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Old 02-07-2010, 06:09 AM   #61
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Their biggest problem...

...Victory has no entry level machines to get the Brand out there and be seen by more people.
I could actually picture a bare bones cruiser that looks like a 1400 Intruder for around $10,000. They could even give it an all black finish (to limit the costs) to every thing but the engine that people could actually spend more time riding than polishing.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:31 AM   #62
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I was told that they are dropping the price of the Vegas 8ball from $13.8 to $12.8 in the spring. They just aquired swissauto Powersports, their V4 2-stroke 500 cc engine might find itself on an entry level cruiser. Wait and see.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:36 AM   #63
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I have repalcement decals (not metal) that remove the Polaris name. Mine is black and chrome, they sell a bunch of em. Here is the link:
http://store.barracudacustom.com/Vic...t_p/tb-104.htm
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:47 AM   #64
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I have repalcement decals (not metal) that remove the Polaris name. Mine is black and chrome, they sell a bunch of em. Here is the link:
http://store.barracudacustom.com/Vic...t_p/tb-104.htm
The decals look much better.

The Swissauto deal looks very promising.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:56 PM   #65
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I once swore I would never buy a cruiser. That was years ago, then last spring I bought an '09 Victory Kingpin. So far, so good, I love it. From all the Victory forums they are fairly reliable and don't seem to have many issues, which is one reason I bought one. For those interested in one of the cruiser type bikes, you must look at the Victory and try one out if you can.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:46 PM   #66
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Q: Are there any Victories being used as police bikes?
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:00 AM   #67
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Q: Are there any Victories being used as police bikes?
http://www.victorypolicemotorcycles.com/

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Old 02-13-2010, 10:12 AM   #68
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Victory is doing pretty good for a 10 year old company. I think the Cross Country and Cross Roads are right on track. The Vision is hit or miss with people. It looks better in person. I think they are going to appeal to the metric riders who want to move up from a cruiser, but not ready for a Goldwing yet. The Vision has an exposed engine, chrome, and I am sure you can pipe it.

When my Ultra gets to long in the tooth, I will look at the Cross Country. Though it needs a tourpak and lowers for me. Maybe consider the Vision, it sure comes with alot.

The Victories are better engineered then Harley, but they need some of Harley's fnishing touches. Harley excels as comsetics and fairly beefy built bikes. I don't like the plastic triangles between the cylinders. I think the Vics have the ugly Jap tanks with weld line at the bottom. Plus the comntrols are Jap.

Another bike I think may do well is the new Kawaski Voyager, for the metric guys not wanting a GW, but more then a cruiser.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:16 AM   #69
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One plus for Victory is the right hand belt,is supposed to be easy to change. What hell is going to take Harley to do that?

But the all the tanks are similar, they are all have the stretched look. I'd like to see varation. Though maybe they are going for a look for all there bikes.
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But the all the tanks are similar, they are all have the stretched look. I'd like to see varation. Though maybe they are going for a look for all there bikes.
The cruiser models have the same tank. The Cross bikes have a different tank, and the Vision tanks are under the plastic.

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I think the Vics have the ugly Jap tanks with weld line at the bottom.
I'm not sure what you're talking about here. They aren't made in Japan and I don't see a weld seem anywhere.

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Old 02-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #71
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Zerk,

My 05 kingpin has no weld seams on the tank. Do not know what you are looking at.

The Cross Country has a tour pak and lowers designed for it. I am betting they come out next model year.

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Old 02-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #72
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My mistake. I thought they had the seem at the bottom of the tank, like Japanese bikes.

If they got a tourpak and lowers for the Cross Country, I would look at it, when I need my next touring bike. I wouldn't rule out a Vision, but not sure on it. The bags seemed to have some dead space in them.

The Vic site says the new saddlebags for CC and CR are easy openning. Harley's are awful.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:49 PM   #73
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My mistake. I thought they had the seem at the bottom of the tank, like Japanese bikes.

If they got a tourpak and lowers for the Cross Country, I would look at it, when I need my next touring bike. I wouldn't rule out a Vision, but not sure on it. The bags seemed to have some dead space in them.

The Vic site says the new saddlebags for CC and CR are easy openning. Harley's are awful.
I actually wasn't sure about the tank either and had to go find that pic, I hate that seam too.

The vision bags are not nearly as big as they look on the outside, a cosmetic concession for sure. The X bikes are huge in comparison and pop slightly open (weather stripping) when you push the lock/button.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:53 PM   #74
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Hammer front end and custom dog bones to lift the bike for more cornering clearance. Love it.
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07 Vegas 8-Ball with 24k miles. Other than a broken clutch cable the bike has been great.

Hammer front end and custom dog bones to lift the bike for more cornering clearance. Love it.
One of your brakes fell off.
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