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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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I am a new female rider (rookie here! lol)and currently shopping for a motorcycle, debating between V Star or a Victory, primarily because I love their designs!
However I havent been able to find a 600cc model on the Victory, do they not make models with smaller engines?
Hope you guys are able to shed some light about this. I would really appreciate it.
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I am a new female rider (rookie here! lol)and currently shopping for a motorcycle, debating between V Star or a Victory, primarily because I love their designs!
However I havent been able to find a 600cc model on the Victory, do they not make models with smaller engines?
Hope you guys are able to shed some light about this. I would really appreciate it.
Victory does not make that small of an engine but size can be decieving. A 600cc with a higher center of gravity may feel heavier than the Victory. The Victory Vegas low is designed for women as the seat is quiet low to the ground and the center of gravity is also low so it feels like a lighter, smaller bike to many




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I am a new female rider (rookie here! lol)and currently shopping for a motorcycle, debating between V Star or a Victory, primarily because I love their designs!
However I havent been able to find a 600cc model on the Victory, do they not make models with smaller engines?
Hope you guys are able to shed some light about this. I would really appreciate it.
Uh, to get a 600cc Victory, you'd have to cut off one cylinder and stuff a rolled up sock in the other one. That would cut it down to about 600cc...

Truth is, you dont want a 600cc vtwin motor. They barely have enough power to get out of their own way!

If you are mature enough and have a healthy enough appreciation for life, you arent going to kill yourself on a full sized bike, so I say go for it and get whatever bike you want, and ignore trying to stick to a certain engine size. Maybe you could try to find an older 92cubic inch Victory Vegas, so you arent having to deal with the 106 cubic inch motor on the new models...

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Victory does not make that small of an engine but size can be decieving. A 600cc with a higher center of gravity may feel heavier than the Victory. The Victory Vegas low is designed for women as the seat is quiet low to the ground and the center of gravity is also low so it feels like a lighter, smaller bike to many
Thank you so much Ndabunka & So-Crates for your prompt respond and impute. The Vegas and the High-Ball both have nice sexy lines, I also like the fact that their seats are only 25" high.. Once again thanks!
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Go to a dealer and sit on all the bikes they have, try every make and model. My first bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan 900, I sat on it and it just felt right. I was not worried about CCs and weight, just balance and being able to place both feet firmly on the ground. I know Victorys are sexy but if you can't find one that is a good fit, all the sexiness in the world isn't going to matter and we'll see your bike listed on Craigs List in a year.

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I recommend getting something older and well depreciated. It will give you an idea of what you might or might not like and can often be resold for close to what you paid. Think of it as a rental. I started off on an 04 Shadow 750. It's fairly low and reliable. Also, There's enough power to keep you happy while your learning. When you're good and comfortable, check out the Victory Demo truck. It's a great way to try out the whole line and see if you're ready for something bigger.


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