Victory never put a big enough dent in Harley’s market share to make the Bar-and-Shield folk nervous, but some of Victory’s models were good enough to win occasional MO shootouts against similar H-D models. In our 2014 Big Gun Blow-Out, Victory’s Gunner sank Harley-Davidson’s FXSB Breakout.

“While the scoring was close, I think it’d be easy for me, given the situation of spending my own money on one of the two motorcycles, to purchase the Gunner and use what I save to buy some new riding gear, bike accessories, then take the wife on a weekend ride to a fancy resort … The Victory Gunner is less expensive, more comfortable and smokes the Breakout in every performance category. Shootout won.”