Keep the interest up



Some time back I discussed that the only way to preserve interest in Indians was to encourage younger generations to participate in our hobby Old Motorcycles and of course our favorite brand. This has helped recently with Indian on the comeback trail, so we wont end up like Henderson, Ace, Flying Merkle,Thor etc still that has given the brand a good kickstart but what about heritage versions? These days modern motorcyclist’s are amazed at the amount of input that we take for granted, hand change, foot clutch, manual advance, and even chokes, not to mention insignificant brakes or a left hand throttle, this leaves them very little time to multi-task and actually enjoy riding as you know they are into “riding the wheels off” at such speeds to think about anything but the basics, ie:changing gear for the next corner that they have lined up. So what do you do, a couple of suggestions if your new Indian dealership offers a ride day or BBQ day go there on your heritage model you will be made most welcome and some of the generation Y people will be eager to talk to you about your model, some may offer large lumps of money to buy your machine, this does keep the interest up, & you might even get a test ride on a new Indian, the plus side is that the old models are and will be more sought after.