I was wondering if us Canadians can cross the border and buy a new Victory Cross Country in the USA or is it like Harley-Davidson, where they won't sell you a brand new bike in the USA because Dealey Canada, who's the only ones allowed to import Harleys into Canada has a strangle-hold on this and they then tack on their "Dealey" tax.
I asked my Victory dealer here in town to give me a quote on a 2011 CR and also a CR and believe it or not, after almost a month, all I've gotten so far is a very short email from him saying that he's sorry for the wait, it's taking him more time then he originally thought.
Right now, they're still in "snowmobile & snowblower" mode and since we're getting LOTS of snow lately, I'm sure that business is brisk but is it too busy to get me a price on a motorcycle?
The salesman/manager there is a nice guy and I haven't really lost confidence in him but I don't think that you should keep a potential customer hanging for a month either!
Today, I dropped in to see the black 2011 CC that's in their showroom but this manager wasn't in, he only works every other Saturday. That's ok, I still got to look and sit on the bike and have decided that black is the right colour for me.
I've noticed that all of their bikes on the floor are covered in dust, every time I drop in to look at the bikes, they still have that same old layer of dust on them.
How much time would it take somebody to do a quick wipe-down of these bikes every now and again? Even though we're still in Winter, have some pride in the products sitting in your showroom will ya?
You'd NEVER see bikes looking like that at a Harley dealership, they're always super clean and shiney-looking. I think that that's a lesson that Victory dealers could learn from old Harley-Davidson, have pride in what your selling and give these bikes all the attention and presentation that they deserve for Christ's sake!
I know how much better the Victory bikes are compared to the Harleys, FYI, I was dead-set on getting a Harley but after doing tons of reading and researching of all of these bikes, I'm now confident that the Victory Cross Country is the best bike for me.
I'm just wondering why the Vic dealers are kind of slacking off when there's a potential buyer asking him/her questions regarding these bikes. I don't care how many snowmobiles you're currently selling. Have you made that much profit that you can let your "motorcycle" division slide?
And then there's that other thing about us Canadians getting nailed with a higher MSRP then the folks down in the USA for the same product.
Maybe it would be worth my time and effort to go down stateside and get a new bike at a reduced cost? That's if Victory allows its US dealers to sell to Canadians. However, I'm not sure if they'll do that.
Can somebody chime in here and add their two cents?