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Default Anybody get a "trade your Victory for a new Victory" mailing yet?

Got a letter/promotional thing from Polaris yesterday. They want me to trade my bike in on a 2016 model and they even gave me a value for my bike. It was kind of low IMO at $5,995. I know these bikes don't hold their value that well but damn! Actually kind of turns me off from wanting to buy from Polaris again. The MSRP on my XR was $17,300 so that is 65% depreciation in 5 years. I know this is a trade in value and I know bikes depreciate but the mailing to me was just strange. Hell, I sold my used 2006 Suzuki M50 with 20K miles when it was 6 years old for $3,500. That bike cost $6,500 when it was new.

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Keeping mine so it's not a problem, I've decimated the value of my bike to others by actually riding it lots, racking up plenty of miles, it's now got more miles than any of the 134 Victorys for sale on bikesales.com
Seeing as how I'm keeping it I'm gonna throw some more money into it soon..
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I did not get that Victory mailing yet, but did get two from HD since last weekends demo rides.....lol
When I was going to get rid of my XC earlier this year......the dealers were in the $9000 neighborhood as a trade-in value. I thought it was stealing from me and as it turned out this worked out to my benefit, since I kept the XC and am now back to being happy with it.
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The market is so saturated with no mile bikes that resale in the used market is gone.

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The market is so saturated with no mile bikes that resale in the used market is gone.
You're not wrong Vin!....there's a new breed of bikers coming up through the ranks...ones that don't ride much.
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" " VM1 Cams
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Got it. Why would I get rid of it though? It's taken me almost 2 years to get my XC the way I want it and I'm STILL not done, nor will I ever be

I've got to say the Victory Cross Country has been one of my favorite bikes to ride. It's not the fastest I've ever owned or the best handler but as an all around do it all street only bike except for a BMW R1150GSA it's my favorite bike. The Beemer edges it slightly only because it was awesome on the dirt fire roads (which I have ridden the XC on..hard packed only) and desert roads here. The big Vic has it hands down for wind protection and comfort.

Safe to say, I love my Spike the Roller Derby Queen. That's my XC's name, it's from an obscure Jim Croce song. I name all my motorcycles feminine names (I'm not riding a guy, nothing wrong with it ya know, it's a tradition for me ) and there's nothing "pretty" about a Titanium Suede paint scheme so it was a struggle to come up with a name that fits until I remembered the song.

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You're not wrong Vin!....there's a new breed of bikers coming up through the ranks...ones that don't ride much.
Motorcycle owners not motorcycle riders.
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You're not wrong Vin!....there's a new breed of bikers coming up through the ranks...ones that don't ride much.
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Motorcycle owners not motorcycle riders.
You both are spot on...those people don't buy motorcycles. When they buy motorcycles I call it "Ass Jewelry".
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When I bought my new 2004 Softail Standard the sales guy said people would have their new bike picked up on a flat bed because they didn't even have the motorcycle endorsement on their license. I think 2004 was the peak of the motorcycle fad.

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I got that letter yesterday, they offered 11999 for mine. Its a 2014 XC, but since mine is heavy on miles compared to whats out there I don't think I could even get that, but its not for sale LOL! I tell my HD buddies all the time I bought my bike to ride it, not resell it.

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