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Find 1000s more bikes on­line at mc­n­bikesfor­ Why it’s now or never if you want to get your hands on a Vic­tory mo­tor­cy­cle

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Vic­tory may be clos­ing but there are bar­gains to be had

Fol­low­ing the news in Jan­uary that Amer­i­can con­glom­er­ate Po­laris would no longer be pro­duc­ing mo­tor­cy­cles un­der the Vic­tory name, deal­ers say that stocks of the dis­tinc­tive Amer­i­can ma­chines are run­ning crit­i­cally low whilst in­ter­est has reached an all-time high. As a re­sult, prospec­tive Vic­tory own­ers need to act fast in or­der to get their hands on one.

“Stocks across Europe are now dwin­dling,” says Paul Dobb of Vic­tory dealer Blade Mo­tor­cy­cles, Swin­don, “and we lit­er­ally only have a cou­ple of to­tally new bikes left in the show­room. Once they’re gone they’re gone so buy­ers should not wait. In­ter­est in Vic­tory has spiked again fol­low­ing the news that pro­duc­tion has ended, so don’t ex­pect too many dis­counts on brand new mod­els, although if you’re quick you’ll be able to get good deals on one of the few pre-reg­is­tered bikes knock­ing around. We’ve got a pre­reg­is­tered Judge for sale with £2000 off the list price, but we don’t ex­pect it to be around for very long at all.”

Un­like other bike man­u­fac­tur­ers who’ve pre­vi­ously ceased pro­duc­tion, Vic­tory own­ers do not need to worry over un­cer­tainty re­gard­ing fu­ture spare parts avail­abil­ity.

“We’re in an in­ter­est­ing sit­u­a­tion with Vic­tory,” says Paul, “be­cause while they’re no longer pro­duc­ing Vic­tory mo­tor­cy­cles, par­ent com­pany Po­laris are still very much in busi­ness as they’re a huge $5 bil­lion oper­a­tion and they still pro­duce bikes un­der the In­dian brand. So there­fore all Vic­tory mod­els will still be sup­ported with parts, as well as hav­ing their five-year war­ranties hon­oured. But I can’t stress enough that it re­ally is now or never if you want to own one of th­ese bril­liant bikes.”

If Vic­tory’s styling isn’t to your taste, there are dis­counts on pre-reg­is­tered cruis­ers from Yamaha, Suzuki and Moto Guzzi. See be­low for our pick…

‘It re­ally is now or never if you want to own one of th­ese bril­liant bikes’

A used Vic­tory Cross Coun­try can be found for un­der £12k

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