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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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In process of purchasing a "Brand New" 2012 Executive Demo Sunset Red XCT on Monday. Looking forward to learning all there is to know about my new bike and getting to know my fellow proud Victory riders. Little nervous about my purchase, as it is a big one and a lot of money to spend on a bike but I love to ride and it is time to get something I can see myself owning and enjoying for long long time. Have had many bikes over years and my current is a 2008 Suzuki B-King so the XCT is a huge change but for the better. Looking forward to my 7 hr ride home from the Dealership on Monday. Should be a great first ride.

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Hi all,

In process of purchasing a "Brand New" 2012 Executive Demo Sunset Red XCT on Monday. Looking forward to learning all there is to know about my new bike and getting to know my fellow proud Victory riders. Little nervous about my purchase, as it is a big one and a lot of money to spend on a bike but I love to ride and it is time to get something I can see myself owning and enjoying for long long time. Have had many bikes over years and my current is a 2008 Suzuki B-King so the XCT is a huge change but for the better. Looking forward to my 7 hr ride home from the Dealership on Monday. Should be a great first ride.

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I have seen numerous pictures of every angle but have not rode that particular bike. Did take one out locally though and was a great ride. I am taking a little risk with this bike but got what I think is a great deal on it and worst case scenario I just walk away from the deal if any time of scam. Very reputable Dealer and bike comes with warranty and has been serviced so thinking should be OK. Now you got me worried, thanks bro lol
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I have seen numerous pictures of every angle but have not rode that particular bike. Did take one out locally though and was a great ride. I am taking a little risk with this bike but got what I think is a great deal on it and worst case scenario I just walk away from the deal if any time of scam. Very reputable Dealer and bike comes with warranty and has been serviced so thinking should be OK.
Make sure you ride it before anything else, and make sure you get a really good deal on it. This is likely a demo tour bike, which means it traveled across country, and hundreds of folks (if not thousands) test rode it. It's possible that it was dropped too - it would be surprising if it wasn't. That being said, be cautious, and don't assume that it's perfect just because the dealer's selling it.

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Now you got me worried, thanks bro lol
Not my intention at all. But you should proceed with caution, which is hard when you get excited about a new bike. Do your homework before you go to see this bike, and know exactly how much you can get a brand new one for, so you know if the amount of savings is worth the risk or not.

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Chill.
It's warrantied so they're backing the play. It's a '12. Not that I have any particular bias but there are four or five items specific to the '12 that distinguish it. Some of those items are optional on the '13's and other items are of, let's say, a more economical manufacture on the newest model year to keep the price stable in the face of rising costs.

So you are getting a loaded road boat for what others are paying extra for of doing without.

Get eggzited, stay eggzited. This kind of butterflies in the stomach is supposed to be the good variety. Don't waste a rare moment like this fretting. Just act like an adult at the dealership when you go. Remember it ain't a done deal until you say so. Beforehand revel in the anticipation. After the fact, well you'll not need interweb knuckleheads like Pop telling you how much you are going to enjoy the machine. The proof as they say is in the pudding..

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As Ronnie would say, "Trust but verify." And remember, when it comes to the price, it never hurts to ask for a break. You can offer less than their offer and always go up from there. I like you saying that you are not afraid to walk. Good attitude. Keep us posted and if you get it, post pictures, please.
As far as info goes, the search function works well. Re test riding the bike; make certain the tires are aired up (38F-40R would be good) and the rear shock is AT LEAST up to the label in the right saddlebag lid. Lots of luck.

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Thanks for the great advice guys. I do think I am getting a great deal but maybe you can tell me what you think. A little outside advice never hurts. Spent a lot of time going back and forth to set all this up and stressed numerous times that I was not interested unless bike was near perfect even if used. So anyway the bike was an Executive Demo and has around 6k miles on it. Perfect looking in pictures and according to Dealer never repainted or anything so assuming never dropped(well severely anyway lol). The deal I am getting is basically after rebates, which it qualifies for even with the mileage the bike has. So 2012 XCT with 6k miles, Kicker upgraded speakers all around with originals returned to me, trunk and bag liner kit, couple accessory cables thrown in and of course the 2yr warranty all for 18200 out the door including all prep and freight. So good deal or am I paying to much for this? Input appreciated and always welcome. Thanks guys.
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Thanks for the great advice guys. I do think I am getting a great deal but maybe you can tell me what you think. A little outside advice never hurts. Spent a lot of time going back and forth to set all this up and stressed numerous times that I was not interested unless bike was near perfect even if used. So anyway the bike was an Executive Demo and has around 6k miles on it. Perfect looking in pictures and according to Dealer never repainted or anything so assuming never dropped(well severely anyway lol). The deal I am getting is basically after rebates, which it qualifies for even with the mileage the bike has. So 2012 XCT with 6k miles, Kicker upgraded speakers all around with originals returned to me, trunk and bag liner kit, couple accessory cables thrown in and of course the 2yr warranty all for 18200 out the door including all prep and freight. So good deal or am I paying to much for this? Input appreciated and always welcome. Thanks guys.
Be aware, the 2yr warranty is likely not the factory, but an extended warranty, which comes with a $50 deductible per repair, and dealers will have to call in and get repairs approved before they actually work on it. Ask your dealer if it's a Polaris warranty, and ask what the deductible is. You need to know this before you decide. In my opinion, 6,000 miles is nothing on a Victory, but 6,000 miles on a demo bike means the bike got started about 6,000 times. If you assume that some inexperienced riders have taken it for a spin, the clutch might need a sooner than normal replacement. The rest might be good to go unless you see visual evidence suggesting otherwise.

How much can you get a 2012 XCT out the door, with no miles on it? Find out what the difference is, and you should be able to decide if it's worth the savings or not.

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Thanks for the great advice guys. I do think I am getting a great deal but maybe you can tell me what you think. A little outside advice never hurts. Spent a lot of time going back and forth to set all this up and stressed numerous times that I was not interested unless bike was near perfect even if used. So anyway the bike was an Executive Demo and has around 6k miles on it. Perfect looking in pictures and according to Dealer never repainted or anything so assuming never dropped(well severely anyway lol). The deal I am getting is basically after rebates, which it qualifies for even with the mileage the bike has. So 2012 XCT with 6k miles, Kicker upgraded speakers all around with originals returned to me, trunk and bag liner kit, couple accessory cables thrown in and of course the 2yr warranty all for 18200 out the door including all prep and freight. So good deal or am I paying to much for this? Input appreciated and always welcome. Thanks guys.
I think you're getting a very good deal. 5k off list, great color... Other than resale due to it being a year older than a 2013, there were zero upgrades and are no other advantages on buying the 2013 model...

I wouldn't worry about the clutch at all--most new/demo riders aren't spending much time in the friction zone at low speeds on a big bike like that... Plus most new riders will pick other, smaller bikes for demo rides...

If the warranty is a Polaris warranty you might want to try getting them to throw in the 5 year...its cheap and they might throw it in to close a sale...

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It is the standard warranty they offer on all new bikes currently. First year Polaris and the 2nd yr is the Extended with the $50 deductible. Been a hassle trying to get this done with my Bank. Getting Loan through them in order to not lose a $500 rebate from Victory that goes away if you take longer term financing. I can't afford $500 plus a month payment so short term is out of the question. The bike has a MCO not a Title and the loan officers won't release funds till they get a copy of the Title with them as the Lien holder. Dealer will accept a Letter of Credit to release the bike to me so working on that now. Hopefully it will all work out and I will be going on Monday to pick up bike. Did a little more haggling and got an extra $200 off so now with all taxes and tags it is going to be $18000 even out the door. Tried to get him to throw in the Chrome Handholds but he wouldn't go for that or the extra 3yrs on the Warranty but gave me $200 off instead, I'll take it lol. If you build the exact bike on Victory Website with the options I am getting it is $23153.96 without Tax, Tags, Prep, Freight Fees. So am saving $6000 plus or roughly a $1 a mile since it has 6200 miles on it. Think that is well worth it. Lets hope it looks as immaculate in person as it does on the 15 pics I have of it and of course doesn't drive sideways down the road when I test drive it lol. Wish me luck, will post details of experience and trip back as soon as I can. Thanks again for everyone's input.
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