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Jan 9th 2017, 09:49 AM   #1
 VeritasImageryNW's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Victory Ends

This totally sucks. Victory's are much better engineered than Harleys, and cheaper. Much preferred their baggers over the Harley ones as well.

And personally, I am not a fan of the new Indians, too retro for my tastes.

Victory Motorcycle Important Announcement | Polaris Industries
Jan 9th 2017, 10:07 AM   #2
 Josh's Avatar
 
  Jul 2016
  The Couv

Thats too bad, I thought the bikes were pretty cool but my legs are too short for the mid-forward peg location. You can relocate the pegs but you lose a lot of lean angle.
Jan 9th 2017, 10:07 AM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

Harley is firmly in command of their market space, like nuclear blast bunker concrete firm. It would take some seriously deep pockets and time to unseat them, or even take a significant chunk of their market.
Jan 9th 2017, 11:17 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralgha
Harley is firmly in command of their market space, like nuclear blast bunker concrete firm. It would take some seriously deep pockets and time to unseat them, or even take a significant chunk of their market.
That's the thing, since Victory came on the market, Harley's dominance has been dropping. They went from 67% of all street bike sales in the US to just over 50%. Victory has been why Harley has had to develop the semi-watercooled engines, and the new Milwaukee 8 engine. I am rather confused as to why Polaris would lay all its hopes on Indian. From what I saw, the Victorys were appealing to a younger crowd, bringing more riders into the cruiser/bagger market. Indian is just too retro for my tastes (other than maybe the Scout)
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Jan 9th 2017, 11:40 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
Well, that's a shame. At least they will still be making those neato keen Indians. Something about those bikes stirs my soul a bit.

And after 50 years of riding I still have yet to own any sort of American V-Twin. Not that I dont like them but just never was much into the cruiser concept that much. Yes, I know very well that current Harleys are head and shoulders better than they used to be and that is excellent news for everyone.

Had Harley built my Goldwing rather than Honda then I guess I would be a Harley rider.

I like all brands of motorcycles. Here is to many more years to all of them.
Jan 9th 2017, 02:48 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000BFF (BEST FRANDS 4EVER!)
I suspect someone will offer to buy the IP and reboot.
Jan 9th 2017, 04:03 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Lowrider S
Shame.

I liked Victories, they had a neat look to them. American. For me they were missing something I couldn't place to make me buy one, but I'm sad to see them go.

Maybe the crew that worked on them will team up with Indian and make something amazing.
Jan 9th 2017, 04:22 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by CaptainAwesome
Shame.

I liked Victories, they had a neat look to them. American. For me they were missing something I couldn't place to make me buy one, but I'm sad to see them go.

Maybe the crew that worked on them will team up with Indian and make something amazing.
I felt the same about their cruisers, but I really liked the Cross Country a lot more than either the Street Glide or Road Glide. I liked the angles, and I really like the inverted forks. And the bags on the Cross Country were a lot more user friendly than the funky latches and hinges on the Harley baggers.
Jan 9th 2017, 06:09 PM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2017 Kaw Ninja 1000 ABS (Z1000SX)
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Victory's are much better engineered than Harleys, and cheaper.
Yeah, nobody cares.

The Japanese have had this problem for decades .

Harley is a THING. People WANT to OWN one.

I never heard a Victory called a 'Vic'.

The Cruiser market is very crowded. Most Cruiser guys buy looks not performance. That's why they're called 'Cruisers' .

No way Polaris could justify Indian and Victory.

Indian is picking up a little. Better chance for success. No point having Victory cannibalizing the same buyers.

Victory is Defeated.

Unless of course, the Native Americans protest the Indian brand name. Then, watch out Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, etc. etc.

Edited by motoman on Jan 9th 2017 at 06:26 PM
Jan 9th 2017, 07:50 PM   #10
 Bill98579's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  98579

  Aprilia
My first thought, Whats going to happen to the Empulse?
Jan 9th 2017, 08:50 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
there's no victory for the Victory...
Jan 9th 2017, 09:53 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
The morons should've built Octane as a standard that everyone was asking for.

Yes, you can turn the Victory Octane into a flat tracker | Bike EXIF
Jan 10th 2017, 09:32 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Lebanon, OR

  2014 Interceptor, 2012 ZX6R
That's a bummer. Victory was better looking than Indian.
Jan 10th 2017, 09:43 AM   #14
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  May 2016
  Wilsonville

  S1000RR
I'd buy Victory over Indian just for the looks as all Indians are ugly!
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Jan 10th 2017, 01:11 PM   #15
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  Jul 2016
  The Couv

Quote:
Originally Posted by lazyeye
That's a bummer. Victory was better looking than Indian.
To me, other than a slightly different gas tank shape, the bikes are pretty much the same. (indian scout versus similar victories like the hi-ball, jackpot, etc.)

The touring bikes are different and cool though.
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