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How many of us Victory owners are loyal to our brand?


I was thinking about this today after a buddy of mine who rides the other made in America brand were talking about our bikes. He believes that his brand is better than our Vics and that if any of us think our Vics are better its just opinion based. He's very loyal to his brand and stated he would never buy a Victory because he hates the way they sound (my bike sounds like a hot rod with my RPW's, he disagree's).  I consider myself pretty loyal to Victory.  I love my bike and I do believe that it is a smoother, more comfortable, more power and a more dependable bike, but I would never rule out buying another make or model if one met my needs and could prove to be superior in all of the most important to me categories. I certainly don't think that my bias towards Victory is opinion though based since the facts are out there to support my claims.  I stay away from the mine is better than yours arguments because no one ever really wins regardless of the facts so I'm not trying to convert anyone.

I'll stop my rant, but I'm curious to know how many of us Vic riders are as loyal to our current ride like those from the other brand are? I think the overall success of Victory will ultimately be dependent on it's core customer base if it's going to be around for the next several decades. I still get excited when i see other Victory's on the road....

 

2014 Indian Chieftain.

Im loyal to Victory because I own one but i would ride/buy many other brands too including Harley. all of my Harley buddies love our Victorys but dont want one because they would lose that secret, hidden thing they get for riding a HD. They cant explain it. Ask your HD buddy if he would ride a Vic if it were given to him free and clear. see where his loyalty lies then.

Harley Davidson: The most efficient way to turn gasoline into noise without the side effect of producing horsepower.
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I really like my Vic and have no plans to switch to another bike.   In four years, I haven't seen another that I would trade for it, regardless the price or brand.  When asked, I say good things about mine and other Vic bikes. I believe that they are the best made American bikes made.  However, I'm no expert and its only my opinion.   Moreover, if I found another that I liked more, I would switch regardless the brand.  The bad bikes are gone.  My loyality is given to whatever product meets my needs and fits my budget.  Is that disloyal?  I think it's being realistic.  In my opinion, blind loyality to a brand or product is stupid.  It only helps company's that don't constantly work to improve their products. 

'09 Black Hammer; Thor 2-1, Torque Tube, VFCIII, Smuggler seat.
Motorcycles are time machines. Ride and everything else stops. No cares, no responsibilities, just the joy of the ride. Life is simple, things make sense, life is worth living.

I don't care what anyone else rides but when some try to tell me they have a superior motorcycle because of a name I gladly educate them.

My Vic is mechanically better than my last two Harley's, it had more power stock than HD and now with my mods it will take quite a bit of cash to compete with mine.


Ride what makes you feel good, no need to try to make others feel bad about their choice.    

Riding : 2014 Indian Chief Vintage

I am loyal to the point that Victory fit my personal shopping criteria at the monent the best of any brand, I have never purchased a bike that met my needs 100% there always seems to be some scrifices.  When I make my next purchase my criteria very well likely will be different it usually is.  My desires and wants seem to always change with the passing of time and what is the most important criteria for me the next time will likely be different.  So in the end I guess what I am saying is for me its anybody's game and if Victory makes the best bike for my tastes next time around I will get another, but it may not be.  I can say this much at the moment I am very much enjoying my CCT and don't have any plans in trading anytime soon.  But I do plan on getting cams installed sometime this summer Smile
   



   

Last update on May 3 2013, 2:43 pm by WhiteWolf.

I would say 99% of folks here are not loyal to a brand that is why we have a Victory. If anyone here gets a new Victory and is a POS, they might buy another one but if it happens twice I doubt it.


I had Honda's most of my life and still owe one but they did offer anything like the XCT so they lost me. If I was loyal I would have bought one of their 1300's or a GW.    

2013 XCT Black and Dirty

As a multiple Victory owner I have to say no I am not loyal...  Right now Victory fits my needs.  I still went out and bought a Fury and a Concours during the time I have had Victory's.  

Pretty much I will buy what ever I feel I will ride the most. 

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dsjr70 said...


As a multiple Victory owner I have to say no I am not loyal...  Right now Victory fits my needs.  I still went out and bought a Fury and a Concours during the time I have had Victory's.  

Pretty much I will buy what ever I feel I will ride the most. 




this coming from a guy with enough money evidently to buy all of our bikes. how many bikes have you had?

Harley Davidson: The most efficient way to turn gasoline into noise without the side effect of producing horsepower.

Based on the fact that this is a Victory centric forum, I would expect the responses to be pretty biased towrd being a loyal Vic owner. I really like my Kingpin and have nothing but good to say about Victory, but I will not limit my choices to Vic only when it is time to get another scooter. They will get first dibs, but they might not offer the style I want next time. That and I am really excited to see the new Indians.
Rob

2007 Kingpin Premium
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yea hopefully they stick around the low price point of "starting at $37,000". otherwise im gonna buy a CVO Harley lmao!

Harley Davidson: The most efficient way to turn gasoline into noise without the side effect of producing horsepower.