Victory Charger Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: What strategy will Polaris take with the Victory Charger? Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Charger Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-20-2015 05:09 PM
DonaldD
Quote:
Originally Posted by palladium View Post
What makes you think HD might not come out with the livewire that quickly?
An engineer said he thought 2 years when i was at a motorcycle show. Besides i just don't think the battery tech is there yet.
03-20-2015 03:30 PM
palladium
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonaldD View Post
I don't think HD is going to come out with the Livewire that quickly so perhaps Victory would be best served to come out with a electric bike that better matches their design language.
What makes you think HD might not come out with the livewire that quickly?



03-17-2015 05:06 PM
DonaldD I don't think HD is going to come out with the Livewire that quickly so perhaps Victory would be best served to come out with a electric bike that better matches their design language.
03-13-2015 07:28 PM
palladium I have a feeling they'll go with the Brammo Empulse initially although starting with a brand new bike might be the better long-term route.



03-13-2015 01:01 PM
DonaldD
What strategy will Polaris take with the Victory Charger?



There is relatively little information known about the Victory Charger by Polaris. What we do know is that Polaris bought Brammo's motorcycle division and has proceeded to file a trademark application for the "Victory Charger". What can we speculate about Polaris' overall strategy with the Charger though? Allow me to entertain you with the possibilities.

The acquisition of Brammo tells us for certain that Polaris will be using Brammo's drivetrains in the Victory Charger, but what type of bike will the Victory Charger. There are two possibilities.

The first possibility is that the Victory Charger will simply be a rebadged Brammo Empulse. Such a move would have both pros and cons. On the good side, this would allow Polaris to bring its electric bike to market quickly, which is a big plus since there is a bit of a race right now between Polaris and Harley-Davidson as to which company will be bringing a mass produced electric bike to the market first. This rebadged bike wouldn't be that new, but it could benefit from the reputation for quality that the Victory badge would bring with it.

The con is that such a bike would break with Victory's design language. It could be seen as a cop out. Harley-Davidson's Livewire concept breaks with traditional cruiser styling as well. That means that rebadging the Empulse could put Victory on par with Harley-Davidson in terms of design, or it could be a missed opportunity to to beat Harley-Davidson at its own game with the first electric cruiser.

The other option is for Victory to build a brand new bike. As I said before, this would be a good move because Victory could offer the first electric cruiser to market. The con is that this move would take quite a while to enact. It would take years of development and testing to create a wholly new bike. It is possible that Polaris has been secretly developing such a bike for a while now, and is one step ahead of the game, but if development started recently, Polaris will be battling against time to get its bike to market before Harley-Davidson does the same with theirs.

So, given the lay of the land, which path do you believe Polaris will take with the Victory Charger?

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome