Here it finally is: - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
saddlebag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 5,632
Default Here it finally is:

I really like Rider magazine. Even while they seem to be somewhat technically clueless, they do grab the riding vibe that infects me.

So what the hell am I talking about? I just received the latest issue and thought I'd pass it along. It basically mimicks my thoughts on the subject of which is better, a XC, SG, or Chiefton to a tee.

Conclusion:

If you want a spacious cockpit that allows you to stretch out, has a taut suspension (i.e. it doesn't wallow during aggressive cornering), great frame (that doesn't flex during aggressive cornering) and good power, AND THE BIKE THAT FEELS THE MOST COMPETENT ON A WINDING ROAD, TAKE THE VICTORY!!!

If you want superficial BS, take one of the others.

Thank you for your honesty Rider, I'll be re-subscribing.




https://www.victoryforums.com/signaturepics/sigpic6903_1.gif
2011 Cross Roads
saddlebag is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 04:43 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saddlebag View Post
I really like Rider magazine. Even while they seem to be somewhat technically clueless, they do grab the riding vibe that infects me.

So what the hell am I talking about? I just received the latest issue and thought I'd pass it along. It basically mimicks my thoughts on the subject of which is better, a XC, SG, or Chiefton to a tee.

Conclusion:

If you want a spacious cockpit that allows you to stretch out, has a taut suspension (i.e. it doesn't wallow during aggressive cornering), great frame (that doesn't flex during aggressive cornering) and good power, AND THE BIKE THAT FEELS THE MOST COMPETENT ON A WINDING ROAD, TAKE THE VICTORY!!!

If you want superficial BS, take one of the others.

Thank you for your honesty Rider, I'll be re-subscribing.
These guys must not be on HD's payroll since they found the freedom to write the obvious.

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
CrossRoads is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 04:55 PM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,122
Default

With a cast alloy frame and high tech 106 under our butts, we could have guessed that outcome.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
https://www.victoryforums.com/11-ven...t-x-bikes.html
RICZ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
saddlebag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 5,632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RICZ View Post
With a cast alloy frame and high tech 106 under our butts, we could have guessed that outcome.
"Guessed"...you tickle me.

Thing is, I've ridden all these in varying trims. And truth be told I like the Harley Road King a lot. Harleys may not show the dyno numbers for whatever reason, but in real life they feel adequately peppy. To someone who wants long distance 1970 Cadillac Eldorado comfort, there is no alternative. Harleys are cush and a well cut diamond. Personally, it is my favorite looking bike in its class.

I'm sure Pop and a few others won't be thrilled with my assesment, but Indians were disappointing. Not that they aren't perfectly good bikes, but the lack of top end, the heavy steering, the heat off the engine all limited my love for the transporters. I do give them high marks for groovy backing tracks. Sound more Harley than a lot of Harleys.

Ohio has been having some pretty shitty weather lately, but the last few days have been a few degrees above freezing and melted most of the ice off the roads. Every break in the weather that allows me to get outside makes me so happy with the quality of my Vic that it's almost depressing. I'm so used to spending a ton making bikes right. With this thing, everytime I get on it, it's like another day in paradise...no research or aftermarket dollars required.

If loving you is wrong...





https://www.victoryforums.com/signaturepics/sigpic6903_1.gif
2011 Cross Roads
saddlebag is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome