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I have a friend who used to have a Victory Cross Country Tour but for reasons I don't understand traded it in for a brand new Harley. Well. he has had it less than 1500 miles and he has had it towed to the Harley shop at LEAST 5 times. For various non start issues. So Tomorrow I am helping him trailer it back to the dealer ( about an hour away) to give it back to them. And we are doing it during a Harley Open House the dealer is having.. lots of food etc. LOL.. I am planning on wearing my Victory shirt as well.


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...and somehow....its Victory that's out of business

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...and somehow....its Victory that's out of business
well Harley survives on their marketing.. mostly from all the apparel. Victory had a very crappy marketing campaign.

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well Harley survives on their marketing.. mostly from all the apparel. Victory had a very crappy marketing campaign.
But they got a hell of a bike!! Just had a good friend of mine sale his street glide and bought a 2011 Cross country that has the truck on it from the local HD dealer. He walked away with a 2011 with 28K miles for 7k even. He blames me for getting him away from HD, we swapped and he and his wife rode mine for a bit one day after that he started looking. Heck his wife did not want to back to the SG and we were less than 50 miles from his house.

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I test rode several Harley's.. and none of them 'fit' me. and my wife hated riding it. and she is a small woman. I dont see how some of these 300 pounder women ride them. LOL
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well Harley survives on their marketing.. mostly from all the apparel. Victory had a very crappy marketing campaign.
This. I had a very extensive conversation about this with Lloyd when I went there for my dyno tune. We talked about how Victory was going through marketing managers like hot cakes. In the end, it was their downfall.

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This. I had a very extensive conversation about this with Lloyd when I went there for my dyno tune. We talked about how Victory was going through marketing managers like hot cakes. In the end, it was their downfall.
Well I think they need to get rid of their CEO. I actually grew up with the family of the CEO of Harley ( Ithaca, NY). This guy as i remember him was a dweeb. I never remember him on a bike that was not pink. Now he is their CEO and i saw a pic of him with a Leather Jacket ? really ?
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I never remember him on a bike that was not pink. Now he is their CEO and i saw a pic of him with a Leather Jacket ? really ?

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...I am planning on wearing my Victory shirt as well.

You are just a trouble maker aren't you?? Good for you
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You are just a trouble maker aren't you?? Good for you
Thanks Paul... I try to be. LOL
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