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Polaris to stop producing the Victory

Anyone seen this yet? Victory says bye bye. Personally I'm not surprised. I could never get past the looks of the bike.
http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company...t-announcement

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I have to wonder if Indian is doing that well for them to keep it going.

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Undoubtedly there's something in sales reports that forced them to make this decision, in this way. The market can't support all these brands so something had to give. I would think that some of the Victory engineering and such would carry over and be used there. The overall market is down, Harley is having issues as well. Just ask yourself, which would I rather have, Victory or Indian?

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Indian?

I remember the legal battle and what it cost them to own the name "Indian"
If they were to try to save any name it would have been this. They can roll other platforms from any other brand they manufacture into the name. Entry level bike just do not do much for me. And if I were to go after a V twin , I think for sure it would be a Harley. A buddy just bought a sport tor model and in no way shape or form does it compare to R Peters Triumph and it cost him 6000 more . That could be a problem to an educated consumer.
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I suspect they had this in mind when they started Indian. People who buy those kind of bikes are influenced by the illusion of tradition.
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I would think this will kill the resale value of the Victory's out there

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I would think this will kill the resale value of the Victory's out there
No doubt, if you have one you will have to ride your money out of it and the inventory still in stock is going to be hard to move.
But on the other hand one day they might be worth something to collectors.
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I doubt that Polaris will continue with the Indian for long but the Indian brand name does have much more resale value than does Victory.

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No doubt, if you have one you will have to ride your money out of it and the inventory still in stock is going to be hard to move.
But on the other hand one day they might be worth something to collectors.

Yeah. Buy a few of them now, keep them under wraps for 60 years or so and your great, great grandchildren will sell them to collectors and use the money to buy a new hover craft.

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That is a shame. I rode a Victory Vegas for about a year and it was a good motorcycle. Didn't care for the dealer around here, in fact I think he went down. The bike was smooth, very nice power and excellent finishes. Pulled from every gear. The more choices the better, me say.

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