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It appears that Polaris Indian seems to intentionally leak stuff about upcoming new models. I'm wondering what kind of new juicy tidbits are out there yet regarding the 2021 line up.
I started a thread a while back asking about rumors about upcoming models. Crickets.....
I wonder if this whole shutdown thing had impacted new model development. On one hand, the manufacturers would seem to have time to work on new stuff. But I wonder if they’ve been slowed by working remotely. I hope some cool new stuff is coming in 21. 2020 has been a crap show.
Yes. I know dealers have very low inventory. Couple of local dealers I know have had record sales, and have gotten rid of almost all stock, even the old dogs. Some manufacturers have begun taking orders, but I suspect it’ll be spring before “new” stuff appears. I fear “new” will initially feature Bold New Colors.
It’s possible Indian will keep it quiet. They were supposed to launch a huge television advertising campaign over the spring and summer. So far 2 so so commercials. They aren’t going to make the same FTR mistake by hyping a product that was almost 9 months out from being available.as far as developing a new bike what will if anything comes out new in 2021 was developed at least 3 years ago... as far as COVID it does have an effect on supplies.. which for manufacturing sucks... but for dealers getting ride of inventory is good... but I'm sure you'll still be able to buy a 19 this winter... it probably will work out for Indian they wanted to change the new model release to spring anyway... but I do expect teasers and "leaks" to start by the end of August...
Wasn't there an adventure bike coming based upon the FTR for 2021? The Roadmasterized Challenger is a given but there might be one or two other "surprise" variants of each. Time will tell.
The two dealers here in metro Atlanta seem to be just fine with stock except on Scouts, apparently the heavy stuff is not moving nearly as fast.Indian can't even get dealers stocked with sufficient inventory. This is a world wide issue that has put massive supply chain constraints on all the manufacturers. With factories shutting down, opening and shutting down to infected employees it has become a major problem.