dutch
"Lance mentioned me in an article he wrote recently about “fake” parts on motorcycles...

...Let’s beat up on Indian for a minute here. Lance doesn’t like the fake gas cap. I think that’s fair. But, um, what about the whole fake engine?! It’s not a side-valve, and never will be. Why hide the fact it’s a perfectly wonderful OHV engine? The ribs on the “heads”? The empty “valve covers”? The downward-facing exhaust ports that don’t actually exit in a downward direction if you look under the faux ribbed covers? They did an excellent job making a modern OHV engine look like a flattie. It’s a work of art. But it’s also a counterfeit. I mean, seriously, if you have Indian money and you want a bike that looks like a flathead, uh, why not just buy an actual Indian flathead? I know, crazy idea, right? Or why not just ride around on an OHV Indian, secure in the knowledge that technological riding advancements make riding, you know, better?"

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well what can I say, what do you think of his opinion
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Robbo
Hmm on the one hand he has some valid points in respect to some of the fake parts but design is far from the most practical shape or bare minimalist needs.
Form beyond function is done to enhance the appearance and make it more attractive to the consumer and the styling is aimed at the sensibilities of the market sector you are targeting.
Indian researched their target market and implemented this in their design - that is clever not superfluous. And how would that Kawasaki look if it didn't polish the alloy purely because it wasn't billet made? Harley rocker boxes, side covers, gear levers etc etc are not billet and yet it is ok for then to be polished.
If you want an old bike with no trimmings (and I can relate to that) then buy an old bike and be happy. Sure there can be too much bling and pointless fake bits but there is a balance to be struck between form and function.
And if you don't like the Indian style the don't buy one but don't bag me for liking it.
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crash
It is just that - his opinion. 

I think you ride what you ride because you like what you ride and what it means to you. 

I like my roadmaster, others like their vintage or dark horse.  If we all liked the same things not only would life be pretty boring (1.5 million indian roadmasters going down the road all in bone and red) but probably the things that I like would have no value. 

Our opinion is what makes us all unique. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - I am not a fan of tassles and fringes but others are (and that's fine).

What one considers fake is what someone else considers beautiful - breast implants for example [biggrin]

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Airhead
you mean those breasts aren't natural???  Damn.
I like bluegrass, banjos and motorcycles.
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V-Twin
Why do I get the feeling this is going to turn in to a fake or real boobs thread???   [wink]
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Harro
V-Twin wrote:
Why do I get the feeling this is going to turn in to a fake or real boobs thread???   [wink]


Bring it on!   [biggrin]
Cheers,
Harro

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dutch
I'm in
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V-Twin
dutch wrote:
I'm in
Someone has to start...   [wink]
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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faceonahead
V-Twin wrote:
Someone has to start...   [wink]
as long as we are not comparing our man boobs Im in
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V-Twin
faceonahead wrote:
as long as we are not comparing our man boobs Im in
[biggrin]   ...for that, you have to start a new thread... on another forum!! 
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Hunter
V-Twin wrote:
[biggrin]   ...for that, you have to start a new thread... on another forum!! 


So you're not looking for stuff like this....

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But rather a bit more along these lines?

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Still I wonder if the first picture is a fake or if it really happened.... I also wonder how it came up when I searched "Indian motorcycle babes", but sometimes Google can be odd
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V-Twin
No comment. [biggrin]
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Cloud
Now the girly in the pic from Hunter is nice...yum
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2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


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Jollster
Got a Sarah Connor vibe ( from Terminator)


2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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