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Old 11-30-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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I used to think this bike was ugly, but now it is growing on me and I kind of like it....





With hydraulic valve lifters, I am reading that maintance is a snap as well. Any Victory Vision Tour owners or anyone else like to comment on this bike?



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Old 12-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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Rollin should be around here shortly. He's put a bazillion miles on his Vision.

I have a Hammer, similar engine, cruiser style. I love it. There is NOTHING inside the motor that you need to do for maintenance. Change the oil and ride.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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Great bike, easy to service, incredibly reliable. There are a couple of decent threads here with owner input and photos. If you want a lot more input try: thevog.net or thevmc.com

On another note, somebody cue Dakez for his obligatory barf icon.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #4
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I used to think this bike was ugly, but now it is growing on me and I kind of like it....





With hydraulic valve lifters, I am reading that maintance is a snap as well. Any Victory Vision Tour owners or anyone else like to comment on this bike?



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Yeah, that's pretty fugly. Then what do I know. I ride Burgman to work.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
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Still Fugly ugly.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:24 AM   #6
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I actually like the looks of the bike but the wife doesn't so no dice. I took it out on a test ride and was amazed at how a big bike like that could carve as well as it did. Me and the lead rider took off and left the group waaay behind. We actually got off the bikes and he lit a cig while we waited for the group to catch up. Very fun demo. I was sold. The wife who was riding a KingPin low wasn't.

Hmmm...come to think of it, it might not be the looks but me riding like an idiot while on the bike...
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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They were ugly when they first came out.

Now, everything else is way uglier so they are actually pretty decent looking in comparison. It's all relative...

Victory makes some damn fine motorcylces. I'd own one over an HD in an instant.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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The looks certainly are polarizing, but one of the things I've noticed about the looks is that unlike any other bike in my experience, they actually look a lot better, more complete if you will, when you see them go by two up. Static image much less inspiring than the in-motion image.
To me the most troubling thing about the looks is how well the damn things work. You'd like to just dismiss the Vision because of the looks, but the wind management, handling, comfort, reliability, and super low maintenance won't let you.
Not that this matters to anyone now, but I'm thinking the Vision is one of those bikes that is going to be considered beyond cool when they show up at bike events 25 or 30 years from now. Weird looks, great functionality, low sales, Americana, it's the perfect collectible. IMHO.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:07 AM   #9
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I like it. In fact I wanted to buy one, but Mrs. B didn't like the bag seat. Great bike!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #10
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Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but, it is so comical that many of the folks that call this ugly....



Think this JC Whitney bolt on looking bike is gorgeous....





Different strokes for different folks, I'd take the Vic every day, and twice on Sundays over any other cruiser based touring bikes. Although my choice would be this one more than likely...

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Old 12-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #11
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That is the best looking paint I have seen on a Vision. nice bikes. Momma put the nix on for the lack of comfort for her in the "Pricess Seat". No worries. The XCT has the same agile handling, frame, and well pretty much everything except front forks. No complaints about the Vic and we all have to make the final choice for ourselves.
Vision is good choice for sure.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:33 AM   #12
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That's a good picture of the Vision, it shows just how much cornering clearance the bike has while still maintaining a low seat.
I like the looks better with the trunk removed.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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Love the XCT. Trying to decide between it and a goldwing.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #14
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Still Fugly ugly.

Figured it wouldn't take you long to find this thread.




Not A Vision, but here's mine.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:00 PM   #15
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Love the XCT. Trying to decide between it and a goldwing.
Obviously do the test ride, but the XCT is a lot roomier than the Wing and has more luggage capacity.
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