Quote: Does Victory make saddlebag guards fot the XC with HARD bags ? I am assuming that bag damage will occure in a fall over !
One of the highlights - or may low-lights - of my demo ride on XC's in SLC was coming in really really slow to make a sharp turn to back the bike up to the demo truck. Unfortunately, I killed it, and over it went. Well, almost! The XC stopped at about 40 degrees and was held up by the wing-bars. No damage at all. No scratches on the bags and nothing on the bar!
As a matter of fact, many walked over to see how it worked. The demo guy pushed it over again for all to see. This became a VERY high selling point for the XC. He pushed over the Vision, a XC, and an XR - all same results.
I can see that if you are moving fast there may be some marks and all, but at a dead stop (like forgetting to put down kickstand) or barely moving, the tip protection is great. The bike will not start for 20 seconds, called "Tilt Sensor" by Vic. (p71 owners manual)
So, perhaps the bag protectors are wasted $ on chrome? You decide, I don't like the look of them IMO.
eta moya dva rubles
Last edited by white_bear; 08-26-2010 at 10:20 AM.