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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm a recent convert to cruisers and have just test ridden the hammer s, Jackpot and Vegas I'm still in a quandry as to which to get! I don't know as I like the 250 back tyre as I get no feeling on tight bends and this seems to be worse on the Jackpot. The more narrow tyre on the Vegas seems more stable on roundabouts and tight turns but doesn't have the looks. Ridden in the states on a couple of occasions and you guys have the roads. Unfortunately over here in England we have twisty narrow roads, Will I get used to the fat tyre or should I stick with conventional width? Would appreciate any pointers.

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Hammer = performance, least classic look

Jackpot = style with fat tyre

Vegas = style without fat tyre

Given the choice I would go Jackpot, I think it is the best Victory out there, I have a Vegas and love it but could not afford the Jackpot. Most people say the fat tyre is not an issue once you get used to it, it also looks great!

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My Jackpot is my first bike and the bike I learned to ride on. The funny thing is when I first bought it people would always ask me "how does it handle"? I always responded in a puzzled tone with, "fine." About a 7 months after I bought my bike a buddy that has a Vegas and I were going out for a long ride. We decided to switch bikes.

The first corner turning right from my house I almost flopped over! Thats when I realized why everyone always asked me about the handling.

I've said all that to say, I have no problem with handling. Most people say it takes about 2 weeks to get used to the wide tire. For me it was a little longer because I had no experience riding aside from 1 hour and the MSF class plus I was being very careful.

I think you should go with what you want. There's nothing worse than saying, "I shoulda!"
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My Jackpot is my first bike and the bike I learned to ride on. The funny thing is when I first bought it people would always ask me "how does it handle"? I always responded in a puzzled tone with, "fine." About a 7 months after I bought my bike a buddy that has a Vegas and I were going out for a long ride. We decided to switch bikes.

The first corner turning right from my house I almost flopped over! Thats when I realized why everyone always asked me about the handling.

I've said all that to say, I have no problem with handling. Most people say it takes about 2 weeks to get used to the wide tire. For me it was a little longer because I had no experience riding aside from 1 hour and the MSF class plus I was being very careful.

I think you should go with what you want. There's nothing worse than saying, "I shoulda!"
thanks guy's will let you know which way I go. I do fully intend being on the road on a 61 plate Vic 1st of september.
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My local Vic Dealer (P&H) is offering free stage 1 on new ones so do shop around...

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My local Vic Dealer (P&H) is offering free stage 1 on new ones so do shop around...
Yeah my local dealer is offering me a stage one on a vegas pearl which is very nice. The Jackpot is the green one but with mad decals which I don't like at all. I really can't see me getting to like that fat back end either, looks the absolute dogs but for me handling is definitely an issue. thanks again for the replies.
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