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Administrator 01-20-2012 08:36 AM

2013 Victory Judge Preview
 

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2013 Victory Judge Preview

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schizuki 01-20-2012 09:34 AM

I really, really like this bike.

The wheel and tire combo evokes Mickey Thompsons on Cragars. Not sure if that muscle-car homage on a bike is cool or not, though - we may be dipping a toe in American Chopper theme-bike territory.

Also not digging the molded-in numberplate. A small louvered sidescoop might be more in line with the theme.

I'd better stop. I like the bike, and I'm making it sound worse the more I type.

trenttheuncatchable 01-20-2012 12:57 PM

I like it a lot, too. I might like it better if it had dual calipers up front, but that all depends on if it stops well or not with the single caliper it has.

12er 01-20-2012 01:13 PM

Definitely an improvement over their last offering but I agree with both ya's, don't like the number plate and the single disk.

Buzglyd 01-20-2012 01:26 PM

Thankfully, the giant rear tire fad is going the way of the dodo.

I remember riding the Hammer in a MO test down into Lake Elsinore hoping I wouldn't fly off the cliff before I got to the bottom. It was a battle around every turn.

schizuki 01-20-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 272630)
Definitely an improvement over their last offering but I agree with both ya's, don't like the number plate and the single disk.

I usually agree about the single disk, but another disk would cover the wheel and negate the styling cue. Of course, if it's too much of a performance compromise, it wouldn't be worth it just for the style.

The Spaceman 01-20-2012 01:44 PM

Well I'll be damned, a new Vic that doesn't make me throw up in my mouth.

I like the wheels and tires too; they really nailed the '70's muscle car look there. And the rest of it really does look like what the name implies.

It's a new "platform" for Victory!

jmdonald 01-20-2012 02:28 PM

Disclaimer
 
After review, I don't like anything about this bike.

mugwump58 01-20-2012 04:28 PM

Yawn. What a missed opportunity.

bmwclay 01-20-2012 04:57 PM

Judge
 
Why not 17" wheels for sport tire choices? Dual disks and better suspension to compete with the XR1200. I would buy it over the XR just to piss off the Harley guys.
For now, my Guzzi gives me all the grins I need.
Maybe next year.


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