I'm reading through these post and I'm wondering,,, was Victory produced "before it's time"?
Is the nostalgia wearing off enough that if the futuristic designs of Victory were to come out now or in the near future would they do better in sales?
They made good bikes but the tried and true Harley guys sneered at them and the metric guys wouldn't pay the premium for an American bike.
It seems the nostalgia is going to the way side as riders become older and no longer able to hold up a 900 pound bike so are getting out of riding all together.
Younger riders are coming in and they have no use, or appeal, for leather bags and fringe of the 50's so maybe the swoopy lines of Victory's would be more appealing.
This "Road Glide Indian" looks to have less cooling fins which will equal water cooling to keep the jugs from melting and the EPA happy. Fins are appealing to us old guys but I'm thinking the younger generation could care less.
Or,, I need to lay off the Jack and Cokes and quit over thinking this.
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011