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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 11:16:19 am »
i know the brand's main core group are harley riders. but what about something like the rider's jacket but with more protection. the kind where you get from brands like alpinestars, dainese and the likes.

something like this style but of course with an iron heart spin to it..

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some little pet peeves i look at for a jacket in this part of the world is the versatility for winter and summer riding. something like a removable thermal liner. in australia especially, winter mornings can be cold but once the sun's out, it heats up real quick..

things like 2 outera pocket with zips and an inner pocket with zips, something i use fully especially when i'm not carrying a bag. although i'm not sure most harley rider's like this style but since it's a motorcycle brand, i thought why not suggest...
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 01:14:32 pm »
I don't know if it is actually thing for IHR line, but high profile 5/6 panel cap would be great indeed!

I really like oldschool moto longsleeves/sweaters with black front and back and striped sleeves.

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2018, 01:57:10 pm »
Wow this is nuts to me. HD is struggling to stay relivent in an already shrinking motorcycle market. Today’s youth are much more educated with info. I have owned five HD and I’m 53 yrs old. If I buy another bike it will not be overweight underpowered HD.( With 80% of the parts made in India. ) I am more interested In electric KTM.  Honestly it seems IH has jumped the shark here. I was hoping somthing like this would not happen to this wonderful brand. I was hoping you would make less different items. And stick to the basics. Oh well you can’t stop progress but you can stay one step ahead of it.
I don’t want to see IH on everyone everywhere  that’s why I use to buy it. 

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2018, 02:05:56 pm »
^ as I'm not a motorcycle rider I am not interested in the ih racing line, but fail to see the points you named. I take it as the ih core line stays as it is and the riding gear might interest some riders on top. I dont the why this could make everybody everywhere ih. When i first read about ih i could not dream of having multiple shops in europe, especially germany to buy it. But it has not ruined anything.
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2018, 02:07:03 pm »
Trying to still fully understand the IHR brand esthetic (ie IH classic vs newer/younger racing), so I don’t know if this is more of an IHR or and IH classic piece, but I’ve always liked it.

I believe its a waxed canvas piece, but its by Jane Motorcycles and I’ve been admiring it for awhile. I personally like the woodland camp, but it also comes in a khaki/tan and black.

I like the little bit of extra length in the back, zippered gusset sleeve, fold over collar (with leather lining), and stain interior for ease of putting on. Could easily be lined with something else for warmth, but satin in the sleeves is such a nice thing to prevent bunching of my sleeves.

Also for function, there are zippered pouches throughout where protective guards can be inserted for when riding...I’m not a biker, but I have considered buying this for awhile and think if IHR made this with the right measurements I’d snatch it up.

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2018, 02:37:42 pm »
+ 1 for @Dstauffer 's suggestion. I would additionally like it to be seriously waterproof.
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 03:28:53 pm »
That's a good looking jacket, though I like it better in tan.
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2018, 03:51:45 pm »
Heavyweight jeans with stretch, for sure.

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2018, 05:41:25 pm »
The young kids I see are on sport bikes,such as Yamahas,Hondas,and Kawasakis.
The young kids I see are on sport bikes,such as Yamahas,Hondas,and Kawasakis.

Maybe it’s a cultural thing down here, but all my friends that ride have Harley’s.  Maybe it’s because that what their dad rode, so they do the same, but most of my buddy’s ride either sportsters or softtails.

I don’t know where “ down here” is but I’m in Texas and very active in the motorcycle community. Not even girls ride sportsters anymore. And no one under 50 is even considering HD. And the guys over 50 want older made in merica Harley’s. HD is trying desperately to stay relative and are even coming out with an electric car. Even the biggest biker rally in Texas ROT.  Is embracing the changing of the guard as sport bikes take over.

I see a good bit of people riding “street bikes,” but that is a bit of a different breed of rider in our area. Usually REALLY young (like 18-25) and probably not much disposable income; ie. Probably not IHUSA demo.

Harley riders are also more in tune with the bike culture, or at least it seems that way to me, an outsider.

Just my 2 cents.


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Maybe it’s a cultural thing down here, but all my friends that ride have Harley’s.  Maybe it’s because that what their dad rode, so they do the same, but most of my buddy’s ride either sportsters or softtails.

I see a good bit of people riding “street bikes,” but that is a bit of a different breed of rider in our area. Usually REALLY young (like 18-25) and probably not much disposable income; ie. Probably not IHUSA demo.

Harley riders are also more in tune with the bike culture, or at least it seems that way to me, an outsider.

Just my 2 cents.


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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2018, 05:41:43 pm »
If you make those trucker jeans, would love to see them in another weight/fit if they sell well, lol. Getting way ahead of myself but the details look great.

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2018, 06:12:19 pm »
Wow this is nuts to me. HD is struggling to stay relivent in an already shrinking motorcycle market. Today’s youth are much more educated with info. I have owned five HD and I’m 53 yrs old. If I buy another bike it will not be overweight underpowered HD.( With 80% of the parts made in India. ) I am more interested In electric KTM.  Honestly it seems IH has jumped the shark here. I was hoping somthing like this would not happen to this wonderful brand. I was hoping you would make less different items. And stick to the basics. Oh well you can’t stop progress but you can stay one step ahead of it.
I don’t want to see IH on everyone everywhere  that’s why I use to buy it. 

   Good night sweet prince IH.

At least you'll be able to say I wore Iron Heart before it got cool  ::)


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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2018, 06:40:43 pm »
^ as I'm not a motorcycle rider I am not interested in the ih racing line, but fail to see the points you named. I take it as the ih core line stays as it is and the riding gear might interest some riders on top. I dont the why this could make everybody everywhere ih. When i first read about ih i could not dream of having multiple shops in europe, especially germany to buy it. But it has not ruined anything.
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My point is. A company makes a good product and has success. then they make too many variations and dilute the product trying to appeal to everyone.  IMHO they should make less of everything. And close the “outlet” permanently.  The legacy is at stake here.

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2018, 06:43:31 pm »
@Ranchhand  I’m not sure I follow your logic. On the one hand you’re saying there isn’t a market for this and it will fail, on the other hand you don’t like it because you’ll “see IH on everyone”. Those things seem mutually exclusive to me.

Either way, I don’t think you have anything to worry about. IH is and will remain IH. The core collection and seasonal products will be there still. These new brands are just that, new brands with a specific target group in mind. It is quite a narrow target group as well so it’s not exactly world domination G and H are going for here. If anything it’s even more niche than IH is.

It’s worth remembering that this is really just an extension of what IH does anyway. In Japan it’s almost exclusively a biker brand and most of those guys are crazy about HD. In the US and Europe there are at least as many non biker customers as biker customers. So I see this is a way of creating gear that caters for an audience in the US that is similar to the audience in Japan, without dicking around with the core brand.

Personally I don’t own a Harley and it’s a long while since I’ve ridden, but I’m excited to see new gear of the quality we’ve come to expect with a different focus. I’m not in the target group but I hope and suspect there may be bits of kit that appeal to me as well. That’s win/win.

I wish Giles, Haraki, Alex and Tom and all involved the best of luck with these new ventures.
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2018, 06:59:34 pm »
I’m not worried at all.  I’m giving n honest opinion and food for thought.  They deserve it. 634 awesome. 666 ok.  Super tapered and lifter fits.  I’m out.  What’s next.  Distressed jeans with holes already in it.  This is NBHD all over again.   They need to know why they lost me.

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2018, 07:01:44 pm »
What’s next.  Distressed jeans with holes already in it.

I very much doubt it.