After seeing almost all of our recent fender designs, lowering kits, performance products, and several other products being outright copied by a “competitor” on the east coast, (by the way, this company even knocked off it’s name from a reputable engine builder!) We decided something needed to be done. So instead of throwing wrenches, and banning ALL sales to the east coast, ....We just went to work, and designed and fabricated ANOTHER ORIGINAL PCS fender design that many of you have asked for!! This rear hugger fender is shipped hand laid, and fully skirted (the way MOST body shops prefer). Then we gave it the name "Soon 2B Copied" (because we are sure that’s what will happen to it, just like what happened to our hugger front fender).
Another reason we gave it this "aka" name is, hopefully this will draw attention to unethical business practices. Why? Because it hurts you, the customer, the most. The reason it hurts you is because it means you have less choice. Yeah, a knock off product may be a few dollars cheaper, (which is generally because of cheaper quality, and no R&D) but more than that, it means now 2 (or more) companies are selling you the EXACT same thing. How does that give you more choice? Wouldn’t it be better to have 2 (or more) companies selling 2 (or more) different unique products for you to choose from? Also keep in mind, companies that continually have products knocked off, but sell plenty of product to local customers, have much less incentive to offer new products over the Internet (believe it or not, this fender was completed and selling locally early 2004). Once again you lose.
The choice is yours! We encourage you to support companies that endeavor to develop new products. Also, make your opinion heard (on Internet forums, local riding clubs, etc.) about companies that make their living ripping off the hard work, and creativities of others.
(update) We were right, it has been knocked off.
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