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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well looks like EH may get another shot

My fingers are crossed hoping EH gets another chance to be reborn

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I don't know how far heritage, history, and nostalgia will carry them. Until a fellow member posted about them a few weeks ago, I never knew they produced motorcycles in the nineties. The buy American argument kind of lose it luster when buyers discover that many of the parts making up their bike or car are not made in America. I found the video about their manufacturing facilities very interesting and some of the technology they used on their bikes very desirable for that time, but that was twenty years ago.
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Not a good market to be reborn in
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Not a good market to be reborn in
Besides the not so good market, the Hanlon's left many very unhappy shareholders, and investors, who lost a lot of money. There were quite a few unhappy bikers too!
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I read the article and it lists several factors that make the relationship favorable..... one of them is the Arctic Cat / Textron aquisition.... I'm sitting here scratching my head trying to figure out what that has to do with the price of tea in china.....

I can tell you EH has some pretty poor marketing..... I somewhat pay attention to the motorcycle market and I never knew they existed..... must be a local thing.
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I read the article and it lists several factors that make the relationship favorable..... one of them is the Arctic Cat / Textron aquisition.... I'm sitting here scratching my head trying to figure out what that has to do with the price of tea in china.....

I can tell you EH has some pretty poor marketing..... I somewhat pay attention to the motorcycle market and I never knew they existed..... must be a local thing.
It wasn't a local thing. When E-H was resurrected by the Hanlon's, they put on big extravaganza's at Daytona bike week and Sturgis.
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Just what we need, another v twin Harley clone.
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Just what we need, another v twin Harley clone.
Regarding it being a v-twin Harley clone, the E-H Super X v-twin is a 50 deg engine and was ahead of HD as the motor had dual overhead cams and four valves right from the get go. The factory had the latest state of the art paint facility and the paint was equal to or better than HD's at the time. The leading link springer fork was far superior than HD's springer front forks because it didn't nose dive under braking and soaked up the bumps very well. Handling was very good for a cruiser.

I'd like to see them come back. They have a storied history since 1876 when the company started out as the Excelsior Supply Co. Competition is good and will keep HD and Polaris on their toes.
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Regarding it being a v-twin Harley clone, the E-H Super X v-twin is a 50 deg engine and was ahead of HD as the motor had dual overhead cams and four valves right from the get go. The factory had the latest state of the art paint facility and the paint was equal to or better than HD's at the time. The leading link springer fork was far superior than HD's springer front forks because it didn't nose dive under braking and soaked up the bumps very well. Handling was very good for a cruiser.

I'd like to see them come back. They have a storied history since 1876 when the company started out as the Excelsior Supply Co. Competition is good and will keep HD and Polaris on their toes.
All that makes no difference. It has 2 cyl with one sitting behind the other at an angle. So its a Harley clone.
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Regarding it being a v-twin Harley clone, the E-H Super X v-twin is a 50 deg engine and was ahead of HD as the motor had dual overhead cams and four valves right from the get go. The factory had the latest state of the art paint facility and the paint was equal to or better than HD's at the time. The leading link springer fork was far superior than HD's springer front forks because it didn't nose dive under braking and soaked up the bumps very well. Handling was very good for a cruiser.

I'd like to see them come back. They have a storied history since 1876 when the company started out as the Excelsior Supply Co. Competition is good and will keep HD and Polaris on their toes.
No offense Murf,

But a 5 degree difference is not going to hide the fact it looks just like another cruiser. Yes, it's technologically advanced. But in todays market it seems looks are more important than engineering.

The recent demise of Victory does not bode well for a new cruiser on the market.

But who knows, I've been wrong before!!

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