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Old 07-03-2012, 08:00 AM   #76
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The Vision is a bike I've really tried to like and I admire Victory for going out on a limb.
However, at the end of the day, I think that limb got sawed off and fell into a pit of burning hydrochloric acid.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:56 AM   #77
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How did you feel about Victory's design of the Vision?

Most folks thought it was too radical, too "out there", unconventional.

So, would you rather have a variation on your vanilla ice cream, or tutti fruitti?
That's about the best point I've scene made in the thread lol. Obviously, they look a fair amount alike, but who cares? China makes an suv that looks like an X5 bmw.....how do you suppose they compare other than looks?

Lets see how the bike performs on the road, hopefully Triumph did the work, and its performance, comfort, and reliability will speak for itself. I for one hope it's cheaper, as or more reliable, as comfortable, and hides some of its darn weight, I'm sure the explorer motor will work great. I for one am more concerned about its weight than its bmw esque cosmetics.

K1300GT "fully fueled read to ride" 288kg Trophy 1200 "ready to ride" 301kg

Anyone else see that not being a good thing for the triumph? Not saying I won't possibly buy one some day.....just been nice if it was alot lighter.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #78
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When it comes down to I don't give a rats ass what anyone else thinks about the bike i'm buying. If I like the look of it and like the way it rides and I'm happy that's all that matters. Ooooh, it looks like an RT, Oooooh I don't like the antenna, Oooooh I don't like the blue, Oooooh. Are you kidding me? You sound like a bunch of Corvette owners.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #79
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That's about the best point I've scene made in the thread lol. Obviously, they look a fair amount alike, but who cares? China makes an suv that looks like an X5 bmw.....how do you suppose they compare other than looks?

Lets see how the bike performs on the road, hopefully Triumph did the work, and its performance, comfort, and reliability will speak for itself. .
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Plus the longer service intervals.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #80
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How did you feel about Victory's design of the Vision?

Most folks thought it was too radical, too "out there", unconventional.

So, would you rather have a variation on your vanilla ice cream, or tutti fruitti?
I'd rather a new bike not look 90% like every other bike in its segment.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #81
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:50 PM   #82
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How did you feel about Victory's design of the Vision?

Most folks thought it was too radical, too "out there", unconventional.

So, would you rather have a variation on your vanilla ice cream, or tutti fruitti?
The vision sucks. It's disjointed. Looks like a scooter designer did the front fairing, and a mid-Century futurist did the rest of the bodywork.

The angluar, 1980s Honda features of the fairing don't go with the Delage-looking rear section.

The fact that is sells at all just reinforces the old addage, "there's no accounting for taste".
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #83
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What's the issue with similar-looking motorcycles offered by different manufacturers? I don't get the complaining.

A little price competition for the same type of motorcycle is a good thing, don't you think?

Or are you, like, all totally bunched up because Ford, Chevy, Toyota and Dodge offer pickup trucks that all have four wheels, a passenger compartment, a hood and a box?
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:08 PM   #84
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The vision sucks. It's disjointed. Looks like a scooter designer did the front fairing, and a mid-Century futurist did the rest of the bodywork.

The angluar, 1980s Honda features of the fairing don't go with the Delage-looking rear section.

The fact that is sells at all just reinforces the old addage, "there's no accounting for taste".

I think the Vision is beautiful, and every other Victory has suffered because people generally react badly to it's styling.

The bags are fucking terrible, a deal breaking outrage, but goddamn, I think it looks good.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:07 AM   #85
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I'm awaiting some ride reports and really want to know what to expect in MPG from this bike.
I had an 800XC for a short time and sold it, one factor was the poor MPG and range.

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:10 AM   #86
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I'm awaiting some ride reports and really want to know what to expect in MPG from this bike.
I had an 800XC for a short time and sold it, one factor was the poor MPG and range.

Regards, Paul
I realise its too little too late for you, but the latest 800 map seems to have straightened out the fuel mileage issue for me. My 800 started off averaging about 42 mpg. Now on map revision #3 I hit a high so far of 49 mpg and usually fill up around 220 miles
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #87
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I realise its too little too late for you, but the latest 800 map seems to have straightened out the fuel mileage issue for me. My 800 started off averaging about 42 mpg. Now on map revision #3 I hit a high so far of 49 mpg and usually fill up around 220 miles
Dang, I need to check which map I have ... It's a pity that I don't know any other Tiger riders in the area to share tools / shop accessories so I have to buy all things myself. Will get the combination DealerTool / TuneECU soon. I want to be independent of my not so good dealer here ...
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #88
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I realise its too little too late for you, but the latest 800 map seems to have straightened out the fuel mileage issue for me. My 800 started off averaging about 42 mpg. Now on map revision #3 I hit a high so far of 49 mpg and usually fill up around 220 miles
Glad to hear that Bueller. After I installed the Arrow pipe/map the ridability was GREAT but the MPH SUCKED!!

With milage in the upper 40's I'd like to see this motor in a Sport Tourer.....

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:38 AM   #89
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This is quite good..

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Old 07-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #90
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The new Trophy comes with black logo riding gear, a girl, and a trip to Italy!!! Jeez, if I had known that I would thought twice before buying my brandy new Sprint GT at a fire sale price.
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