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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Default Potential Victory Vision Tour rider

At present I ride a Honda Silver Wing maxi-scooter and it works fabulous for one-up riding and even some touring. My wife is making noises about riding along (she used to). For that the little Wing is a bit too small. I am considering, the Gold Wing and now the Victory!

Today I demo'ed a 2013 Cross Country! The custom exhaust was too loud for this old guy but the bike was easy to learn and ran good! I really like the Vision Tour and am looking at a couple of brand-new 2012 models that my dealer has .

Anyway, I came on here to learn more about Victory in general!!!

Thanks for any advice!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 10:31 PM
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Just upgraded from a Kingpin to a Vision, for basically the same reason you mentioned. The Kingpin just wasn't cutting it for two up. Took a long Solo run today 9 Hours and 400 miles and I am going to do about that again tomorrow with the Mrs, only split over two days..

I am pretty impressed. I am a bit disappointed in the clunk in the transmission, I would have thought a 2013 would have been a bit quieter than my 2004. I think it might be a bit louder.

Had the Cruise hiccup on me once. I had to turn off cruise and turn it back on to get it to set again.

Anyway we will see how two up goes tomorrow and Sunday.

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I don't think you will go wrong with either the Vision or the Cross Country Tour; I came from a GoldWing and I definitely do not regret it. Yea, I lost the smooth, electric motor feel of the power, but this bike has it all over the Wing in comfort, handling, wind protection, etc.



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I don't think you will go wrong with either the Vision or the Cross Country Tour; I came from a GoldWing and I definitely do not regret it. Yea, I lost the smooth, electric motor feel of the power, but this bike has it all over the Wing in comfort, handling, wind protection, etc.
One thing you may consider. I thought the Vision would be my choice with the frame mounted fairing. My pillion wasn't happy on a 12. They seem to have taken some room out of the back seat for some reason.
Short story, if momma is going to ride it. She needs to TEST ride it too. Pick every nit she has and decide together. It really is hard to go wrong.


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Your not going to like the Vision. You get gas or stop at a store and people are going to ask you questions. Some days you get real tired of the questions. I have more people give me the thumbs up doing thirty or even at 70.
Going down the road and it gets a little cold or rain just push the button and raise the windshield. Harley guys will hate you for that.
On a serious note filling the gas tank takes some time you have to pump slow to get all the gas in.
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One thing to consider... The CCT hold way more cargo than the Vision. CC has the biggest side bags on the planet and the trunk is huge.

On our summer trip, my wife hated stopping for gas because I'd have to talk to every guy there about my bike. Lol.

I ride at CC with a rear trunk. Vision has more wind protection though.


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Thanks for the comments, guys. All are helpful! I do need to take my pillion along before I commit to a new steed.

BTW I have an appointment to demo an Indian on the 17th of November so more to take in. I am not in a big hurry; just want to make the RIGHT decision.
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Recently purchased a 2012 CCT Love it alot finally getting away from the Drag racing scene and back on a real bike and loving it.
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