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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Default Cross Country or Arlen Ness Vision

Hey all!

Getting ready to pick up a Victory, but, needed some advice first. I am in the middle of deciding on a Vic, but, it's between a 2010 Cross Country or a 2012 Arlen Ness Vision Tour.

Some basic information about myself: I am 6'3" and looking for something comfortable (I ride a 2012 Suzuki V-Strom now, and, that thing is uncomfortable on long rides). I do a lot of commute riding to work and those things, with the occasional long ride.

Both bikes are in great condition, need to haggle the price, and in the area of 7800 miles.

I know what you are thinking, he wants a Vision, but, doesn't tour a lot? I get it. I am kind of weird for wanting a tourer for the opposite reason. But, I fell in love with this bike as soon as I saw it.

I can pretty much gather that I should go with the Cross Country, but, I just freaking love that Vision to death.

Will you help me make the easy decision? Or will you help me think that the Vision isn't too bad, even for commuting?

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You're not going to be happy or satisfied if you don't buy your Vision...There's really not that much difference between the two for commuting duties, anyway. Motorcycles move the soul, even if only riding to work, so get what your heart desires.

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Visions are great for short trips and commuting. That is mostly what I do on mine. It's a heavy bike but it's tough to beat the handling and comfort. I'm 6'1" and all of the XCs I've ridden seemed slightly cramped.

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I think I would be happy with either. The Cross Country is red (my favorite color) and is only missing a few things that the Vision has, which, is not the biggest loss.

I only ask this, because I was told that the Vision would be a lot to commute with (which I am aware of), but was also told that overall, it isn't something you want to commute in.

I was just wondering if that was opinion or pretty much fact. I have seen people say that they ride it for a 6 mile stop to the store and bring it home and the like.

The more opinions and perspective I have, the easier the decision will be.

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2010 CC = $12,990 with 7,884 miles
2012 AN Vision = *14,990 with 8,943 miles
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I only ask this, because I was told that the Vision would be a lot to commute with (which I am aware of), but was also told that overall, it isn't something you want to commute in.

I was just wondering if that was opinion or pretty much fact. I have seen people say that they ride it for a 6 mile stop to the store and bring it home and the like.
That's BS...The Vision is a big bike but you're a big guy and it will do just fine on the short haul. Hell, when I take my XC to work its a 2.5mi ride and I still enjoy it.

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I rode mine to work today , 58 mi one way . I will say its windy as fuck out there right now .....
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Either way its a high dollar purchase and you should probably go with what you really want. I had a Vision and loved it I totaled it a few years ago and ride a Kingpin now . The Vision is allways calling me to it whenever Im at the dealer. Hell I almost pulled the trigger a few weeks ago on 14 with 3000 mi on it. Make sure you test ride both. Good luck.

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I have an XC. I moved the controls forward and I'm lounging with a 34 inch inseam. The Vision has a wider seat than the XC if you need the extra padding, but that can be fixed with aftermarket seats on the XC.

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The vision is greats handles great and if you go 6 miles or 600 miles you'll not be disappointed. Bad think with the vision you tend to ride farther than you want.
Don't go with what we say you're the one that has to look at it and ride it. Buy what you like cause if you don't you'll ride less and less and you'll not be happy.
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The Vision is what brought me to the Victory brand. I'm sure for many others too. I decided on the Cross Country Tour only after riding both. If you can, take them for a ride. It will make your decision. You can look at them all you want but once you ride them, it should come clear. If you love the Vision and after you ride, love it even more. Buy it! If you find yourself more comfortable on the Cross Country. Buy it!

Many Vision riders love their bike. Many Cross Country owners love their bike. Their is no wrong choice here. Just your choice.

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