Vision on the racetrack? - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
half_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 4,868
Default Vision on the racetrack?


2006 Victory Kingpin
Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.
half_crazy is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 09:57 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Tarzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chandler,Az.
Posts: 977
Default

That's pretty cool.I'm going over to the local dealer today to ride a Vision,a CC,and maybe the Judge. I wonder if they mind if I put the Vision through the paces?lol

'14 Ness XC
Tarzan is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 11:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 554
Garage
Default

Don't think the Judge hits until april. If it is there however take some pics please. This was a pretty cool video and the rider seemed pretty impressed.
WilCon76 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 12:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 573
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by half_crazy View Post
R

Seems kinda stupid.

Why not spend less and get something actually designed for a track?

Multiple Bike Disorder:crzy:
2011 Cross Country:D
2006 Suzuki Burgman 650
2007 Harley Dyna
1976 BMW R75/5
1971 BSA Lightning
1947 Harley 45
gregbenner is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
half_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 4,868
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregbenner View Post
R
Seems kinda stupid.
Why not spend less and get something actually designed for a track?
WHOOOOOSH!

That was the sound of the point passing over your planet... at altitude...





It's not a "Hey everyone, let's road-race on Visions!" video, for Christ's sake.

Here on my planet, the point is that although the bike is out of its element, it does a remarkable job at it. It wasn't about setting track records for lap times, it was a demonstration of how competent the luxury liner can actually be at straightening out curves. Surprisingly nimble with surprising lean angles for a bike so LONG and HEAVY.

2006 Victory Kingpin
Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.
half_crazy is online now  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,125
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregbenner View Post
R

Seems kinda stupid.

Why not spend less and get something actually designed for a track?
Reminds me of something Abraham Lincoln once said about it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to post and remove all doubt.

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  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 03:14 PM
Senior Member
 
lstayner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Prairie City, IA
Posts: 257
Garage
Default Agree

Quote:
Originally Posted by half_crazy View Post
WHOOOOOSH!

That was the sound of the point passing over your planet... at altitude...

It's not a "Hey everyone, let's road-race on Visions!" video, for Christ's sake.

Here on my planet, the point is that although the bike is out of its element, it does a remarkable job at it. It wasn't about setting track records for lap times, it was a demonstration of how competent the luxury liner can actually be at straightening out curves. Surprisingly nimble with surprising lean angles for a bike so LONG and HEAVY.
I agree. It is nice to know that the Vision is capable of handling the curves well. Anything that is done on the track can be directly translated to the street.

ATGATT because walking away in disgust is better than riding away in an ambulance.

Never get to busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Larry

2011 Pearl White Vision 88,000 smiles
lstayner is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 04:13 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
saddlebag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 5,632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by half_crazy View Post
It's not a "Hey everyone, let's road-race on Visions!" video, for Christ's sake.
And besides, everyone knows that Christ road races on a Cross Roads.




https://www.victoryforums.com/signaturepics/sigpic6903_1.gif
2011 Cross Roads
saddlebag is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 04:49 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Tarzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chandler,Az.
Posts: 977
Default

Wow, tough crowd today.lol
Well, I rode all three bikes today. I like the Vision best I'd have to say. It handles well,rides smooth, and I like the adjustable windshield.The body of the motorcycle does concern me a little as far as trying to get airflow when it gets hot out. The radio is great too.I like the auto audio leveling it has.

The CC is nice too, but it doesn't seem to handle quite as nice as the Vision,real close, but not quite.IMHO. I do like the looks a little better than the Vision, but my wife wants to be comfortable on long trips, and the Vision has more room for a passenger.

I rode the Judge and I wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be. Maybe that's due to getting older now? It is pretty nimble obviously, compared to the touring bikes. I don't remember wind bothering me much when I was younger, but I sure don't like riding without a shield anymore. Most of my older bikes didn't have a windshield. The handle bars are too far forward for me also, which could be rectified by pull back bars or risers. The pegs took a couple minutes to get used to again, my Kingpin has floorboards, and I have gotten a little spoiled from them. Overall though, it is an enjoyable bike to ride.Handles pretty well, although I did scrape the peg while turning left onto an on ramp.It has a little more pep too when you give it the gas. I think it is a sharp looking bike too.


On a sad note.After we got back from our first ride of the day, a guy test riding a Vision who wasn't with our group crashed into the Dealership.He was on a private test ride with one of the guys from the Dealer. He must have dumped the clutch while entering the parking lot and punch the gas at the same time.He hit a concrete column and broke it and wrecked the bike .It shook the building. He didn't look too good, he went to the Hospital.I hope he is okay.

'14 Ness XC
Tarzan is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Buckeye, Az.
Posts: 1,425
Default

Tarzan hope the rider is ok also. Sad to hear. Makes you wander about buying a demo bike. Gee I wonder if that demo bike a person is getting a great deal on might have been involved in a mishap? I know they fix them back up after a crash,but still the thought of that is not good.
Speedblue 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