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Has this been discussed before? http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...in-operations/ I am starting to have second thoughts about this company now..
another article http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/604/97...rter-2011.aspx
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Has this been discussed before? http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...in-operations/ I am starting to have second thoughts about this company now..
So what company would you go with? I don't like it either but they all seem to be doing it. Every one of them.

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So I assume that you are also "starting to have second thoughts about" Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler since they all also have manufacturing plants in Mexico as well?

Polaris move some of their ATV opreations to Mexico. Victory is staying in the US...for now. The more people who want to stop supporting an American business because they move some of their jobs then the less American business' there will be.

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I was wanting to buy a new Victory. Had Harley s Kawasaki, Suzuki. Just do not like Mexican Labor. Japan has their standard of living like ours. Their pay scale is similar to Germany and US. Mexico is like China. I look at pay scale Company profits and how the companies treat employees. I do not have to buy nothing and , yes we will eventual starve. I just think this is totally wrong if you want to promote US bike or North American bike. Just a subject I think about everyday before I buy any thing any more.

Not trying to start an argument just stating my opinion

The OP article was from 2010 and yes that was the plan. Due to Victory's success, they have currently decided to keep the Wisconsin plant open. Even if they did move the Engines to Mexico, the Victory line would still have more U.S. content than any other current production bike available today.

Like it or not, we now have a Global economy. I am less worried about stuff going to Mexico than I am for the volume of work going to China

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Victory is not and will not be build outside of the US. The Mexico plant is for ATV/UTV production of vehicles that are not intended to be sold in the US. These vehicles supply requirements for the rest of the world not unlike HD's plant in India.

To be honest your comment about Mexican labor is very close minded. It does take some work out of the states but there are many more jobs within the US that are accomplished with Mexican labor than outside the US. This same logic applies with most other major nationalities. Take a walk through any mall, hardware store or department store to see how many items are made in the US from materials that are made in the US. You will be hard pressed to find many items that fit this criteria. Now walk through your house and you'll see how many items that aren't made in the US from materials that are made in the US. After all that ask yourself which of those items you can live without.

Please don't be offended by this response. My intention is to point out the fact that most of the item American rely on for comfort, conveinence and survival would not exist if it weren't for production outside of the US.

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I was wanting to buy a new Victory. Had Harley s Kawasaki, Suzuki. Just do not like Mexican Labor. Japan has their standard of living like ours. Their pay scale is similar to Germany and US. Mexico is like China. I look at pay scale Company profits and how the companies treat employees. I do not have to buy nothing and , yes we will eventual starve. I just think this is totally wrong if you want to promote US bike or North American bike. Just a subject I think about everyday before I buy any thing any more.
They did a Nightline report, where economists stated that if we spend like 70 cents a day on american made goods, we would create something like 50,000 new usa jobs. As correctly stated it is a personal choice, but I feel it is a grass rooys thing-company's and politicans are lining thier own pockets
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Also I think it is a shame that a company like harely davidson, that trumpets thier american roots and really was saved by american people dumb enough to support the co. when japanese made bikes were kicking a\thier ass--makes all thier gear (jackets, gloves, T shirts) in China (thats right humann rights hellhole china) and charges 2 times as much as gear made in USA
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I was wanting to buy a new Victory. Had Harley s Kawasaki, Suzuki. Just do not like Mexican Labor. Japan has their standard of living like ours. Their pay scale is similar to Germany and US. Mexico is like China. I look at pay scale Company profits and how the companies treat employees. I do not have to buy nothing and , yes we will eventual starve. I just think this is totally wrong if you want to promote US bike or North American bike. Just a subject I think about everyday before I buy any thing any more.
You are an extremely confused person. Maybe if you actually knew the facts about the subject that is being discussed it would help you not come across as a complete fool...but I doubt it.

BTW, to answer you original question this has been discussed and discounted at least 3 times before. Here are some previous threads you might want to read.

Is Victory moving to Mexico?
Who makes the Freedom engine?
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