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    Victory motorcycles shut down according to Polaris Ind. One less American motorcycle option I guess.
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    Losing another riding choice...

    I posted a link to the article here last night.
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    Sorry, TWA. Missed it.
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    Wow, I really didn't see that one coming. Hmm I wonder if Indian is next ?
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    Indian is actually doing pretty well, and has a very well known name...Polaris is probably just slimming up.

    Not that I care. After their bull**** in Texas I can no longer register my buggies for highway use...they also started the process that had every Ariel owner in Texas to have their registrations revoked, as well as a lot of kit car owners. Polaris and all their brands can go get ****ed.

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    I had no idea about any crap being caused by Polaris. Please enlighten me.
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    The short of it is when they tried to get the Slingshot legal in Texas, the state said no because it doesn't have any of the safety equipment required in cars. Polaris responded with "uuuhhuhuhoohohuhuhuh but Ariel!!" They brought to the states attention that none of the kit cars, which were allowed, had any of the safety equipment...which resulted in the state changing the rules about kit cars. Every Ariel Atom owner, and MANY kit car owners, had their registration revoked...they got letters asking them for their plates back. After Polaris ****ed this up for everyone, they lobbied to have special rules set in place that would allow the Slingshot and left everyone else to fend for themselves.

    All for the Slingshot...which sucks as a motorcycle and sucks as a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makenzie71 View Post
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    All for the Slingshot...which sucks as a motorcycle and sucks as a car.
    My thoughts as well. It is NOT a motorcycle and in many states you have to wear a helmet while driving this car like vehicle that doesn't have a roof or a trunk.

    I'd rather spend a little more money and get a proper convertible.
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    They're having the same issues with Elio, and other developing "vehicles". All the rules, regulations had became so subjective that they opened the door for dirt-bikes and various ATV's to now be licensed for road use in MN. 10 years ago you couldn't license a YZ, or quad, side-by-side, etc. Now you get head/tail/brake lights, and you can find a way to license and insure it for at least "in town" use.
    Blue ZR7 with...color matched swing arm, heel plates, bar end mirrors, passenger pegs, F&R blinkers with smoked lens, oil cooler with mesh, carbon fibered side covers with mesh, custom made chin fairing, along with a tail trim, LED underbody lighting, Yoshimura RS3 muffler, Corbin seat, F15 windshield, 17t front sprocket, oil temp gauge, rim tape, custom grips, front spring preload adjusters, different handlebars with risers, Ivans jet kit with air box mod and snorkel removal and AIS removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carryall View Post
    They're having the same issues with Elio, and other developing "vehicles". All the rules, regulations had became so subjective that they opened the door for dirt-bikes and various ATV's to now be licensed for road use in MN. 10 years ago you couldn't license a YZ, or quad, side-by-side, etc. Now you get head/tail/brake lights, and you can find a way to license and insure it for at least "in town" use.
    Which is a good thing. I would have a side by side if I could drive it on the road out here in the country. Having to haul it somewhere just doesn't make sense to me. Might as well buy an old jeep.
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    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    I had no idea. That really sucks.
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    That is sad. Competition in the MC world is brutal.
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    It doesn't appear to be that bad, competition, if companies build what people want to buy.
    VERY tough if one tries to go head to head with hd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
    It doesn't appear to be that bad, competition, if companies build what people want to buy.
    VERY tough if one tries to go head to head with hd.
    The Japanese cruiser lineup has been dwindling over the past few years as well. When over 50 percent of the motorcycle purchases in the US are cruisers, they thought they could get a piece of the action. They do well with their smaller displacement cruisers, but not when they go against the Harley touring lineup.

    Now the Japanese are competing with the Europeans for a piece of the Adventure and "Street" Adventure motorcycle lineups. They appear to be doing well in that segment and are innovating and improving almost at the same pace they are improving their "Win on Sunday, sell on Tuesday" bike lines.

    In an effort to reach the millennial market, which according to the researchers are living more urban hip lifestyles, more smaller displacement, lower cost bikes built in low wage countries are coming to the US. Not everyone wants to start out on a Ninja or Rebel. Nice that they are bringing these smaller 'adventure' style bikes. Hope they do well.
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    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    The problem was the name, Victory has no "history" no charisma no provenance so to speak. Just making competent motorcycles just isn't enough. Passion is the key. And there was a lack of that with Victory. Sad to see another good motorcycle brand fall by the wayside but that is the nature of the beast. Hell Kawasaki just celebrated their 50th year as a motorcycle maker. And Polaris was trying very hard to keep 2 motorcycle brands going. Indian won out and Victory lost.
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