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Hello everybody! I am new to this forum and am looking for technical info in order to choose my bike by next spring! I am 5'10 - 155 lbs - 46 year old, a 15 years relearner (kids grown up ;-). I want motorcycle that has mostly torque over power, I LOVE to make it rev low, get a good acceleration out of the curves, and would like a good sound system (pipes) :) I mostly do small 2-3 hour rides on small backroads, but will enjoy a full day of riding once in a while, sometimes two-up.

Also I look for personnal input from Victory owners that have had either of the following: HD Wide Glide, Yamaha Stryker, Victory Vegas (2012-up). I wonder if any of the 3 would be too much for a relearner, but at the same time, my demo rides at the local HD dealers have proven that these bikes are easy to handle, yet I never had to face an emergency situation (I actually prevented to get into one.. :)

Thanks for feeding this forum, very helpful so far !
Steph
 

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Welcome from CT, Steph.

Well, right off the bat, the Vic engines don't really like to be lugged in the low RPM range. They are most happy in the 2000-and-up range. It can be mitigated with a good cam job, quality fuel controller and a dyno tune, but at the end of the day they like to be revved.
 

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for 2 grand you can have a 100 horse victory. WYRD cams is by you
Sombra, Ontario
you'll smoke any harley you meet. If it were me I would get a bagger. You can scrap floor boards all you want and ride as far as you want
 
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