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post #21 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 06:46 AM
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Sad as it is, It seems to make good business sense. Concentrate in the Indian name, Its a better known brand. The slingshot, despite its problems is a new market that deserves to be looked at some more.

I just can't see paying that kind of money for the "Indian" name. Hoping they come out with some affordable models.
The Indian Scout sells for around $11K and the Scout Sixty sells for under $10K. Both nice bikes and very affordable.

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Was looking to buy a Vision about a month ago, glad I chose not to after an up close bike inspection revealed its ugliness and poor build quality. Polaris in my opinion always seem to make junky crap. They need to get rid of the Slingshot thing tomorrow before it bankrupts them.
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One less choice we will have for a large touring bike.
I would rather have the choices.
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One less choice we will have for a large touring bike.
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How long before the sling shot is gone?
Can't be soon enough.
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One less choice we will have for a large touring bike.
I would rather have the choices.
Its nice to know that one bad choice is no longer a possibility, at least any new models.
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One less choice we will have for a large touring bike.
I would rather have the choices.
I like choices too, but it isn't much of a choice when one of the choices is something nobody is buying.

I don't like seeing any American brand go down, and don't like seeing those workers laid off. But as a consumer, and a buyer, nothing Victory makes was ever on my radar, so from that standpoint, I am not really losing anything. The Vision never posed a serious threat to the Wing, so it never gave Honda any incentive to make improvements to the Wing.

For me, the Cavalcade going away, and the Venture and Voyager going retro is what really killed the choices for me. Nobody wants to try to compete against the Wing. The small US market can't sustain that kind of battle in the touring segment. The bikes are too costly to design and build compared to the number of available buyers out there. For a touring bike, the K1600GTL is the only bike on the market I would ever remotely consider.

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I like choices too, but it isn't much of a choice when one of the choices is something nobody is buying.

I don't like seeing any American brand go down, and don't like seeing those workers laid off. But as a consumer, and a buyer, nothing Victory makes was ever on my radar, so from that standpoint, I am not really losing anything. The Vision never posed a serious threat to the Wing, so it never gave Honda any incentive to make improvements to the Wing.

For me, the Cavalcade going away, and the Venture and Voyager going retro is what really killed the choices for me. Nobody wants to try to compete against the Wing. The small US market can't sustain that kind of battle in the touring segment. The bikes are too costly to design and build compared to the number of available buyers out there. For a touring bike, the K1600GTL is the only bike on the market I would ever remotely consider.
I was seriously considering the BMW marque before I bought my Wing. Lot's of things to like about the K1600GT & GTL. 2 things made me turn to Honda. My local dealer I know well and the nearest BMW dealer is 350 to 400 miles away. If BMW grows enough to get a better dealer network I might reconsider.

As has been posted, I always hate to see an American made brand go down. And then there is the old saying: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch." Hopefully Indian will stay with us. I have heard mega heat issues with their big rigs, though.

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Even with Victory going down the tubes the top 3 touring bike choices for me still remain the same :
1=Goldwing Level 1
2=Goldwing Level 2
3=Goldwing Level 3
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the local police force purchased a bunch of victorys on low bid offer and one officer said hes on his 4th clutch pack in 1 year

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