Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
The lower wind deflectors seemed to have been a very popular Vision accessory. Many owners said the bikes needed them to clean up the air movement around the rider.
When I was buying my CCT in 2013 the dealer suggested I test ride the Vision. I never did and I still never have ridden one. It's just not for me. IMHO, the Vision was an albatross Victory Motorcycles was never able to shake. Ride quality, regardless if you think it good, average or poor, never mattered to the H-D crowd Victory was so ferverently chasing at the time of the Vision release. The overwhelming majority of the riders Polaris was targeting took one look and never considered a Victory again. 'Polarising'?, Yes, most certainly and a gamble Polaris management and Victory Motorycles lost everything with.
Had Polaris come out with the CC & CCT bikes first, poor Vision sales due to such polarizing aesthetics and poor luggage space utilization likely would have been been a much different story. The Vision, after the Cross bikes, could have been a huge sales hit. Had they simply come out with a non polarizing frame mounted fairing thereby creating an actual 'upgrade' to the Cross Country and Cross Country Tour.
Never the less, it's all speculation at this point. I'm thrilled so many Vision pilots love their rides like I love my CCT.
All the best,
The Bible: Read, Apply, Repeat
"That's a beautiful Victory!"
"Who makes it?"
Who turns Victory into defeat? Polaris Industries, that's who.
2012 Pearl White CCT. Lloyds DR cams, Timing Wheel (+4), Air Filter, 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring, PCV, Tri Oval mufflers, Dyno Tune from Rylan Vos - The Vic Shop: 112/113. Bad Ace Billet tank lifts and Raging Cajun Medium Low & Throaty mufflers added well after the Dyno run.