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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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As far as the new bike, I would have liked a bike like Mike Songs personal bike. A strip down version of the vegas with a exposed rear tire, preferably a 250 or larger. wild ass paint colors, a chopped down seat, wrapped pipes, basicly something like Conquest Customs builds. Nobody likes spoke wheels nowdays, too hard to keep clean first of all, plus they are a bitch to keep balanced, compared to the wheels available nowdays. This could have been a ''cheap'' production bike that I think would have capsured more riders than what the Highball is intended to do, just my 2 cents worth. Also would love to seen an interview with Lloydz during the unvailing, I know they mentioned he was there, What up with that?

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Also would love to seen an interview with Lloydz during the unvailing, I know they mentioned he was there, What up with that?
Lloydz might have been there, but what was he supposed to say? His conscious might have stopped him from joining in on the "let's praise the all new bike" parade (since this really isn't an all new bike).

Either that, either he looked too bummed for them to stick a camera in his face. Bummed like the rest of us who were anticipating to see something so great. The bike's okay, but the packaging and presentation was way too much noise for just another variation of a bike already available.

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Disagree, Roland Sands talked about a 200 mph Vic bike with a Lloydz motor, infact, he mentioned it both times in his interviews, how they were going to test in Maine and later at Bonniville, been a good time to hear from Lloydz. Just another dropped ball from Victory PR dept.

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Well, then maybe Victory thinks we want to see a blonde bimbo giggle than hear an expert in our engines.

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I just checked out the Harley Street Bob. same price as the High Ball, I like the victory better. I love my X C John
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I just checked out the Harley Street Bob. same price as the High Ball, I like the victory better. I love my X C John
But it would take a good $3k to the the SB up to the same condition the HB is stock with the engine, suspension, and wheels. Not to mention the apes. They suckers are expensive with all the cables and brake lines. Not to mention the handlebars them selves. They aren't just simply apes. They got style.

Yeah, so, I figure up to $16 to $18k with the Street Bob but it could be done cheaper if you had access to parts and are comfortable mounting tires and pulling bearings and such.

Use the $500 they will give you on accessories and get some good pipes and maybe a tuner (Fuelmoto.com) so you have that sweet sound that'll go with the extra hp/tq. Any you would be out the door with that High-Ball rockin' for $14.5 w/tax. You could address the turn signals and other things you might have on your mind later on. Win Win.

Gotta figure it's already got the Stage II cams in it so it's quick and light. The tuner and pipes will really wake it up.
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While some might be dissapointed that the HB isn't a "new" model,I think Victory has done a good job freshening up an exsisting model.This keeps costs down,(both for Victory,and the consumer)and opens the door for new buyers.Just my 2 cents.

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I really like the HIghBall bike! Of course, I have always been one to personalize my bike, so that is a given. I think you can always add something to make your bike more personalized, and I don't think that there is any end to it, except your imagination.

I hope Vic keeps adding other models to its lineup. Even if they phase certain models in and out every couple of years, I think it would be more exciting as a brand. Time for new models to replace the Vegas and KP??? I think so. Call Arlen, Corey and Zach...get them working!!!

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I really like the HIghBall bike! Of course, I have always been one to personalize my bike, so that is a given. I think you can always add something to make your bike more personalized, and I don't think that there is any end to it, except your imagination.

I hope Vic keeps adding other models to its lineup. Even if they phase certain models in and out every couple of years, I think it would be more exciting as a brand. Time for new models to replace the Vegas and KP??? I think so. Call Arlen, Corey and Zach...get them working!!!
What?! Replace the Vegas and the KP? They're the most handsome bikes in the line-up.

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If Victory is going to come up with new models every few years than they should be NEW models. There's already at least one major competitor to Victory that makes a habit of giving an old model a new paint job and calling it a new model. I think Victory went far enough with the Highball to call it a new model. I hope the public feels the same and Victory sells a bunch of them. More Victory's will eventually translate into more aftermarket for Victory's; more aftermarket means lower prices.

If the news about gas prices is correct and gas goes up to around $5 per gallon again bikes are going to be selling like crazy in about a month. Victory was smart getting a cheaper bike in their lineup but they may have to push up their delivery to get some of the action.
In Utah gas went up $.30 since last Thursday which could be an indicator. Of course the last time gas went sky high Utah was the first to raise their prices and the last to drop them...

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