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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-20-2016, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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I was riding to work Thursday morning and got passed by another bike.......a Victory! First time I've seen one on the road in the morning, made me smile!

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Every year I spot more and more Vics(Indians too) around my town, there are no Victory dealerships very close either....We do have a big HD dealership smack-dab in the middle of town so there always seems to be an extra amount of those thingies around.
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Head up to NETN and you will atleast see one other Vic (mine). I have been on my XR for 4 years and have yet to see another XR in the wild. Seen plenty of XC, vegas, vision and even a judge or two. We did get a Indian/Vic dealership last year and I have been seeing quite a few Indians running around here. I hate to say it but Polaris is doing much better with Indian than Victory up my way.
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Head up to NETN and you will atleast see one other Vic (mine). I have been on my XR for 4 years and have yet to see another XR in the wild. Seen plenty of XC, vegas, vision and even a judge or two. We did get a Indian/Vic dealership last year and I have been seeing quite a few Indians running around here. I hate to say it but Polaris is doing much better with Indian than Victory up my way.
Our dealer is moving more Indians; however, Polaris is pushing them harder right now. What I have complained about, and probably will again, is that they have a much smaller area for Vic clothing and such than they do Indian. They have sold several Slingshots this winter too.

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Head up to NETN and you will atleast see one other Vic (mine). I have been on my XR for 4 years and have yet to see another XR in the wild. Seen plenty of XC, vegas, vision and even a judge or two. We did get a Indian/Vic dealership last year and I have been seeing quite a few Indians running around here. I hate to say it but Polaris is doing much better with Indian than Victory up my way.
Our Indian Dealer bought the Victory franchise from another dealer about 25 miles away. I asked him how they were selling and he said "When we bought the franchise, we thought we would sell about 3:1 Indians to Vics (respectively) but it's really about 1.5:1."
That really surprised me. Having said that, I wouldn't be surprised if it is now closer to 2:1 with all of the new models that Indian has.

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I was in AZ for three weeks and every time I turned around, I kept seeing them. Really wish I was able to bring my own :\



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I called the "first Indian dealer in the country" the other day because I needed a part and they are about 20 miles form my house. I asked them about a Vic part and they told me that they are no longer carrying the Victory line. Indian must be selling really well if that dealership can drop Vic.

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Mark4Jesus?? I was just getting used to the Mark1 version. Sorry, I missed my meds today.
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The Indian/Vic dealer in Bristol is owned by one of the local car dealership moguls. He renovated an old Volvo/Dodge dealership and really did a good job with it. The downside is that he parks new Ford & Dodge vehicles around the perimeter of the parking lot which IMO makes what could be a really cool place kind of tacky. About 60% of the sales area is Indians and they are up front. Taking up 30% and in the middle of the floor is the used bikes. The last 10% and in the back are usually 3 Victorys and one rack with a few Vic t-shirts. Really sad. I stopped by this dealership back in the Fall to have my saddlebag latch recall done. I had two different people and one salesman hovering around my bike. The one guy said my bike is excactly what he is looking for. My bike then went into the shop and the salesman tried to buy my XR. I of course declined.
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My local dealer is set up similar. Indian has more floor space. When you walk in, Indian on the right, Slingshot in the center, Victory on the left. They don't carry as much Vic gear as they do Indian. I noticed today though that they now have a rack on the wall to hang accessories. I also noticed that there is a much bigger variety of Indian clothing than Victory, this based on what is available on the website and how much Indian gear they have for sale.

Right now they have 17 new Vics and 30 new Indians in the showroom.
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