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Mahindra BSA
« on: 17.11. 2020 14:24 »
This topic has a lot of different opinions, and for good reason. Here's one of the questions to consider.
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #1 on: 17.11. 2020 14:58 »
I voted for increase. I feel sure that interest in classic triumphs must have grown since new Trumpets have been available.

Not that this matter will bother me. I don't intend to flog Emily.

PS: Ohbugger, I think I actually clicked on 'No effect'

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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #2 on: 17.11. 2020 19:32 »
G'day Richard.
I haven't heard much about the Mahindra BSA of late. I think originally it should have been here by now.
I voted "no affect" in that down here the older Trihards have increased in $ but so has everything else.
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #3 on: 17.11. 2020 19:34 »
Affect or effect?

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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #4 on: 17.11. 2020 21:42 »
My 2cents worth... I voted INCREASE because ...  IF they go the same way as the Enfields have they have re-vitalized the name, but every one wants the older Classic, pushing the priced up..   
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #5 on: 17.11. 2020 23:12 »
Affect or effect?

"Effect." Did you already know?
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #6 on: 18.11. 2020 09:07 »
Affect or effect?

"Effect." Did you already know?
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #7 on: 19.11. 2020 10:07 »
There will be no difference.
It is way too long since BSA closed down for the name to mean anything to anyone under 50 and the over 50's are not going to want a new pretend BSA .
Next I seriously doubt that a single bike will leave the factory
particularly now as the UK has just announced a petrol power ban starting in 2035 .
Now they will have a market in South East Asia where there are a lot oof BSA's still in daily use and probably will sell a few in India for the same reason.
But the UK, USA or Aust market is just not there.
Enfields sell for the same reason as Cossacks & Urinals sell. novilty value for urban "look at me's " and that is not a big enough market.
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #8 on: 19.11. 2020 10:15 »
I don't get the negativity. Why shouldn't a new BSA do what Triumph have done? I see many modern Triumphs on UK roads.

The proposal to ban petrol vehicles in the UK does not, (at the moment) include motorcycles.

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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #9 on: 19.11. 2020 10:26 »
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The proposal to ban petrol vehicles in the UK does not, (at the moment) include motorcycles.

I didn't know that GB, keep your eyes peeled for the resurgence of the Watsonian brand (maybe we should crowdfund the purchase of it) ;)
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #10 on: 19.11. 2020 17:52 »
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The proposal to ban petrol vehicles in the UK does not, (at the moment) include motorcycles.

I didn't know that GB, keep your eyes peeled for the resurgence of the Watsonian brand (maybe we should crowdfund the purchase of it) ;)

Yes, GB is right... I wonder if sidecars will become popular again? Funny if it did, those without the capability of plugging their car in at night are a bit snookered.
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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #11 on: 19.11. 2020 17:59 »
from what pics I have seen of prototypes look nothing like a BSA more like a japanese bike
had a young fellow at my shop the other day he saw my a10 and siad what is that I said a bsa super rocket he said never heard of BSA he was in his 20s I would guess .
I said well it older than you he said its older than my mother !  ;)

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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #12 on: 19.11. 2020 18:17 »
from what pics I have seen of prototypes look nothing like a BSA more like a japanese bike
had a young fellow at my shop the other day he saw my a10 and siad what is that I said a bsa super rocket he said never heard of BSA he was in his 20s I would guess .
I said well it older than you he said its older than my mother !  ;)
This is really not relevant. The BSA brand means something to people of a certain age and a few eccentric younger people. A modern motorbike that just happens to have a badge that says BSA will have to stand on its own two wheels in the same way that Triumph, Royal Enfield, Brough and Norton have either succeeded or failed.

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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #13 on: 19.11. 2020 18:57 »
Affect or effect?

"Effect." Did you already know?
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I'm going to look for it.

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Re: Mahindra BSA
« Reply #14 on: 19.11. 2020 19:10 »
As I previously mentioned, I don't see the reason Mahindra needs to make a petrol bike. I think they have the money to run a fairly effective ad campaign along the lines of, "Once the world's most popular motorcycle, BSA is back with a flair. Come in and test ride the Phoenix." The imaging is a continuous morphing from the earliest bikes through the Rocket 3 ascending upward to the rising Phoenix. (They can leave out the scooters.)

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