Founding member / aka Husky Davidson. 10/09/14
Fortnine is like BMW’s R nineT .. funny, Polaris plagiarized that marketing idea also.I had such a bad experience with focus groups in the past. I'm in product development (on the engineering side) and have seen marketing teams talking about how to skew the focus group output towards their pre-determined outcome. Attempts to improve core business and reinforce the status quo almost always end up in failure, but it stems from really bad upper-level management. On the other side, I was providing feedback in a focus group where the host was heavily pressing the group towards certain industry tropes. I was disgusted and made it openly known, highlighting their tactics for the rest of the group. I was kicked out. This is exactly what FortNine was talking about here:
I was sold on the Scout Idea.. So much that I tried to buy one.
But after many hours of visually studying the bike I found that the construction was very “Industrial” looking for lack of better words.
Fit and finishes were not there.. you get what you pay for I guess.
Polaris’s “cost vs quality” quotient heavily favors return on their investment, not the product they deliver to the customer.