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Something to think about...
If Indian is successful, Victory can stop chasing the MoCo's tail with their recent apehangers/spokes/whitewalls trend and go back to innovating not imitating... while Indian will have the name recognition to appeal to the nostalgia crowd. Having Indian could possibly bring big changes at Victory, not their demise. Depends on how Polaris plays their cards.

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I would love to see something new. Personally I would love to see one of the concept bikes come to life. Like this one...1377653598278.jpg or 1377653941972.jpg or 1377653994856.jpg
I'm sure I'll get hate mail for that but I don't care. Show me something different.

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Agree! How did you say it? Purpose built machines??? It is a concept they can persue using already proven technology.

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Something to think about...
If Indian is successful, Victory can stop chasing the MoCo's tail with their recent apehangers/spokes/whitewalls trend and go back to innovating not imitating... while Indian will have the name recognition to appeal to the nostalgia crowd. Having Indian could possibly bring big changes at Victory, not their demise. Depends on how Polaris plays their cards.

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I've read they have that in mind, but they only got so many engunears and they are all busy developing suspensions to harness massive steel Injun fenders and pushrods to harness massive valves.

I hate to be pessimistic, but if I had to make a guess, I'd say we'll see some bold new colors as they whittle down the model line to a few sellers like the XCT and Hammer.




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A recent interview in a bike mag, with the Polaris VP of motorcycles, quotes him saying there are big changes ahead for Victory and they are overdue for a new powertrain.

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A recent interview in a bike mag, with the Polaris VP of motorcycles, quotes him saying there are big changes ahead for Victory and they are overdue for a new powertrain.
Powertrain is fine. If they just port the Indian's modern tranny over, it'd be delightful. The Indian is the one for the die hards. I say give them the clacky Vic box so their customers don't feel they've been cheated on heritage.




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Need more than a powerplant. If that's all that gets done then they are just going to keep doing the same "symbols of American motorcycle heritage" barf... sorry buts it's time to make a new lineage.

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None of us has a crystal ball, Speeddemon. We just have to sit back and wait and see. Ma Vic is very close to the vest with what's going on and then pops up with a big reveal. What we think they should do falls on deaf ears, for the most part. Patience Grasshopper.

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Patience.... hmmm I've heard of that... Oh yeah its a song...

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I'd like to see a chopper


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