Sales people tell us that some customers and the odd collector or two are snapping them up.
There are plenty of demo deals and discounts on offer and stock is selling quickly. It comes as both Victory and Indian launch “Australia Day” sales with 20% on apparel and accessories from tomorrow to Sunday.
However, Victory Motorcycles Australia did not wish to comment on sales or the winding down of the company.
They said they stood by the statement made last week by Peter Alexander, Managing Director Polaris Industries, Australia and New Zealand.
Peter said they had become“the largest unit volume market for Victory outside North America” in just eight years.
He also said emphasised that the Australian dealer network was “committed to continue to supply parts, service and warranty to ensure this happens”.
That seems to have satisfied the punters who are lining up for the bikes and emptying the showroom floors.
And it makes lot of sense.
They are good bikes, especially the new Octane. It is definitely a collector bike.
And they still have the backing for the next 10 years of parent company Polaris Industries, an industrial giant.
After 10 years, we can’t image they would walk away from a lucrative spares market, nor would aftermarket suppliers.
Customers tell us they hope and believe that Polaris will restart production at some time in the future.
However, there is talk of selling off “factory inventory, tooling, and other physical assets, and the cancellation of various supplier arrangements”.
So it does sound final … making their bikes more valuable as collector items.