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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering if the performance, suspension, handling, etc would be lacking in any department for a 6'1 315lbs rider with a 32" inseam?

Thinking about a 2008 JP with the 100ci engine.

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The 100ci is powerful but the 106 has more get up.

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There are tons of go fast add-ons as well.
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The 100ci is powerful but the 106 has more get up.
What was the first model year the 106 was available?

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There are tons of go fast add-ons as well.
Just wanting to make sure I won't be like an ape on a trike!
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100CI doesn't lack any power. 2 up on that bike will generally exceed your weight with no suspension problems and Victorys handle!! So...how do you feel you fit on it? If that's good for you, you won't lack anything on that bike.

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i have a Kingpin with the 100ci and i am 320, there is nothing missing!! even 2up!!

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i have a Kingpin with the 100ci and i am 320, there is nothing missing!! even 2up!!
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I am 5'11-7/8"; 32" inseam 240 lbs - the JP is a great ride [the best bike Vic makes].

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Besides all the great answers you've received, I'll throw this in. I've got a friend larger than you. He rides a Star 650 V-Twin. He has a new baby and it's as much ride as he could afford. He looks like Baby Huey on a tricycle on it. You don't have to worry about that aspect either. The Vics are substantial bikes. Thier size, looks and sound command a presence. You don't have to worry about your size dwarfing the bike.... especially with that fat rear tire!
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IMHO you need to try on a few different bikes and see what fits you the best.

Vegas, Jackpot, Hammer and Kingpin are all steel frame bikes, all available with the same powertrain, all big enough to keep you from making them look small, and all have enough suspension for you.

That's pretty much where the comparison stops on these bikes as-is off the showroom floor. The ergonomics are quite a bit different on the different models which is good for some and not so good for others. Granted you can make quite a few changes to any of the bikes to make them fit you better but that may take time. Why buy a bike that you have to constantly upgrade to make it fit you when another model may fit you better off the showroom floor? Since the fit may mean you have to choose a different bike you may have to ask yourself which is more important safety or style?

The main 2 things to consider are reach and foot position as these (depending on how you carry your weight) will be the biggest factors for driveability and comfort. If you have large thighs you may find that controls can be difficult to reach/operate in certain positions (I.e. too far forward/back or too close to the engine). If your weight is carried mostly upfront you may find it difficult to reach the handlebars and comfortably rotate them lock-to-lock.

I highly suggest heading to your local dealer when the Demo Truck is in town and taking some bikes out to see which bike is going to work for you. Waiting for the truck in many locatons is a smart idea because many dealerships don't have all the models available that the truck carries. Another plus is that they'll give you a coupon for $1000 when you demo a bike from the truck that can be used if you buy from that dealer within 2 weeks.

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