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You know, half of the reason people buy a Harley is to wear the gear. And gear they have, its amazing how much stuff they have available in the dealerships.

I stopped at 2 Victory dealers this past weekend and couldn't even find a decent t-shirt, much less anything else... My wife just wants something to wear when we're riding with friends (who mostly have harleys) and there just isn't a thing out there nice from Victory.

Seems like they are totally missing the boat and don't get it like the motor company does.

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Not all dealerships can support the financial outlay for multiple items in multiple sizes. Take a look at the factory website. You might find something you like in the accessories section.

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They're out there if you look hard enough including Google. I have a couple of Victory T-shirts but they have the dealer's name on it.

Personally I would rather keep Victory as a motorcycle company that sells a few t-shirts than a t-shirt company that sells a few motorcycles

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I have 20 Victory t-shirts, no two the same. Also 2 long sleeve Ts, one short sleeve T, and one button-up shop shirt from Lloydz... in addition to my Arlen Ness Las Vegas shop shirt. My wife has 4 or 5 Vic women's shirts and tank tops and she doesn't even ride.

Yup no Vic gear is available...

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One of the reasons I bought my High Ball is where it was made,
I would like someone in Victory to have the balls to sell USA made textiles.
Its hard for me to sit on it with a foreign made jacket.

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One of the reasons I bought my High Ball is where it was made,
I would like someone in Victory to have the balls to sell USA made textiles.
Its hard for me to sit on it with a foreign made jacket.
Everything in the HD boutique is from China or Indonesia.

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I'm not saying that the HD gear is great or made in the USA etc. And yes the textiles actually saved HD. I'm just saying the selection isn't good at all, at least over here right next to where the bikes are made. That is just part of building the brand. Maybe what some of you are seeing is local dealers making shirts etc. ?

I'll keep looking...

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You know, half of the reason people buy a Harley is to wear the gear. And gear they have, its amazing how much stuff they have available in the dealerships.
And of course you realize that those people who are half inclined to buy a motorcycle because of the clothing are the people that some of us are half inclined to laugh at.

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Seems like they are totally missing the boat and don't get it like the motor company does.
As soon as they get whatever it is the MoCo got, I will cease going into Victory dealerships in the same way that I have ceased going into Harley dealerships. I may continue to own the machines but will not trade with the entities that dilute the experience with kitch.

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Default Re: Why can't Victory get going on clothing?

I'd rather they concentrate on building the best cruisers made in the US., than any devotion of efforts in the apparel industry. This is why Harley puts more design effort in their junk than their bikes. A vast majority of their profits are from all the crap that occupies more than half the space of the dealerships. I hope victory never goes beyond a jacket or t-shirts.

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One of the reasons I bought my High Ball is where it was made,
I would like someone in Victory to have the balls to sell USA made textiles.
Its hard for me to sit on it with a foreign made jacket.
Well if it's that hard, don't look under you at any a considerable amount of parts (most of the ignition) if you take away all of the non american parts you won't need to sit on it to go anywhere. Just walk,(if your shoes are made in America)

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