Oh, HELL no.......!

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  1. John Backlund

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    Found at Black Hills Harley-Davidson yesterday when I went in to buy an oil filter for my '15 XL1200C Sportster....which, by the way, cost me $6700 when purchased used with less than 2000 miles on it in 2018. I went home and hugged it.

    This...'Pimpsickle'...is $38,000 MORE than my 2016 Indian Vintage cost when new, which was expensive enough. C'mon, we're talking new Corvette money here, kids.
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    $61K in the showroom...$25k once you ride it off the lot.
     
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    Caught your eye/you’re talking about it a day later though.

    In automotive retail they used to call it the “let’s get a Viper for the showroom” effect...
     
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    Love the retro/old school looks of the Indian.
     
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  5. John Backlund

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    I figure that it's there to make their regular overpriced $40,000 inventory look like bargains by comparison, which it probably does. It's possible that the $61,000 'Pimpsickle' will indirectly sell hundreds of thousands worth of 'lesser' Harleys just by sitting there.
     
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    I have to say, after seeing (and admiring) your guitar designs...I looked at the Indian and thought, "Yep...if John Backlund had a motorcycle, that's how I would imagine it would look like!"
     
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    Yeah, seems like the same kind of thing that happens at NAMM. Just trying to get your attention ... and it worked.

    BTW, I love your Indian and I am a Harley dude.
     
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    I bet they sell a lot of them .
     
  9. John Backlund

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    Probably not too far off, actually...
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    For some reason, @John Backlund
    a lyric fragment that came to mind was from an older Rod Stewart b-side,
    "...he wants me back at any expense,
    he's got a Lot more money than sense..."

    I'd agree w/ post above chief purpose is Eye-candy and making those other sleds look "reasonable" (by comparison).
    Your scooter looks just fine.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Like my brother says, "Asking is free." Doesn't mean they'll get it, or any where near it.
     
  12. John Backlund

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    Harley-Davidson doesn't prescribe to the 'Let's deal' school of vehicle salesmanship, never has. By necessity, that may change in the future, but they still pretty much just cost-what-they-cost.
     
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    Dumptruck loads, I'll wager.
     
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    I'm not sure where you are shopping, but for my last two Harley's I negotiated the price - Battley Harley in Rockville, Gove Harley in Winchester. My brother negotiated his Harley too; I can't remember the dealership, somewhere in Virginia.
     
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    I liked my Indians, but it's long gone. Mostly from the $1050 tire replacement costs and $150 per hour shop rates, things like that...not that I was stupid enough to allow that kind of customer gouging, mind you.
     
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    Did you ever notice that going into a Harley dealership is like going into a McDonalds .
    They all look the same .
     
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    I don't shop Harleys, at least from Harley dealerships, although I did by my current '15 Sportster from a local Honda dealership, and got it for about $1500 less than our local HD dealership wanted for the same model, though two years older and with three times the miles.

    Every used Harley on the floor of our local shop is priced well above NADA for whatever model they're selling, so as far as used bikes go, I suspect that they might be open to 'reasonable offers, but it will still be more than 'book'.

    My Sportster was only two years old when I bought it in '18. The original owner would have paid between $12000 and $13000 for it as a new bike, it's a top-o-the-line 1200C, but I was able to buy it for a bit over half of it's new price just several years later, with only about 1500 miles on it....because it was at a Honda dealership, and not a Harley shop, where it would have certainly been stickered at about $8000. I know these guys, and have been watching their pricing for years. We've owned four used Harleys over the past fifteen years, none bought from a Harley dealership, and we've saved thousands by doing so. Two of our Harleys were from private parties, and two from non-Harley dealerships.
     
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    Maybe the market is more competitive in DC. This hasn't been my experience at all.
     
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    I went in a Harley shop to buy right at 30 years ago. Knew what I wanted, but didn't know what it cost---before the internet. Asked the salesman "how much?" His response (really) "if you are asking, you can't afford it." I smiled and left. Bought a Moto a Guzzi, then another later. Never did (or will) own a Harley.
     
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    I paid $7500 for my last new bike.... yes, American money, out the door, zero miles new. 2015 Versys 650 came with tall windshield, hand guards, ABS, and hard shell luggage. 70 HP at the rear wheel, 50+MPG, 75mph all day with power to pass and 100 pounds lighter than my GS. I've had a bunch of bikes and toured half the world. I miss some of them but not the weight. guess that happens. I owned an XLCH in '71.... right side shifter from '66
     
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