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post #11 of 63 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 09:19 PM
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I like the valanced fenders myself, reminiscent of the mid 30's Chrysler Air Flow. But I also like this new Indian, great idea - a factory performance bagger, very nice, thinking outside the box. It's exactly what Honda could have - should have - done with the VTX 1800 15 years ago instead of introducing that ridiculous T (for Touring) model. I hope they do good with it, It's just arriving a tad bit too late for me is all.
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Bikes in the 20K+ price range should have the same type warranty as a Car in that range 4yrs imo. 2 years seems to be the best you can get on a bike. unless you pay for the extended warranty.

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Bikes in the 20K+ price range should have the same type warranty as a Car in that range 4yrs imo. 2 years seems to be the best you can get on a bike. unless you pay for the extended warranty.

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100% agree with this. An average car vehicle for miles driven per year from insurance tables and lease figures is, what, lets say 12-15K per year? Very few bikes are ridden anywhere near that, and warranties should reflect that. Not only that but most of us hang onto our scoots more than 4-5 years unlike our cars & trucks. The model for cars & trucks should not be the same for motorcycles.
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the new HD 107 and 114 are not from the 1930's...


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Wow. My first house cost less..
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post #16 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 01:44 PM
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Bikes in the 20K+ price range should have the same type warranty as a Car in that range 4yrs imo. 2 years seems to be the best you can get on a bike. unless you pay for the extended warranty.

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The only motorcycle with a great warranty that I know of is the Yamaha Venture - 5 years. It's had a 5 year - unlimited miles warranty since 1999 and still has it on the new models of Star Venture
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Definitely something to think about if you're in the market for buying new.

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The only motorcycle with a great warranty that I know of is the Yamaha Venture - 5 years. It's had a 5 year - unlimited miles warranty since 1999 and still has it on the new models of Star Venture
https://4b4484781e2008fab587-e203270...ar-venture.jpg

Definitely something to think about if you're in the market for buying new.
I agree, but it has pushrods, air cooled, so 1930's era tech.
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I want to test ride one of those....

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The only motorcycle with a great warranty that I know of is the Yamaha Venture - 5 years. It's had a 5 year - unlimited miles warranty since 1999 and still has it on the new models of Star Venture
https://4b4484781e2008fab587-e203270...ar-venture.jpg

Definitely something to think about if you're in the market for buying new.
Looks like what Yamaha is doing is including in the 4 year extended warranty in their sales price.
So it comes with a 1 year factory warranty + 4 years extended Service = 5 year coverage.

"Star Venture riders can hit the road knowing that Yamaha is behind
them for years to come, thanks to a full 5 Year Warranty Coverage* -- *1
year limited factory warranty + 4 years Yamaha Extended Service = 5
years coverage: Certain exclusions apply, see terms of each for details."


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I saw the you-tube vids on the new Indian and I have to say I am impressed. I agree, if you buy one your most likely not getting out the door for less than $28K, most likely more. It does have lots of tech equiptment to watch over all phases of your riding, I like the suspension, brakes and the engine it's self looks to be and very nice power plant... but... With all that fun high-tech equiptment must come a pretty hefty price when something goes wrong. Which is why I whole heartedly agree that a bike like that should come with at least a 4-5 year warranty.

I am always of the opinion that hey, if you got the money... go for it! As for me, a middle class, retired, on a fixed income kinda guy... i'm gonna have to pass.
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