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Pleasure: I ride my Victory mostly on weekends and days I'm off work 27 42.19%
Pleasure: I ride my Victory mostly for trips over 100 miles 8 12.50%
Pleasure: I ride my Victory mostly for biker events, shows, etc. 0 0%
Commute: I ride my Victory to work most of the time and sometimes for pleasure 17 26.56%
Commute: I ride my Victory to work only when the weather is perfect, mostly for pleasure. 11 17.19%
Commute: I ride my Victory to work all the time because I don't own a cage! 1 1.56%
2-Up: I ride my Victory when I have a passenger only, otherwise I take my other bike 0 0%
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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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I was talking to the guys on my sport touring bike forum and the discussion was that Sport-Touring guys buy their bikes mostly for commute and cruiser guys buy mostly for leisure. Just curious how many of us commute with the Cruiser. I also have a sport touring bike and use it primarily for commute, the Victory is what I take on any longer distance ride, camping trip or 2-up.

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1. I like the looks of the bike.
2. It's reliable and has plenty of power. Being a gearhead, I like the way Vic engines are designed.
3. I like owning an American made bike without dealing with the Harley stereotype.

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1. I like the looks of the bike.
2. It's reliable and has plenty of power. Being a gearhead, I like the way Vic engines are designed.
3. I like owning an American made bike without dealing with the Harley stereotype.
I fully agree with that. The poll is geared more toward the primary use of the motorcycle.

I was talking to the guys on my sport touring bike forum and the discussion was that Sport-Touring guys buy their bikes mostly for commute and cruiser guys buy mostly for leisure. Just curious how many of us commute with the Cruiser. I also have a sport touring bike and use it primarily for commute, the Victory is what I take on any longer distance ride, camping trip or 2-up.

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No one poll selection covered all mine, so I went with Commute to work most the time and pleasure.

If an option was: Lifestyle: To ride to work, to ride most the time, to ride with no reason other than to ride, to ride to club functions. Well, that would be my answer. I own a cage, its a necessity, I have two children, a wife and her daughter. The Victory though, she's my baby. I never thought I'd see the day when I forced to abandon the sport bike culture, but that day quickly came with one MRI result. Now those other bikes are a thing of my past, where I grew up and admire those that push them to the edge. I ride comfortable now, way less pain. The Victory is my Zen bike for sure.

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(to make a long story short)

I was tired of riding a car on 2 wheels and the Victory was the only other viable option ... and the fact that I liked the looks, it had current technology, great handling, and I wanted a reliable and powerful V-twin.

Crap, all I saw was "why did you buy your Victory" ... thus my answer above .... never saw the rest of the OP or the poll until after I clicked Submit.

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My apologies. There isn't one poll option that really fits me, but I chose the first 'commute' option. I use the bike to commute to work anytime the weather allows. I also ride for pleasure when the weather allows. Having said that, the reason I use the bike to commute to work is only because I enjoy it. If I have multiple passengers, the weather sucks, or I need to haul something, then I use the car.

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I use mine to commute and for pleasure. About 200 miles a week commuting if it's not raining in the morning. Sometimes go for rides during the weekend.



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1. I like the looks of the bike.
2. It's reliable and has plenty of power. Being a gearhead, I like the way Vic engines are designed.
3. I like owning an American made bike without dealing with the Harley stereotype.
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Sorry for the confusion. I have edited the title.

It's hard to make a poll that covers all possibilities, just pick the closest match.

Should of had a final choice: I ride to work, for pleasure and anytime I can!
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Should of had a final choice: I ride to work, for pleasure
There's never a time it's pleasurable going to work! LOL

Now, coming home FROM work... that's a different story!

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HD Trunk Rack
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PIAA 1100x Lamps
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