Yeah that used to be the old tradition that they kinda got away from, although they did have a fleet of new '15 Road Glides there last year to test ride. Maybe it's got something to do with the new Harley/Sturgis commitment(as if that was needed) and they're gonna start doing it again.Ok, so it says that the 16's will be at Sturgis on 7/31 ??? I thought the dealer meeting wasn't until end of August this year ? Anybody ??? flhman
Yup. I'm guessing that Indian/Victory is forcing their hand to get back to the old schedule of debuting new products and bikes at Sturgis. Seems like common sense to me. Why not debut the new stuff at the world's largest rally where they can really get perspective buyers all fired up to go home and order something ... As long as they get the information about the 2016s to their dealers by Sturgis time.......... Bingo !
Not so sure I'd agree P. Seems with all of the quality control issues plaguing the MOCO these days, and the great press Victory and Indian are getting on their new bikes, Harley is finally going to have a legit competitor. I think it is sound marketing strategy to unveil their new offerings at the same time as the other makers, unless their products are seen as inferior in comparison, then it just might bite 'em in the a$$.If they do in fact have the 2016s in Sturgis I'd say it has more to do with their deal as the official scooter than any pressure from Indian. You gotta sell a whole lot more product to be able to exert any pressure.