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Default New Victory Sport Bike FTR1200 (Indian)

Okay; this is the bike everyone expected after all the hype years ago. Of course it has the Indian name on it but it's the Victory a lot of people wanted.

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Love the nostalgic look, hate the radiator. If it was air cooled I would be having a sit on one.

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Heck; they even have radiators on dirt bikes. Water cooled is the only way forward for max power. I think of it as a necessary evil. We've had oil-cooled Victory's from day one. I always added oil coolers to my Harley's.
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I have to say, its much better looking than I was expecting...In fact its one of the best looking new bikes, of any kind, I've seen come out in a awhile.... It certainly slaps that butt-ugly HD FXDR across the headlight....
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This has enough power.
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This has enough power.
No question Ducati makes fine motorcycles and they have managed to do it while keeping them air-cooled to their credit. For most of the world though; water cooling is part of the equation.

I always wanted a Duc but never did get one. Oh well; never say never right!

Maybe I can rent one in Vegas one day or something. Sport bikes aren't really my style but I could spend a half day on one I bet. Probably be sore for a week but it would be worth it.
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Unfortunately, all the Ducs are now water cooled, mine is a dinosaur 2010. No doubt water cooling is a necessity for maximum output, but radiators always seem to detract from what a motorcycle is for me. I had a Multistrada 1200 and that bike was phenomenal at almost everything, 140 horsepower and a torqueband that took your arms off. The radiator was well integrated and fit the design, too many others look like auto parts thrown on the bike. Just my two pennies.

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Unfortunately, all the Ducs are now water cooled, mine is a dinosaur 2010. No doubt water cooling is a necessity for maximum output, but radiators always seem to detract from what a motorcycle is for me. I had a Multistrada 1200 and that bike was phenomenal at almost everything, 140 horsepower and a torqueband that took your arms off. The radiator was well integrated and fit the design, too many others look like auto parts thrown on the bike. Just my two pennies.
I hear ya. It's far better when the designers take the time to incorporate (read hide) the radiator so it flows with the lines rather than looking like someone bolted an Encyclopedia Britannica sideways to the front sticking out like a sore thumb.

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doesn't look like they strayed too far from the Project 156 Pikes Peak prototype.... funny, there were prolly a lot of Victory fanatics who would have snagged it, but rebadging it as an Indian leaves a sour taste in the mouth...
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I hear ya. It's far better when the designers take the time to incorporate (read hide) the radiator so it flows with the lines rather than looking like someone bolted an Encyclopedia Britannica sideways to the front sticking out like a sore thumb.

Was your Multistrada something like this?
That was it. Four riding modes that took both suspension and motor to the track or the trails, an all day comfortable ride. Sure miss it!

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