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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I've long wanted to buy an "American" bike, but having many friends with Harley's I simply can't trust them as a daily ride. I had assumed Victory was in the same mold. After reading a little more on the Vision just recently, it seems like my assumption was wrong.

My commute is 53 miles one way. So, I'm covering over a hundred miles a day not counting detours or stops. I ride in the rain and down to 30 degrees or so.

Anyone else riding a Vision in a similar manner? Right now I'm riding an ST1100 and it does very well for my needs. How is your Vision doing? How do all those electronics on the "tank" hold up after repeated exposure to inclimate weather?
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I ride a XR, based on the CORE technology like the Vision. It is, however, more exposed since I don't have a fairing. I can tell you that my XR is ridden in similar conditions (about 100 miles a day, ridden in rain, down to freezing) handles flawlessly. I've owned it for 16 months and has 21k miles on it. If you want a dependable bike, Victory will fill your needs.

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You will get much less wet and stay tons warmer on a Vision than your current ride. I haven't heard of anyone having issues with the electronics due to weather. I love my vision and ride it all the time!

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I have ridden many miles in the rain on the Vision and the only electronic issue I have had is the cruise control kicks off after a while of running in the rain. I am not sure it isn't a planned control from Victory to force a little common sense into riding in the rain. Other than that I have never had any issues.

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The Vision is a tough bike.
I've ridden 100's and 100's and 100's of miles in the rain on a lot of different road conditions and never a problem.

Some details-

http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en...ollinUCC1.aspx


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I commute 200 miles a day on my 2012 vision 5 days a week. I haven't had any problems with it. Oil changes are more frequently done but that's it I ride in the rain cold night and day
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Thanks for all the responses.

From videos I have watched, people were mentioning usable range as being 200-225 miles or there abouts. That seem right?
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Per tank of fuel that is about right for my vision anyhow.

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On the open road I get about 280-300 but with stop and go (just a few) it's around 250 per tank. That being said, I didn't get that till I changed the exhaust and the motor got broke in.

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I use my to get back and forth to work on "nice" days. I drive 32 miles one way and it is mostly highway with some stop and go.

Love my VV. I took my trunk off after the first week. Oh, after 3 years only oil changes and new tires at 14k.

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