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    Victory Motorcycle Important Announcement | Polaris Industries

    I worked for many years @ Polaris here in MN - many of these years were as a Victory Motorcycle factory tech, supporting all the dealers, Sturgis / Bike Week, Biketoberfest etc. When they purchased Indian, the writing was on the wall for a Victoy bye-bye.

    Good luck to Indian - great group of people at Polaris, I hope not too many jobs are lost.
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    You are correct, it was inevitable, with the acquisition of Indian and then the slingshot being introduced and it's relative popularity.
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    Say it aint so Joe! Hard to believe,,,,I could have bought any bike but the Vic was -- to me, the best fit.

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    Guess in a few years we can pick-up used Victory's cheap.
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    Or, not so cheap.

    I always thought the big tourer was a great looking bike.
    More like sculpture.


    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    Guess in a few years we can pick-up used Victory's cheap.

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    Right, but just try to get parts! HA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    Right, but just try to get parts! HA!
    Fortunately they have committed to making parts for 10 years and there are a lot of individual vendors making parts of all types. There are a lot of 106ci Vics out there - parts should be good for a long time. Plus at 69,000 miles on my 2011 Cross Country, I have not needed any parts - not even a belt yet.

    Agreed the resale price will take a hit for the short term......at least. Looks like a Indian in future - but not for a quite a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty Blackstone View Post
    Or, not so cheap.

    I always thought the big tourer was a great looking bike.
    More like sculpture.
    Do you mean the Cross Country or the Vision?

    I personally think the Vision is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. It's just keeps getting worse with every angle you view it at.
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    I have no idea of the models. The one with the big v shaped taillight.
    I like it more as art than bike.
    Yes I have PC800s and like them.
    To each his own, huh? Lol.

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    Sorry to read this. I never rode one till last March during Daytona Bike Week. Spent an entire day doing demo rides and Victory was one of them. It was so similar to the Indian models that if you closed your eyes (obviously never do this) it was hard to discern similar horsepower models from each other. One thing I didn't like about them was the LCD type of Speedometer. Seemed kinda cheap and was hard to see in the sunlight. Really a stupid styling mistake IMO. But both Indians and Victory's ran super smooth. I liked the Indian a little better and maybe that's what Polaris's marketing department found.
    Best looking 2016 Victory was the limited edition "Dark Horse". About $18,000.00+. Google it as it is one great looking bike. Could be a collector piece.
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