The important thing here is "Stepping out of the box". Kudos to the MoCo for doing so. They might be realizing that the youngsters may not want to ride old heavy dated bikes. Sportsters are terrible uncomfortable. So now water cooling looks to be in there sights. Don't be surprised if Victory has an offering in their redesign in the future. The CCT has enough room in the lowers to hide radiators as does the Vision.
My VTX 1300C was purchased in fall 2003. It hasn't missed a beat. My son loves riding it and after the tasteful add-ons that were done on the bike, It still turns heads today. He's 27 yrs old and says even though the XC is badass for an old fart like me he's not interested in a bagger yet. Gotta say it, water cooling is the way to go.
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