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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-29-2016, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Default Was talking to an HD guy. (I didn't know it)

At work yesterday I was talking to someone about how it was so nice to get a ride in on my bike the day before. This guy chimes in and asks what kind of bike I have. I told him it's a Victory. His wife said "He really wants one of those." He said he had a couple Harley's and had to let one go last year. He went on to say "He would love to have a Victory." "They are just beautiful bikes." I could see in his wife's eye's that this is a bad subject as he REALLY wants one lol.

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I talked to a guy with a Honda that said the exact same thing.
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The results of HD and Polaris sales last year were recently published. Polaris is up and HD is down. I guess more and more people are looking at the Victory and Indian as a viable alternative to HD. My hope is this will force HD to re-engineer the weak points in their engines and over build them like Victory does rather than to barely build them.

A couple of years ago a Street Glide rider I knew bought a newer version. I asked him why he didn't step up a notch and buy an XC. The look in his eyes were not exactly kind and his girl friend was pissed at me for saying it. I was right of course (IMHO) but I shouldn't have said that. His new pretty red metallic SG was really nice looking as are most HD's.
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You wanna gob-smack a Harley Kool-Aid drinker? Ask him if the engine of his bike was installed into an airplane, would he fly in it? Watch him squirm.
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there are a lot of riders that just like motorcycles, regardless of brand they give an honest opinion. the two harley owners that i let ride my hammer were surprised after riding as i was, both could ot believe how light it felt + its great handling. the biggest downfall is lack of advertizing + dealers IMO. when i bought my 06 porkster i traded on the hammer i did not know anything about Vic's. i care less about local dealers as i do enjoy doing my own work + enjoy a better bike more than the acceptance of other harley guys. my other outcast is a bonneville a great standard bike for little money!!
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Most of the "die hard" HD guys I know seem to have one thing in common, they are not too high on the intelligence scale. Same goes with those who are die hard ford, or chevy or what have you. Has never made since to me, even when I was a teenager lusting after all of these cars/trucks/motorcycles made by different companies. To me at the end of the day they are just companies who want my money. I work hard for my money so the company that gives me the most product for the least amount of money and good reliability is who is gonna get that money. I like my XR but I don't give a damn about Polaris the company and when it is time for my next ride it will again be the bike that gives me the most for the least amount of money.
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competition is good, bring better products at fair prices. with Polaris branded bikes putting a kink in the pocketbook of Mr big!! when there is no competition you get what prescription drugs are overprice + protected buy the government from the "grease jobs $$$" politicians get to make laws to protect even drugs that kill, thank god motorcycles are different
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When I started looking for my bike I knew I wanted a big V-twin. I originally thought it would be a HD as I knew no better. Once I started looking and researching I knew it had to be a Victory. Nothing against HD but the bikes just called to me. A friend told me "look for something that makes you smile every time you see it parked in your garage." I did just that.

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I've always had yesterdays technology in my experience with motorcycles. They have all been several years old.

I've owned several brands and each one had pros and cons.

The biggest problem I have with them all... I keep having to get new tires.
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Yeah Dill I strongly relate to that,
Old tech and new tyres all the way!
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