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Duken4evr 07-31-2012 06:00 PM

Vic has the better performing engine, seems to me they should differentiate themselves based on refining the power cruiser persona and leave the slow boat nostalgia thing to Harley. Going from inverted forks to conventional is a step backwards and those bars are ridiculous. Liking the seamless tank and new logo though.

A Vic Cross Roads is still my bagger of choice, if I ever buy a bagger...

The Spaceman 08-01-2012 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 276623)

I have to say I think Victory's on the right path with their more Buck Rogers styled bikes, trying to copy a Heritage Softy is a bad move IMO. The other bikes have a distinct style, love 'em or leave 'em you can always tell a Victory apart. Blurring the lines too much just puts them in the same cookie cutter style as Japan Inc.


Spot-on old boy, spot-on.

schizuki 08-01-2012 08:41 AM

Their first mistake was not keeping the Polaris name.

seruzawa 08-01-2012 06:07 PM

Since Victory managed to weather the economic storm of a couple of years ago you gotta think they are doing something right. The motor has a lot more potential than HD's. And sounds like a Swiss watch versus a clattering steam engine. So, they try out this parts bin model to test the waters. Why not? For the price of an HD you get a better product.

Victory is high on the list of cruisers I'll never own.

Kevin_Duke 08-04-2012 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 276637)
Since Victory managed to weather the economic storm of a couple of years ago you gotta think they are doing something right. The motor has a lot more potential than HD's. And sounds like a Swiss watch versus a clattering steam engine. So, they try out this parts bin model to test the waters. Why not? For the price of an HD you get a better product.

Victory is high on the list of cruisers I'll never own.

I also dig the Vic crew, as they're a total underdog next to H-D, doing without Harley's iconic brand name and still surviving in a crappy market. It'll be interesting to see how the Vic story develops now that Indian will be the flagship cruiser. Knowing some of the Vic staff, I'd be surprised if they didn't lean toward a sportier direction.

sarnali2 08-04-2012 11:13 AM

"Now that Indian will be the flagship cruiser".....did I miss something here? did Victory buy Indian or something?

Kevin_Duke 08-04-2012 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 276692)
"Now that Indian will be the flagship cruiser".....did I miss something here? did Victory buy Indian or something?

You're only about a year behind... ;)

http://www.motorcycle.com/news/polar...cle-90821.html

The_AirHawk 08-04-2012 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 276690)
Knowing some of the Vic staff, I'd be surprised if they didn't lean toward a sportier direction.

Well, we've only been hearing hints and innuendo from Vic's higher-ups about a "Victory Sportbike" for something like 8 or 9 years now.....

sarnali2 08-04-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 276693)
You're only about a year behind... ;)

http://www.motorcycle.com/news/polar...cle-90821.html



Well I'll be.......


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