Girl Friend says I'm afraid to comitt....wife agrees.
I don't want to be accused of being a "lurker" so I thought I would do the "intro thing" and get it over with. My name is John O'Neil, and I live in Las Vegas, NV.
I've been riding for years.....and I ride a lot. I currently have a 2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic with just over 80k miles. I also have a 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere with about 22k miles. The Harley is beginning to get a little long in the tooth. The list of repairs is getting longer and longer. Most recently, I replaced the transmission. Add to that, clutch, stator, headers, brackets, shocks, etc....... If it were up to me alone, I would sell the Harley and keep the Tenere. I ride the Yamaha very hard....I use it like a dirt bike in the mountains around Las Vegas....and it's been "Flawless!" I love that Yamaha.
Alas, my wife wants a big touring bike in the stable. Can't say as I blame her, the Harley has a great ride. But I think it's time to make a change. I had a chance to ride a Cross Country Tour at a bike rally in Laughlin, NV. It's a nice bike and would fit the bill for me. If I go with the Victory, I'm certain that would be the model I would select. But still, it's that whole commitment thing I have......
So, while a fight the internal demons about what to buy, I figured I would join your forum and get feel for what kind of ownership experience I can expect. Don't worry, I expect to hear a variety of opinions and I understand that you can't please everyone. I see the same thing at Tenere forum I'm also a part of. I'm confident that by spending some time reading the posts of you guys I should be able to get over my commitment "issues" and come to a logical decision.
As I don't have any experiences with the Victory to share, you won’t be hearing much from me......but I will be reading as much as I can (translation....I'll be lurking).