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Official Polaris Closing Down Victory Mega Thread

Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by CrossBuck, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. CrossBuck

    CrossBuck Active Member

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    Damn !....every time I look @ my XR , or a pic of another.....I get pissed.

    The platform of the XR is my favorite. Just a good basicmotorcycle , naked with a nice set of bags, and a w/shield. Not all gadgeted?...up. I don't bash other brands, so I won't but. For me Victory got it right ....and now they are no more..damn sad.

    If I were younger I'd be tempted to buy another just for spare parts down the road. But I'm nearing the end of my riding so....

    I did some checking and it seems [depending on where ya look] their value has dropped like a rock. No surprise really. How many want an outta-production motorcycle? {Think Gilroy , the RockHill Indians} ?

    Maybe some day way down the road they will achieve collector status?...and acquire some value then?
     
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  2. vindex1963

    vindex1963 Administrator Staff Member

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    They'll just be another page in a motorcycle book 50 years from now.
     
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    I don't care what my Gunner is worth now or in 10 years. I'm keeping it. I love this bike.
     
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    Poseidon Well-Known Member

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    Victory is closing? :22yikes:

    Sorry, couldn't resist... :angel4:
     
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  5. CPT PYRO

    CPT PYRO Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have to start a few threads about this.
     
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    I expect to ride my Vision until the wheels fall off. No regrets for me.
     
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  7. CrossBuck

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    No regrets here either....& like was said,.... I'm not concerned so much about resale value....

    It's just a shame that they stopped production. I do though think about those guys [particularly the younger guys] that might want to buy one,...and now find it hard to get a loan . There is no value in the motorcycle.....doubt banks will be quick to finance??
     
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  8. vindex1963

    vindex1963 Administrator Staff Member

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    Maybe we need a MEGA "Victory is no more" giant thread all of these can be merged into.
     
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  9. Oldman47

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    As a mod, why not set one up?
     
  10. vindex1963

    vindex1963 Administrator Staff Member

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    If a general consensus is to do so then I'll do it.
     
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  11. merksys

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    OK, I'm gonna pick at this scab one more time...

    A few months ago I was characterized as a "sky is falling" naysayer on the topic of parts availability, but in those months the situation has only gotten worse.

    I ordered @bobzinger's list of shift parts (Looking for shifter ratchet) a month ago from VictoryPartsPro, because I've popped out of second several times and wanted to have everything I needed to replace next winter, or at least have them on hand, because I don't trust Polaris to have anything available when I might need it. I'm still waiting. I called VictoryPartsPro (several times; their communication is terrible, by the way) and they informed me that Polaris didn't ship all the parts I ordered. They tell me that they should be able to get them this week, but I'm not holding my breath.

    And then there's the fuel filter, which the delivery date has been moved back on (for about the fifth time) to the end of July. Please, this isn't another fuel filter thread, but think about this: Victory is not officially discontinued yet. If I was a complete neophyte I could go to a Victory dealer who still has bikes in stock and buy a brand new 2017 Cross Country Tour to take my dream retirement trip all over the US (including the Alaska Highway), Nova Scotia, etc. and put 30000 miles on it. Then, since I follow my owners manual to the letter, take it back to my dealer for the 30000 mile service which calls for a new fuel filter and find out that they're not available for the motorcycle I spent $23000 on months earlier.

    Sorry, but the sky is falling. Polaris doesn't give fuk one about Victory owners.
     
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  12. theshank

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    No that a hole Scott wine laughed and said we are on the worse horse. F that clown. Seriously!!!!
     
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  13. Flyboy

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    Like I said before, when I decided to get back on a scooter after a hiatus, I wanted something different. Well, guess I got exactly what I wanted... :snooty:
     
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  14. Ghostrider25

    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    I like the "Vic is dead" thread mash-up idea. Makes sense to do that really. And of course, if that is what will be done, we have to get one more of these in there for good measure.

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    There, that felt pretty good. Carry on then!
     
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  15. 1stVictory

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    The Gilroy bikes were riddled with recalls when the tent folded. Serious recalls at that. I can't say anything about the Kings Mountain bikes.

    If you like your cross roads bike, then ride it. Who cares what it's worth to someone else. We don't buy bikes to resell them. They aren't investments. They are fun, an escape, a different persona from what we really are. Put 200,000 miles on it and who really cares what it resells for then. You got your money out of it. If in that time it still looks great, someone will buy it. If they aren't giving you enough $$, then keep it. Unless you're facing a divorce or need bail money. That's when you dump it. Freedom surpasses money. Ask anyone who's facing divorce to needs bail!
     
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