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All the way from BMW:

 

https://www.motofire.com/2018/03/indian-motorcycle-have-hired-ex-bmw-head-of-vehicle-design-as-their-new-design-director/

 

Huge coup as BMW man responsible for most recent BMW design direction jumps to Indian as Design Chief. Edited by CHIEF DOC 99
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All the way from BMW:

 

https://www.motofire.com/2018/03/indian-motorcycle-have-hired-ex-bmw-head-of-vehicle-design-as-their-new-design-director/

 

Huge coup as BMW man responsible for most recent BMW design direction jumps to Indian as Design Chief.

 

Maybe ? Might be a good thing as something needs to happen, and theres been an obvious brain block in creativity going on lately.

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This could go either way on design but I don't think it will change the Polaris way of doing business with lack of customer and dealer support. Or releasing new pseudo models

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I thought you said Ole

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This could go either way on design but I don't think it will change the Polaris way of doing business with lack of customer and dealer support. Or releasing new pseudo models

The two are unrelated for sure.

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I thought you said Ole

 

Ola Stenegard

 

Swedish Design Guru

 

WTF? ... RUN AMUCK

 

Ola's first real job with an MC manufacturer was @ Gilroy IMC Indian Motorcycle in 2001!

 

The man has Garlick in his blood!

 

ola-stenegard.jpg

 

Who would have thunk it?

 

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/03/08/motorcycle-news/ola-stenegard-named-director-product-design-indian-motorcycles/

 

 

Also has old ties to Roland Sands skunk works.

 

https://www.rolandsands.com/blog/753/the-mescalero

 

https://www.cycleworld.com/odins-beard-indian-just-hired-designer-ola-stenegard

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Ola Stenegärd studied Industrial Design in Stockholm and worked for SAAB and Indian Motorcycles before joining BMW in 2003 and returning to Indian in 2018

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I met him during the Ride Home event in Gilroy. Very nice guy and he was very talkative about where he wanted to take Indian, especially the Scout, which he saw as an expandable platform more than the Chief which had to carry the branding of Indian.

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I meat him during the Ride Home event in Gilroy. Very nice guy and he was very talkative about where he wanted to take Indian, especially the Scout, which he saw as an expandable platform more than the Chief which had to carry the branding of Indian.

 

Glad to hear you express Ola's comments on the Scout's (and similarly sized Indian motorcycles) expandable platform versus the Chief. The future revenue stream for Indian Motorcycle requires new younger riders & Scout-sized units are what will provide the innovation to continue forward (including electric Indian motorcycles of this size range).

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Yep

 

With

 

Maybe he can design another bottle cap engine!!

 

4 valve heads

 

4 1/2" stroke

 

4 1/4" pistons

 

Doubt they will let him move on that engine.

 

But maybe he will have some style input into the water cooled engine @ Indian skunk worx.

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"Ola, what is the next secret Indian project you are working? Im a huge fan of your designs :) thanks!"

 

forsaken_industries@vladiulnik

 

''haha well it’s exactly that. We are working on secret stuff''

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