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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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well? what would you like to see out of Victory?

im having a hard time deciding if i want to see vic blow up or not. i kinda like having the only hammer i've ever seen in person, but on the other hand, i want to see victory make it and be around for my next bike purchase...
i've only seen two other victorys in my town, a kp and vegas, both 8 ball. both before i had the hammer. i sat on the vegas and that was the deciding factor on the vic.

but i know one thing, i'd like them to diversify alittle more, every bike has the same motor and transmission, and im sure this helps keep cost down but somwhere down the line i'd like to see them have a middleweight bike in the 8-900cc range. theres alot of non brand loyal, newer riders that are open to suggestion but they cant exactly jump on a 1700cc+ bike. like this girl i ride with wants to 1up from her s40, and she really like the style of my hammer, and would buy one if it was about half its size, she cant hardly reach the forward controls. so she'll probly get a sportster1200.

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A much better dealer network and also much better dealers. They really need to start sending their customers surveys to help weed out the shit bag dealers they have out there. Trust me I had to really really want a vic to purchase from my dealer.

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More dealers

Dealers that don't sell lawnmowers. Stand-alone motorcycle dealers

More apparel and riding gear. They don't need to have as much as Harley, but try to give us something close

A custom division like Screaming Eagle and CVO. I want more power. Dress up bolt-on chrome stuff from Ness isn't enough

More diverse models. Too many are based off the same bike changing only small things (like adding a fat tire... VIOLA, NEW MODEL!)

Keyless ignition like Harley is doing

Hidden wiring and cables in the bars

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#1 Parts for the high ball, lol

#2 More apparel



I have only owned a Vic bike for about 2 weeks, and the high ball for a few days. Pretty impressed so far. The bike is a sweet ride and the performance for a v-twin is very good. That being said my ZX-14 puts down 189 hp compared to the 80-90 that the Vic does. I'm happy to finally own an American bike.

Friday I'm going to the local Harley dealership bike night with the high ball so I'm sure to drum up some drama. Which is fine. I'm tired of all the Harley nut swingers out there that can't appreciate any other American made bikes.

I got more waves from Harley guys riding my 14 than I have on the Vic.

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Love what you have and hope others find the same love for the Vic as we do.
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One thing that im getting a little ticked about right now is the fact that i see everywhere the exhausts for 2006+, and not as many options for the older stuff like my 2004.
One thing i am very happy about though is I can go online to the dealers website and look up a part and see the cost. I tried that earlier looking for a HD part for my buddy, I went to about 8 HD sites and every single time i clicked on parts i got either a bunch of bling and no "real" fix the problem parts or I got some pics of the parts guys or the parts section. How the F does that help? Soo glad i didnt buy a softail like i wanted orig.

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I got more waves from Harley guys riding my 14 than I have on the Vic.
same here...except i was on a vulcan...idk what their deal is.

and vics apperal selection aint bad if they'd stock it. the main site has "not available" for over half of it, only thing i'd get is a jacket tho.

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I want abs brakes on every bike in the line. Integrated. Pull on the front one, gives you proportional back; seamless, no bs; i think every bmw has this.

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Oh yeah and at least TWO big rotors up front with the abs
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Ok to be different I want the bikes to stay simple - no complications, the reason I chose a Vic is for that "freedom" air / oil cooled V twin with no valve adjustments.

Please keep ABS / Traction control and all that as options only, still makes me smile when I look at my steering lock - two holes and a padlock!

Engine choice looks limited but it does everything - very well.


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