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: How many Victory bikes are sold every year?


turbotaguy
10-13-2010, 09:14 AM
I'm doing a bit of a domestic motorcycle research project and need some information.

Does anyone know how many Victory bikes overall are sold each year (annual volume)? Which is the highest volume? I'd love a by model breakdown if anyone knows it.

Great forum.

cervelo
10-13-2010, 11:55 AM
If you ever find that info-- please post it here.

Good luck with your reasearch , something tells me you wont have much sucess (Not trying to be a stick in the mud)

turbotaguy
10-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Seems like a reasonable question, but I am having a tough time finding this info.

Even an estimate would be great. Or a ratio compared to Harley Davidson (i.e. Victory sells 1/2 as many bikes as HD).

CrossRoads
10-13-2010, 05:20 PM
The data below was given to show the current economic situation is affecting the sales of motorcycles.

Victory Motorcycle Sales
2008, 3rd quoter (ending sept.30): 20,998 units sold
2009, 3rd quoter (ending sept.30): 9,344 units sold
2008, 9month (ending sept.30): 71,753 units sold
2009, 9month (ending sept.30): 33,672 units sold
Source: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/4/4864/Motorcycle-Article/Victory-Motorcycles-Sales-Down-56--.aspx

Harley Davidson Production
"The drop in demand forces H-D to lower planned 2009 production shipments from estimates of 264,000-273,000 to 212,00-228,000 units."
Source: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/568/4065/Motorcycle-Article/H-D-Q2-Sales-Down-with-Jobs-Cuts-Planned.aspx

"The Company shipped 74,670 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 71,868 motorcycles shipped in the year-ago period and within the Company's guidance for the quarter."
Source: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/568/3145/Motorcycle-Article/Harley-2009-First-Quarter-Results-Down.aspx

This should give you an good idea of volumes. Feel free to dig deeper if you need more exact numbers, or broader time frames covered.

visionjohnny
10-13-2010, 06:43 PM
It would be great to find out where the parts for the bike are made. We all know the brakes and tire are from over seas maybe even the front forks but what about the rest. We all know that harley isn't all american made. They have been getting there front ends and brakes from over seas starting in 1977 and there heads are made in minnesota.
So where????

kevinx
10-14-2010, 07:48 AM
The data below was given to show the current economic situation is affecting the sales of motorcycles.

Victory Motorcycle Sales
2008, 3rd quoter (ending sept.30): 20,998 units sold
2009, 3rd quoter (ending sept.30): 9,344 units sold
2008, 9month (ending sept.30): 71,753 units sold
2009, 9month (ending sept.30): 33,672 units sold
Source: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/4/4864/Motorcycle-Article/Victory-Motorcycles-Sales-Down-56--.aspx

Harley Davidson Production
"The drop in demand forces H-D to lower planned 2009 production shipments from estimates of 264,000-273,000 to 212,00-228,000 units."
Source: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/568/4065/Motorcycle-Article/H-D-Q2-Sales-Down-with-Jobs-Cuts-Planned.aspx

"The Company shipped 74,670 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 71,868 motorcycles shipped in the year-ago period and within the Company's guidance for the quarter."
Source: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/568/3145/Motorcycle-Article/Harley-2009-First-Quarter-Results-Down.aspx

This should give you an good idea of volumes. Feel free to dig deeper if you need more exact numbers, or broader time frames covered.

Those are dollars in actuall profit. and not production numbers if you look at the article. As of March 09 Vic sold 50,000 in total sales. Worked out to sound like 5000 a year, but the first couple of years were very slow staring, and total sales have been climping since. My guess is that they are around 8K a year right now, but the number would have been higher if the economy had not shut down.

CrossRoads
10-14-2010, 11:38 AM
Those are dollars in actuall profit. and not production numbers if you look at the article.

You're right. I glanced over it without being careful the first time, so all that data is worthless. Thanks for catching that.

David Anderson
10-14-2010, 05:55 PM
These numbers can still be some what useful. First of all the numbers are actual sales numbers, not profit numbers. Victory deals direct with the dealers so if you assume approximately a sale price of $10,000 each the Sept 30, 2009 number of $33,672,000 is approximately 3300 - 3400 units for that 9 month period.

abqhudson
10-14-2010, 06:45 PM
The probable answer is: Very few. If it weren't so, Polaris would probably publish the numbers. Love my Kingpin - and wish that they sold more.

BBob
10-15-2010, 01:49 AM
As one of the newer online Victory videos says; "it's better to stand out than fit in".

I really believe this. I'm a 30 year HD guy and I really like and believe in my Vic and the company that stands behind it. Great engineering went into these engines and they are improving them every year.

To my knowledge HD still has lower end weakness but are now working to improve it. They had it right and started doing it the cheap way and started losing customers like me.

I just hope Polaris doesn't do the same thing or worse; give up on Victory like they did their watercraft line. They really pissed a lot of people off on that deal.

I think more and more people are starting to see the value and wisdom of owning a Victory and in time the parts will come down in price just like they did with HD's aftermarket line. Competition is a good thing but not at the sacrifice of quality.

I met a guy with a Revolution engine V-Rod Muscle. I think I can take him in a quarter mile with my stock 106/6. What do you guys think? Do I have a rev limiter on my 09 to keep me from blowing my motor?