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Touring: Honda Goldwing vs. Victory Vision (hmmm??)

Deciding on whether or not to buy a touring bike this fall. Narrowed it down to the Wing or the Vision. Help me decide.


PS.........don't get me wrong, I love my VTX, however I have started making some very long trips and I want a little more comfort.

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Do you like the sound and feel of a V-twin? Then the Wing is not for you.

Go test ride them both, both a great bikes. The Visions saddlebags are a tad small, don;t hold much. The Wing engire has you splayed out like you're on an OB/Gyn table. Each have their good and bad points.

Ride both, and see what fits you best

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Other than maybe the new BMW K1600, there's nothing in the Wings category engineering wise. Blow the doors off anything else on the road. But for me, about as comfortable as a crotch-rocket.

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I have rode a few wings but they are always set up for shorter dudes. I am 6'5" with a 36" inseam. Made me feel like I was sitting on the front fender . I have started riding with a lot of folks with CB's and such (they all have wings).

Whichever bike fits my body the most comfortable is the one I will go with.

Gee, making decisions such as these makes me realize how great life really is................

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Other than maybe the new BMW K1600, there's nothing in the Wings category engineering wise. Blow the doors off anything else on the road. But for me, about as comfortable as a crotch-rocket.

The BMW looks really sweet, however I live in Southeastern Kentucky and we don't have a dealership anywhere in sight. We have a Victory dealer about two hours from here and of course Honda dealerships are everywhere.

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hmmm......

If it's a touring bike whats the difference where the dealers are? You surely aren't going to "tour" to the dealer? When I had my K12 LT I used to schedule oil and tire changes with a dealer some where along my planned itinerary. Then I could borrow a beater bike or rent a daily car and check out the local scenery.

Looks like the fastest thing going as a true touring bike is the new BMW 1600 GTL with 160 hp? I like my wing and it gets along ok but, it can get a little heavy by the end of a long day.

With all of the many options available for the VTX I might just make it into a convertabike and tour on it? The ones who have bought new Visions seem to like them and the comfort and power are nice. I test rode a Vision and it was a capable touring rig.

Nice thing about a wing is you can add a small trailer and tote a lot more stuff as well as keeoing the topcase and bags for cameras and rain gear and jackets etc.

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For me:

Goldwing - uncomfortable riding position. And a tad bulky it seems to me.
Vision - Pathetic waste of storage space for a tourer.
Crosscountry - Seems to be the best fit for ME.

Your opinion may be much different.

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Yep, I prefer the Cross Country as well. MUCH better saddlebag size on teh CC over teh Vision. HUGE actually. You can add the trunk and the CB to teh CC and teh CB can be added to teh Vision as well.

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For me:

Goldwing - uncomfortable riding position. And a tad bulky it seems to me.
Vision - Pathetic waste of storage space for a tourer.
Crosscountry - Seems to be the best fit for ME.

Your opinion may be much different.
Yeah BUT, you'll be on yer 3/4th CC when the rings are just seatin on the GW

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