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    I guess Harley's LiveWire has spurred Polaris's Indian brand to think about marketing another electric motorcycle again some time in the future. But I won't be holding my breath until it shows up: https://www.motorcycle.com/manufactu...otorcycle.html
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    Didn't they pick up Brammo a little while back, and didn't they also pickup BRP, which in turn bought electric assets from Alta? Seems like they've already got the ingredients and just need to put it together in a package people want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcb78 View Post
    Didn't they pick up Brammo a little while back, and didn't they also pickup BRP, which in turn bought electric assets from Alta? Seems like they've already got the ingredients and just need to put it together in a package people want.
    That is true. The problem with Polaris is that they got cold feet when they marketed the Victory version of the Brammo Empulse. It didn't help much that the price was around $20K and that their dealers, and the servicing and parts infrastructure just wasn't up to snuff in the short period that the bike was marketed. Plus, at that time Polaris was having financial difficulties and when they killed off their Victory brand, the electric motorcycle went down the drain too.
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    I believe BRP remains independent. Polaris did not acquire them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeteor View Post
    I believe BRP remains independent. Polaris did not acquire them.
    That is right. I was thinking about Brammo and Alta tech. Polaris has no connection with BRP.
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