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Very interesting that the first two machines are so close in total mileage. I also did not recognize the model name they used, Commander, and when I looked that name up on a listing of all Victory model names it did not show. Maybe the list is wrong or who knows what is going on. I do agree that there are some real interesting deals at auctions and even salvage yards but the lack of real past information on the care of a bike must be overcome by solid mechanical knowledge when checking the bike first. I know a friend that has purchased several smaller bikes used for rider training classes and rebuilt them into cafe racer style machines that he sold for an easy grand profit each after all expenses. He has done it at least ten times now. If anyone tries one of these flips I wish them good luck. It could be a fun run.
 

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Very interesting that the first two machines are so close in total mileage. I also did not recognize the model name they used, Commander, and when I looked that name up on a listing of all Victory model names it did not show. Maybe the list is wrong or who knows what is going on. I do agree that there are some real interesting deals at auctions and even salvage yards but the lack of real past information on the care of a bike must be overcome by solid mechanical knowledge when checking the bike first. I know a friend that has purchased several smaller bikes used for rider training classes and rebuilt them into cafe racer style machines that he sold for an easy grand profit each after all expenses. He has done it at least ten times now. If anyone tries one of these flips I wish them good luck. It could be a fun run.
IT’S A PRIVILEGE

It’s a privilege to build motorcycles for police forces. In this arena, performance is measured by people served and protected. We respect the power of the policeman’s oath.

VICTORY POLICE LINEUP

The spirit of this oath is engineered into every fleet motorcycle that is made by Victory Police Motorcycles. Currently they offer three different models the Victory Commander 1, Stealth Commander 1, and Victory Vision®.
Police Motorcycles | Victory Motorcycles

Good thing about the police bikes, they get serviced. The mileage is probably two cops riding together, like the CHiPS boys. :)

A long distance deal is a bit harder, but if one happens to be local, they let you come on site and inspect the vehicles. I bought the SUV from 4 hours away, but I knew what I was buying. Got no service records, but it's easy to see it was well maintained. Already completed a couple of repairs, but it's still a one owner, low mileage, cream puff. Still think I should've bought a pickup, but I was tired of looking and I have a trailer. Found out the mystery toggle switch is for the strobes on all four corners, should be fun.

Bad thing about owning a Victory now, parts are probably about to be really scarce. A running Victory may be a high dollar item in 20 years.

If I hadn't just bought that SUV .... I missed two Harley Ultras, around 2007 models, about $3100 each. A 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 for $1750.

Watching a 30' x 100' metal building, still in the boxes.
 

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Funny...the first time I saw a Victory Vision , although the styling was kind of "mid-century modern" I thought, "That would make a cool police bike"
Never knew that was actually an option until now...
Does have an Art Deco look, especially the back with that 'V' of the tailight and turn sigs.

Lee's Summit should be in reach for you, huh? Oh, 4 hrs, maybe not. I didn't list any of the sportbikes I saw elsewhere, but the rest at Lee's Summit was trucks and equipment. Did see an FJ something, FR? Biggest sportbike in the listings.

This was tempting, but the bid is rising quickly: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=22&acctid=8850
I see a lot of bondo on there too.
 

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IT’S A PRIVILEGE

It’s a privilege to build motorcycles for police forces. In this arena, performance is measured by people served and protected. We respect the power of the policeman’s oath.

VICTORY POLICE LINEUP

The spirit of this oath is engineered into every fleet motorcycle that is made by Victory Police Motorcycles. Currently they offer three different models the Victory Commander 1, Stealth Commander 1, and Victory Vision®.
Police Motorcycles | Victory Motorcycles

Good thing about the police bikes, they get serviced. The mileage is probably two cops riding together, like the CHiPS boys. :)

A long distance deal is a bit harder, but if one happens to be local, they let you come on site and inspect the vehicles. I bought the SUV from 4 hours away, but I knew what I was buying. Got no service records, but it's easy to see it was well maintained. Already completed a couple of repairs, but it's still a one owner, low mileage, cream puff. Still think I should've bought a pickup, but I was tired of looking and I have a trailer. Found out the mystery toggle switch is for the strobes on all four corners, should be fun.

Bad thing about owning a Victory now, parts are probably about to be really scarce. A running Victory may be a high dollar item in 20 years.

If I hadn't just bought that SUV .... I missed two Harley Ultras, around 2007 models, about $3100 each. A 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 for $1750.

Watching a 30' x 100' metal building, still in the boxes.
The Victory Commander starts out as a stock Victory Cross Country.

More Police Depts Using Victory Motorcycles - Motorcycle USA
Thanks for the education. I really do appreciate it. My buddy bought a HD Police bike and really enjoys it and as you said there is the fact that they usually get very good service during their life with the force. I guess the site I looked up the Commander name was only for general production bikes. As far as the price to purchase parts, I believe that Polaris has stated that they will maintain parts for ten years starting from 2017. I would think that an initial statement such as that can be subject to change but there are lots of after market items available plus having been a VN 750 owner we are used to not having a steady supply of items available. I am interested in a Victory and getting pretty close to pulling the trigger on something within the next month or two. Time to let my VN move on to someone else that can appreciate it more.
 

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Thanks for the education. I really do appreciate it. My buddy bought a HD Police bike and really enjoys it and as you said there is the fact that they usually get very good service during their life with the force. I guess the site I looked up the Commander name was only for general production bikes. As far as the price to purchase parts, I believe that Polaris has stated that they will maintain parts for ten years starting from 2017. I would think that an initial statement such as that can be subject to change but there are lots of after market items available plus having been a VN 750 owner we are used to not having a steady supply of items available. I am interested in a Victory and getting pretty close to pulling the trigger on something within the next month or two. Time to let my VN move on to someone else that can appreciate it more.
I forgot all about the 10yr parts support, that makes a big difference. Just looked at Ebay and there's some availability on new/used Cross Country parts, not like with the VN750, but at least some. 2,251 listings in used parts. Might be a good time to own one!
https://www.ebay.com/sch/eBay-Motor...=nc&LH_ItemCondition=4&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

First thing these Commanders need is a backrest for everybody. :) Maybe a tail trunk.

Haven't seen any police KZ1000, BMW, or Honda ST for quite a while, it must be Harley and Victory time now.
 

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2002 Kawasaki - Looks like an 800?

They weren't sure if the 147,000 mi odometer was accurate .. It's 14779 miles.

$530 in KY - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=8&acctid=11233

The pair of VN1500s went for about $1700 each. The 2016 HD FLHTP went for $12,400.
The three Victory Commanders sell tomorrow - $4000-4700 so far.

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1994 Harley-Davidson FXRP - $3530 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=202&acctid=623

2006 Harley Road King - $2850 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=3831&acctid=1877

2007 BMW RT1200 - $3260 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1329&acctid=1207

2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000 - $6600 w/5000 miles - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=23&acctid=4323
 

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Haven't seen any of these Vulcans on the road.

2015 Vulcan S in North Carolina - reserve not met - https://www.auctiondeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemID=5&acctID=11512

2001 Suzuki GSX-R-750 - $240 - Tennesee - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=160&acctid=3960

2006 Harley-Davidson FLHRSI - $1540 - Tennesee - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=182&acctid=3933

1991 Harley Davidson Sportster XL 5th. Edition - $1170 - Tenn. - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=181&acctid=3933

2003 Yamaha XVS1100 - $520- Tenn. - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=183&acctid=3933

2004 Harley Davidson FLHTP-I - $3020 - Alabama - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=928&acctid=526
 
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