I myself have been looking at the new Victorys. From a maintenance standpoint they seem to make a lot of sense. For example, when you have to take a stator off a Harley It is a pain in the ass project. It sits behind the front pulley in the primary. When you take it out you need an extra set of hands if you want your chains and pulleys to stay intact. Not an impossible job, but a pain in the ass. On a Victory, the stator is still on the front pulley, but it is the first thing that comes off and a relatively simple job. Overall it seems a lot less work to own a bike that sems to require a lot less maintenance period. Polaris has done a great job.
I do not have the money for a new bike, but a Victory is about as American as Harley when it comes to percentage of parts made in the USA, and its parent company Polaris worries a lot less about selling shirts than it does making quality motor products. Something to think about when I get the cash for a new bike.
By: James “Topfuel”Macecari
Harley has been “King of the Road” for 113 years, many of its competitors have come and went, it fought two World Wars, faced down a Great Depression. The list goes on and on what this great American Icon has wrestled with for the title “King of the Road”. Every kid growing up riding a bicycle at some point or another wanted that bicycle to be a Harley Davidson, I know when I was a kid I wanted mine to be, I use to look up to the Bikers that lived on my street in amazement. Read more: