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Author Topic: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up  (Read 1132 times)

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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2013, 06:29:38 PM »
I've never understood the mindset of people thinking they "need" a huge bike. If its gonna be used for freeway touring, I can see that...but for an all around bike?

            The "mindset", as you call it, has a whole different set of definitions for each of the decades from 1903 to the present (11 of them).

             In general & I repeat - In General - most people in each of those decades chose to ride a harley davidson simply because they WANTED a harley davidson. Period. They wanted no othe bike. It wasn't a choice between THIS one & THAT one.

             Now, with all the huge multitude of things that have happened to us or been forced on us or brainwashed into us in the past 100 years & especially the last 30 or so, the REASONS people chose to ride a harley would fill volumes.

             Many STILL buy & ride harleys simply because they want to ride a harley. Or multiple harleys.

             Look at me fergod'ssake. My first ride on a harley was on a '47 knuckle at 11 years old in 1949 behind a friend of my mother's (& lifelong friend of mine until he died) & I've been a harley rider & harley history buff since & now I ride an Enfield & I love the damn thing & have a grin on my face every time I ride it (except today. I froze my nuts off & just barely made it home). Explain that  ;)[/img]  And why do I also ride a kick only '77 harley I spent 2 years building after I sold the last one I built? (a mistake). For exactly the reasons people say they wouldn't dream of owning "that thing", that's why. And because I WANT to. I enJOY doing the maintenance most are scared to death of or too lazy to do nowadays.  Plus now you can't work on most of them even if you WANT to.
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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 04:03:03 AM »
.......... Look at me fergod'ssake. ...........

OW, that hurts.....
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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 04:03:55 AM »
  When did Dungarees  become Jeans......

when they became skin-tight.
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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 08:34:55 PM »
I haven't heard that term in a long time...Anyone remember Mom putting patches on your Knees?
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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2013, 09:06:49 PM »
Yup, on the outside when they were new just to give them a chance to lasting until you outgrew them.  They never did :)

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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2013, 09:56:53 PM »
  Yeah..... too funny  " Ma, don't ruin 'em !...... Oh man...  I wanted Levi's not sears Tuff skins ! "

 
when they became skin-tight.


   Yeah, and I bet Calvin Klein or some such played a role in the demise of that term.....or maybe it was Disco ! >:(
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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2013, 10:00:03 PM »
Mom got me Tuff Skins once, they didn't make it to the afternoon.

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Re: More growth for Royal Enfield, units up, margins up
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2013, 10:05:51 PM »
Mom got me Tuff Skins once, they didn't make it to the afternoon.

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   Yeah LOL !..... But Lee's would be considered cool, at least in my neighborhood. You know, if you couldn't score the Levi's..
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