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Old 02-03-2014, 05:13 PM   #11
Dranrab Luap
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Originally Posted by MHaz01 View Post
I stopped by my Vic dealer this morning. The showroom was packed with used late model Harley's. I stopped counting at 75.

I asked the sales manager where they all came from. He said that about half were Victory or Can-Am trade ins, and the rest they bought from other dealers who needed to get rid of inventory.

He said that the dealership hired a certified HD tech, and plan to sell a lot of used HD bikes beginning this Spring. Some buyers can't afford a new Vic, others just want a good deal on a used Harley. And every time a HD comes in for service, the owner is offered a ride on a Victory demo bike.

Interestingly, this is the second Vic dealer I've visited that uses this strategy. Employ a certified HD mechanic, undercut the nearest HD dealer on service prices, and offer free demo rides.

Should be interesting to see how this turns out.

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