the dealer network is one of Vic’s problems. I own a Vic, (2nd one) so not a Polaris hater at all.

  8. 8 Seymour Sep 19th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I’m always fascinated by how full of shit these corporate types are. Like politicians, a whole ‘nother species…

  9. 9 Hungouver Sep 20th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Not sure why a dealer network size is so important if they don’t need any major service. Need mor t-shirts? LOL

  10. 10 Oldude Sep 20th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    We shall see what we get. High hopes it will not be another clown look!

  11. 11 BobS Sep 20th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I’m very confident it will be a great bike. Even more confident that as soon as its released people will run to their keyboards to trash it on the Internet. God forbid someone else likes something different.

  12. 12 Icrashalot Sep 20th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Hungouver,
    From my personal experience it was needing tires to fit the stupid sized ones that came on my bike and dealers being the only ones allowed to sell them. The average shop, including HD’s didn’t carry bias 180/55-18 so when one went south in the middle of a cross country ride it was a 60 mile tow to a HD dealer with correct sized rubber (in radial, bias unavailable) along with having to replace both tires instead of just the rear. Not to mention the “we don’t work on these so don’t come back if it’s wrong” attitude I got. I’ve had 2 voltage regulators go, both 30+ miles from the nearest dealer which is no big thing except both times it took a week to get the part as Polaris must not have a minimum stock on hand mandate, which makes sense if the bikes rarely break down. America is a big place, being in the middle of it and being stuck can literally kill you. If every Polaris dealer was allowed to at least order Vic parts it would be no problem as they are everywhere but only Vic dealers can order Vic specific parts.

  13. 13 Rick Lossner Sep 22nd, 2012 at 8:39 am

    One note. Always interesting to hear how many “hate” the nostalgic…or clown..look of a chief. If so you are a minority. Put that big fendered , fringed Chief in a crowd and folks almost push aside the HDs to get a look.

    No doubt they will keep the chief model. And rumor has it , a Scout is coming ( which is obviously needed). HD can’t survive on Street Glides alone; same here….

  14. 14 Cory Sep 22nd, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Mark,
    When we get the opportunity to customize a future 2014 Indian, we will keep styling tips in mind.

  15. 15 vrider13 Dec 29th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Does anyone know the differance between the old Indian 2011 motor and the new motor?

  16. 16 roger Jan 14th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    They need a “Sportster” model. $35K for a motorcycle? Really?? Does it come with coke?

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