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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie Here. I went and test drove a Cross Country yesterday. Wow really liked it . I'm not a newbie to motorcylcling, been riding since I was 12 and I'm 52. I've had my share of bikes wth my favorites being the HD Roadglide & a Goldwing. I test drove the XC out of curiosity because I seen one at bike night and really liked it, it stood out more that anything there to me and my wife. Long story short I'm picking it up this Saturday and I'm pumped to say the least. I loved everything about the bike, the handling, the torque & HP, guages, ergonomics, Bump obsortion was a huge treat. I went and looked at another RG and started having flashbacks of road irregularities and decided to go to the Victory dealer. This was a good move, the XC rides very,very good. You can actually hit a pothole without leaving part of you or the bike behind. I love the looks of the bike as well. Big time. Well looks like its going to be a great weekend.

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Newbie Here. I went and test drove a Cross Country yesterday. Wow really liked it . I'm not a newbie to motorcylcling, been riding since I was 12 and I'm 52. I've had my share of bikes wth my favorites being the HD Roadglide & a Goldwing. I test drove the XC out of curiosity because I seen one at bike night and really liked it, it stood out more that anything there to me and my wife. Long story short I'm picking it up this Saturday and I'm pumped to say the least. I loved everything about the bike, the handling, the torque & HP, guages, ergonomics, Bump obsortion was a huge treat. I went and looked at another RG and started having flashbacks of road irregularities and decided to go to the Victory dealer. This was a good move, the XC rides very,very good. You can actually hit a pothole without leaving part of you or the bike behind. I love the looks of the bike as well. Big time. Well looks like its going to be a great weekend.
Congratulations NewCrew and welcome to the Vic family! We too were smitten upon test riding our Vic about one year ago. Now I just can't ride enough to be satisfied, and I ride a lot. We settled for the Vision, primarily because I am used to riding bikes with frame mounted fairings, and I just liked the way the vision felt and handled in wind and highway traffic turbulence. Also at the time the XC did not have a top box available. I do love the looks of the XC and also love the saddle bag design.

I can assure you that you have just purchased one of the best quality, most reliable bikes on the market. We have logged nearly 19K miles in the first year and haven't had the bike in for a single repair or adjustment yet!

I was even delighted that we got 15K miles out of the first rear tire and the front is still going strong. This is considerably more than I have ever gotten on a rear on any other bike, even smaller, lighter bikes.

Like all machines you will probably notice a quirk or two about your particular bike, but it's nice to know that when you are ready to head out on the open road you don't have to worry or take any unusual precautions.

If you can, post a pic or two of your new bike, or you and the mrs on the bike. Again congrats and have a ball!

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Thanks Hoosiervic! I really like the Vision as well. It's the first one I drove and it's hard to get outa my mind. It was like driving Cadillac, with a feel all its own and is spectacular at hyw speeds. My wifes not crazy about the looks but I am. The saddle bags on the XC is a selling feature for the misses, but I could make do with the Visions. Man I wish the Vision had the bigger bags of the XC cause I would definitely go for the fixed fairing, and like I said the Visions got a wicked good feel to it. They put me a blue XC in the back for Saturday morning but I sure like em both.
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Yep! and what's really cool is to go out with a group of mixed vics and when you stop at a pub for lunch getting to see people just slobbering over all the different bikes and debating on which one they like most. They always draw a crowd. We love sitting in view of the bike and watching people doing the double take and even snapping pics with their cell phones. It's great! You will get many complements from folks that notice the bike at the gas pump, etc.

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LOL You are not kidding.

I work on a Navy Base and I have assigned parking (comes with the position and hellish hours i work) Anyway parking is very very limited and the cops just love giving tickets to those that park illegally.

The other day one of my junior guys swings by my office to tell me that some other dude has been parking in my spot with his HD aside my Xroads. Now I honestly do not care and if another biker can benefit from it great! Well my guys went out of their way and posted a note on his bike to let him know he was parked illegally. Well the Marine swung by my office to apologize and I told him no worries and that I had no problem with it.

That's when he started in on a 45 min conversation about my bike, did I like it, etc. Then he admitted that he had taken several pics on his cell phone to shoot of to friends. He then also admitted that if his HD had not been paid off he would be looking very very long and hard at the Victory.

With Victory giving away bikes to deployed Military and offering discounts to Military and in general standing behind us... They are quickly earning allot of Military respect and business.

I digress Newcrew..... Welcome to the family and the forum!!!!!

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I am new to this site also. I have been riding my Victory since 2007. I have over 26,000 miles on my Jackpot and have enjoyed every one of them. I also like the XC but can't seem to give up the Jackpot. I spent a ton of money on customizing her and now can not put any bags on to travel. I use to ole dufflebag but a touring bike would be nice.
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Welcome the XC club. I have to say I bought mine a month agao and never looked back. I absolutley love the machine. Have fun and safe riding.

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If you think you like your Vic now, wait until you start putting the miles on her. The more miles, the more admiration you'll have for the bike and Victory in general. I've been riding 59 years and have never experienced a bike that is so rider friendly. Welcome to the clan.

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Thanks Guys! Looking really forward to the bike and the forum. I don't think I can make it until Sat. I might drive down and get it tomorrow evening. The only thing is he told me if I get there that late they they will not have enough time to do the stage one it. There also a 70% chance of coooolllllllddddd rain Sat. 46 degress so I'm really torn. I want the stage 1 but I don't want the flu to go with it. Knowing me I'll probably wait and put on the frog togs and go for it. 70 mile down on the trade in bike which is nothing but I don't like cold rain, and I'm not one to trailer a bike.
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