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Hello everyone, I'd like to learn more about Victory bikes from their owners. Look forward to getting to know y'all.
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Hey gator_wood, welcome to the forum. What specifically would you like to know? Folks around here are great about answering questions. I ride a 2012 High Ball and love it. Did a lot of research before buying and was looking mostly at the "other" American bikes before a buddy convince me to take a ride on a Victory. It's like Gunny says, "Ride one and you'll own one". I'm 6' 4" and most of the HDs feel cramped for me. Also, in all my research, I found the technology and reliability of the Victory to be hands-down better than the rest. If you're looking to buy, I highly recommend finding dealer in your area that is hosting a factory demo ride. They are fun and you'll gain a lot of first-hand knowledge.

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That's actually the bike I'm interested in. I currently own a 2008 Yamaha Raider and I really like it, but I want my next bike to be american. Test rode a Cross Country and it was great, although too big for what I'm looking for.

I'm about 6'3'' and one of my main concerns with the highball was whether it would be cramped. Do you do a lot of long distance riding? And how comfortable would you say the whole thing is, seat to bars?

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I don't feel cramped at all. I'm comfortable riding a full tank at highway speed (75-80mph). I will say I don't like going back-to-back tanks without about 15-20 minutes off the bike just to give the muscles a rest. It's mostly due to the wind force. At 75 and up, you're pretty much just hanging on. If I'm not on the highway, I can ride all day without a problem. The seat is comfortable enough for me, I'm on the thinner side and my ass fits the seat well. The bike is great in the twisties and is really easy to maneuver, even with the mini ape-hangers.

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2003 Yamaha V-Star Classic (sold)
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