Originally Posted by The Predator
by the way, I did say there wasn't the market here for a CanAm sportbike. S'ok though, I'll forget that.
Only thing I'll say is: if it's so goddamn easy, and they figured they could make a goddamn boatload of cash making one, they'd goddamn do it.
so one of those 2 things is stopping them from doing it.
Am I happy?You mean generally or right at this moment?Generally both I suppose,especially as I'm now home from work.
There's no shame in not knowing something,only in failing to learn when the opportunity presents itself.
I'm not sure why you think BRP should build a sportbike simply because you want them to.Maybe you should ask them.Why does any company do anything?I certainly don't know.
Why doesn't Ford build washing machines and GM build weed wackers? They could likely make money at it-if that's the only criteria you figure any company should have to determine whether they should produce a product or not.
In BRP's case,yes,it would be easy for them.That much at least is glaringly obvious.With bike sales dropping these days is it worth it to them?Likely not.On the other hand,maybe someone at the top doesn't like two wheelers or maybe it just needs the right enthusiast to come along in the company to drive that sort of project-or the dirt equivalent.Or maybe they figure they have enough in their recreational project line right now in this economic climate to occupy their production facilities and current work force.
As I said,I haven't a clue and I suspect they wouldn't tell me if I asked.
If I was them though,I'd do what they have done now if my goal was unit sales(naturally so) and if I was to delve into two wheelers to test the waters,a cruiser would be my first machine.A sportbike would likely be my last.
If you know how any motorcycle company these days can make "a boatload of cash" selling sportbikes,I'm sure they'd all love to hear it.
With all that in mind,I think it's fantastic that small companies like EBR are throwing their hat in as it can only be good for everyone.Racing is far better with more entries and brands in the mix.I wish them well and would consider one myself if in the market -esp with the rotax derived engine as that would hopefully ensure decent parts availability down the road.
There you go Predator,my absolute last BRP post on the EBR thread,really...