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2012 Victory Hard-Ball Review [Video]
 

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2012 Victory Hard-Ball Review [Video]

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Matt7even 01-04-2012 01:09 PM

Thanks for the well done review and video tour! I agree with most of the points given but I don't know if I would beat up the Hardball too much for not being able to fit a "open faced" helmet in the saddlebags. I don't think I can recall any current cruisers on the market that can boast such a feat either without the addition of a trunk case. I think that's why half helmets have remained so popular with many cruiser riders.

Tom Roderick 01-04-2012 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt7even (Post 272360)
Thanks for the well done review and video tour! I agree with most of the points given but I don't know if I would beat up the Hardball too much for not being able to fit a "open faced" helmet in the saddlebags. I don't think I can recall any current cruisers on the market that can boast such a feat either without the addition of a trunk case. I think that's why half helmets have remained so popular with many cruiser riders.

Thank you, Matt. The saddlebag width isn't a deal breaker, but Victory had an opportunity to make a better saddlebag. If other manufacturers were jumping off a bridge... Get what I mean? A quarter-inch more width and an open-face helmet would fit. You can't tell me a quarter-inch would destroy the bike's styling, therefore, it was a failure on Victory's part not to create a better design.

Buzglyd 01-04-2012 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Roderick (Post 272362)
Thank you, Matt. The saddlebag width isn't a deal breaker, but Victory had an opportunity to make a better saddlebag. If other manufacturers were jumping off a bridge... Get what I mean? A quarter-inch more width and an open-face helmet would fit. You can't tell me a quarter-inch would destroy the bike's styling, therefore, it was a failure on Victory's part not to create a better design.

No, 1/4 inch would not destroy the bike's styling.

Too many other things already did.

The Spaceman 01-04-2012 02:03 PM

"Hard Ball?" Did they really have to name it "Hard Ball?" All I can think of is Chris Matthews blathering into a teevee camera.

"Eight Ball," sure, that works. I'd even go for "Black Ball," "High Ball..."

Tom Roderick 01-04-2012 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 272364)
"Hard Ball?" Did they really have to name it "Hard Ball?" All I can think of is Chris Matthews blathering into a teevee camera.

"Eight Ball," sure, that works. I'd even go for "Black Ball," "High Ball..."

It's better than Blue-Ball.

12er 01-04-2012 02:41 PM

Quick, to the bat cycle...

jmdonald 01-04-2012 05:05 PM

I'll Pass
 
There is no accounting for taste. A good review for a bad bike.

Kevin_Duke 01-04-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 272363)
No, 1/4 inch would not destroy the bike's styling.

Too many other things already did.

I don't quite agree, but that's LOL funny!

The Spaceman 01-05-2012 05:08 AM

Will an open-face roast beef sandwich fit in the saddlebags?


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