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Old 05-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #11
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But I guess if the price isn't that much cheaper than a HD I have to ask why would you buy this over a Harley. Just to be different yet buy American? Most Harley are customized uniquely by their owners anyway
With Victory you can get a jump start on the customization straight from the factory. So less parts to throw away, less painting etc. If I ever turned to the dark side I'd consider a victory. Though dont see that happening anytime soon unless I suddenly lose half a foot in height.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:20 PM   #12
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I dunno, call me an old phart, but that thing looks like a technicolor yawn.

Maybe some gold lame' highlights on the fenders, and orange grip streamers would set it off, go with those hideous rims.

What ever happened to the nice classic V Twin lines we all love so much? If I want to ruin something's looks, I can do it myself with an old AEE catalog.

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:04 PM   #13
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Well, I think that Victorys are a very quality product. They don't rattle like HDs do. But I simply don't like Arlen Ness styling. They look like something out of a bad orange sunshine trip. I'd prefer Victory did a retro Indian styling exercise like Kwacker did with the Drifter. Less chrome, more black paint, fully valenced fenders.

Not that I'd spend that kind of money on it. It'd be high on the list of bikes I'll never buy, though.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:45 PM   #14
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Hardly do I comment thrice on something, but I'm all hopped up on pain pills, and it's not helping the looks of that Viceroy Crackpot.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:29 PM   #15
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But I guess if the price isn't that much cheaper than a HD I have to ask why would you buy this over a Harley. Just to be different yet buy American?
Vics are significantly cheaper than a comparable H-D, especially when considering OTD prices. And they also have more powerful models.

If you're idea of a great bike is a Harley, it's worth checking out a Victory. I've ridden several (not at once...) alongside Harleys for comparison tests over the years, and they have a lot to offer.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:31 PM   #16
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I'd prefer Victory did a retro Indian styling exercise like Kwacker did with the Drifter. Less chrome, more black paint, fully valenced fenders.
May I suggest a Kingpin 8-Ball...?
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #17
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See now when they do strike out on their own like the Vision they get slammed for that too.... double standard at play here???

Like I said, I like them myself, I just like HD better. If I didn't ride a Harley I'd get a BMW and load up on the KY I guess..but the Vison is a decent touring bike from what I can see and definately eyecatching.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:34 PM   #18
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"See now when they do strike out on their own like the Vision they get slammed for that too.... double standard at play here???"

No double standard. Just don't make a bike that is horrifically ugly from every conceivable angle. They did.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:27 AM   #19
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But I guess if the price isn't that much cheaper than a HD I have to ask why would you buy this over a Harley. Just to be different yet buy American?
Because they're better than any new Harley
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Because they're better than any new Harley
And the new Honda Fury is even better than that!
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