I'm talking mostly about the styling and technology compared to the Softail range around the $26k mark: Street Bob and Softail Slim etc.
I know a lot of people have gripes with the way Polaris dropped the Victory line [which were good bikes in their own right] as soon as they got the rights to Indian.
They are marketing to Americans mostly. In that market nostalgia and "American made" rings a bell with potential customers. That's bound to matter to them more than history I think. Many niche auto brands have gone under and have been revived in later years.
Harley stayed in Business from building a better product, Indian went broke.