|The Forty-Eight is sexy but mostly pointless.|
OK, yes, I realise that your response to such a request might be something along the lines of: “Well, actually, Chris, we sort of already do. It’s called the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight.”
A lot of sane people and a lot of cruiser riders (note those are two different categories) are content to accept they don’t really need a bike that delivers 100 horsepower. The 67 hp delivered by the Sportster 1200 engine is probably just enough — especially when packaged in a bike that offers a number of the standard Harley-Davidson features, such as anti-lock brakes, gear indicator, and keyless start. All of those are things that don’t (yet) exist on the Indian Scout (a). And all of those are things that the economy of scale would allow you to deliver at a price considerably lower than the Scout.
I guess what I’m saying here is this: Please bring back the Nightster. An updated (i.e., better paint scheme) version with as many of your modern bells and whistles as you can throw at it while still keeping the price below that of a Scout. And maybe a better suspension. And maybe don’t call it a Nightster because that sounds like the name of a condom.
|Bring back the Nightster.|