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{Wheels.4.375}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:19:57 CDT (7 lines)

My understanding is that Indian has been owned by a private equity firm.

According to the PR for this acquisition, the brand was relaunched in
2006. It looks like there were manufacturing starts and stops
throughout, too, according to the company's timeline.

"http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/index.php?submenu=History_Timeline&src=gendocs&ref=History%20Timeline&category=History"

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{Wheels.4.376}: Jil {rabbit} Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:38:35 CDT (3 lines)

I remember the remake, and then there was an Indian Lounge in
Toronto that closed a while back ... basically a bar that sold T-
shirts.

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{Wheels.4.377}: Doug White {dwhite} Wed, 20 Apr 2011 23:02:45 CDT (2 lines)

That crash story is maddening, Jil!  I hope that your friend recovers
and rides again.

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{Wheels.4.378}: Jil {rabbit} Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:22:59 CDT (2 lines)

Yes, he's back in action. It happened a while ago, but he couldn't
write about it until now because of the lawsuit.

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{Wheels.4.379}: Mike McCarty {beagle} Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:50:08 CST (10 lines)

Well, today I might have done something a little foolish. I bought
another bike.

A 2004 Beta Rev3 270.

Looks like this (if I do this right)

"http://www.bikez.com/pictures/beta/2004/20803_0_1_2_rev%203_Image%20credits%20-%20Beta.jpg"

Now if I can just figure out where my butt goes...

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{Wheels.4.380}: Doug White {dwhite} Thu, 01 Dec 2011 09:06:54 CST (2 lines)

Have fun!  Is this your first trials bike?  I'd love to have one, but
I'd need a way to haul it, too (most are not road legal).

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{Wheels.4.381}: Mike McCarty {beagle} Thu, 01 Dec 2011 09:29:16 CST (4 lines)

 Yup, my first. Luckily, I have two acres to play on and a truck that
I can haul it with.
 Of course, it has been nearly 30 years since I used a clutch on a
bike, could be interesting.

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{Wheels.4.382}: Jil {rabbit} Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:40:09 CST (1 line)

Cool!

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{Wheels.4.383}: Doug White {dwhite} Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:00:50 CST (2 lines)

2 acres?  Nice.  I hope you have some suitable boulders, ledges,
ravines and whatnot on your property...

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{Wheels.4.384}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:19:55 CST (2 lines)

Looks like I'll be seeing my first ever MotoGP race in person at
Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX in April!

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{Wheels.4.385}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:32:51 CST (1 line)

Enjoy!

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{Wheels.4.386}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:49:43 CST (2 lines)

Next on the ole bucket list, seeing a World Endurance Championship
race at COTA.

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{Wheels.4.387}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:23:42 CST (5 lines)

COTA?

I must admit, I'm not up on racing.

I've driven on that Austin track, though.

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{Wheels.4.388}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:00:45 CST (7 lines)

COTA = "Circuit of the Americas"

Is that hill up the front straight as insane as it looks on screen? I
watched the 2013 World Endurance Championship race held at that track
online and the combination of that hill and the severity of turn 1
made it seem like you could really mess yourself up if you missed your
braking point.

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{Wheels.4.389}: Jil {rabbit} Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:57:48 CST (6 lines)

Aha! I've driven on Circuit of the Americas, too.

To be perfectly honest, I don't remember. I know how bad this is
going to sound, but I've driven on a lot of tracks, and since I'm not
into racing, it's just around the bends to try out the car. I really
don't remember which one is which.

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{Wheels.4.390}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:27:14 CST (4 lines)

LOL!

That's OK. I completely understand. I'll find out for myself in a few
months!

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{Wheels.4.391}: Jil {rabbit} Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:03:19 CST (2 lines)

The only one I really remember is the corkscrew at Laguna Seca. Your
stomach drops on that one.

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{Wheels.4.392}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:06:44 CST (5 lines)

I've seen Justin Bell (the race car driver) take the corkscrew on a
big wheel to give people a sense of the drop. He did it as part of a
ALMS race broadcast a couple years ago. It's pretty funny.

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Db8scQzio"

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{Wheels.4.393}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:11:58 CST (1 line)

More nerve than I've got!

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{Wheels.4.394}: Doug White {dwhite} Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:03:58 CST (1 line)

See you there, Joe!

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{Wheels.4.395}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:40:16 CDT (4 lines)

Harley Davidson to launch an all-electric motorcycle. The apocalypse
may commence now.

"http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/18/5822094/harley-davidson-electric-motorcycle-teaser-video"

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{Wheels.4.396}: Doug White {dwhite} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:02:02 CDT (3 lines)

Who knows, it may not suck.  There are other electric bikes I'm much
more interested in, but at least H-D has a dealer network in place.
The others, not so much.

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{Wheels.4.397}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:08:52 CDT (2 lines)

I'm surprised the HD faithful aren't heading to Milwaukee with
pitchforks and torches.

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{Wheels.4.398}: Doug White {dwhite} Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:03:46 CDT (2 lines)

Their torches are getting very stubby, after the (trickle of)
never-ending blows to the base of their "tradition" pyramid.  haha

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{Wheels.4.399}: Joseph Kang {jsk} Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:20:22 CDT (1 line)

Ha!

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