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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Default New Buyer very concerned!

First, I just put down payment on new Jackpot last Thursday. Next day, I see that Polaris closed it's Osceola, WI plant in order to restructure, and eventually move it's ATV/UTV operations to Mexico. It sounds like Spirit Lake will get the motor assembly.

I just sold my Honda VTX 1800, which I was proud to be made in Ohio (no longer the case). I also came from one of the best forums/boards for the VTX, and I was surprised that this news of Polaris hasn't been discussed here.

I love the bike, but do not feel good about my purchase after seeing this news...I haven't even picked it up yet Anyone's thoughts/comments are appreciated...should I go through with the purchase?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 08:35 PM
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Angry Vic going to Mexico!

ONE of the main resons I went Victory, was they are manufactured and built right here in the good old USA!
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Vics are not going to Mexico, parent company Polaris is shifting some manufacturing there for ATV/UTV's. The engines (as well as the rest of the bike) will now be assembled in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Just bad timing with the economy, and my serious consideration for a Vic.
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While I am not a big fan of their moving some of the ATV production out of the US. They will still be making the Victory in the US, and unlike Honda that assembled a bike here from Jap sourced parts Vic is OWNED and manufactured by Americans. If you want to have a problem then take it up with a government that tax's corporations so high that they leave. Or the state of Wisconsin that hits companies with a huge double tap. Look at HD they are talking about pulling up all stakes there, and finding another state
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Do you think the fact that they work for about one tenth the wage, with little or no benefits might have something to do with it?
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1/10 the wage I think doesn't factor in as much as the outlandish cost to own a business in the US.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 09:57 AM
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Vic is not relocating anything to Mexico
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 11:28 AM
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Polaris is moving the Victory operation to Spirit lake Iowa, So all the Motorcycle manufacturing will be in one place. Its hard to advertise the New American motorcycle, If your made in Mexico.
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Actually Victory has dropped the "New American Motorcycle". They're new slogan is "Fuel It".
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When a company is public, you can't predict the future when it comes to this stuff. Next month Polaris could have a new CEO who moves everything to china so he pads his portfolio, and gives himself a huge bonus. Then moves onto another company to do the same. I work for a huge American corp. and the chit that goes on here is unbelievable. This company that I work for is a complete sell out to all that is American, yet it proudly proclaims itself as American. So if polaris does the same don't be suprised.

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