Newbie from Bristol, RI
The short and long of it, a familar story. Wife didn't like bikes. She filed for divorce. So, the first thing I do is planning on buying myself a present. It had been a while since I had only two wheels under me and the last one was a 75 HD Sportster.
So, I wanted something newer, low maintenance and couldn't decide between a sport-tourer or tourer. Stopped by M.O.M South yesterday and looked at a couple Road Kings and Softtails. Eh, nothing really "captured" me. Took a look at a few Victory. There was an 08 that was nice, had panniers but was missing the top box. Figured that would add a few hundred to the final cost and it still had stock pipes. Me and the guy working turned around and saw this baby in the corner (nobody puts baby in the corner). It was a recent trade-in that hadn't even been catalogued yet. Had the Slash-Ness pipes and some nifty extras such as the LED Side Covers, list was only 2K more than the 08 (with the same mileage) but he knocked off 1K right off the bat. This was the bike for me. Took it out for a spin and I was SOLD!!! I hadn't been planning on a bike but the dealer offers layaway and I wouldn't be doing much riding in the winter up here in New England. Glad to be here!!!
2009 Kingpin Tour
Just wait until she hits the dyno next year!