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      Bad News From Victory Motorcycles

      4 months ago

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      I have a lot of friends that ride these "American" machines





      Victory Motorcycles

      Over the past 18 years we’ve created, built and grown Victory Motorcycles into a great American motorcycle brand. All of which, couldn’t have been done without you, the owners and fans. You’ve put your heart and soul into Victory Motorcycles and we’re extremely proud to be a part of that family.

      All of this makes it hard to share that over the next 18 months we will be winding down the Victory Motorcycles brand. We will be supporting you, our owners, over the next 10 years for parts and service.

      It has been an honor to #RideOne with you.


      VICTORY IS OWNED BY POLARIS

      Modern American Muscle.

      Checkout the 2017 lineup: http://vic.mn/2jDWma #RideOne



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          katz
          4 months ago

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          katz , Things look good for Indian


          Polaris Shuts Down Victory Motorcycles To Focus On Indian

          JAN 10, 2017 AT 4:57 AM | BY |

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              Denice Patrick
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              UPDATE


              Polaris Shuts Down Victory Motorcycles To Focus On Indian

              JAN 10, 2017 AT 4:57 AM | BY |


              Polaris is intent on taking on Harley-Davidsonin the market for all-American motorcycles, and it's done so with not one brand, but two. That dichotomy is about to come to an end, though, as the powersport vehicle manufacturer has announced the end of the Victory Motorcycles brand.

              Based on its expertise producing snowmobiles and both tandem and side-by-side ATVs, Polaris got into the heavyweight cruiser market with the launch of the Victory brand in 1998.



              Victory's market share climbed over the subsequent years until 2012, when it peaked, and has been in decline ever since. By this point, Victory motorcycles account for only 3 percent of Polaris' sales, with the average retailer selling only 20 of them each year.



              The company reports that it has lost money on Victory in three out of the past five years, so it's pulling the plug and focusing its energies elsewhere – principally on the Indian Motorcycle brand that it acquired in 2011, leaving Victory in a position of redundancy ever since.



              The factories in Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Spearfish, South Dakota, will now focus on producing Indian bikes, while the Slingshot trike will continue production in Huntsville, Alabama. The manufacturer will help its dealers liquidate the bikes they have in store, and will continue supplying parts for the next ten years.



              Meanwhile Polaris may yet rebrand the Victory Empulse line of electric motorcycles it acquired from Brammo. "All Brammo patents, technology, intellectual property and Polaris enhancements remain the property of Polaris," a spokesman confirmed to Carscoops, "and will be applied to other products and business units as appropriate."


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                      Polaris Pulls Plug on Victory Motorcycles

                      Chris Cope
                      RideApartJanuary 9, 2017

                      Polaris Pulls Plug on Victory Motorcycles

                      Polaris Industries, Inc. has announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations.

                      Polaris says it will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Monday’s announcement does not affect any other Polaris business units.

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                      “This was an incredibly difficult decision for me, my team and the Polaris Board of Directors,” said Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. “Over the past 18 years, we have invested not only resources, but our hearts and souls, into forging the Victory Motorcycles brand, and we are exceptionally proud of what our team has accomplished. Since inception, our teams have designed and produced nearly 60 Victory models that have been honoured with 25 of the industry’s top awards. The experience, knowledge, infrastructure and capability we’ve built in those 18 years gave us the confidence to acquire and develop the Indian Motorcycle brand, so I would like to express my gratitude to everyone associated with Victory Motorcycles and celebrate your many contributions.”

                      Several factors influenced the announcement. Victory has struggled to establish the market share needed to succeed and be profitable. The competitive pressures of a challenging motorcycle market have increased the headwinds for the brand. Given the significant additional investments required for Victory to launch new global platforms that meet changing consumer preferences, and considering the strong performance and growth potential of Indian Motorcycle, the decision to more narrowly focus Polaris’ energy and investments became quite clear.

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                      “This decision will improve the profitability of Polaris and our global motorcycle business, and will materially improve our competitive stance in the industry,” said Scott Wine. “Our focus is on profitable growth, and in an environment of finite resources, this move allows us to optimize and align our resources behind both our premium, high performing Indian Motorcycle brand and our innovative Slingshot brand, enhancing our focus on accelerating the success of those brands. Ultimately this decision will propel the industry-leading product innovation that is core to our strategy while fostering long-term growth and increased shareholder value.”

                      Any one-time costs associated with supporting Victory dealers in selling their remaining inventory, the disposal of factory inventory, tooling, and other physical assets, and the cancellation of various supplier arrangements will be recorded in the 2017 income statement in respective sales, gross profit and operation expense. These costs will be excluded from Polaris’ provided 2017 sales and earnings guidance on a non-GAAP basis.

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                      Polaris will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results and provide 2017 guidance on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Victory owners in the United States with concerns or questions can call (866) 521-1683.

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                          Richard Caslon
                          4 months ago

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                          Yes they are and very powerful.

                          Most have 115 HP at the back wheel.

                          Arlin Ness did a lot of the design work.

                          I hate to see American made go.

                          Damn!


                          Arlen Daryl Ness is an American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur,

                          best known for his custom motorcycles.Wikipedia


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