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Default Vision/X Bike Blend - Mad Max

Max Ness Had A Vision. And Mixed It With A Victory Cross Country.

Published by Cyril Huze September 3rd, 2015 in Builders and Customs.
At 21, Max Ness is the youngest member of the Ness family, the other son of Cory Ness, and is already involved in custom bike building although he is still attending the University of Arizona where he is studying Retail and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business administration. When we met in Sturgis, he told me about the bike he rode 2800 miles to the rally. A Victory Vision to which he grafted a Cross Country rear end! Surprised by such a concept, Cory Ness was the first to confirm to me that it looks very good, So, I asked Max to send me a few pictures for review…
In 2011 Max bought a 2011 Victory Vision with some rear end damage. At that time, his grandfather Arlen was already doing some Vision rear end conversions using the Ness Down-N-Out Fender And Stretched Saddlebags Kit. His father Cory had always been talking about doing the Cross Country rear section conversion, but never ended up getting it done. Max liked the idea and decided he wanted to be the first one to try it.
How difficult was it? Max tells me it took only 2 months, including paint and of course some customization using Ness Catalog parts. The build went smoothly, the most challenging part being the relocation of the ABS system and getting it to work and fit correctly with the cross country rear end. So why doing it, you may wonder? Evidently for styling reason, but also because of the advantage provided by the big storage capacity of the Victory Cross Country saddlebags. Max told me he had no difficulty to pack 2 weeks of clothing and of necessities for its 2-week trip and stay in Sturgis.
What’s next? I asked Max. He is not sure yet, but promised that he will ride to the 76th rally a brand new custom. And yes, after school he intends to work full time at Arlen Ness Enterprises. In his words: “It would be an amazing opportunity for me to be able to work with my family and to see them on a daily basis. I have been around motorcycles my whole life and have watched my family dedicate their lives to this company, I would love to be a part of it and contribute in any way possible.”
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I would rock that! I had seen some other pics of a Vision/XC half-breed, and didn't like it. The dark color helps soften the transition lines. I would love a frame mounted fairing as with the Vision, but I hate the back end (it is better without the trunk).

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That is sexy!

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now if only they put a cross country front end in it it would look better!
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I'm waiting for Victory to do that with the Vision remodel, or at least something similar.
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Oh, I like that!

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I like it!

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Love it !

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I would trade for that

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lol, its funny that you posted this because i was looking at a vision on a dealer's website and then decided to go to google images for seeing some of the custom visions and this exact article popped up... now i am trying to figure out a way to snag a vision for this very reason.. i love the way it looks and the saddlebags would be better suited for me.. gorgeous bike!!!!

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