vradin, on Feb 26 2007, 06:30 PM, said:
JohnBG, on Feb 26 2007, 12:18 PM, said:
Here's the text of a letter I sent to IMWA on the subject. I'll let y'all know if I get a response.
Nice job, John. I don't know when you sent it off to IMWA via E-mail, but already up in the IMZ web board is this:
Topic: Limited Edition Raven (1 of 1), Read 46 times Conf: Official IMWA Notices From: IMZ Web Admin firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Monday, February 26, 2007 11:15 AM Attention Ural Enthusiasts:
Many of you may have noticed the advertising that one of our dealers, Ural NW is doing for a 2007 Raven. IMWA would like to make it clear that Ural NW is not selling a "Raven". The Raven was a Limited Edition bike for 2006 and will stay as such. Ural NW is selling a 2007 Patrol that has been custom painted with a matte black finish. Ural NW has been notified that their website and advertising is misleading and has been given guidelines of corrective actions to take.
On behalf of the entire IMWA team and the dealer network, I apologize for any misconception or confusion that may have been caused. IMWA is firm on this stance and will see to it that this issue is corrected immediately.
Director of Operations
Irbit Motorworks of America
On behalf of my son, who saw a real Raven at Ural Chicago during Christmas break and wants one of his own, thanks for the effort.
Hmmmm. IMWA prohibits posting of prices by the dealers.
IMWA wouldn't post prices of parts/accessories until a groundswell of complaints.
IMWA, who refuses to supply a shop manual.
IMWA, who makes changes to the brake syatem, or alternator, knowing there is a problem, but does not own up to it.
IMWA who takes a standard Patrol, paints it flat black, and calls it a Raven.
IMWA, who shows a picture of one, and supplies another.
Now, exactly who is pulling the con?
Sept. 8, 2006-March 26, 2007 4997 KM