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Old 12-13-2005, 03:43 AM   #71
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Default Re: Victory Unveils Their Vision.

It looks like a 'Wraith" (from N.O.) with body work. Very ugly and reminicent of the Guzzi (8cyl.) race bike from long ago. It's where thinking out-of-the-box can can bring design. It will be interesting to see where Victory goes with it. Picture it in enviro-green, it'd look like an insect.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:40 AM   #72
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That has got to be the ugliest thing on two wheels ever!

And to add insult to injury, they are incorporating their drive train technology into it, I have been introduced to their engineering as of lately, as my partner and I decided to start servicing Polaris ATV's to expand our clientele base. Long story short, sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry and we allways have all of our metric AND american standard tools out, since the Fuji engines are japanese and the rest is... well you know.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:20 AM   #73
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I prefer sport bikes but I like the Victory line, they are an alternative to HD and those bling choppers. The Victory Hammer is my favorite.

I saw this at the Long Beach show. It is definitely odd to look at and I applaud them for trying something different. Look at that swing arm, the pivot point is also the output shaft with little to no rise under acceleration.

I don't think the bulbous fairing or the 800cc engine of the Vision™ will attract many buyers. The engine/CVT combo better have serious power and put it to the ground right if they want it to sell this to Americans.

I also think this is a slap in the face to HD because this is something they would never do.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:23 AM   #74
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Default Something HD would never do...

At least if they want to stay in business.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:27 AM   #75
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I don't like Ducs but the Hypermotard was interesting. I think the Sport Classics are unattractive. What's old is what's new.

They only sell because of the name, similar to HD. Because of their cost, they are coveted as a status symbol.

Stealing the show was the motorcycle with an airbag.
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:06 PM   #76
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Yea, infact it looks like they reverted to cheap plastic materials to build the bike, a la the Scion line. O well, no one in their right mind will purchase one of these, Right??? Well I guess we motorcyclists are out of our right mind to begin with cause we ride these two wheel death traps. So I guest I can't really put it past us....

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Old 12-13-2005, 02:35 PM   #77
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man this thing is seriously ugly. how does a "designer" named "tiger" get to keep his job after rolling out this POS. 800 twin paralell? no thanks. His punishment should be riding it to a bike rally or two. If this were my only bike, i would not ride! while i am not a fan of automatics, a cvt on a motorcycle make some sense, especially for bikes with peaky powerplants. no power lost when shifting, smoother power delivery, and the ability to keep the engine right in the powerband. of course, a rotary engine makes a lot of sense, too, but noone liked that Idea either.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:56 PM   #78
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Belongs in an art museum for the blind.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:25 PM   #79
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Just in time for the baby boomers.
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:44 PM   #80
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Shouldn't that be their LACK of Vision!!



I mean how are you suppossed to see where your going with that huge tractor looking front end up there!!!
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