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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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The look of a vision???

Looking into the Vision once again. Like to get feedback from members on the look of the Vision. Is this design of the Vision a passing phase or something that will be the norm??? At times I like the look of the Vision,I actually think it has a custom design. Then at times it looks too futuristic. Any similar thoughts and inputs would be appreciated.
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Looking into the Vision once again. Like to get feedback from members on the look of the Vision. Is this design of the Vision a passing phase or something that will be the norm??? At times I like the look of the Vision,I actually think it has a custom design. Then at times it looks too futuristic. Any similar thoughts and inputs would be appreciated.
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To my eye, it's paint job dependent. For instance, I think this one looks awesome:



While the one is just sorta bland:



One thing that kinda surprises me about them is how much heavier than the X bikes they are to lift off the stand. Not sure how that translates into handling if at all.

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I own a red one like the one pictured above. I get people approaching me all the time about it with admiration. The good looks of it may be more the trim paint then anything. How long will they be making them? Well, its also a great riding bike, handles great. Harley had to upgrade the 2011 road glide frame and suspension just to be competitive with this one. So, it's the best of breed in my opinion.

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The first time I saw the Vision I thought



I admit that the look has grown on be a bit over the years but not enough to buy one. It seems most people love it or hate it.

As for handling and comfort it is awesome. I test rode one and was really surprised at how well they handle the twisties. The electric windscreen was a really nice feature too. It was quite cool that day and I only went on a short ride but I could feel the heat. I could see being able to ride all day without a problem as long as you get the fairing lowers to manage the heat. Honestly though I think I'd still rather have a XCT.

Maybe if it had a bit more of a bat wing style fairing...but then it wouldn't be a Vision

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Too much of a good thing? I think that is my thinking but I don't know if I know that.
When Vic debuted the Vision a lot, and I mean just about all of my buds hated it. That was enough reason for Pop to take a trip to the dealer to test one out. I sure like all the bells and whistles. Still do. But alas, my personal taste in motorcycles is a little more conservative than the Vision. I was disappointed that I couldn't cozy up to the beast. I really wanted to make that new bike in town relationship work out.
Then, the Cross Country grew up and got all curvy, especially that big old padunkadunk and even though the Vision has some fine and unique attributes I found myself checking out the Tour.
It ain't crazy love. It's a thing where I can count on the Tour to be there for me and considering my needs, it's able to deliver. I have run around with sexier bikes but they were all high maintenance and I spent half my time and half my paycheck keeping them all dolled up.
The Vision is just a touch too "Hey, lookee me" for Pop. These days I like a bike that is just there for me and when I push its buttons it doesn't make a bunch of noise. I will admit that I want it to look good enough that I feel good about being out with it on Friday night but having kept a few centerfolds I'm here to say that one good solid bike that can carry a load without complaining is worth all the stripped down models you can afford.
Anyway, you got to figure the Vision is not going to undergo a radical facelift. It is a statement already, a flagship statement at that. I'm saying, if you say you have a Harley, one citizen pictures some Shriner Road King looking bagger and another pictures an old snorting hardtail with apes. If you say you ride a Victory, one guy thinks that you are riding one stylicious spaceship and some other guy thinks you are riding around in a damned spaceship. Either way they are both thinking Vision. There were Vics before the Vision and there are beaucoup models to choose from now in the Victory stable, but when the peeps on the outside hear Victory they think Vision and the statement Victory made in the Vision is cast in stone as part of motorcycling history.

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I didn't like how small the saddle bags are on the inside. From the outside they look quite large. Also the inside are a poor shape for packing.

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It is a nice looking bike without the trunk. The trunk is just ugly, of course that is just my opinion

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Ive tried and tried but i dont like the vision no matter how it takes the wind which seems to be the number one pro for getting one..If I was touring I still would get the XC. .

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Vision? A great ambassador for Victory and put them on the map, or put them on the map for me. For everyone that was looking for something unique they got it in a grand way. Not only unique but a great motorcycle. A touring bike that compared well with the king of touring the Goldwing. I however could not plunk my cash for it. When I saw the Cross Country I said to myself very interesting. When I saw the Cross Country Tour I went to the bank.

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the klingon battleship look of the xr rear end was hard enough for me to overcome. the vision i just can't get by the looks.

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