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Bye-Bye Victory!!!

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Polaris Industries To Wind Down Victory Motorcycles Brand - Quick Facts - NASDAQ.com

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 12:21 PM
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Oh boy ... bad and good news at the same time...
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That's really a shame. I've never heard anyone who owned one say a bad word about them. I hope they redirect the effort into growing and expanding the Indian marque.

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That's really a shame. I've never heard anyone who owned one say a bad word about them. I hope they redirect the effort into growing and expanding the Indian marque.
Bad news because they got rid of the brand, and people I talked to who own Victory really liked their bikes. However, at the local Indian/Victory dealer, Indian motorcycles sell a lot more than Victorys. So, hopefully the good news is that Polaris will focus all its energy on developing the Indian brand. I test-rode some of the Indian bikes, large and small, all very fine motorcycles.
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Too bad. I was considering a Victory Octane for my next bike. Maybe not such a good choice anymore.
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Bad news because they got rid of the brand, and people I talked to who own Victory really liked their bikes. However, at the local Indian/Victory dealer, Indian motorcycles sell a lot more than Victorys. So, hopefully the good news is that Polaris will focus all its energy on developing the Indian brand. I test-rode some of the Indian bikes, large and small, all very fine motorcycles.
I still don't see why this is a good thing. Just because they sell more Vic's doesn't mean it's a bad thing. They are the only real competitor to HD.
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I'm sure they're going to take whatever $ they were putting into Victory into their Indians, which look and run GREAT, but are a bit more expensive. This could possibly mean a fantastic "deal" on a Victory, though, but it also might make it tougher to get it serviced and get parts for it.
Thanks for sharing the info, though.


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I have a co-worker who rides a Victory and he absolutely loves it. It's good to see they are doing parts and warranty for 10 years atleast. The current owners can atleast maintenance their bikes properly still .

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Sad, to lose any motorcycle company.
Don't think I'd be too upset if Hyosung disappeared.
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