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Old 11-21-2012, 08:04 AM   #11
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DO NOT buy a Vision without a long test ride and an honest answer from your pillion. I don't know where the Vision guys are coming from with all the "room" for the pillion. Maybe they changed them. The 12 Vision was very quickly nixed by the wife. She is not a large woman at a buck thirty, and says the foot boards are uncomfortable the way they go around the bags.
I know the Vision guys think they have something special, but the Vision isn't all that and a bag of chips for everyone.
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I have a 2012 XR... It's awesome!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:12 PM   #13
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......I know the Vision guys think they have something special, but the Vision isn't all that and a bag of chips for everyone.
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Well for the rider it IS but... lol.. Were talking about the o so small voice in our ear and her comfort... hehe My wife did note about the floor boards but I could add the pax risers if she rode a butt ton with me.

Good point on the long test ride and got me to thinking about the VISION test ride itself. I might suggest a two part because I will say I am not the only one that thought the first 100 miles or so felt a little differnt on the Vision. Maybe try ride a solo and see what you think then take the Mrs so you can really evaluate the bike for you and her. I know after I logged a couple hundred this bike fit me like a glove and my first 2up ride with the Mrs. didnt even phase me. Completely enjoyable. Good point by Tex... Good luck on the search! Im gonna munch me some chips as I can get off of work!

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #14
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DO NOT buy a Vision without a long test ride and an honest answer from your pillion. I don't know where the Vision guys are coming from with all the "room" for the pillion. Maybe they changed them. The 12 Vision was very quickly nixed by the wife. She is not a large woman at a buck thirty, and says the foot boards are uncomfortable the way they go around the bags.
I know the Vision guys think they have something special, but the Vision isn't all that and a bag of chips for everyone.
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I have the 2013 VV and my wife love's it, as always it may or may not fit your needs, try before you buy.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #15
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DO NOT buy a Vision without a long test ride and an honest answer from your pillion. I don't know where the Vision guys are coming from with all the "room" for the pillion. Maybe they changed them. The 12 Vision was very quickly nixed by the wife. She is not a large woman at a buck thirty, and says the foot boards are uncomfortable the way they go around the bags.
I know the Vision guys think they have something special, but the Vision isn't all that and a bag of chips for everyone.
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Was her only complaint about the floorboards??? I will have to design something for her anyway as she needs more extension, which the wing, HD or XCT provided......Mine said she just needed them moved maybe 3-4 inches forward. I will find someone to build me something to provide for her rides......

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
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Was her only complaint about the floorboards??? I will have to design something for her anyway as she needs more extension, which the wing, HD or XCT provided......Mine said she just needed them moved maybe 3-4 inches forward. I will find someone to build me something to provide for her rides......

Nope, it was the whole package for her. I wasn't all that impressed, but trying to compare it to what I was riding it just didn't do it for me. It was nice, but just wasn't what I was looking for. I would have been OK with it, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

The wife got on for round two. The whole package didn't work for her. First, the saddlebags forced her into an uncomfortable position and she said it was awkward. The seat felt too soft for her, but we knew a seat was in the future, however she had to go by the feel of the stock seat along with the dimensions. The seat was too narrow, front to back as it sat. Add a backrest(a must), and she felt afraid for her nether parts if we had to stop in a hurry. She liked the wrap around backrest along with the height, but she said the seat itself was shaped poorly and wasn't doing it for her. There was also the small storage capability of the saddlebags. We don't want a trailer on every trip.

It was hard to make the seat maker understand that we knew what we were looking for. After a lot of explaining and arguing, it finally came down to "Make it like I'm telling you or forget it, we'll find someone who listens." After the question of riding experience we got through. My wife has more saddle time than most riders do in a lifetime. I can multiply that by at least 5, so they shut up and asked. The final product was a score for the home team, but I can't recommend the maker in good conscience.

If you ride with a pillion, make sure the momma is happy, especially if she rides as much as mine. If you are going to carry a passenger, make sure there is room. I think someone said the 11 or 12 model lost 4-5 inches for the pillion. The 9 inch seat is for supermodel, skinny girls. IMHO. can't imagine what they were thinking, but I have seen some hogs on Hogs and have no idea how they wiggled into that space.

Probably not making any since. It has been a long day. Some don't consider their pillion, but that is their business. I guess that is why there are so many different rides, everyone needs and wants something different.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #17
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I know this isn't my thread, but thanks to all for the great information and perspectives in the replies. I will probably test ride the Vision, but this whole idea started out as a second bike just for me. I had been eyeballing a couple of Road Glides and Street Glides I'd ridden with lately, but had not said a word to my wife. On our last ride, completely out of left field, she asks if I liked the Street Glide and if I might like to have something like that. A short time later she added the condition that the Wing would stay. Right now I am considering the Cross Country. It looks good and from what I have read and videos I have seen it seems mechanically superior to the corresponding HD model. Anyway, thanks for all the great information!
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Thanks Johnny.....I see a Vision on the horizon....
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