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Old 01-19-2007, 05:26 AM   #51
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While they "just don't get it", their volume and profit is at an alltime high, they're growing faster than the industry, and their stock price is envied by many.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:35 AM   #52
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I saw the pictures and thought I was looking at the new Pacific Coast.



What silly looking motorcycles.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:36 AM   #53
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I can see you haven't been practicing your "laying it down" technique.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:43 AM   #54
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I admire Victory's courage in pushing the styling envelope for cruisers. However, given the targeted market, touring cruiser riders, I think it is a touch too radical for that market i.e. over stylized. Even the V-Rod met resistance from traditional cruiser buyers.. Perhaps it's attempt to attract non-cruiser types. As a cruiser critique I am attracted to the Victory Vegas, 8 ball etc. Arlen Ness and son did a great job on those bikes.. I wish Victory success.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:53 AM   #55
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Bulbus....nuff said.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:54 AM   #56
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Rune shmune was my first thought upon setting eyes on this contraption.



Guess I have to go elsewhere to see a side view of the street. I assume these pics were sent by Victory? Or was the only way to shoot it from artsy angles to keep the glare down?
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:58 AM   #57
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It has a frame mounting fairing, like the Road Glide(which is superior in handling and weather protection compared to the E-Glide).
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:00 AM   #58
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Tons of them? Thats what, 3 maybe 4 bikes?
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:00 AM   #59
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The Victory Vision Conquest (pic #2) is perfectly proportioned, has no styling licks applied just to elicit gawking, and seems to straddle the cruiser-that-doesn't-sacrifice-too-much-function-to-the-alter-of-Gaudiness tightrope like a chimp on a bike.



As the years pass and I grow grayer and more oval, the notion of owning a cruiser gains a little credibility with me (I'm hoping that everyone I've ever asked to shoot me in the eye if I ever so much as utter a positive comment about cruisers has forgotten or moved to Bolivia, or both).



I presume, therefore, that I might be among those within the scope of Victory marketing snipers (albeit on the edge), thereby making my opinion more valuable to the Victory brass than the vast majority of those stated elsewhere.



As such, I feel it's my responsibility to state for the record that I'm not too wild about the other two new models just introduced.



OK, I admit to knowing that the Victory of my preference is portrayed only to give a sense of a styling timeline. Nonetheless, it's the only Victory pictured that hardened the nipples of my ever-softening breasts.



Mr. Blackwell, I want you to keep my erect nipples in mind if you find yourself considering putting the Conquest into production. In my honor, instead of calling the Conquest, perhaps you can name it the Twister?
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:02 AM   #60
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Thank you for your comments Arlen.
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