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Banjo
Posted 2017-01-09 8:38 AM (#191274)
Subject: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Tourer

Posts: 318
Victory announced on their website they are discontinuing the Brand.
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cw1115
Posted 2017-01-09 8:55 AM (#191275 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 1279
Ruskin, Fl
I just saw the Polaris press release on Facebook. Was hoping it was not true. Sad.
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adirondacks
Posted 2017-01-09 9:23 AM (#191276 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Tourer

Posts: 320
Troy, NY
This sucks!!! They are keeping the Indian motorcycles though. I thought they made too many of the smaller bikes that looked too much alike! They didn't learn what the auto companies realized in having too many different models. They could have had four with on being the Vision of course!!!
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jimtom
Posted 2017-01-09 9:59 AM (#191277 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: RE: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 1278
Sand Rock, AL United States
I'm pretty devastated and angry.
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rdbudd
Posted 2017-01-09 10:11 AM (#191278 - in reply to #191277)
Subject: RE: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 1557
Jasper, MO
Truly sad day.

Looks like I have two collectable motorcycles.

They both run fine and have always been reliable. I've never needed a dealer to keep them going anyway. I'll just keep riding them.

Ronnie
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-01-09 10:20 AM (#191279 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 3728
Pittsburgh, PA
I almost bought another Victory Motorcycle thank God I didn't last thing I need is to have a dealership that is already crappy, become more crappy by not wanting to invest in anything.
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lennyb
Posted 2017-01-09 11:06 AM (#191284 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Iron Butt

Posts: 725
Bel Air, MD
Decisions to be made for those of us riding them.
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ljurgens
Posted 2017-01-09 11:37 AM (#191285 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Tourer

Posts: 336
, WI United States
Considering how reliable these bikes are, shouldn't really be an issue for most riders. I wonder more how it will affect builders and mechanics like Rylan Voss at the VicShop.
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tscheel
Posted 2017-01-09 1:28 PM (#191286 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


New user

Posts: 4
Fremont, CA
I saw this coming. These losers jump on the Indian bandwagon, and they think they hit a home run. All they managed to do was recreate a legend that died decades ago, and they now think they can take that forward. WRONG, if they ever change the look of that iconic motorcycle, they will fail. With victory, they had stepped out of the box and built a modern day American made motorcycle that was hands above the competition. This is exactly whats wrong today, and I just don't know if we can fix it.
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Man314
Posted 2017-01-09 1:30 PM (#191287 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Tourer

Posts: 575
Spirit Lake IA "Birthplace of Victory Motorcycles"
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radioteacher
Posted 2017-01-09 1:39 PM (#191289 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 3003
San Antonio, TX
I just saw the news....so sad since my Vision carried me to work today!
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radioteacher
Posted 2017-01-09 1:42 PM (#191290 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 3003
San Antonio, TX
I have not logged in in over a year.....but had to commune with my friends on this very sad day.

Victory RIP 1998 - 2017
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Jedi Jeff
Posted 2017-01-09 2:03 PM (#191292 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: RE: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Rockland, MA United States
Jon Langston just penned a nice piece on Victory's demise for MotorCyclist magazine...

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/polaris-ceases-production-victory...

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Jedi Jeff
Posted 2017-01-09 2:13 PM (#191293 - in reply to #191290)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Rockland, MA United States
Hey Paul, glad to see you still ride the Vision. I had wondered what happened to you.

Sad day indeed. I feel sad for the Polaris workers who were dedicated to the brand (they were told today, just like us). Also for the support industry of 3rd party vendors and Vic-only dealers.
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Jedi Jeff
Posted 2017-01-09 2:18 PM (#191294 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: RE: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Rockland, MA United States
Robert Pandya, Victory's Public Relations guy up until 12/31/16 was also surprised by the announcement. He put it in a different perspective:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/victory-our-loss-robert-pandya
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Update: He's also posted his article to Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/robert.pandya/posts/10154869829748560
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rdbudd
Posted 2017-01-09 11:04 PM (#191302 - in reply to #191292)
Subject: RE: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 1557
Jasper, MO
Jedi Jeff - 2017-01-09 2:03 PM

Jon Langston just penned a nice piece on Victory's demise for MotorCyclist magazine...

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/polaris-ceases-production-victory...



Pretty good piece except he stated that Victory introduced the innovative 106 and 6 speed with the Cross Country and Cross roads in 2008. We all know that was the Vision, and the Cross bikes came out later. He completely ignored the Vision, which is one of the most innovative bikes ever made.

Ronnie
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joeC
Posted 2017-01-09 11:45 PM (#191303 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Cruiser

Posts: 132
New York
I haven't posted here in a long while myself.. and I still have my 2009 Tour Premium... yes.. it's a sad day..but like others have mentioned; it seemed that Polaris put Victory on the back burner when they purchased the Indian brand. I personally think Polaris knew back then they were going to pull the plug on Victory..I feel betrayed for being so loyal.. ;-(

Edited by joeC 2017-01-09 11:49 PM
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varyder
Posted 2017-01-10 6:51 AM (#191305 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 8140
New Bohemia, VA
There are a lot of things in this world to get made about; this is not one of them. If you really love Victory that much, continue to ride with pride. Business is business, and apparently Victory didn't have enough to keep it going. I have a bike that folks still say, "What is that, it's beautiful." I like being different, and I said 9 years ago, if they quit making the Vision today, I'm happy, because I have mine. I still have mine. I didn't buy it to support corporate, I bought it because it is a great product, still is, that hasn't changed.
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-01-10 9:05 AM (#191306 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Visionary

Posts: 3728
Pittsburgh, PA
Well said ...but I'm still holding my breath and pounding my fists on the floor!! And .... guess how I am sitting?? Yes .... INDIAN style .. 8 (
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jamesrobert
Posted 2017-01-10 12:21 PM (#191307 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 19
Redwood Falls , MN United States
I am glad I did not buy a new one last year, I got a 2014 dealer demo still payed $14000 for it better than $20000
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raynchk
Posted 2017-01-10 2:52 PM (#191308 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 16
Punta Gorda, Florida
I am disappointed that Victory is leaving. I demo'd an Indian and didn't care much for it, felt the Vision was a better ride for me. I think Polaris is going after the low hanging fruit -- boomers with bucks -- with the Indian, then will eventually drop that brand too. After waiting 4 months for a part last year, I knew something was wrong, this recent news just confirms it. I toyed with the idea of buying another bike recently, but couldn't get much enthusiasm going. I wonder though, just read that Triumph's 2016 profits are way up... Maybe they know something Polaris doesn't
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ljurgens
Posted 2017-01-10 2:59 PM (#191309 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Tourer

Posts: 336
, WI United States
I road a Versys 1000 LT last year and boy was that nice... Triumph Trophy SE was nice too, but seemed cramped to me.
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IndyVision
Posted 2017-01-10 5:19 PM (#191310 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Tourer

Posts: 397
Go to the VMC website a petition has been started to try and save Victory. It's a thread in the forums.
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IndyVision
Posted 2017-01-10 5:19 PM (#191311 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Tourer

Posts: 397
Go to the VMC website a petition has been started to try and save Victory. It's a thread in the forums.
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SteveS
Posted 2017-01-10 6:53 PM (#191314 - in reply to #191274)
Subject: Re: Victory Motorcycles are no more


Cruiser

Posts: 148
Danbury, Connecticut
So what do you suppose happens to the remaining new inventory value? Does it plummet or stand firm. I'd still consider buying another Vision if they start liquidating cheap. I can't imagine any bike is going to satisfy me as much as the Vision I own-hell the one I have now will probably last as long as I'll be riding(hopefully 20 or so years)I would think dealers are going to want to move them quick now. For the right price I can make some more room in the garage. I wonder what Polaris is going to do for the dealers. Hard to imagine a division with such high satisfaction levels just folds up.
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