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Old 08-22-2003, 04:35 AM   #1
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Perhaps Mr. Buell's loyalties are not so well-established as we all thought....
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:45 AM   #2
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The more the merrier! If this is real, lets hope the production bike has less of the "70's Kit Cafe Racer" look. The photo looks kinda like an old Dunstall kit was grafted onto a garden variety Victory.

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Old 08-22-2003, 04:47 AM   #3
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I talked to him at the Edge track day at BIR. He’s an engineer at Polaris, as well as a CRA novice class 600 super sport (number 370) on a Honda 2fi. He said he raced in California for a number of years but he had to start out in the novice class in the CRA.

He put together this bike, as seen in the photo, to compete at a 5 hour endurance race at BIR coming up in September. Polaris was sending this frame and motor to the crusher but he talked them into letting him make it into a project bike and of course test it at track days. I got to talking to him because after one track session he came up and apologized for making a pass coming into turn 9, I thought it was a great pass but he thought it was kind of close.

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Old 08-22-2003, 04:59 AM   #4
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After he made the pass did you slap him and call him a cad.
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Old 08-22-2003, 05:23 AM   #5
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No, he was on his Honda f2i when he made the pass but I told him I thought it was a good pass anyway and then we started talking about him Polaris Victory.
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Old 08-22-2003, 05:24 AM   #6
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It looks really homemade, but it does give Polaris the opportunity to test for interest in such a bike without spending a dime. That said, this thing looks so derivative of a Buell; it would be doomed on the sales room floor from the get go. The last I checked, Buell's weren't flying out of dealers. The market for this type of machine isn't large enough for two manufacturers.



However, the machine could be technically legal for the new Formula Extreme. If Polaris could field a competitive bike, the sportbike landscape could truly change. I'd love to see big air-cooled twins smacking around 600s
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Old 08-22-2003, 06:03 AM   #7
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That thing was excruciatingly loud at the last BIR trackday. It also looked like the guy was dragging hard parts through all the turns. I never talked to him.



More "show" than "go" I would say.
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Old 08-22-2003, 06:33 AM   #8
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Default doesn't look to serious to me ...

that thing must weight a ton. not a serious racebike, except in a race limited to trundling v-twin posers.



if victory wants to win races they'll need a new engine, i'm afraid. this bike looks like someone's garage project.
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Old 08-22-2003, 06:52 AM   #9
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the last time I looked, like last week, Buell sales were up 22% for the year.
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Old 08-22-2003, 06:55 AM   #10
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I just wanna know if the new Victory Kingpin comes with a giant, fake comeover that flops to the side like Bill Murray's when he was bowling for the championship.



You could have that thing flopping out the side of your helmet like the fake ponytails the Harley guys wear.
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