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Old 07-29-2004, 01:16 PM   #23
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Default Re: 2005 Victory Motorcycles

I don't know, man. These Victory's just don't do it for me.



I mean, why buy an obvious Harley clone, when you can buy the real thing? Polaris is a division of Fuji Heavy Industries, BTW, and the worlds 2nd largest maker of ATVs.



4 valve heads, overhead cams, oil cooled passenger seats, etc. etc.. Christ, it could have JATO bottles, and it'd still be just what it is: A Harley Copy. Albeit a high-tech one.



I know, you'll all be saying "yeah, but that's what you can say about any big V-twin cruiser, if you want". But really, take a close look. It mimiks the entire "custom" Harley ideal.



Now if they'd just put that hi-tech V twin in a Buell-like frame...out-Harley a Buell.











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Old 07-29-2004, 02:40 PM   #24
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Default Victory Sales?

I think the new models, in particular the Vegas, look really great. They would look even better if they were a few thousand dollars less expensive... but that's another thread.



However, I've yet to see a single Vegas or Kingpin on the road despite there being a few of their dealers nearby, including Arlen Ness's own shop right up the road.



How have their new models been selling? All of the dealers I've visited had a ton of them available for sale. Are there some deals to be made?



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Old 07-30-2004, 02:56 AM   #25
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You don't think they hired Arlen Ness to make it look more like a Victory and less like a Harley do ya? Your comments are spot on.
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Old 07-30-2004, 05:21 AM   #26
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Thanks. I think the folks at Polecatus are missing a big chance here, seeing how saturated the V-Twin cruiser market is.



Why don't they put that motor in a modern chassis, not a Buell copy, but at least something nice & new, with good forks and a (gasp) single shock?



Make the "other" American motorcycle, that has more than 3 inches of suspension travel, and doesn't handle like a wheelbarrow.



After all, Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru, Teledyne-Wisconsin, Robin, Moterenfabrik Hatz Gmbh, China North Industries) just acquired part of Suzuki; maybe they can inject a little GSX into the Victory design.



Take a look at Fuji's golf carts, ATVs and Snow Mobiles...can you say Polaris?











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Old 07-30-2004, 05:48 AM   #29
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How about an affordable Confederate Hellcat? Now that would be cool.
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:06 AM   #30
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Default Re: Polaris part of Fuji ????? Show me.

Go to the Polaris & Fuji Heavy Industries wesites. Do a little searching, it's all there

(Polaris-Fuji-Robin Industrial engine division, golf carts, atvs & snowmobiles).
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