Best handling victory - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
Best handling victory

I am looking for a new bike that is a comfortable cruiser and handles really well (as far as cruisers go) and looks bad ass. Can anyone tell me what is the best handling vic, the one with the best lean angle and closest in comparison to the red headed step child Vrod.
sanchez80 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 01:56 AM
jdm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 21
Only Vics I've handled have been my vegas 8 ball and a Vision. I really like how my vegas handles. pretty confortable after adding a windshield. The Vision is amazing on the open road, but was too heavy for me. I think you would be served well with a Vegas or Kingpin. See if your local deal has a demo day coming up.
jdm is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 11:45 AM
The Diamond
 
diamondrmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N. California via Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,003
Garage
Best lean angle is on the Hammer but it has that 250mm tire so it requires a bit more counter steering. It also has inverted forks.

Next to that I would say a Kingpin as the rear tire is narrow and it has inverted forks.
diamondrmp is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Member
 
Highway Star's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 80
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by sanchez80 View Post
I am looking for a new bike that is a comfortable cruiser and handles really well (as far as cruisers go) and looks bad ass. Can anyone tell me what is the best handling vic, the one with the best lean angle and closest in comparison to the red headed step child Vrod.
The Hammer takes this hands down. The countersteer for the 250 rear tire is minimal. Once you ride a Hammer for a half hour you won't know the rear tire is fat, but you will know your looking bad ass

Last edited by Highway Star; 06-04-2010 at 11:54 AM.
Highway Star is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 11:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 33
I have owned a Vegas and a Kingpin. I also ride my buddy's hammer alot another friend's VROD and nothing so far has been able to compete with the VROD in terms of handling and power. I am by no means a Harley fan however the VROD is not your typical Harley, the engine isn't even built by them. The VROD handles like a sport bike in certain aspect and the closest thing that Victory makes it probably the Hammer, although again...not that close in my opinion. I'd go with the Hammer over the VROD any day because I look like a bear riding a small bicycle on the VROD and it just quite frankly looks alot better. Hammer's your best bet
itzzeal is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 10:04 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
I'll start by saying, that I don't own a bike, and I have only been riding at demo events over the last several months. I rode Harley's yesterday. They are nice bikes. The softails are a great chasis.

I liked the v-rod. the riding position is a little stretched out for a shorter guy (i'm 5'9"), but the motor is smooth, the steering and handling are nice and smooth as well. Really good power. I rode a few screamin eagle models with the 110 cu. in. motors, and the still felt quicker. Not as much torque, but quick. My buddy and I both really liked the ride. This was the bike that I dreamed about prior to finding the Victorys'.

A month back, I did the Victory demo. I am a fan of the Jackpot, but I wouldn't say it handles as good as some of the others. The Hammer is the most comparable to the vrod. Both have a wide rear tire, and a smaller diameter, thicker front tire. That seems to be a decent combo for handling. Take this info with a grain of salt. As I said, I dont' have any experience. The differnces are very noticeable when you go on many differnt bikes during the same day.

I figure all the bikes handle good b/c it's two wheels. I'm too am looking for a happy medium b/t handling, comfort and bad ass looks.
victory_AW is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome