Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI
Demo Ride Opinion - Vision, Hammer, Cross Country, & Crossroads
Test rode several Victory's at local shop's demo days and both days were around 95 degrees. Vison with lower wind deflectors was first ride, so many buttons. Vison without lower wind deflectors cooked my ankles and no highway pegs to cool off. Hammer just didn't corner like a Kingpin with wide rear tire. Next day, Cross Country with low windshield, didn't like wind in my face. Cross Country Tour with Klock Works windshield, much nicer wind out of the face, but loud Stage I mufflers and hard lowers cooked my feet. Crossroads Classic was last and favorite ride, cornered and felt like a Kingpin.
It helped to ride the other Victory bikes and experience all their "bells and whistles". I came out of the experience appreciating my Kingpin Tour just a little more. I retraced the demo ride route and felt at home on my Kingpin. I recently rode my Kingpin around Lake Superior. Loaded up the trunk and saddlebags with all I needed for two up riding and camping. Cross Country Tour riders doing the same needed an extra bag strapped on top of a saddlebag (40gallons + extra bag!).
Any others leaning to trade off their Kingpins or have you found the Kingpin to be your favorite Victory?
2008 Vision Tour Premium - Midnight Cherry
2008 Kingpin Tour - Black & Chrome (SOLD 10/14)