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Old 09-28-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Some really nice styling cues on these Victory bikes. One complaint though...that tank emblem is major cheeseball and has got to go.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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Nice summary and pics of the '06s.



Do I want an 8-ball or Street Bob? (I know they both sound illegal.) But I'm just not ready for the "see my yellow swing arm" blvd parade.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:06 AM   #3
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Wish they would have come out with the 6-speed before I bought my 2004 Kingpin. Oh well, with the big bore kit I had put on it still has more torque than my Valkyrie, and that's saying a lot.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:07 AM   #4
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Now if they would come out with a Vegas 1-ball and some killer financing...
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:32 AM   #5
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I keep waiting for the housing market to cool and when it does I'm afraid the big-ticket style bikes will go the way of the passenger pigeon. I have some real fears about the economy. Couple that with "break even 101" that states when a company invests heavily in capital assets they must make aggressive competitive moves to fill their new found capacity in an effort to spread those new fixed costs over increased sales volume. I fear this is going to be like watching a slow motion train wreck. I wish the best for Victory but I won't buy any of their stock just yet. I want the #50 bike.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:46 AM   #6
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They've covered the Cruiser lemming crowd nicely. Very nicely in fact. Love that bob fendered 8 ball.



But where are the sport bikes? We road squids need love too!



I guess we'll have to wait and see if their deal with KTM produces some variation of the Duke wearing the Victory brand?



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Old 09-29-2005, 06:01 AM   #7
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Rode a Vegas in Daytona. Very, very impressed. Chassis is like a rock. Motor had great power with nothing but new exhaust and air mod. Pricing in line with HD but the Victories appear to be a much better product IMO.
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:08 AM   #8
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Back in '98 I worked with a motorcycle shop in GA that was the 1st Victory dealer. I watched the Polaris guys come into the shop and hand pick 2 of the 8 full-time techs and take them to MN for "Victory School". Although they had teething problems the bike were pretty good for the first run. Now, the guys at Polaris are pushing forward pretty quickly in their R&D and will be a major pain in the a$$ for many manufactures including HD. With the deal they struck with KTM it wouldn't be unreasonable to think they are getting something together to give Eric and his crew fits. The real losers in this are the "clone" guys. Big Dog is pretty safe but Patriot, Steed, Am Iron Horse and others will be history within 3-5 years.
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:28 AM   #9
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Here are pictures of the #50 bike in action:



2004 Central Roadracing Association Endurance Race



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Old 09-29-2005, 06:44 AM   #10
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Is that tank of nitrous on the 8 Ball for the bike or the rider?



Looks like a Confederate Hellcat rip-off. Maybe they can have the exhaust go through the front forks.



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