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Old 08-10-2006, 06:01 AM   #11
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A friend of mine bought a Victory touring cruiser. He has nothing but praise for the quality improvement over his departed and problematic Heritage Special. He claims the Victory is much more solid in feel and handling. He bought a very low miles used 2006 for $5000 under the cost of a new one.



BTW I found an old financial statement for Polaris and apparently the Victory sold about 4700 units in 2003. They claim a 30% increase for 2004 and 34% for 2005 which would make total bake sales around 8200 for 2005. Still a pretty small player. However Polaris has been losing market share on ATVs, snowmobiles and watercraft to the Japanese due to Polaris' poor quality. I can attest to this because the new Polaris sled I bought last year broke it's starting rope the 5th time out. Fortunately I have a two year warranty on it. Unless Polaris can turn this around thery may just go the way of Studebaker and AMC.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:29 AM   #12
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Of the sketches, kpaul says Option A is the most likely to see production i.e. replacement for Buz's Geezer Glide. That back seat might a attract a real woman Buz... Option B has a funky fairing around the engine... Option C and D are cool but way too radical for the conventional "in the box" techy paranoid cruiser riders.



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Old 08-10-2006, 06:50 AM   #13
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KP you'd do well to snag my cast-offs.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:36 AM   #14
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Did you mean "nag" your cast-offs?
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:52 AM   #15
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With his Krispy Kreme-shaped body more like gag my castoffs.
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:27 AM   #16
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I'll pick Option C, I've always loved the 1920s "Streamliner" school of styling



cool how the panniers and top case would just integrate right into the bikes lines



you're right though, it would be too outside the box to be popular
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:35 AM   #17
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LOL touche
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #18
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"Unless Polaris can turn this around thery may just go the way of Studebaker and AMC."



The Gremlin and the Pacer were two of my faves.

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Old 08-10-2006, 09:00 AM   #19
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Victory makes nice looking bikes - I guess they go like stink?



I choose Option A - it's a little more traditional HD touring style. Well...you asked.
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:01 AM   #20
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There's an old 50's black 4door wagon Studebaker for sale for $10K near Rolling Thunder on State St. Maybe you should pick it up.
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