If you are short, don't ride a lot & like curb appeal, go for the HD.
If you are a big guy like me, like to stretch out when you ride & prefer a low maintenance, bulletproof machine, you will not be disappointed with the Vic XC. I came off 8 Jap bikes prior to my Vic & will never go back. Just wish the XCT was available when I got my 2011 XC.
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