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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,
I thought I would join this forum for some advice.
I am currently riding a HD and its a great bike.
The local dealer has a 2017 X1 still left sitting on the floor and I am considering trading in for it.
I have some concerns though....
One is why is this bike still on the floor??? it looks killer.
Is the X1 a bad ass looking basket case of a bike??? no offense to X1 owners.
On my HD I had to drop another thousand bucks in aftermarket to open up the power, does the same go for the X1?
I know Polaris closed Victory so given that is a X1 a smart buy?
Will it hold value in the bike market even though Victory is closed down?
I have looked at a Indian as well and both bikes do share similar features.
Is Polaris still supporting Victory spare parts? or has the Victory line been closed completely
Is the 2017 X1 a under rated bike?

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The Cross Countries(including the X1) are some of the best baggers ever built. It is a damn shame what Polaris did to Victory
The Magnum and Magnum X1 have the factory Stage1 upgrade done to them, which consists of a higher flow air-filter, more open mufflers and an ECU flash. So they do run better than the regular XC's. That said, there is much more hi-performance parts available and LOT's more power to tap
Polaris has to support the Victory line for 9 more years by law....but its definitely a bit of a gamble if your bike should ever need major service. There's still plenty of aftermarket Vic stuff available but OEM accessories are out of production and drying up on the market. The X1 is well equipped to start with and like all XC's over engineered so none of this should be a problem if you bought one but there is always that chance....
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Does Victory and Indian cross any where when it comes to parts?

I mean if I buy a Buick, the general parts on the car will cross with most other GM cars.
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Does Victory and Indian cross any where when it comes to parts?
No. They do not.

Why would you trade a bike in on a bike that is no longer produced by a company that has a history of abandoning their customers? Ask owners of the older V-92 bikes what it's like trying to find parts...

There is very small factory and aftermarket support for accessories. Harley has CRAPLOADS of support.

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Does Victory and Indian cross any where when it comes to parts?

I mean if I buy a Buick, the general parts on the car will cross with most other GM cars.
Not really, indian has everything different

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Thanks to google
I learn Victory was open for a good 21 years before it closed.
Their marketing was total crap though.
21 years is a long time to build up some kind of after market isn't it?

Polaris has only owned Indian for 5 years now
How does their future look?
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Polaris has only owned Indian for 5 years now
How does their future look?
I wouldnt count on them to make that 21 years for Indian too



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The one thing I found fascinating with victory was there engineering. Watching YouTube and reading specs. Victories engineers destoried HD weak points.

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The bosses that be fell in love with the name and the Indian mystique.
What they did to the company should have been grounds for dismissal but the old guys that run Polaris are only interested in share price. They don't know motorcycles.

As for the bike in the show room I'd have to go along with the reasoning that it's the wrong thing to do. Parts and adequate support were a problem when the company was in business and I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone buy one now.

I have one and I really like it so it's not going anywhere but in truth, find yourself another product.
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Business is business. The Indian brand has been past around a few times. Do you think the Victory brand would get bought out from Polaris to new owners? Seeing how it's a dead company whats it worth to Polaris to let it go?
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