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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Deciding to buy a new bike was a no brainer. I'm riding a 09 VSTAR 950 which is an incredible bike, but falls short cruising at speeds over 60 for a long period of time.

I want a cruiser with a faring so there are only 2 choices. Victory XC or HD Street Glide. I've done months of searching the internet, reading forums, watching YouTube videos, etc. Hands down, the Victory XC beats the HD..... on paper. More bike for less money.

Yesterday I went to the HD dealer to sit on the Street Glide and ask the sales person questions on the functions of the bike, maintenance, accessories etc. The entire time talking to the salesperson my eye could not stay off the $23459 price tag. The only difference between that bike and the XC is throttle by wire and ABS. I get the whole Harley image and lifestyle thing, but is it worth $5000? This about the difference between a comparable XC and the SG.

Today, the Victory demo truck is coming to the dealer in Boring, OR. I going to head down, ride a XC, and hopefully have a new toy in my garage.
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A good thing about you being patient is that there is usually some kind of special offer when the Demo truck is there.

I've seen discounts up to $750.00 if you purchase the day the truck is there.


Good luck!
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A good thing about you being patient is that there is usually some kind of special offer when the Demo truck is there.

I've seen discounts up to $750.00 if you purchase the day the truck is there.


Good luck!
When it was here in Corpus Christi last month they were giving away $1,000.00 in accessories, plus discount on X/C.

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Do it! You know you want to...

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It only took one ride to convince me....

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Read my comparison thread on this exact issue...




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Man....I'm trying desperately to save for a year, or close to it for a nice down payment on one, but the warmer the weather get, the less I feel I can wait .....Post up some pics of the new ride !

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The seat and suspension sold me. Getting $1k off the price of the bike for being a Vet and getting the trunk thrown in was the icing on the cake.

Plus, with very little money, you can really wake up these bikes and give them a nice sound. Check out this thread for more info.
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I DID IT!!!!

How could I refuse?

Took a white XC bike for a spin.... bad, bad buffeting. It was hard to determine how good / bad the bike was because of the buffeting. To top it off, I have progressive prescription lenses in my glasses. When they bounce, it's twice as bad because my vision is just shaking up and down. Came back kind of shaking my head (literally) because of it. Talked to the Victory guy and the store dealer and both said exactly what I thought. I need taller windshield and lowers. OK, I figured that. The other thing that bothered me was the sound, or should I say lack of sound. I could not hear the engine/exhaust so I was constantly looking at the tach trying to figure out if the bike was stalling or not. I was ready to head to the HD dealer with my tail between my legs.

What I didn't figure was the store owner willing to give me $6000 for my VSTAR 950 plus the $1000 off the bike if I buy the same weekend I test road. HUH! $6000 for my bike? Low book is $3200.

I walked over to the black one and said... I'll take it! It came with bag guards, stage 1 exhaust, a passenger backrest and lowers.

I figure I saved $8000 over a comparable Street Glide. How could I say NO?

Lowers helped considerably but I still need to get a better/ taller windshield. I could have gotten one from Polaris, but I figure an after market was probably going to be better.

This weekend..... I'm going to hit the road. (30% chance of rain... damn!)
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CONGRATS!!! I'm 6' tall and am purchasing the 15" Cee Baileys windshield for my XC. The stock windshield(blade) creates way to much turbulence on me and I don't like to ride with a full face helmet.
My decision also came down to the Harley FLTRX or the Victory XC. I took a 35 mile test ride on the XC and the answer became instantly clear. Love my new Vic!

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