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Old 08-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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american bikes?

why hasn't ford and chysler etc jumped onto the sport bike scene??

introducing...the ford 600gtrr, sounds legit to me
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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I always thought Toyota and Nissan should make a sportbike.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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If they aren't already in the game by now, I wouldn't trust them.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Why spend a few million building a plant, more on research and development, huge money on marketing, start up a racing program (because that's how you develop next years model) and go completely out of your area of expertise just so you can sell a third as many $10,000 bikes.
It makes more sense to stay with what you know and sell tens of thousands of $30,000 cars.

I guess they could do like Audi and buy somebody.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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I always thought Toyota and Nissan should make a sportbike.
Technically Toyota has designed sportbikes, they are called Yamahas. Yamaha and Toyota have a relationship together and share R&D. Don't quote me on this but I think Yamaha helped do the exhausts on the Lexus IS-F and the Lexus LF-A super car, which is owned by Toyota.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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Becuse they don't know how. proof Chrysler V10 Tomahawk
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #7
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depends on "American bike" definition.

FISCHER motorcycles. If I had the cash, I would rock it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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All of the motorcycle companies started small a long time ago when the motorcycle craze took off in the 50's and 60's. They started small in a practically a brand new market. It would be difficult to start a company in this day and age and have to compete against such giants.

Too bad Buell didn't have more support from HD. They probably could have gone a lot farther than they did. Then there's that bike company Motus that just started up. I don't see them being very successful because their bikes started out in the $30k range and IMO you could buy a really kick bike from an already established manufacture with all the acessories and still have money to burn. Granted it's more a touring bike, but still they seem to be going about it the wrong way. They need to start with something affordable first.

I agree, too much initial investment for a product that may not even be sucessful.
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Technically Toyota has designed sportbikes, they are called Yamahas. Yamaha and Toyota have a relationship together and share R&D. Don't quote me on this but I think Yamaha helped do the exhausts on the Lexus IS-F and the Lexus LF-A super car, which is owned by Toyota.
Your correct the engine is made by Yamaha.toyota is central and south america the engine are yamaha.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #10
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What ever happened to Roehr, also with Fischer?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:17 PM   #11
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^^^Seems they couldn't break into the market.
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i like my buell. and i like my camaro.

no need to in the cheerios.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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If you think I was in the Cheerios, sorry.

I really liked Buell and thought they had a lot of cool innovations. If HD wouldn't have treated them like step children they would still be around and still selling bikes. It was sad to see them go.
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A Ford or Chrysler motorbike would suck.

It would be huge, heavy, plastic, with cheap components, marketed to "americans."
Probably chrome everywhere too.

And have 4 cupholders.

I would rather see a Volvo or Saab (rip) bike.
I wish US motor companies could step up their game.
Interior is number one priority.
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depends on "American bike" definition.

FISCHER motorcycles. If I had the cash, I would rock it.
I remember seeing it at the IMS a few years ago...

Cool looking bike indeed...

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Old 08-05-2012, 02:44 PM   #16
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lolwut? go? they didn't go...
They kind of did. EBR is back (and more power too him), but the prices are phenomenal. It's more of an exotic now, out of the reach of your average riders.
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They kind of did. EBR is back (and more power too him), but the prices are phenomenal. It's more of an exotic now, out of the reach of your average riders.
true...i'd like to see a revision of the 1125 bikes. but i'm almost just as happy to drool over the 1190rs that i will never own.
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Technically Toyota has designed sportbikes, they are called Yamahas. Yamaha and Toyota have a relationship together and share R&D. Don't quote me on this but I think Yamaha helped do the exhausts on the Lexus IS-F and the Lexus LF-A super car, which is owned by Toyota.
lexus LF-A...*fap fap fap fap*
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Don't quote me on this but I think Yamaha helped do the exhausts on the Lexus IS-F and the Lexus LF-A super car, which is owned by Toyota.
Yamaha made an engine for the early year Ford Taurus SHO's.

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