We have 59 years of experience in power sports and have built Victory Motorcycles into the No. 2 heavyweight motorcycle company in the world.
I would say; rides more like a Harley than a Vic. Power flattens out, and the bike tends to nose over above 2200 rpms. My Vic pulls hard all the way to the rev limiter.The Victory/Indian scenario reminds me of growing up the older of two boys. My parents essentially experimented on me with heavy handed discipline, but learned to ease off with my brother who was 4.5 years younger than me.
The result was a laid back, rough at the edges me, while my brother was more sophisticated. The perfect analogy for Victory coming before Indian. The road tests of the preproduction Indians always mention things like the smoother tranny, not like the clunky Victorys.
So Polaris was heavy handed with Victory, but learned to produce a kinder, gentler Indians.
Yeah, since we ride large bore, air cooled bikes, I kinda figured the graph I showed was relevant.Bit of a different picture when all size bikes are accounted for.
Assuming Saddlebag's post is from year 2013 or 14 it would be correct.I would think Honda for one. Most people don't even know what Victory is so I just find it hard to believe they are #2 in the world. Most of the world hasn't even heard of the brand.