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shayan

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Victory shutting down!
« on: January 10, 2017, 06:57:45 AM »

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/article/victory-motorcycles-important-announcement

Maybe the TT's will be available for an even lesser price now. Polaris tells that it will have parts and support available for 10 more years.

EDIT: $10,000 customer cash :)
« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 07:09:22 AM by shayan »
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Richard230

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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 09:16:30 PM »

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/article/victory-motorcycles-important-announcement

Maybe the TT's will be available for an even lesser price now. Polaris tells that it will have parts and support available for 10 more years.

EDIT: $10,000 customer cash :)

I wouldn't bet on Polaris having parts for the Empulse TT for the next 10 years, though.   ???  If you want them and you want them cheap, you had better get them now.  ;)
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 12:53:45 AM »

Thats very true :)

I'll wait and watch on more information from Polaris. Here's a quote from Polaris on Empulse:

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/01/polaris-shuts-down-victory-motorcycles.html

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"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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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 03:25:28 AM »

Here is an article from last year about Polaris's financial problems.  It looks like a major recall of the RZR Turbo (what ever that is) ended up being a major drag on their finances:  :(
http://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/polaris-struggling-after-q3-sales-dip-nearly-20
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 05:28:57 PM »

RZR Turbo (what ever that is)

A four wheel, dune buggy like machine, that had a tendency to self-immolate, including anyone inside it. Serious enough that there were deaths involved.

One on fire


Two die in a RZR fire
http://kutv.com/news/local/another-warning-after-two-more-people-die-in-off-road-vehicle-fire
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 09:00:42 PM »

RZR Turbo (what ever that is)

A four wheel, dune buggy like machine, that had a tendency to self-immolate, including anyone inside it. Serious enough that there were deaths involved.

One on fire


Two die in a RZR fire
http://kutv.com/news/local/another-warning-after-two-more-people-die-in-off-road-vehicle-fire

Was it powered by a Note 7 battery?   :o
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 02:35:49 AM »

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/article/victory-motorcycles-important-announcement

Maybe the TT's will be available for an even lesser price now. Polaris tells that it will have parts and support available for 10 more years.

EDIT: $10,000 customer cash :)

Actually bought a 2016 Empulse TT today with 2 miles on it for $5,999 and they threw in the level 2 charger. Had to take the plunge at that price. Gonna buy a few spare parts as well just in case
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 06:15:28 AM »

RZR Turbo (what ever that is)

A four wheel, dune buggy like machine, that had a tendency to self-immolate, including anyone inside it. Serious enough that there were deaths involved.

One on fire


Two die in a RZR fire
http://kutv.com/news/local/another-warning-after-two-more-people-die-in-off-road-vehicle-fire

Was it powered by a Note 7 battery?   :o

Worse... Petrol...
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 01:57:11 AM »

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/article/victory-motorcycles-important-announcement

Maybe the TT's will be available for an even lesser price now. Polaris tells that it will have parts and support available for 10 more years.

EDIT: $10,000 customer cash :)



Actually bought a 2016 Empulse TT today with 2 miles on it for $5,999 and they threw in the level 2 charger. Had to take the plunge at that price. Gonna buy a few spare parts as well just in case


Where did you nab yours from? Also did they let you keep the tax credit or make you sign it over?

EDIT: formatting
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 03:35:48 AM »

I would've done the same!! I did end up with a 10k deal back in september. It wasnt too bad back then when there was no Victory shutdown :)
Which level 2 charger did u get? As in, does it have a 14 30 plug? I didnt see a 14 50 plug from them and thats what i was looking at :-\
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 03:58:42 AM »

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/article/victory-motorcycles-important-announcement

Maybe the TT's will be available for an even lesser price now. Polaris tells that it will have parts and support available for 10 more years.

EDIT: $10,000 customer cash :)

Actually bought a 2016 Empulse TT today with 2 miles on it for $5,999 and they threw in the level 2 charger. Had to take the plunge at that price. Gonna buy a few spare parts as well just in case
For that money I would buy one just to put it in the living room :P
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2017, 07:20:24 AM »

Got it in Nashville area. 2 dealers had this deal. Also saw it in Panama City and Cinninatti so not a localized thing. Actually both nashville dealers listed at $6999 but came down to $5999 when pushed and shown other deals in PC and Cincy

The EV tax credit for 2 wheeled vehicle expired Dec 31, 2016. Only good on 4 wheels now. Some states may have one in effect. I would have gotten it if it was till around. Even thought maybe the dealer woudl say I ordered in Dec but the law states you had to have it in use by 12/31/16

I had to tell the dealer about the expiration as they were telling people they could get $2000 credit. Thaat was true at a $20000 price as the credit was 10% but I would have been able to keep the $600 if it was still in affect (or it it is reinstated which is unlikely since the 4 wheelers are not lobbying with us.)

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/11382

"A credit is available for the purchase of a new qualified two-wheeled plug-in electric drive vehicle that draws propulsion using a traction battery that has at least 2.5 kilowatt hours (kWh) of capacity, uses an external source of energy to recharge the battery, has a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 14,000 pounds, is manufactured primarily for use on public roadways, and can drive at least 45 miles per hour. The credit is for 10% of the cost of the qualified vehicle, up to $2,500, and applies to vehicles acquired between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016. "

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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2017, 07:23:24 AM »

Here is Motorcycle.com's take on the Victory brand's expiration: 
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/victory/polaris-is-closing-victory-motorcycles.html
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2017, 07:25:23 AM »

I would've done the same!! I did end up with a 10k deal back in september. It wasnt too bad back then when there was no Victory shutdown :)
Which level 2 charger did u get? As in, does it have a 14 30 plug? I didnt see a 14 50 plug from them and thats what i was looking at :-\

Got the 240V charger sold by Victory but it has not arrived yet so not sure but assume 14 30

http://store.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/shop/accessories/garage/2881601/
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2017, 11:55:11 AM »

If You are looking 240 V charger which is by the way quite easy to carry on.
http://www.charge-amps.com/ray/
reason or other there is only type2 connector in photos, but Charge Amps has confirm that they have also type1 connector.

I would've done the same!! I did end up with a 10k deal back in september. It wasnt too bad back then when there was no Victory shutdown :)
Which level 2 charger did u get? As in, does it have a 14 30 plug? I didnt see a 14 50 plug from them and thats what i was looking at :-\

Got the 240V charger sold by Victory but it has not arrived yet so not sure but assume 14 30

http://store.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/shop/accessories/garage/2881601/
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