Victory Motorcycles

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by IronKiwi, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. IronKiwi

    IronKiwi Member

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    These have just been introduced in New Zealand.....how do people in the states feel about them? Are they regarded as a serious motorcycle? Can you turn up to a Harley rally on one?

    Are they reliable?

    I am not drawn to them as they look a bit Metric to me but interested to find how they have become positioned in the US market against H-D.
     
  2. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't think it's either good or bad. Just different!

    I've test ridden a few and I like 'em! Lot's of power and torque. They don't handle too bad either.
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Ugly arn't they. I wouldn't go to a all Harley event with one. They go like snot I don't think a Harley could catch one. Did I mention that they are UGLY
     
  4. krikket

    krikket Active Member

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    I have no problem with them. They have a kind of modern look to them...a little more sleek than a Harley, but I probably wouldn't buy one. I think the Vegas Jackpot is kinda cool looking, but their touring bikes are hideous!!!
     
  5. HD_634

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    They're a distant second favorite bike for me. Mostly because I'm from Minnesota and so is Polaris(who makes the Victories). I've never really looked at them close though.
     
  6. Bluesugar

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    They are USA made,have good resale,have a good service team,been around 10 years and counting,and would be great on any poker run...You might have to pay extra for a Harley event..:)...no one would look down!!
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Victory - Polaris dealer closed down couple of months ago, was just down the street for the Harley dealer...:small3d014:

    Jury's out on whether they are really a force to be reckon'd with or just an also ran...I think more of the latter :newsmile053:

    The Indian...well it was and probably will remain that way...it's doors are somtimes open, but mostly closed at their place just down the road:newsmile07:
     
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  8. Irish Hog

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    I know myself the Victory's must be a acquired style, because I really think that they are horrible looking. I have seen a few at some rallies and the guys that own them seem to like them, so I guess that is all that counts. I myself would own nothing other than a Harley, but I have to admit I really think that the Indian Vintage Chief is one beautiful bike. I would love to find a dealer and maybe take one for a spin. I am in the market for a Road King in the the next year or so, but the Indian has me intrigued..
     
  9. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Looks like they are putting a Indian dealer in North Jersey...
     
  10. samiam26

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    I agree the Victory cycles are an aquried taste but the Indian has a little better styling IMO