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benswing

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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2017, 09:23:16 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.


This won't work in the US, it is designed for European outlets.  In the US we don't have to carry a charge cord around, the charging stations all have their own cords.  Cheers!

Also, $10,000 Customer Cash!  Wow!
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2017, 03:54:47 PM »

You're right that most of the European charging stations don't have cords but this isn't meant for that.

It's like one of these portable charging cords that you get with your EV:


But in a smaller form factor and with some extra gadgets in it:
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 04:57:22 AM »

ClipperCreek chargers are the ones that work best for the US. There's a 16A NEMA 14 50 (along with some add on adaptors for other plug types) that would work great for RV parks! I was looking at that, so i was just wondering if any other company made those kind of chargers :)
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2017, 06:08:42 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

Did you get it at the 8th ave store? I've seen an Empulse TT parked out front from time to time. Are you local to Nashville?

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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.)

It hasn't been reinstated and I suspect it won't be, in current political climate. But who knows, I didn't expect to see it revived a couple years ago either.
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2017, 09:02:11 AM »

I got it in Murfreesboro but the one on 8th called and said they would sell for $5999 with the military discount
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2017, 09:10:58 PM »

Regarding the shut down of Victory: it was a real surprise to me to hear that the Slingshot was selling so well, as I hadn't seen one on the road for the past couple of years.   ???

http://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/09/victory-motorcycles-closed-ends-production/
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2017, 01:59:56 AM »

Regarding the shut down of Victory: it was a real surprise to me to hear that the Slingshot was selling so well, as I hadn't seen one on the road for the past couple of years.   ???

http://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/09/victory-motorcycles-closed-ends-production/


I've seen quite a few in the bay area. I imagine it must be pretty fun to drive (ride?) it! Also it has quite a few options for modding including aftermarket stuff. So that would make it a good sell. Not to mention the carpool lane access :)
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2017, 03:48:00 AM »

Slingshot is a Polaris vehicle and will continue. Basically Victory could not compete with other cruisers and Polaris decided to just concentrate on the Indian instead.
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2017, 04:48:48 AM »

It looks like there might be an electric Indian in the future some day.  Just don't hold your breath:

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/mo-interview-polaris-steve-menneto.html
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2017, 06:11:35 AM »

I hope the positive press and race wins garnered by the Empulse TT will give it, or something similar, a future either with Indian or Polaris. Only time will tell. But good to read that Polaris is at least thinking in that direction.

“We’re going to continue the electric part of the business,” Menneto responded.  When I asked if his response meant we’ll one day be seeing an Indian with an electric motor, he carefully said: “I think that’s a fair assessment.”
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2017, 06:29:30 AM »

I'm sure all manufacturers are thinking about EV's at this point in time. It is certainly the future, so Polaris should be smart enough to have an electric lineup. Either with a Polaris badge or an Indian badge. Maybe now Indian has a chance to do something in the lines of Livewire.
They would have to make use of the R&D investments from Brammo IP and their Pike's peak and TT Zero runs for the past 2 years.
They just have to rethink their strategy in terms of pricing and offerings.

Anyway all of this will just be speculation until we hear something official :)
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2017, 09:57:23 PM »

Here is an interesting analysis by Autoblog regarding the Victory shutdown.  Unfortunately, not a peep about the Brammo purchase, but they do comment about Saturn, which I found interesting because I still own one and was affected when GM shut down that brand:  http://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/19/victory-motorcycles-polaris-indian-analysis/

I might add that my 1998 Saturn is still running, so maybe there is still hope for anyone owning a Brammo or Victory Empulse.   ???
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Re: Victory shutting down!
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2017, 09:35:09 PM »

Motorcycle.com has created an 11 page article summarizing the 10 things that they will miss most about the demise of the Victory brand.  None of the 10 even mentions electric motorcycles or the Victory Empulse TT:
http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/10-things-well-miss-most-about-victory-motorcycles.html
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