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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
New guy to forum, been riding all sorts of bikes since 91.Currently I have a 2005 Road King, and a 2011 Road Glide custom. I had the pleasure of test riding 2 different Cross country motorcycles and am very intrigued. Joined the forum to get some input and see what types of issues(if any) I need to be aware of. I don't post alot but if I have information that can help, I am always one of the first to share it. Look foward to the forum, thanks.
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You will be happy with Vic bikes. Spending money on mods and upgrades instead of poor design falures and over priced maintenance of competing bikes in the same market will make you smile. Riding it for many many miles with total confidence will also make you smile. The power , handling and overall looks are great..

I didn't like some things at first but with a few dollars to change sound, add power and looks was easy to do.

Just like any bike it takes $ to get it like you want it but the Vic bikes out of the box give you alot to start with in comparison.

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As I stated in my introduction post, I test rode 2 Xc's at Americade this weekend and liked a lot about them.

Pro's:
Handling
Chassis
Suspension
Brakes
Comfort

Con's:
Did not like the power delivery, felt powerfull just a little sluggish down low. Felt like I had to stand on the throttle to go.

Oh and the neutral thing, said N but it wasn't .

Other than the power thing, and I'm not saying its fast or slow just not used to it. Any suggestions, I am way over loud pipes, although the one I test rode with tri ovals felt a lot better.
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Meanie, Vics take 3000+ miles to completely break in. Power and shifting are greatly improved then. If your demo rides took in some hard twisties, then you know Vics have it all over your present bikes for handling and carving. But you did infer that, didn't you? The Vic 106" loves to spin up--I use around 3 to 5K RPMs when working the twisties.

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Thanks for the info RICZ, the test ride they took us on was great plenty of turns and backroads, the only limiting factor was the other people test riding , most rode very slow and unsure. Not sure what the mileage of the bikes I test rode, but 5 seconds into the test ride, I was completely comfortable with the chassis and suspension, felt solid and planted. My Road Glide which I love dearly and fits me well just has such a poor suspension.
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Meanie...It was a fast test ride on a twisty road that sold me. Never owned a Harley, but rented many, mostly in Hawaii and they even scared Pretty Wife when I tried pushing them in curves. I've been riding for over 62 years and never fancied cruisers, but age and cancer had me needing a lower seat height. I am ever grateful to Victory for coming out with the Cross bikes just when I needed one in order to continue riding with confidence. Mine was one of the first in the area. 4-1/2 years later, I am as pleased with it as I was the first year--maybe more.

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check out the u-tube vids about harley vs victory engines. had an 06 sportster + was totally amazed how much better a hundred lb heavier 13 Hammer could be, test rode a 13 not-so-superglide, bought the hammer. can't speak about the bagger models but i love the hammer, same drivetrain, USD forks + a dual disc i put on. my friend a former ducati dealer now semiretired with several ducati's was surprised how well my hammer performed, everyone says it feels lighter than it is, i surely agree
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