The larger the rear tire, the HARDER it is going to be to turn. That is simply a matter of FACT. Now, many get use to it. I always thought I wanted a Ness JP but never actually demo'd one prior to deciding that I wanted a bagger & bought my Ness XC instead back in '11. I didn't get a chance to ride a Jackpot until the demo truck came to the Gastonia/Lowell Indian/Victory dealership so I was looking forward to it.
Rode the JP @ that evernt and right away I noticed the turns were going to require a LOT more effort. I came into it KNOWING that would be the case so it didn't take me by surprise. I rode it as 'hard' as I could in mixed company and a limited road selection but had fun but it was WORK getting it all the way over. When I got back on my XC, it was effortless and I realized how fortunate I was to have "skipped over" the JP. I still LOVE the LOOK of that bike and I know that I could live with the ride characteristics but they ARE harder to ride and DO require a good bit more effort and concentration. In the end, the JP is one of the most beautiful cruisers available but IMHO they aren't designed for long 3-6 hour rides. As a bar hopper and short poker run, they are a BLAST!!!
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2011 Victory Ness Cross Country #120
Ness Knurled Highway Pegs/KwelMetal Brackets
Ness Radius laydown license
Chrome CAM Tension Covers
Red Engine Bolts
DIY Garage Door Opener
Victory Chrome Saddle Bag Lid Rails
Küryakyn Upper Fork Shrouds
Küryakyn Lower Fork Covers
Power Commander V Tuner
Power Commander AT-300
Hertz HCX 165s Speakers
JL Audio HX280/4 Bridged 140w