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Re: Sad Day For Indian of Salt Lake City Utah
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2017, 06:04:09 PM »
If its any consolation to you SLC people..............LA Indian store closed the other day and now with almost 19 million people in the greater LA area there is one Indian store left. Versus like 43 Harley stores. Wake up Indian corporate !

L.A. was owned by EagleRider who also own San Diego Indian which they are also closing the end of this month.  I pointed this out to Polaris 6 months ago.  I moved our IMRG to El Cajon Indian months ago as we were not being supported by EagleRider.  I posted the anticipated shut down of both EagleRider dealerships and the void it would create on the National IMRG facebook page 6 months ago.  They took the posting down in less than 24 hours.

If you have a good IMRG chapter and the dealership disappears Polaris should allow you to keep your chapter going until you can find a new home.  8)
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Re: Sad Day For Indian of Salt Lake City Utah
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2017, 07:31:25 AM »
If its any consolation to you SLC people..............LA Indian store closed the other day and now with almost 19 million people in the greater LA area there is one Indian store left. Versus like 43 Harley stores. Wake up Indian corporate !

L.A. was owned by EagleRider who also own San Diego Indian which they are also closing the end of this month.  I pointed this out to Polaris 6 months ago.  I moved our IMRG to El Cajon Indian months ago as we were not being supported by EagleRider.  I posted the anticipated shut down of both EagleRider dealerships and the void it would create on the National IMRG facebook page 6 months ago.  They took the posting down in less than 24 hours.

If you have a good IMRG chapter and the dealership disappears Polaris should allow you to keep your chapter going until you can find a new home.  8)
I agree Kevin I talked to a few of your crew in Nashville and was told your IMRG was still in limbo since the store closing. I was surprised since you are in a metro area just like LA with lots of potential for sales. Indian needs to get the lack dealerships fixed ,hell I'm still dumbfounded that there isn't a dealership closer to me and John.

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Re: Sad Day For Indian of Salt Lake City Utah
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2018, 07:15:33 PM »
I'm in Wyoming and in the market for a Road Master or Chieftain.The SLC dealer was the closest to me @ 180 miles.
  I never could understand why Polaris sold a franchise to them to begin with.I was on a Victory at the time when the Indians were rolled out and knew Tri City Performance wanted the dealership.Anyway I called and scheduled a test ride (fall of 2015) on a Road Master and Chieftain.There really was no effort to sell me a bike and when I brought up trade in numbers (2013 Gold Wing with 38k mi) they pretty much laughed me out of the shop lol.
  I drove by there last fall and noticed some dirt work and construction going on. The Indian side was under new management ,the new guy seemed all fired up to sell me a bike ,they were expanding their show room and "sure they'd take a trade in".
  I don't expect the franchise to be vacant for very long.Hopefully someone who stands behind their brand will pick it up.
   I'm still in the market, Sturgis, Fort Collins and Las Vegas stores all seem to want my business.I don't need a dealer next door, Sturgis is 450 mi. and Ft. Collins is 300. 
 
What about Sawtooth Indian in Boise, Idaho? Actually, I think they are in Meridian.
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Re: Sad Day For Indian of Salt Lake City Utah
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2018, 02:33:40 PM »
I'm in Wyoming and in the market for a Road Master or Chieftain.The SLC dealer was the closest to me @ 180 miles.
  I never could understand why Polaris sold a franchise to them to begin with.I was on a Victory at the time when the Indians were rolled out and knew Tri City Performance wanted the dealership.Anyway I called and scheduled a test ride (fall of 2015) on a Road Master and Chieftain.There really was no effort to sell me a bike and when I brought up trade in numbers (2013 Gold Wing with 38k mi) they pretty much laughed me out of the shop lol.
  I drove by there last fall and noticed some dirt work and construction going on. The Indian side was under new management ,the new guy seemed all fired up to sell me a bike ,they were expanding their show room and "sure they'd take a trade in".
  I don't expect the franchise to be vacant for very long.Hopefully someone who stands behind their brand will pick it up.
   I'm still in the market, Sturgis, Fort Collins and Las Vegas stores all seem to want my business.I don't need a dealer next door, Sturgis is 450 mi. and Ft. Collins is 300. 
 
What about Sawtooth Indian in Boise, Idaho? Actually, I think they are in Meridian.

What about the dealer in Reno ?


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Re: Sad Day For Indian of Salt Lake City Utah
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2018, 08:08:05 AM »
Mallesh,

No one has jumped in here with a reply, so I guess I will.

Based upon this post and your other one (in reply to "Indian Police Bike"), I think you may be confused about this whole "Indian" thing.  What we discuss in this forum is the Indian brand of motorcycle -- an American competitor to Harley Davidson -- not motorcycles from/in the nation of India.  (Of course, though, "Indians" are sold in India.  One of our members from your country has one.)

In any case, welcome to the forum.  Hope you like what you see here.
John

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