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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there, I'm joe. I went to the Chicago IMS and found myself falling I love with the highball and gunner. I'm in the sport bike scene as I have a 06 Suzuki gsxr 1000 and 06 Buell lightning xb9. I am wondering what you guys think of your victorys and if you think the 106 will hold me over on the need for speed. I've been thinking about getting off the sport bikes just to live a little longer lol. Give me some input guys. Also how's the aftermarket for those bikes? I'll be test riding the two bikes this spring and I can't wait!
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I'm in the same boat. Currently on an 1125R and looking at a XC. Don't think I'll ever get rid of the sportbike, too many grins from twisting that grip, the Vic would be for comfort on the long haul.
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Cutty, I feel the same way. But I may have to sell them both to afford the highball. But I think my need for speed is just too strong to give her up
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Welcome to the forum Joe. If you are a horsepower junkie, none of the Vics will measure up but if you just like to ride hard on the twisties they are very nice handling bikes with plenty of power for most people. The 106/6 engine can also be readily upgraded for more power at relatively low cost but it will never be a gixxer.

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Cutty, I feel the same way. But I may have to sell them both to afford the highball. But I think my need for speed is just too strong to give her up
Agreed on being able to afford it, that's why I'm looking at a XC and there isn't one in my garage...
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preowned victories are a lot cheaper for sure. if you are willing to travel out of state opportunities get better. i was very lucky finding an almost new 13 hammer just under 10G, 833 miles on it at a hardly dealer so i got a good trade for my 06 hardly sportster. riding one will surely surprise you, in a good way!!
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I used to have a gixxer 1000 before I got my 1st cruiser and I don't miss it one bit. I've had my Vic XC since Aug 2013 and it has been the best bike I've ever owned. My need for speed is only a distant memory. The fact that I can relax and reduce the risk of flying down the highway is well worth the sacrifice. The risk will always be there as long as we ride but the gixxer (land missile) greatly increases that risk. I think when the time comes you will switch over and never look back. Just my 2 cents…
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I had a 2013 Daytona 675R. And sure as a bear shits in the woods your gonna F'in love the 106! I have zero regrets coming back to the cruiser world after a dumb detour in sport bikes. Plus I feel customizing a cruiser is much more apparent than doing it to a sport bike. Its a proud thing making your bike your own, and its even more Badass when you do it on a victory.

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heck i was in the same boat a couple years back. i have had my share of sportbikes (tlr, 900rr, couple of ducati monsters) and I can honestly say that I have more fun on my Hammer than I had on the sportbikes. of course this is just my opinion, but on the sportbikes i was constantly pushing it and having bozos come up to race or drag off the line at a light or on the highway. I don't have the 106 but the 100 and that is still plenty fast and fun. has more than enough power to cruise around with the wife and kids, or just solo and fast and maneuverable to hang with some of my buddies that still ride sportbikes. make the jump and enjoy the ride! you won't regret it.

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I came off a Kawasaki ZX9R 4 years ago when I got the Vegas.
It was a bit of a culture shock. My initial impressions were that performance wise it was pretty good for what it was. The lack of ground clearance took a bit of getting used to.
Do I think I made the right decision? Absolutely! I love this bike and have no intentions of replacing it.

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