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    Victory being wound up with immediate effect

    It has been reported that Victory motorcycles have ceased production and the company will be wound up immediately. Further details in due course?

    If true that's sad.
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    Victory motorcycles......... gone

    Bit of a shame, darn good brand.

    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2...-cease-trading




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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    It has been reported that Victory motorcycles have ceased production and the company will be wound up immediately. Further details in due course?

    If true that's sad.
    Jesus, you're right! On first reading I thought it must be BS but nope, what a shocker!
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSFWN1EZ0QK
    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2...cease-trading/

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    It wasnt a Victory after all.

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    eek No more

    It seems official... My dream bike Victory no more in production...
    Check this News out... You beat me to it...
    http://ir.polaris.com/investors/news...y/default.aspx
    http://ir.polaris.com/investors/news...y/default.aspx

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    Probably get flamed but owned one for 12 months so feel the opinion is valid.

    I was speaking to someone in Oamaru last week and I mentioned my old Victory. He excitedly asked about it as he had thought of buying one. My anwer was " everyone that owns one talks them up and makes a comparison with HD almost like they are trying to convince themselves they had spent wisely"
    I brought mine because it was not an HD, in fact I traded an HD to buy it. It was comfortable and had clean build lines. It shared common oil for gbox and engine and you didnt have to pull the whole thing to pieces to change a drive belt or clutch.
    After 12 months of shit lean angles, issues getting parts, dealers closing and opening, blown fork seals at 6000kms, porous head castings that leaked oil all over the joint (and cost $2500 for one head to be replaced...and no dealer suport on this) I traded it back in on an HD. Went to deliver and exchange fo my new bike, clutch cable broke on the way. The guy that brought it from the dealer had more issues with oil seeping out of porous heads and a gbox seal blew and dumped the oil onto the back wheel. They have always had a flimsy existance in NZ, witness the number of dealers that tried and failed, they tried to go head to head with HD but as all brands that try this find, unless you have a whole lot of other styles of bike in the range, you wont build a bike that can stand alone against HD.

    in short I am not surprised at this announcement and would not be surprised if Indian followed suit.

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    It is for Harley....
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    Yeah it will make life easier for Harley - and Indian which is partly what it's about. I was reluctant to post the news when I intitially saw it, then I saw David Emmett, a noted moto journo, comment and thought it could be true.
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    And nothing of value was lost.

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    Re sale value of them will go through the floor. Not that it was great before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    Re sale value of them will go through the floor. Not that it was great before.

    Maybe it will make the victory become a collectors item?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old slider View Post
    Maybe it will make the victory become a collectors item?
    Not gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old slider View Post
    Maybe it will make the victory become a collectors item?

    ...I'm sure they will... dust collectors in sheds, taking up a lot of room...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellipsis View Post
    ...I'm sure they will... dust collectors in sheds, taking up a lot of room...

    They might become popular with a HD engine transplant.

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