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Old 10-22-2002, 06:17 AM   #21
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Default Re: First Ride: Victory Vegas

it's a swell-looking rig, and hopefully will bring about the rtise in Victory sales that will keep polaris interested in developing the brand further, but all the print rags report the MSRP as around $15k...



ummm, yikes?



sorry, but I won't be buying one, simply on price alone.



word to polaris: going by the bikes inhabit the motorcycle parking at my work, the most popular cruisers are the big middleweights (1100cc) with prices between $7k-$9k...

Using that same criteia, the most polular single bike of all is the Suzuki SV650. I think jumpingt right into the heavy- cruiser end of the market right off the bat was a mistake. Especially if their prices are not going to undercut HD and the metrics enough to offer an incentive to consider Victorys as real purchases. To my mind, the Vegas would KILL in the marketplace for $10k...but at $15k? uhhh, well, hope it goes ok for them.



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Old 10-22-2002, 06:26 AM   #22
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MMmmm, rapid prototyping, guaaaahhhhhgghhh....
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Old 10-22-2002, 06:53 AM   #23
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It is a good-looking bike--I especially like the integration of the seat and tank. But that front wheel--it's way too skinny! It messes up the visual flow of the bike for me.
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Old 10-22-2002, 08:02 AM   #24
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Default Re: First Ride: Victory Vegas

I thought so too, The yamaha warrior has the same problem, I think. The distance between the front of the tank and the steering neck has always looked out of proportion on Victorys also, overall I think this is a really nice design, the way the tank, seat, and rear fender flow together is nice, but they still need to work on the front of the tank, If I was in the market for a cruiser I'd give it a look though. Nice to see some original thought in American cruisers, instead of clones and aftermarket copies
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Old 10-22-2002, 08:19 AM   #25
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Default are mag wheels available?

love the look of this bike but personally i could never own a bike with spoked wheels. i need radial tires, see? will mags be available as an option on the vegas?
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Old 10-22-2002, 08:21 AM   #26
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reminds me of a drag bike--cool!
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Old 10-22-2002, 08:28 AM   #27
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according to the VIctory website (http://www.victory-usa.com/product/c...tid=03VICVEGAS)



MSRP is $14,999
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:56 AM   #28
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Default Re: are mag wheels available?

Lots of bikes can run radial tires on spoked wheels, assuming that the width is OK. As an example, I cite every Supermotard bike I have ever seen, as well as certain BMW and Guzzi models.



Unless you use some of the trick wheel rims that BMW and Guzzi use, you DO have to run tubes, however.
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Old 10-22-2002, 10:14 AM   #29
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..."delicious manure"...

Hmmm; could this just possibly be a Freudian impression of this motorcycle?

Does the MO editorial staff need an up-to-date Roget's?
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Old 10-22-2002, 10:20 AM   #30
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Default Re: are mag wheels available?

My Triumph Thunderbird Sport runs Metzler MeZ4 radials on spoke wheels...



This is one of the few bikes I would consider moving to from my Triumph. It is a beautiful bike. I am still holding out to see if Triumph is going to launch their rumoured big cruiser before I make a move though...
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