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I have read a few threads about the poor resale of Victory's. Compared to the MoCo, maybe so. However, I have "casually" been looking at the X bikes and Visions and a few things jump out at me.

1-When you do a search for used Vics, there are a ton of Kingpins of all years and a ton of Vegas and quite a few V92s--a very few Judges and Ball models.

2-Not many Visions and X bikes out there in the used market--ANYWHERE. I MEAN AT ALL! What used bikes are mostly in the dealers, too. There are as many private sellers on the Victory forums as there are on Cycle trader. The problem is they are all 600 miles away or more.

So if supply and demand is true, why is the private reseller value so poor when the market is so thin? This should be a good subject to kick around.

I guess it is the lack of popularity?

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I have read a few threads about the poor resale of Victory's. Compared to the MoCo, maybe so.
I've always bought bikes that appeal to me and have never been concerned with what they'll be worth when I've finished with them. And it seems that I'm always out of step with the hip toys.

I don't see myself getting any younger so I reckon now that I've got the best cruiser made for my needs, there is nowhere else to go. I'll just ride it until it's worth nothing unless I end up trading it on a new one with a nicer paint job.




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I never bought a bike thinking about getting rid if it. I have bought and sold a lot of motorcycles and got what the market would bear at the time of sale. In between the purchase and the sale I had a motorcycle that I liked and rode every chance I could. Now that I have my Jackpot I think this is the last bike that I will own, unless I add a Vic Bagger along side of it. Purchase what you like, ride it like you stole it and have fun. If you buy a Victory you will probably never want to sell it BUT if YOU HAVE TO then get all you can get for it and don't look back. Go forward with the thought that while you had it you loved it and had fun with it and you can't put a price on that. Life is way to short and complicated now a days to worry about what your Toys will be worth down the road. Use them have fun with them and IF that day comes to pass them on just do it

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I had a conversation about this with someone the other day. I had someone offer me 9k for my bike which on a decent day goes for 8.5k. I told this person I wasn't looking to sell my bike. Then I thought if someone offered me 12k for my bike I wouldn't sell it. To me there is just nothing out there I would really want in that price range. I do see that Victory bikes sell for less then what the H-D models are going for. A comparable bike to my Hammer would be the VRod which 9 year old VRods are selling for 9k on the market still. I say all the better, I like the fact I don't see my bike everywhere I go.

A lot of people on here will trash talk H-D and the other brands. When ever I go anywhere my bike gets the most attention from guys riding a H-D. How a bike looks, how it rides, and how reliable the bike is are the things that matter the most to me.

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You're going to find that not many members on these forums are going to be concerned with resale value.

Also, don't forget there's been many frequent changes in the Freedom engines over a very short period of time. I know when I was shopping for my KP I wouldn't have gotten anything but the 106", so that is what I see as one of the biggest reasons driving the used values down on these bikes.

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It's really no different for the H-D's. Compare prices of a 2008 full dresser to a 2009 and up. Seems the 2008 and older go for a lot less. I try to buy new for as close as I can to used pricing and simply enjoy the ride and the experience of owning what I want.


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I have ALWAYS found deals on HD's,,, asking price and selling price are two different things...I have normally gotten HD's for 1-2K under low book.
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I don't want everybody to miss my point--- especially on the X bikes.

My point is this--- I can't find any, so WHY is the resale so low? They are very few and far between.

You can't sling a dead cat without hitting a dozen Harleys that are for sale, but try to find a good deal in your area on a Cross Country.

BTW-- I never take into consideration resale when I am buying a bike. It is only when I decide I want something different that it becomes a problem. I'm sorry--- it's what I do. My wife has been trying to fix me for years.

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That's why I buy pre-owned bikes from private sellers. I bought my 2007 Kingpin Tour for $2,000 less than I could find ANY KP tour for sale within 1,000 miles of me and mine was only 70 miles away! I paid less than 40% of the MSRP of this bike when it was new and it only had 19,500 miles on it when I bought it, never been dropped or abused. That did seem like an super great deal but now I am noticing that Victory doesn't hold value that well.

I'm not concerned...I plan to keep this one as long as I can (or the wife lets me) ride!
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I had a conversation with a friend of a friend that comes on some of our rides - he has a Harley electra glide - he says he looked at Vics and did'nt buy because of resale value. I told him I plan on keeping my X road til the wheels fall off - an I would not go with outdated technology to recapture a few bucks. Also - I don't think he considered the difference in maintinance costs between HD and Vics. Oh well, his bike is pretty and starts up every time........to each their own.

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