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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Please share how you feel about the bike if you've owned it for at least 2-3 years. I've owned my current Yamaha Royal Star Venture since 05 and loved it at first. After awhile it became less comfortable and less fun to drive. I'm 6'5 and just can't get comfortable on the Yamaha. Are you glad to bought the Victory or do you wish had settled on something else? I really like the looks of the Victory touring bikes I've seen on the road. I will want a bike with both side bags as well as a trunk.

If you love or just like your Victory can you say why? Any tall riders want to share?

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I have had my 2011 XR for exactly 2 years and I turned 16K today! I remain very happy with it. My likes include Power, handling, comfort, storage space, and style. Dislikes are the exhaust tone (or lack thereof), and a pretty pathetic horn. Tip over protection is very very very good! I joined the tip over club one day last summer when during a sudden stop, the front tire hit an oily spot and locked up. Slide down the road for about 15 -20 feet. No visible damage at all unless you get on your back and look at the bottom corner of the left crash bar. I have several Harley friends who are seriously considering upgrading to Vic....

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Forgot to mention....I'm 6'2"

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I have had my 2011 XR for exactly 2 years and I turned 16K today! I remain very happy with it. My likes include Power, handling, comfort, storage space, and style. Dislikes are the exhaust tone (or lack thereof), and a pretty pathetic horn. Tip over protection is very very very good! I joined the tip over club one day last summer when during a sudden stop, the front tire hit an oily spot and locked up. Slide down the road for about 15 -20 feet. No visible damage at all unless you get on your back and look at the bottom corner of the left crash bar. I have several Harley friends who are seriously considering upgrading to Vic....
I've only had my Vic since May so my opinions don't qualify
The horn is pretty wimpy. I have actually replaced it with the horn off my buddy's Harley (he bought a 2-tone replacement).



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I've had my Kingpin since 4/1/10. I want a CCT. My wife said go ahead and buy it.(She's great!) I think the only way I will is if I can keep the Kingpin. It is a great ride. Smooth fast enough for me and comfortable for the two of us. We're going to the demo at Shark on Friday, maybe they can convince me.

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It will be 2 years in October. She has 48,000 on her now. I love the power and style, storage, comfort, ego gratification, tip over protection etc. I love the sound, but I drilled out the baffles, cut the tips off of the mufflers and the cats fell out...by accident. The horn sounds fine to me.
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I traded in my vtx 1800 for a victory vision tour about 3 years ago and I am sooo glad i did. I love this thing im 6'4 , plenty of leg room etc. I just cant say enough good things about it
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I have had my 06 Kingpin for 5 years and 90,000 miles. This has been a very good bike for me. I love riding this bike. I love it when people ask what kind of Harley I have. The only problems I have had was a bad battery right after I got the bike. And the rectifier went out at 12,000 miles. Both were covered by the warranty. I'm 5'-10"" so I can't help you about the higth issues. The stock seat isn't very good. In the mountains this bike handles like its on rails. It still runs like it did when it was new. In fact were leaving to Canada in two weeks. About 4,000 mile trip. The dealer support could be a lot better. But I do all my own work so except for warranty issues so I haven't needed a dealer much. I will say its better now than it was 5 years ago. If you choose a Victory I think you will be very happy with your choise. But give all the brands a test ride. I'm sure the Vic will be parked in your man cave.

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Only been 4 months Vic owner but riding 40 years without stop and had 14 HD's of which 8 were Full Dressers and several Goldwings and BMWs including an new 05 K1200LT and there is no doubt in my military mind that this V I C T O R Y is the best of all worlds and WAY better than any of my HD's for any measurable reason dealing with comfort and handling. OK I have a spot in my heart for 10 years of riding my 2 Suzuki DL1000's as do anything bikes but that's it.

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Here you go EODK9Trainer... This is the answer you been waiting for!!

I owned my 2009 Royal Star Venture for 1.5 years...I had one good ride on it...lots of power, but it was a TANK.

Rode the XCT at a demo ride...50 ft. I knew it was a great bike. I bought one two weeks later and that was almost 2 years ago (October 13)....

Last week went up and sat on an Indian (always wanted one)...I STILL LOVE MY XCT, it is THE BIKE for me!!!

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