Brand new member here. The reason for my recent registration is that within a year I plan on buying my first Victory motorcycle. Been riding since I was a kid..starting with dirt bikes and and on/off bikes. To date I have owned 3 street bikes, mostly Hondas, with my current bike being a 2003 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100.
I love my bike now as it's beautiful, good handling, and decently fast..and of course utterly reliable. However since 99' I have been a fan of Victory as I feel they really have captured old school motorcycling but with a modern approach. I am also ready to get a larger bike with more power and style. I just LOVE that new Freedom motor.
When Victory first came out their pricing seemed to want a compete with HD so I didn't really give them much thought. But recently I have seen that they are getting more aggressive in trying to capture market share..and as such, I have taken serious notice.
Right now I am trying to decide on either a new Gunner, 13' Judge, or Vegas 8ball. I love all of them but only can afford one. I also on occasion carry a passenger.(my girlfriend)so the first add on would be a different seat with back rest (suggestion would be great!)
Can you guyz please provide me with some insight,and how reliable these bikes are. I have always owned Hondas, and they have always been near perfect. I do most of my own servicing and am insane about maintenance...I polish my bike almost every time I ride it!
Thanks for taking the time to read this (I apologize for it's length)