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That is exciting news, even if the new ones will most likely look nothing like this work of art frown

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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
That is exciting news ....

Can you expand a bit upon "exciting"?

What's exciting about an Asian company taking 3 letters from the name of an old motorcycle company and sticking them on the side of a new electric
"motorbike"?

Lannis

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Originally Posted by Lannis
Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
That is exciting news ....

Can you expand a bit upon "exciting"?

What's exciting about an Asian company taking 3 letters from the name of an old motorcycle company and sticking them on the side of a new electric
"motorbike"?

Lannis
Exciting ?
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Well, I've got no problems with India building and selling a product that the West wants to buy, and therefore get dollars and pounds headed back East if they're meeting a want that people have.

I just don't understand what relationship "Birmingham Small Arms", with its history and design philosophy (the good, the bad, and the ugly), has with a modern new Indian-designed and sourced electric motorcycle, and why that might be an exciting or interesting thing for people who ride, restore, and enjoy A10s, A65s, B31s, D14s, B44s, etc ... ?

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Suppose they will call it the Lightning then??? smile

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Originally Posted by Lannis
I just don't understand what relationship "Birmingham Small Arms", with its history and design philosophy (the good, the bad, and the ugly), has with a modern new Indian-designed and sourced electric motorcycle...

The only relationship of any significance is the relationship between a "known" name brand, and the money it can mean to the person who owns the right to that name, (IF they do it right).

Only time will tell if the relationship is a successful one.

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Thanks for sharing Mike,....... I would have missed that news.


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You can buy an AJS in the uk that afaik is made in china and has zero history to the original.
There was a brand struggle with Indian motorcycles being made by Polaris?

I love Meriden Triumphs. I am glad that someone is making a British motorcycle in Britain and has some other plants outside the country, but modern Triumphs have zero interest to me.

A Harley is still a Harley even if it's made in a different country, so long as it's owned by the parent company. In the mid 70's (in the uk at least) Harley were flogging Italian made 2 strokes under the HD banner. Good or bad, they weren't Harley's

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Mike, thanks for sharing this news.
I wish Mahindra all the best in their effort to resurrect the BSA "brand".


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