Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloucester, Mass
I wanted to give my .02 on this one.
I did the same thing....I couldn't find a Vic for decent $ locally, so I found one online
from ebay which was very reasonably priced, recent model, low miles, stock bike. I called the seller before I bid. The seller was a car dealer who was selling the bike for a bank that had repossessed the bike. The pics showed the bike to be clean. I had to get the bike shipped from half way across the country. It wasn't exactly like the one I had ridden at the local dealer, but was much better priced.
Needless to say, it all worked out. I have had the bike over a year without any issues. These bikes are very good and, unless abused or neglected, will be just fine with some attention.
I recommend buying used...if you can't buy new. The new bikes from Vic are AWESOME yet expensive, especially if you only ride casually for fun as I do.
The pre purchase inspection idea is a very good idea. I can't remember who I used for shipping, but it was a big name shipping company, and they delivered on time for the exact amount that I was quoted.
I definitely recommend going forward once you find the right bike for you.
Good luck, and welcome to the Victory Forum!
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