Test rode a '12 XC back to back against my '11 KP
Went to one of the victory demo truck ride events yesterday and specifically went to test ride a XC. I've been looking long and hard for ways to get more cornering clearance out of my KP, which I've achieved but it's still not where I want it to be. I've been looking into the XC as a possible replacement as I heard it has more clearance.
It does. I can go deeper into the turn and not have fear of scraping hard parts like I do with my KP. It's smoother and has more bump compliance. It does not have the power and feels noticeably slower.
THEN, I got back on my KP. Taking off from a stop and turning left, I almost flipped the bike onto its side! The KP is SO much more reponsive. It wants to turn, and it wants to go fast! Then there's the road feel and connectedness. The XC comparatively felt like a stick in rubber vs a stick in concrete for the KP! The throttle response was more instantaneous (this isn't fair since I have intake, exhaust, and a tuned PCV), but more importantly every control was more direct.
I'm going to find a way to continue to get more cornering clearance out of my beloved KP. She rides more like a sport standard than a big cruiser, and I love her for it!
2011 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball
Tach / Dual front discs with Vesrah JL pads / Penske shock / S&S Intake / PCV & autotune / RPW Thor exhaust with homemade custom baffle / Tsukayu leather "Strong" bags / Avon Cobra *Radials* / Ness Vegas Peg Conversion / Ness Vegas driver's seat / Custom T-Apes from BR Custom Cycles