In 2011, Polaris acquired the iconic Indian Motorcycle brand, which had been revived after production ceased in both 1953 and again in 2003. … Polaris currently assembles both Indian and Victory bikes at its Spirit Lake plant, which will now double down on the Indian brand.
Does victory own Indian?
Polaris is the Minneapolis-based parent company of Victory Motorcycles and Indian Motorcycle, along with Polaris brand side-by-side all-terrain off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, Slingshot three-wheeled on-road vehicles and several parts, garments and accessories brands.
Why did Polaris stop making Victory Motorcycles?
Polaris Industries will stop making its Victory motorcycles so it can focus on its Indian Motorcycle brand and other products. … The motorcycles were produced at the Medina-based company’s plants in Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Spearfish, S.D.
Why did Victory Motorcycles fail?
It’s been pointed out by many that Polaris’ failure to market effectively, the competition of overseas bikes and developing 60 different models at once (that many models to support can suck up a lot of resources) and Polaris purchase of the Indian brand contributed to the death of Victory motorcycles.
Is victory better than Harley?
Harley and Victory motorcycles are very different from each other. In terms of reliability reports, manufacturers say that Victory motorcycles are more reliable than Harley, while both companies are more reliable than most other motorcycle companies.
Is victory a good motorcycle?
Victory motorcycles are a relatively new brand, with the benefit of the R&D clout and resources of Polaris, their parent company. Victory makes a solid, reliable, powerful, well-handling bike at a fair price point.
What is the best Honda cruiser motorcycle?
Ranking Honda’s 10 Greatest Cruiser Bikes, Ever
- 8 Honda CMX500 Rebel.
- 7 Honda Valkyrie.
- 6 Honda Shadow.
- 5 Honda Rebel 500.
- 4 Honda Magna.
- 3 Honda Fury.
- 2 Honda Gold Wing.
- 1 Honda CB750.
Are Victory motorcycles coming back?
A year later, Polaris announced that it was to wind down production of Victory Motorcycles. No more Victory-badged bikes were made at the Iowa factory and dealers sold off existing stock. Ultimately though, Victory Motorcycles never really died.
How many miles does a Victory motorcycle last?
I ride a ’76 Goldwing with 75,000 miles and even that is considered low mileage on these bikes. That Victory should easily see 100,000 miles with no serious problems.
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Are Indian Motorcycles reliable?
These days, Harleys and Indians are both very reliable. If I had to pick one, I’d go with the Harley simply because I prefer the styling and, given Indian’s history, Harley is a lot more likely to still be around when I need parts 10 years later.