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Old 01-19-2007, 07:04 AM   #61
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Default The design could be saved

If you look at this pictured from another site. I think the front fairing is too high relative to the back i.e the front end is too big and is ruining the bike's proportions. The back is nice. Too much turn signal stuff and doesn't match the classical rear styling. i.e. it looks like stuck another front end that may have better rider protection but doesn't match the nice styling of the rear fenders..
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:04 AM   #62
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Not to put to fine a point on this but...YUCK!
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:09 AM   #63
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Somebody in design needs to be hit with a big stick.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:15 AM   #64
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Victory only sells about 8K bikes per year. I doubt that they have to sell more than a few hundred of these to meet their goals.



Are there several hundred people out of 300 million who would buy this? Probably.



Maybe they are starting a new trend! If they are then I'm going to invest in Flash Gordon inspired accessories. You know. Helmets with antennae. Gloves with huge cuffs. Shoulder boards. Jackets with big day-glo lightning bolts on them. Stuff like that.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:20 AM   #65
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Uh oh, after seeing the promo shots on motorcycle daily they actually are growing on me.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:24 AM   #66
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For Victory's sake I hope that thing looks better in person than in pictures. I'd much rather have a Road Glide or Goldwing.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:26 AM   #67
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California design school grads need jobs, too.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:30 AM   #68
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It does look a lot better photographed outside than in the conference room.



That trunk just blows it though.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:32 AM   #69
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Yeah. They should have left room on the back to mount the JATO bottle.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:33 AM   #70
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I like the look of the engine and the front wheel/fender. The rest is over-cooked. Too high and short in front, too much mass in the bags, and the pipes flair too much at the end. Maybe if you look at it in a circus mirror that stretches it out...Certainly this design can be salvaged though.
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