Overpriced Motorcycles or What

Discussion in 'Rocket III Touring Forum' started by TorontoRider, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. TorontoRider

    TorontoRider.040 Over

    Country:
    Canada
    Messages:
    63
    Featured Threads:
    7
    Media:
    5
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Ride:
    Triumph Rocket III Touring 2010
    Recently I checked Harley's and Indian's. I still can't get it straight that how can a motorcycle Cost $45,000.00 plus plus. What do they put in it or how can they justify this ridiculous price for a Two Wheeler.
    A fully loaded Mercedes CLA has a sticker price of $48,000.00. It is probably 10 times in weight and 10 times superior in technology.
    I think these brands are way overpriced and need to get their facts together. Most of the Japanese bikes are far more superior in technology and are still better priced.
    Just my rant for the day.
     
    tails, krazycat, ThingKing and 8 others like this.
  2. BigNorm

    BigNormBoobie Inspector

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    1,983
    Featured Threads:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Minden, NV, USA
    Ride:
    2014 Rocket 3 Touring
    I think the prices will start to drop. Their target riders are starting to disappear. I think this may be why they bought Ducati so they might start to bridge the gap with younger riders.
     
    TorontoRider and Nat67 like this.
  3. Big Gun

    Big GunMaster Blaster

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    386
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    North Texas
    Ride:
    13 Roadster
    Easy,

    1, Some folks want at least what they consider American made only. (Thinking US customer only)

    2, $50K is a lot for us poor folks but I know a few guy’s that’s really not that much money.

    3, You can't “take it with you”.

    4, Major bragging rights.
     
  4. IMFASTTOO

    IMFASTTOOLiving Legend

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    3,838
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,809
    Trophy Points:
    813
    ALL overpriced low tech under powered bling wagons that the public isnt interested in and thats why they are not selling .
     
  5. Big Gun

    Big GunMaster Blaster

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    386
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    North Texas
    Ride:
    13 Roadster
    Another Harley bash started, wow something new.
     
  6. stollydriver

    stollydriverLive life to the full

    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Messages:
    338
    Featured Threads:
    6
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    481
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    North Wales UK
    Ride:
    2007 R3 and Explorer xcx
    In the UK there is somewhat snobbery about everything American. For example - must have a Dodge Ram, Harley, Pontiac etc etc. There is a one up manship that likes bigger and better. I once worked for a well known businessman who built an American Diner for the staff - he had 2 Harleys just for props inside the diner. Trouble is now - our generation is getting on - younger riders seek speed ( wannabe Valentino Rossi etc) the Harleys will have to change to keep that market share. Just an opinion....
     
  7. baadactor

    baadactorSupercharged

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    409
    Featured Threads:
    7
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Bar Harbor, Maine
    Ride:
    '05 Rocket 3
    The deal is not done, and hey, they did such a great job with MV Agusta and Buell.

    The latest news is that Ducati is not for sale after all.

    Report: Volkswagen board disapproves sale of Ducati - Auto Industry News
     
    TorontoRider and Joesmoe like this.
  8. baadactor

    baadactorSupercharged

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    409
    Featured Threads:
    7
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Bar Harbor, Maine
    Ride:
    '05 Rocket 3
    Priced like a luxury bike and sold as a working man's.
     
    RacerX74 and TorontoRider like this.
  9. BigNorm

    BigNormBoobie Inspector

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    1,983
    Featured Threads:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Minden, NV, USA
    Ride:
    2014 Rocket 3 Touring
    I personally like Harley styling and loved how my roadglide handled. It would take something big for me to go back to HD or even Indian. I would love to see some innovation in engine design. I think a water cooled 4 cylinder would be awesome (2400ccs+). Apparently we are a rare breed of rider that wants a high tech, high horsepowered ride that simply hauls ass and I know we all deviate in riding styles from there. Would I be interested in a totally cruiserfied rocket with all the bells and whistles? Hell yes. I know for a lot of you that would be a total waste as you are looking to get it as light as possible. And from there everything in between. With the price Harley and Indian are expecting the bike should be built custom to the rider. They are not and the parts are still lacking to build any power other than slightly higher than stock. Hopefully they figure it out because I like motorcycles. Old ones and new ones. Cheap ones and expensive ones. I just love to ride.
     
    Prestaged, 2012cliff, Tal and 8 others like this.
  10. RKTNMYPKT

    RKTNMYPKTVillage Idiot

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    4,800
    Featured Threads:
    37
    Media:
    9
    Likes Received:
    7,819
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Antioch Ca
    Ride:
    2016 Indian RoadMaster
    There he is!!!
     
    BillyIndiana and Wannbe like this.
Loading...