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Scott Wine Resigns

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  1. slickvic

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    Remember back in the 70s when Honda put out the V 65 magna commercial! If I remember correctly the commercial starts out showing a back tire in a spin with two exhaust pipes showing and then the bike takes off and goes around a race track very quickly. Introducing the new Honda V 65 magna the worlds fastest production motorcycle! Those were exciting times Much like when Victory was becoming more alive and well known. Then came Indian. Back to boring. The new challenger may be the beginning of saving that Indian name again!
     
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    that was the 80s when the V65 came out. I remember because my dad had a 1985 V65 and it was essentially my first street bike. Man that thing was a rocket! I was a very lucky 16 yr old that got to ride it anytime and everywhere since I didn’t have a car.
     
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    My feelings
     

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    Tell us how you really think... :angel4:
     
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    Yes correct the 1st year was 1983. When the commercials were out.
     
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    I agree. Instead of telling me you're not going to spend 30 seconds talking about the bike. Maybe they SHOULD spend 30 seconds talking about it. I knew nothing of Victory in detail until I bought one. I heard of the brand but never give it a look. I'm happy with my used ride after the closure but the Victory marketing sucked. Indian marketing is just as bad to the point of being non-existent.
     
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  7. slickvic

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    I think the commercial run was made to depict a Muscle bagger. Obviously it’s drifting and doing burnouts and what not. It was aimed at guys that want a bike with useable power.
    Bottom line. You looked .... you liked .... and you now own one wether you liked the commercial or not. To me it raised a question ? What is that bike ????? Oh o foots go check one out !!! The filming was spot on for showing the capability of the bikes power. Attract attention and they will come see !
     
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    Every Vic commerical is burnouts. You can do that with a 250. Show it riding twisties and down the highway.
     
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    Scott Wine was never a biker. I had friends in the marketing world consult with Polaris and they said Scott has no concept of marketing Polaris products and that's 50% of the reason Victory stopped and probably some of his other pet projects won't last. Scott Wine only advertised in magazines mostly to hold the Trademark brand as required by law. Buying Indian that had already gone bust numerous times is something no business person would do unless they just had a hard on for the brand. He had no idea that the Victory's "base" loyalty was already exceeding Harley. The Victory brand did a focus group feedback study that asked current Victory owners what they'd like to see in new models. Then they were asked if they'd embrace a water cooled V Twin with 125+ HP?? This was before the 111 Thunderstoke was even a reality. 2011 was a record for sales for Victory motorcycles. This was the year they purchased Indian. All this focus group BS was just to determine if they should cut Victory out of the picture. To think Scott Wine thought Indian was going to beat down Harley was only an ego trip.
     
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    They have. Lookat all the commercials. They’re out there. Yeah maybe not so many in the twisties but there’s plenty here that have discovered that this American bagger can not only do great burnouts and power slides but can handle twisties just fine. Look at the Vision. Even Goldwing can’t compete. Let’s not complain about a fun commercial. Like I said. It made you look and you did the rest.
     
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    Very disheartening, they were the best, and most knowledgeable Vic dealer/parts place in Alberta.
     
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    Well since the Power Slides went over so well, here ya go:

     
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    I love those ads, thank you for the post.
     
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    Oh I forgot that @IndyVictory will be facing a change in environment and to rest assured he can still ride... Don’t know about wanting any twisties, but who needs a stinking road



     
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    Why sure Grasshopper, as you wish...

     
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