2009 Victory Vision™ 10th Anniversary
Tries too HardBy (I am an Enthusiast) on May 15, 2009
I cannot say that the Vision appeals to me, looks wise. It just tries too hard to make a statement. I wouldn't want to see that statement made everytime I go into my garage.
But then, I don't really care for the Nessies, either. Something more classic would have appealed more to me.
Beautiful VictoryBy (I am a Writer) on Mar 20, 2009
After 10 years, Victory is humming along. What a beautiful bike the Victory is... other cruiser companies produce stale, boring designs - like they afraid of change.
Cheers to Victory on a beautiful bike!!
This is only the beginning!By (I am an Owner) on Sep 23, 2008
Imagine an American motorcycle manufacturer celebrating 10 years in the business. In 10 short years they have made a name for themselves. They continue to push boudries and inovate while other brands rest on their name.
Every minute in the saddle on my Vision is a true joy. There ... isn't another place I would rather be than when I am on the road. The power is always there. The comfort is amazing. I never feel cramped or uncomfortable, even after long rides and thats what this bike is meant for. The miles just melt away. 150 miles on other bikes and your looking for a rest stop just to stretch out. 250 on the Vision and you just want to keep going.
Visually you either like or dislike the Vision. Either way you have to hand it to Victory because the are pushing forward instead of rehashing the same bike year after year.
If it were just a cosmetic suit over the same bike it would still be impressive as my last Victory (Jackpot) was a thrill to ride but that wasn't the case. They designed this bike from the ground up. I think the belt was the only thing they took from the previous bikes.
The result is a well balanced harmony between form and function. I mean, how many bikes have tip over points built into the frame that prevent any damage if you drop it? That was a retorical question since there are none.
Innovation... like it or not Victory is shaking up the norm and I do feel all manufacturers will benefit from Victory pushing the boundries. So even if Victory isn't to your taste, don't knock them cause chances are your bike is even better today than they were 10 years ago and it is a direct result of a solid competition in the market place.
If your on the fence and you think Victory may be an alternative to your current bike, I strongly recommend you take a test ride. They may surprise you.