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Old 12-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #16
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Obviously do the test ride, but the XCT is a lot roomier than the Wing and has more luggage capacity.
I've actually ridden both. They are both wonderful machines. The one knock on the XCT is that it put a substantial amount of heat on my left leg while riding in traffic. Other than that, I absolutely loved it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #17
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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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Nice taste in bikes you have! Just got the twin to this one ; had it 2 weeks so far and I love it. . Amazing ride, light handling, plenty of stock power and all the goodies. Love Harleys too, but this is just so different.

Kudos to Victory, they seem to have something going. Let's hope they keep it going for a long time.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:17 PM   #18
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Figured it wouldn't take you long to find this thread.




Not A Vision, but here's mine.
Nothing unsightly about yours.

Well the engine looks like a couple of askew bee hives but other than that...


p.s. I wish I had had those foot boards the other day while riding through a super downpour. They would have kept the water from shooting up the leg of my riding pants and over my 16" boots.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #19
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The more I look at the Vision Tour the more I like it. I think I read that the fuel is not stored in the normal gas tank location, but in tanks that are down lower. Do I have that right?




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Old 12-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #20
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The looks are from from polarizing. They are pulverizing.

Great motor, fantastic brakes on a beautiful set of wheels but looks only Helen Keller could love.
I much prefer the Cross Roads or one of the CC Twins. EIther Cross Country or Cross Country Tour.

For those too young to know, Helen Keller was deaf, dumb and blind. She was not, how ever stupid. She
really enjoyed riding her bicycle and most likely would have had a fine time in the pillion seat of a Vision.

Looks are subjective. I would rather not subject my self to looking at the Vision. Even from the saddle.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #21
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Those that have them seem to like them very much. There must be a reason.

I would say that it is because their bike makes them happy. It takes them where they wish to go and back again. Their bike makes them smile when they look at it either in the driveway or from the saddle on the way to a memory.

One can not ask for more than that. That is what really counts and not the silly thoughts of an old toad on a forum. I usually erase my words anyway simply because they are just that. Words. You can write words but you can not ride them.

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Always nice to hear your opinion Toad.....



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Old 12-02-2012, 07:57 AM   #22
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The Vision or XCT would be the only cruiser I would consider and would like to test one soon. Have never owned a cruiser but one of these could sway me from my RT. The wife and I sat on an XCT in the showroom and she thought the rear was much more comfortable than the RT. Crap!
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #23
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I've actually ridden both. They are both wonderful machines. The one knock on the XCT is that it put a substantial amount of heat on my left leg while riding in traffic. Other than that, I absolutely loved it.
Was the bike you rode a demo model on which someone may have been playing with the vents? One of the secrets XCT owners learn is that the vents can be counterintuitive. Positions you think would cool actually aim engine heat at your leg and the boys. Nice on a cold clear day though.
It's an ownership thing, like finding the bottle opener on the Vision.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #24
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The more I look at the Vision Tour the more I like it. I think I read that the fuel is not stored in the normal gas tank location, but in tanks that are down lower. Do I have that right?

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Yes. The tanks are still at the front of the bike but mounted lower. Holds 6 gallons.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #25
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #26
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Without the trunk -

I guess the beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #27
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Is the trunk easily removable on the Vision Tour?




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Old 12-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #28
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Was the bike you rode a demo model on which someone may have been playing with the vents? One of the secrets XCT owners learn is that the vents can be counterintuitive. Positions you think would cool actually aim engine heat at your leg and the boys. Nice on a cold clear day though.
It's an ownership thing, like finding the bottle opener on the Vision.
As a matter of fact, it was a demo model at a Victory dealership in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Thanks for the heads up on the venting. A second test drive may be in order.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #29
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This is a really nice looking motorcycle:


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Old 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #30
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Is the trunk easily removable on the Vision Tour?

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This bike is a Vision 8-Ball and it does not have a trunk.

The trunks can be removed but I don't think it's easy.
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