Not sure which bike to buy next year, but it won't be a Victory - GL1800Riders
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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure which bike to buy next year, but it won't be a Victory

Victory is no more.

http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread...t-010917-|tpfn

https://www.yahoo.com/news/polaris-p...154108098.html

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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 11:45 AM
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Sorry to see Victory go away but glad Indian will be getting corporate attention. Victory bikes were good but not visually appealing to me. Hope Indian does well.
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Doesn't surprise me in the least.
The only way they were going to be able to make Indian work is dumping tons of money, engineering and development into them.
That leaves letting go of Victory that can not hold their value.
Look at threads on here about getting Victories cheap.
They are all over like that.


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Dropping Victory is a good move for Polaris. Looking forward to seeing great things from their Indian brand in the future.

I liked both the Victory Gunner and Octane, but their touring bikes never appealed to me.

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I see Indian going down the tubes, also.

The Indian dealers around here are giving deep discounts on the Indian motorcycles - and what with the demise of Victory - at least some of the prospective buyers will be put off - wondering if they will be buying an Indian today, only to have Polaris cease production in a year or two - or less.

Not bashing Victory - I currently own a Gunner, and it's my 4th Victory
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Wait, hold on. I just tweeted the commander in chief elect and he is gonna fix this. Stay tuned for more information.

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Seems to me like the whole motorcycle industry is in a deep downturn. I heard last years Honda's GL1800 sales were down 40%. That's a huge number!

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The motorcycle industry as a whole has been flat to declining in the US for a few years now. There have also been more players entering this market, and some people can't seem to figure out why Honda has not introduced a new Goldwing. I hate to hear this news but fear there will be more of this as America's interest in motorcycles continues to decline.

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This was a shock as I know some of the people over at Polaris and spent some time with them last year at the shows and such. Plus they are a local company and a spin off of EH. I really like my KingPin and would buy another Victory in a heartbeat. On the plus side there are plenty of good Victorys out there and parts are not a problem as they seldom break and there are warehouses full of spare parts anyway.
It could be a Carrier spin but I who knows.
I know initially they wanted to gain 2% market share and have done much better than that so this makes it even more surprising. Still I am saddened by the move.

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Seems to me like the whole motorcycle industry is in a deep downturn. I heard last years Honda's GL1800 sales were down 40%. That's a huge number!
this does not surprise me, Honda needs to do a major update to keep the customers interested.
I would like a new one, but there are minimal updates from my '05....people like new models....
Look at Harley, there Rushmore models upped the sales numbers, and now, just a few years later, their 2017 has big changes...
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