Sucker Punch Sally Launches The Destination Duo

Equal parts old-school and modern, the Destination Duo bike celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first fully suspended American motorcycle. The motorcycle is nostalgically styled after the Harley-Davidson Duo Glide while featuring the modern components standard on all models In partnership with motorcycle entrepreneur , SPS created 50 of these limited edition Destination Duo motorcycles. Each “Destination Duo” includes a powerful reproduction Panhead engine, 5 speed kick start transmission as well as an electric starter, original style 2 into 2 exhaust combination with rear suspension, optional buddy seat, and a choice of a Springer or hydraulic front-end. Each Destination Duo bike will have its own commemorative serial number, a numbered motor, a numbered, functional custom leather pogo seat and a limited edition print from renowned hotrod artist Sara Ray. The first Destination Duo bike with “serial number one” was auctioned off during Sturgis Bike Week 2008 as part of the first annual Legends Ride. MSRP starts at $34,495.

13 Responses to “Sucker Punch Sally Launches The Destination Duo”

  1. 1 Sheridan Nov 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Very nice looking bike!! Well done SPS, love your work.

  2. 2 c Nov 27th, 2008 at 5:41 am

    I think it is quite comical that in today’s marketplace and industry condition, there are people who would actually be dooped into buying something like this. I truly think Sucker Punch is a cool company who came out strong and true to their heritage, also one of the few who has stayed true to their heritage. But, unfortunately, in a world or industry that has become a who you know wins industry, this motorcycle is anything but value, anything but innovative, and anything but economical. Hate me for my opinion, but, try to make a living in this industry and you will understand exactly what I mean, ecspecially if you don’t spend top advertising dollars and haven’t rubbed elbows with the celebrity boy builders we HAVE.

  3. 3 J Nov 27th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Not sure what the sour grapes are about, C- SPS started out small, produces products that people value, attract the attention of many demographics, and continue to expand their marketing base- It’s the American way;

    What’s YOUR business plan?

    I respect your right to come onto this forum and bash a company who has found success while you struggle, but I suggest that, rather than whine about SPS, why not take a lesson from them?

    Perhaps you just enjoy SPS slapping you in the face with their success?

    Or, you can just do what you have been- don’t spend any money marketing your wares, build what you want, rather that what people want to buy, and see how well that works for you……. In a couple months, the bank will call your $20K home equity loan anyway, and there will be one less guy assembling kit bikes and trying to mark them up 10% in the world……

    Freaking brilliant plan dude!

    BTW, if you really understood the business at all, you’d recognize that this SPS kit comes in WELL under the price of similar Duo-glide replicas on the market- but don’t let facts stand in the way of your babbling….

    LOVE the bike, SPS!

  4. 4 Asa Nov 27th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Great Bike I wish I had one its soooo cool

  5. 5 Paul Nov 27th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    That is one sweet bike. There’s plenty of us out here that love the retro look and will buy a bike that looks this good but with the convenience of state of the art components. Well done SPS – outstanding package. Why hasn’t HD done this? A genuine HD Pan replica like this from the Motor Co.. Can’t even begin to imagine the volume of sales they’d achieve with it. But then again, it’s this part of the industry and companies like SPS that create the vision and the Motor Co just buys it and patents it – Softail for example…..

  6. 6 rodent Nov 27th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    nice bike bad partnership

  7. 7 Dec 1st, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Great looking bike! But for that kind of money, why not go out and buy a real one?

  8. 8 Biker Bob Dec 1st, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Yes indeed Rodent, yes indeed.

  9. 9 harry Dec 1st, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Not to throw SPS under the bus (cause I do like their bikes) but this bike doesn’t do it for me.

  10. 10 Dec 1st, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Nice piece I would ride it daily

  11. 11 c Dec 4th, 2008 at 2:51 am

    J, I think you bring some great points up and I want you to understand that my point is from a consumer standpoint. It is pretty hard for me to see the value in this peticular model. It is totally cool looking and seems to be well put together as all of SPS’s products are.

    As for my business plan, it is pretty simple, better products at a better price. Unfortunately as you called it. I don’t spend enough on advertising dollars. My question to you is, what is enough? But ofcourse again, without rubbing elbows with the right people and without playing the games or politics, you (I) could advertise all day long. Heck even spend hundreds of thousands a year doing it, (been there done that) but it would for the most part still fall on deaf ears if the magazines don’t push your products. No matter what the quality, the value, or the price point. I happen to know for a fact that when you are a manufacturer that focuses on two things in this world #1 providing the consumer with something reliable, and affordable, with just enough cool that it is not mistaken for your run of the mill custom HD, or #2 Designing a product line that will attract dealers, make them money with good margins and good sell through and good warranty support for both the dealer and the customer, but that is never enough. Also, you can never justify spending those dollars on advertising but you try as hard as you can to get your name out there.

    I have no quams with SPS, nor am I ripping on them in any way. Just the idea that the industry still seems to be stuck in the past. I appreciate very highly the original era of this industry. The respect for where it all began. But, I think the biggest problem is that today with all the bad debt and many of my dealers going out of business. A large part of the problem is definately too many 35k customs out there that they believe are going to sell like hotcakes only to help them default on their GE and Textron flooring account. I just am starting to think that on average industry wide, there aren’t enough people focused on evolving this industry to accomodate a new consumer, a wider spectrum, and with a new focus on the type of products that are cool affordable and “New School”

    Again just my opinion. Hate me if you want. No sour grapes with SPS though, just the idea that this is where we need to go, or where we are going. There is no need to work backwards in my opinion.

  12. 12 just my opinion Dec 4th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    this is a great bike, way to go SPS. I have often wondered why some one has not done this before. There is a market for these bikes and I think the car industry should do something simular. If Ford and GM was to remake the 41 ford coupe and the 56 ford F100 pick up and GM remake the 32 coupes and the 57 two door hard tops people would be lining up at the dealerships to get these. I think that SPS has a winning idea here and they will do great with it. Building retro is not working backwards it is understanding that there is many people that will pay good money for a slice of the past with modern technology. Way to go SPS keep up the good work.

  13. 13 bikerbabe69tn Jul 17th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    C-You are entirely on target.This industry’s heaviest hitter HARLEY DAVIDSON,is on the verge of financial collapse.They were down NINETY-ONE percent last quarter!!!!!!!!That’s 91%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have not addressed the younger poorer generations and as these old fake biker fatcat business moguls suck in their big bloated guts,so goes the 15k and up market.People aren’t going to be spending 25k on toys anymore.You manufacturers need to retool for more utilitarian type product.Just make sure they look cool would ya! I feel bad for guys like Christian who do a great job,but those big priced days are OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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