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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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I'll gladly take one for a test ride. As for all those Polaris-haters, good. Fewer people to be in front of me for the test ride.
I don't hate Polaris. I hate what they did to Victory and I'm disappointed with Polaris but I don't hate them.

I don't know if I would ever buy another Polaris product due to them dropping Victory like they did even if I understand the financial reason they did. They could have downsized or done a number of other things that didn't require them to quit entirely.

Having said that; I'd like to test ride one of these too. Looks like it will be a 2020 model so it's gonna be a while before that can happen. Possibly at this year's Sturgis run but I bet the line will be long.
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I want to see Polaris succeed in the motorcycle business because I like having options when it is time to buy. I am NOT brand loyal and I shop used. I like having several choices for my two wheel transportation and the bike that I like at the time will get my money. I do hope to keep my Vic rolling long past that 10 year part window.

I'm not fond of the Indian look or the Harley look but the look continues to evolve. Something might appeal to me in the future when I'm back in the market.
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I'm not brand loyal either and really don't understand people that are, they're a business we're a customer. Done.

Right now, and don't quote me but when my Vic is old and tired I see a trip to the Vic shop for a big bore and a basic "go through it" kind of thing. Then I'll have a new, old Vic that will be even more fun to ride.

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If you're a shareholder, you understand and support the decisions that company makes to keep the company viable and profitable. That's the American/Capitalism way.

As for brand loyalty, the only way I try to practice it is to "Buy American" to as much degree as is possible with global sourcing.

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ya gotta admit though its a fugly hogly looking thing, just ain't got the Victory styling.
Probably a good engine, Polaris engineering is great, though their marketing sucks, and we know full-well we cant trust em as far as we can kick em
Sure glad I got both of mine and got em enhanced to where I really like em.
If Im test riding anything it'll be an FTR 1200, doubt Id be buying one new but.
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I always considered brand loyalty a form of blindness.
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