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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 06:56 PM
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Times are changing and Honda needs to produce their own trike, they're loosing a lot of sales. Harley Davidson saw the handwriting on the wall and teamed up with Lehman to produce a trike, Honda can do the same.


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When I was still in the dealership mode I asked the Honda Sales Rep about Honda building their own trike and he said that Honda will NEVER, EVER build another 3 wheel anything. This was back in the early 2000's so the memory ran deep with them. I was told that Honda was really scrambling to get the US government to NOT recall all the ATC models. That's why they completely complied with the ATV Consent Decree. At the dealership level we all had specific training how to handle the ATV Consent Decree, how to talk to customers, how NOT to sell an ATV to a customer when they acknowledged it was to be ridden by an underaged child, how to watch for dummy customers. According the the sales rep I was talking to if Honda had to recall all the ATC's it ever sold could have bankrupt Honda. I don't think they want to get back into the 3-wheelers despite it being a different demographic.


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Forget trying to transform an elephant into a gazelle to appeal to a few aging boomers that haven't faced reality yet. Go back to building a solid, reliable machine, like the GL1500, but put 3 wheels on it for the other 90% of the boomer generation. We have money, but want to spend it on a product that has the reliability and customer service that built the Goldwing reputation.
Well, I'm one of those "aging boomers" who "haven't faced reality yet." My question is: what is this reality you speak of? Perhaps it's that us aging guys are supposed to roll over and get out of the way of the younger folks? Not I, buddy-roo! I'm only 63, but plan to ride until it just doesn't work anymore. I'd rather ride on 2 wheels, but I feel safer (and you should too!) on 3 wheels for the time being.



As for the 'elephant to gazelle', I'm not sure to what that refers. Calling a Goldwing (any year) an elephant is dang near sacreligious... and I'm not sure that a trike qualifies as a gazelle...



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Take it from an old geezer, I could never see the joy of a trike, however I now own one and let me say I never enjoyed riding this much. Now I look at those handling those big bikes and wonder when they will get the message
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I think I would prefer the landing gear device that lowers two outrigger wheels at slow speeds and raises them automatically when getting under way. Not the large ones but the small ones which I have seen on some U-Tube videos. Riding (driving) a trike is not motorcycling in my humble opinion.
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