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Polaris Shutting Down Victory

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http://www.nasdaq.com/article/polari...20170109-00625

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Get 'em while they're HOT !!!
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Get 'em while they're HOT !!!
Yes, one ought to get a pretty good deal on one.
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Yes, one ought to get a pretty good deal on one.
Good purchase deal - Agree
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Parts to be good for 10 yrs they state

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I got a few emails today on Victory closing down. I kinda was wondering what would become of Victory when Polaris bought Indian. Especially after they started sharing models (Scout/Octane), after saying they would keep the company's separate from each other. I didn't foresee them shutting the doors at all any time soon though. I thought the kinda trendy, low, big front wheel Magnum would help them out a little. I do like Victory's Freedom motor more than the Indian Thunderstroke. Hopefully Indian will build a "Victory" model in the near future. Bummer too, I was just starting to fall in love with Victory's styling.

Only thing I'm worried about is parts drying up. My bikes don't go back to the dealer at all, so that's a non issue. And I'll be a little ticked if by spring I could buy a new Vision in the crate for under $10K. Oh well.... I guess I can always buy another one so I have a parts bike.

Most of all I feel sad for the aftermarket shops that live and breath Victory. What the He!! are they supposed to do now? They gotta try to reinvent the wheel. Me...parts dry up, polish this one up and screw it to the wall in the living room. I can always buy a different bike.
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I got a few emails today on Victory closing down. I kinda was wondering what would become of Victory when Polaris bought Indian. Especially after they started sharing models (Scout/Octane), after saying they would keep the company's separate from each other. I didn't foresee them shutting the doors at all any time soon though. I thought the kinda trendy, low, big front wheel Magnum would help them out a little. I do like Victory's Freedom motor more than the Indian Thunderstroke. Hopefully Indian will build a "Victory" model in the near future. Bummer too, I was just starting to fall in love with Victory's styling.

Only thing I'm worried about is parts drying up. My bikes don't go back to the dealer at all, so that's a non issue. And I'll be a little ticked if by spring I could buy a new Vision in the crate for under $10K. Oh well.... I guess I can always buy another one so I have a parts bike.

Most of all I feel sad for the aftermarket shops that live and breath Victory. What the He!! are they supposed to do now? They gotta try to reinvent the wheel. Me...parts dry up, polish this one up and screw it to the wall in the living room. I can always buy a different bike.
If Polaris keeps their word, you should be able to get parts for ten years. Going to be interesting to see what Lloydz Motor Workz is going to do as they supply lots of "go fast" aftermarket parts/kits for the Vics.
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If Polaris keeps their word, you should be able to get parts for ten years. Going to be interesting to see what Lloydz Motor Workz is going to do as they supply lots of "go fast" aftermarket parts/kits for the Vics.
Murf, isn't that 10 year parts deal, some federal mandate? I want to say Buell had to do the same thing when they shut the doors.

Lloydz put a video on YouTube today. He said he was going to keep keeping on. I guess, what else is supposed to do?
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I'm not a Victory fan but to me this shutting down news was very unexpected, I had always thought they were doing great.

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Murf, isn't that 10 year parts deal, some federal mandate? I want to say Buell had to do the same thing when they shut the doors.

Lloydz put a video on YouTube today. He said he was going to keep keeping on. I guess, what else is supposed to do?
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Yep, fed mandate regarding the parts. Regarding Lloydz, I believe he'll keep going on. He makes some really good go fast parts for Vics.
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