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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Test rode a new generation Vmax today.

Oh dear God, there is such a thing as sex on 2 wheels.

200hp, ergos that beat my sportbike and my Hammer S, awesome brakes, near-nimbleness of a sportbike even at snail's pace parking lot moves, and a one of a kind look.

Roll-on to the freeway today took me from 45-125mph in less time than it took me to realize I had not in fact crapped my pants like I thought I had.

While it'll be my Gixxer that I lose to make space for this bike soon, I can't help but wonder how much seat time I'll get on the Hammer once I have the Vmax?

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I looked at Vmax's too before I got the Vegas, too much power for me.


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I thought so too, until I rode it.

It is VERY docile until you don't want it to be. Not like a KTM RC8r or most Ducatis... if you're easy on the throttle, it's every bit like riding a Vic. I was VERRRRY surprised actually. And in tedious stoplight to stoplight traffic, it wasn't acting like a bull trying to burst out of a chute either... it was like riding any other bike half its power.

But when I hit it... ZOMFG

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Sooooooo sexy!!!!





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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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Sell your Vic already so we stop getting the weekly thread on what other bike you'd rather have. Do it. Then you can cry on their forum on how you miss your Vic.

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I've loved Yamaha for years and I think they still make an excellent product, but for my money there is NOTHING out there right now that does it more for me than my Victory Cross Country. The bike looks, feels, responds, handles, and even sounds perfect to me. Every time I look at her I fall in love all over again...but that's me. Enjoy your V-Max brother. Look forward to seeing you on the twisties!

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Sell your Vic already so we stop getting the weekly thread on what other bike you'd rather have. Do it. Then you can cry on their forum on how you miss your Vic.
I've never said I was going to sell my Vic before. I have however entertained the CVO Street Glide only because I live 65 miles from a Vic dealer, and it would be a PITA to do the required maintenance on a new XR that I was thinking of buying before.

My Gixxer is up for sale because the Vmax will be replacing it actually, but I don;t know how much the Hammer would be ridden once I get it. Shiny new toy and all...

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I've never said I was going to sell my Vic before. I have however entertained the CVO Street Glide only because I live 65 miles from a Vic dealer, and it would be a PITA to do the required maintenance on a new XR that I was thinking of buying before.

My Gixxer is up for sale because the Vmax will be replacing it actually, but I don;t know how much the Hammer would be ridden once I get it. Shiny new toy and all...
65 miles on a touring bike is really a long ride. Okay, I guess we'll wait 'till next week and see what new bike you'll be lusting for.

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Are you trying to put out the fire with gasoline?

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Have you ridden a Diavel yet?
No, but I find it to be a gorgeous bike. The Vmax will allow me to toss the wife on the back in some fair degree of comfort though, the Diavel, not so much. Plus I'm kinda digging the shaft drive idea, never had one, and it'll be kinda nice not worrying about constant chain maintenance.

For a pure solo ride though, man that thing is the hotness. I have sat on a couple, and it is probably the single most comfortable bike for my size that I've ever felt. When they first debuted last year, I went to buy one, but the dealer had pre-sold their entire allotment, and every Diavel set to deliver for 2011 in the US had already been purchased by dealers. Each dealer I contacted within 150 miles of me had theirs pre-sold. Not sure if that was a good or bad thing for me in the end, but at some point I'll probably end up buying one. I've switched from my car obsession to bikes now, so my wife is already expecting me to have 5 or 6 bikes in the garage soon.


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65 miles on a touring bike is really a long ride. Okay, I guess we'll wait 'till next week and see what new bike you'll be lusting for.


Are you trying to put out the fire with gasoline?

I don't know many people who "tour" to a dealership

5 miles isn't long for a nice ride, but it's damn long if you have a mechanical issue that needs attention. Also a damn long and expensive tow if the mechanical issue prevents you from riding it the required service. And not such a fun trip if you need to drop it off for an overnight stay (or longer) and the wife has to make that ride following you in the cage to bring your happy butt home.

The only sore spot I have with Vic is the lack of dealerships. Luckily our bikes are among the most reliable, so the need for emergency service isn't as prevalent as it would be if I were riding a Harley, but stuff can and will still happen on any manufactured product. And I'd rather not take a 3 hour trip (with our congested traffic) for something like that if it can be avoided.

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