Join Date: Sep 2010
Riding since 1952, I have owned many bikes that have been discontinued and they kept soldiering on for years. Some I rode across this continent. That the factory stopped cranking out Victorys should have no bearing on your decision to buy one. Mine is 8 years old, 40K miles and no problems - not one. I do ALL my own maintenance and I have never had a bike that's this easy to work on. I have yet to come across a fastener that's hard to access.
I also have never liked cruisers for many reasons, but its like Polaris was listening to guys like me and shot down each and every one of those reasons. I love to carve the many challenging roads around me and my XR doesn't realize its a cruiser and doesn't act like one. The power, the comfort, the handling of Vics is amazing. If you can get a great price, you will own a great bike.
The down side; Accessories are getting hard to come by, but not impossible. There are aftermarket suppliers, buy & sell sites, eBay, Amazon and this forum to name a few sources still out there. And you have a good group of guys here who are quick with answers and ways to spend your money. Go for it and we'll see you back here with photos of that great buy.
2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD
to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
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