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Old 01-20-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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Definitely an improvement over their last offering but I agree with both ya's, don't like the number plate and the single disk.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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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!
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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After review, I don't like anything about this bike.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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Yawn. What a missed opportunity.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #10
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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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