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Old 09-29-2005, 08:50 AM   #21
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One of the biggest and most repected Honda (Hinshaws) dealers here in the Seattle area started selling them a year or so ago. I went there the other day and saw a few in the parking lot. The salesman say they are selling well (for what its worth).. Pretty bikes clean lines
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:53 AM   #22
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I thought that was a rather moronic statement as well.



Should the '36 Knucklehead have looked like a Kingpin?
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:55 AM   #23
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I'm just wondering if they're selling 2000 units, 5000 units, 10,000 units?



Every press release always talks about a whopping "percentage" increase.



If I sold one bike last year and two this year that's a pretty hefty percentage increase.
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #24
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The statement is more about relativity than necessarily bashing Harley.


Considering the expansion and development of Victory as a company and as a line of bikes relative to how long they've been in business, Victory has moved quickly. They have a very reliable and durable product thatÂ’s gradually making an impact in the market, for a mass-produced American motorcycle.


Certainly Harley’s and Victories are comparable today but Harley was, for a time not synonymous with reliability and durability ‘relative’ to the length of time they were manufacturing bikes. Even the diehards can’t deny that.

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Old 09-29-2005, 10:18 AM   #25
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But that's the way it was and we liked it.



We didn't have running water or toilets or electricity or anything and we liked it that way.



And we carried 25 lb. rolls of bailing wire and vice grips everywhere we went and we liked it. And our hands were covered in grease, oil and blood. And we liked it.



And we liked things falling off and getting run over by cars.



Can't deny it.

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Old 09-29-2005, 10:53 AM   #26
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street bob is better looking....
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:56 AM   #27
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"The other question I have is what percentage of Polaris' sales are Victory?"





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Old 09-29-2005, 11:15 AM   #28
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Increase? Don't you still have that Duc sitting around?



"If" is right, buddy.



But to your point, I'd like to know how many they're actually selling, too. My local Suzi/Yam/Victory dealer always seems to have a lot of the same bikes on the floor. Maybe they're just not selling here.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:26 AM   #29
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I'm glad to see another American manufacturer doing well. I really am. But am I the only one that thinks the Jackpot with those "extreme" graphics is absolutely hideous?



The Hammer is the best looking bike they make, but they screwed it up with that silly rear tire. And that tribal stuff...ew.



Oh, and the names (Kingpin, Vegas, Jackpot, 8-ball, etc.) are dopey. Don't get me wrong, they effectively carved out a unique naming convention that probably works. But they're like nails against a blackboard to my ears. They almost make "Ninja," "Fireblade," "Katana," "Hayabusa," and the H-D alphabet soup sound profound.



Ah, what's in a name, I suppose.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:54 AM   #30
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I don't know. The Victory motor/chasis may be a better way to go. But the used victory prices are ugly. I alway grill the HD crowd about resale as a stupid reason to buy. Now look at the kettle.
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