Have you had any issues with the lack of Victory dealers?
I'm going to try to word this so as to not get a bunch of folks riled up and get flamed in the process as sometimes happens on some forums out there. Here it goes......
I'm sitting on the fence trying to decide which touring bike would be best for me. I like Victory and I like Harley. I like some things about both bikes, I don't feel that either one is junk.
I know that Victory has a lot of advantages over a comparable Harley but there are tons of Harley dealers all over the country, with Victory, not so much.
My local Victory dealer sells, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, chainsaws, farm machinery, etc... and the mechanic there by his own admission, has told me that he hardly ever works on the Victory bikes, just oil and filter changes mostly. (I'm not sure how good a mechanic he is either).
Now this is probably due mostly to Victory's low maintenance and good design I suppose but what about if you're out touring outside of your home turf? And there aren't any Victory shops around, is this something to consider?
Have any of you fellows who have bought a Victory touring bike had any problems with a breakdown while away on a trip and if so, how did you make out?
I know that any machine can fail, and I've got a pretty good hunch that these new Cross bikes would be about the safest bet out there for a dependable ride but I'd just like to hear it from you fellows who have actually bought and ridden one for awhile. Thanks!
Last edited by Humbucker; 09-12-2011 at 06:16 PM.