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daryle105 02-01-2010 08:43 PM

victory motorcycles
 
Any victory owners on this forum?

Rollin' 02-01-2010 08:48 PM

:getiton

2tallnwide 02-01-2010 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daryle105
Any victory owners on this forum?

Welcome to the asylum...:beer

I reckon I'm a wannabe Victory Cross Country owner, I got to ride a few of them during a couple of the test ride days in December....:thumb

daryle105 02-01-2010 09:01 PM

Victory motorcycles
 
I have a cross country in my garage!! Only 90mi. on it ice on the roads here. maybe by fri. i can ride. I hope!:D

2tallnwide 02-01-2010 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daryle105
I have a cross country in my garage!! Only 90mi. on it ice on the roads here. maybe by fri. i can ride. I hope!:D

http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//5...xtsmirk3-1.jpg


:lol3

It rained here all day, should be mid 60's and sunny again Wed though...:ricky

weerider650 02-01-2010 10:20 PM

victory cross country is one sexy cruiser...........me likey!:clap

Old fart 02-01-2010 10:53 PM

Their becoming a Gay icon in this country, not that there's anything wrong with that.

2tallnwide 02-01-2010 11:12 PM

Just some test ride pics from St Pete.....

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/100_1725.jpg

The Vision looks massive in person, until I get on it....:lol3

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/100_1730.jpg

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/100_1749.jpg

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/100_1750.jpg

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/100_1744.jpg

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/100_1748.jpg

and from Homosassa...

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...ision8ball.jpg

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...ry/blackCR.jpg

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...ry/vicsall.jpg

Whether any of you like the looks or not, you should at least ride one before slamming it. Doesn't cost a thing, they made a believer out of me. :deal

They look and feel so much better from here...

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...ctory/dash.jpg

:wink:

2tallnwide 02-01-2010 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Old fart
Their becoming a Gay icon in this country, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Wow, that should put Victory at full manufacturing capacity in no time then...:lol3

Harley has that market pretty much to themselves in the States, another reason they sell so many units here...:thumb





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schwartzkm 02-02-2010 03:54 AM

Victory makes a great cruiser and I will likely own one in the future--if they survive the downfall in the economy. I have been to two Victory demo days and a 1/2 dozen H-D demo days and Victory just plain hands H-D their butts in every department but nostalgia. Don't get me wrong, unlike some on this forum, I do love H-D but on pure performance, handling, and looks, Victory just plain makes a better bike.

I am actually one of those that not only enjoyed the Vision but would consider purchasing one. My wife, on the other hand, thinks they are ugly so the Vision is out-of-the-equation when it comes to purchasing a touring bike. It will likely be between the Cross Country, gold wing, or Road glide when I decide to buy. The other thing H-D has over Victory is a great service department and numerous dealers so that has to factor into any equation you use when considering a touring bike.

Lopoetve 02-02-2010 06:08 AM

and a larger aftermarket, if farkles are your thing.

I think the vic is a good bike, but I detest the vision, and I'm not fond at all of the engine on them... Just doesn't feel right.

jmlmjmjm 02-02-2010 07:54 AM

:getiton

I have a Hammer but would like a Cross Roads.

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/v...m/100_1378.jpg

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/v...g_IMG_1947.jpg

jersey jim 02-02-2010 08:15 AM

I'm in the market for a "bagger" type bike, and the Cross Country is high on the list. So is the Road Glide (although I'd prefer an '09 to the slammed '10 Custom model, but shocks would fix that), and the new Star Liner with the batwing fairing, as I really like my Warrior.

My only concerns about Victory have already been covered, but they are the smaller dealer network and the fact that I think Victory as a company is less likely to survive the economy than HD or Yamaha. But they do have a pretty big parent company, how is Polaris doing these days?

2tallnwide 02-02-2010 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jersey jim
But they do have a pretty big parent company, how is Polaris doing these days?


On January 21, 2010, Polaris declared a 3% increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.40 per share per quarter, marking the 15th consecutive year of increased dividends.

The 4th Quarter net profit numbers came in at $43.9 Million which translates to $1.31 per share. This is compared with 2008's comparative figures of $36.3 Million or $1.11 per share.

"Sales of the On-Road division, which primarily consists of Victory motorcycles, decreased 12 percent during the fourth quarter of 2009 when compared to the same period in 2008.

The decrease reflects the continued weak heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle industry and the Company`s continued planned reduction in shipments of Victory motorcycles to dealers in North America to assist their efforts to further reduce inventory levels. North American dealer inventory of Victory motorcycles is 27 percent lower at year end 2009 compared to 2008 levels.

Victory motorcycles had strong retail sales during the fourth quarter, increasing in the low thirty percent range, a reflection of the initial acceptance of the new model year 2010 motorcycles and more focused attention on growing retail sales."

David Shapiro 02-02-2010 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2tallnwide
Wow, that should put Victory at full manufacturing capacity in no time then...:lol3

Harley has that market pretty much to themselves in the States, another reason they sell so many units here...:thumb





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Did you mean that Harley has the cruiser market or the gay market cornered? Put's another spin on the HD doo-rag, doesn't it?

David


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