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.