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It seems that Victory really put a lot of research and work into this bike. I like the styling, but I'm not usually a fan of the old classic look. I hope the bike sells well. Just remember, opinions vary!
 

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UH YUCK :?
 

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If I were in the market for a 2-up cruiser/tourer, I would definately give it a close look. I kinda like the different styling.
 

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T-bone22 said:
and only $$25 Grand
hmmmmmmm

I'll keep the X


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I believe that the price as listed on Victory's website is $18,999 for the Vision Street and $19,999 for the Vision Tour. This motorcycle WILL be my next bike, I spoke earlier today with one of the two Victory dealers near me and they said that the Vision will be in the showroom earlier than previously announced which should mean by the end of August. If I have to sell my Goldwing and my VTX to get this bike in my garage, so be it (although not without trepidation! :roll: ).

One of the key selling points for me is the ability to quickly remove the trunk and replace it with a cover plate, another is the engine/transmission combination. The dealer rep I spoke with said that it will come standard with an ipod dock in the left fairing pocket and that there is an optional cb or 10 (yes, 10!) disk cd changer that mounts in the lower part of the trunk (this made me wonder what you do when you remove the trunk?), if you don't initally buy it with the electrically adjustable windshield there will be a dealer install kit available as an option. There are two LCD displays, one for the radio/cb/intercom system and a second one between the speedo and tach that gives you other information such as ambient air temperature, gear position, fuel level and low fuel indicator.
 

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I have had the Great Luck of Sitting on one!!! If felt Great! Would Love to Test Ride, I think they are going for some of the Wing Group :wink: I may be wrong, it just looks like that and they way The Victory Reps were talking in Daytona, it sounded that way..

Should be a Very Nice Bike, But still AIR Cooled :wink: :wink:
 

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This motorcycle WILL be my next bike.[/quote]

I feel in love with the vision when I saw it in person at the Hoot. I hopefully will also one day have one in my stable. 8)
 

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Kevin Kuiper said:
I have had the Great Luck of Sitting on one!!! If felt Great! Would Love to Test Ride, I think they are going for some of the Wing Group :wink: I may be wrong, it just looks like that and they way The Victory Reps were talking in Daytona, it sounded that way..

Should be a Very Nice Bike, But still AIR Cooled :wink: :wink:
Kevin, all Victory's are Air and Oil cooled and not in the H-D fashion (H-D has an oil cooling unit available in their accessory catalog) but they truly use the oil as a coolant as it is circulated by the oil pump and their oil radiator is more than double the size of the H-D accessory unit. I've had the pleasure of riding a demo King Pin in HOT weather and it never felt as hot as some of the rental H-D units I've ridden.
 

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Like i said before the Street version is really growing on me. A fuctional vtwin tourer at reasonable price. If i could get a better than msrp deal i would probably buy one. My local dealer has been flexible before but....

I love my VTX but im tired of it being my "do everything" bike and would like 2 more bikes eventually. The Vision is high on my touring list if i can just get used to the styling. I like the specs and options and mainly that its a vtwin with adequate power and range for its purpose. Victory usually makes performance parts for some of their bikes and i like that as a bonus.

The Wing is probably a better bike at a better price but not a better bike for me. Build a Valk Interstate with a VTX motor and Honda would get my money again.
 

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Kevin Kuiper said:
I have had the Great Luck of Sitting on one!!! If felt Great! Would Love to Test Ride, I think they are going for some of the Wing Group :wink: I may be wrong, it just looks like that and they way The Victory Reps were talking in Daytona, it sounded that way..

Should be a Very Nice Bike, But still AIR Cooled :wink: :wink:
I thought it was butt ugly at first, but it has grown on me. I've talked to several that have sat on it and they all comment that you're not really sitting on the bike, but in the bike. They said it was as if you became one with the bike. I haven't seen one in real life yet, but can't wait to try one. That's one thing I like about Victory, they give more demo rides than any other bike I know.

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I saw it at the New York Show in January. Very cool looking bike in person. If I was in the market for a tourer I would give it a look.
It's definitly designed to go after the Harley tourer customer. And techno styled enough to go after the gold wing customer.
 

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I have disliked the foot position of the Goldwing from day one. Actually,
day one scared me as to how I would ever get used to it. A test drive
might have talked me out of it, but the stereo would still probably have
talked me into it. :lol: There is just no way that Honda can work around
the awesome horizontally opposed engine in regard to relaxed seating
position. The current Goldwing is a great bike for the Ninja types, or
folks living around twisties (I'm jealous).

When the wife saw the Vision, and loved it, we both knew we had to get it.
MCs are what we share, it is part of the "us". Victory is making exactly
what a potential Goldwing purchaser is looking for coming from a cruiser
lifestyle. But, already being a Goldwing owner, I have to question the
small saddlebags. What the &*^*%?

I have a $500 non refundable deposit on one. Some dealers deposits
are fundable, some dealers want $1000. I also have a reservation
number & the color from Victory-Polaris themselves via the closest
dealership (you have to choose the dealership prior).

My biggest worry right now is the lack of an intercom system. Nothing is
for sure, but one person said he heard you have to purchase the CB
option to get the intercom function. And then, I hope the stereo plays
through that intercom system, as wearing a full faced helmet and listening
to external speakers is silly. I think external speakers are for ½ helmets,
or no helmets at all.

I think Victory was smart not to try and be quicker then the Goldwing, or
torque-ier then my V2K. They have simply made a engine size more than
adequate for the purpose. 106ci = about 1738cc

Now Honda could turn the VTX1800 into a fully faired bike, or Triumph
could really do something cooler then the Victory with the Rockett III.
I just read about a new Rockett III, not the current tour version, coming
out in 2008, still with just a windshield? Sound familiar? :lol:
 
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