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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Default What's with all the "executive demos" at the dealerships?

Hi, among other bikes I've been considering Victory's. One thing unique to Victory is that the dealerships are stocked up with executive and factory demos.

Does anyone know what the real story is behind all these bikes? I'm finding it tough to believe that Polaris has that many executives or offers 6,000 mile demos.

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Does anyone know what the real story is behind all these bikes?
I do not know. If I may take a stab at guessing, you're probably seeing the bikes used in the Fuel It demos. But like I said, this is nothing more than a guess.

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Unlike most manufacturers Victory is pretty lenient with test rides. You can usually get away with taking a bike out for an hour or so. Its not at all like HD; you get a better feel for a bike when you can get seat time in a variety of traffic or roads that go beyond the 2 or 3 blocks you get on a HD. The best part is you aren't chaparoned one normal test rides. Its a little different with the fuel it rides; they take out several riders at a time and they usually have a ride captain. This tends to put quite a few miles on the demos.
Miles are good though; the bikes are well maintained and kept in very good shape visually. They are also pretty easy to get price breaks on. I've heard of several people getting. $3500 to $4000 off on 2010 demo bikes. You still get the same warranty and can most likely get an extended warranty thrown in if you don't ask for too large of a discount.

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Demos from Reps, engineers, magazines, trucks, etc. Vic sells the non current and demo fleet at a pretty fair price to dealers. At PoG we have gotten a couple of bikes that were featured in magazines, and a Vegas that was used as a product placement in the movie Beauty Shop
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Demos from Reps, engineers, magazines, trucks, etc. Vic sells the non current and demo fleet at a pretty fair price to dealers. At PoG we have gotten a couple of bikes that were featured in magazines, and a Vegas that was used as a product placement in the movie Beauty Shop
So this isn't like the old days of GM slipping the manufacturer buy backs out as Brass Hats?

What is PoG?

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Unlike most manufacturers Victory is pretty lenient with test rides. You can usually get away with taking a bike out for an hour or so. Its not at all like HD; you get a better feel for a bike when you can get seat time in a variety of traffic or roads that go beyond the 2 or 3 blocks you get on a HD. The best part is you aren't chaparoned one normal test rides. Its a little different with the fuel it rides; they take out several riders at a time and they usually have a ride captain. This tends to put quite a few miles on the demos.
Miles are good though; the bikes are well maintained and kept in very good shape visually. They are also pretty easy to get price breaks on. I've heard of several people getting. $3500 to $4000 off on 2010 demo bikes. You still get the same warranty and can most likely get an extended warranty thrown in if you don't ask for too large of a discount.
I did one of those kind of test rides when Victory's first came out. It was through a hardware store/dealer of all places.

I didn't know they were still doing those.
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According to the Victory website they are doing the fuel it demo tour again. The site says the are posting the schedule soon.

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They could also be the bikes from the True American Road Trip.
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...What is PoG?...
If I remember correctly, that's Polaris of Gainesville, where Kevin works.

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If I remember correctly, that's Polaris of Gainesville, where Kevin works.

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