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Seriously and please consider this a newbie question!

I somehow have been tracking Victory for many years and seriously torn in terms of which of the beauties to choose. Is there some link or section or subforum...somewhere where I can start understanding the differences based on what I need!!

Again Pl consider this greenhorn and share any insights? How did you choose your first bike among so many beautiful creations??
 

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Seriously and please consider this a newbie question!

I somehow have been tracking Victory for many years and seriously torn in terms of which of the beauties to choose. Is there some link or section or subforum...somewhere where I can start understanding the differences based on what I need!!

Again Pl consider this greenhorn and share any insights? How did you choose your first bike among so many beautiful creations??
Welcome to the Forum .. You are on the Right Path in the New Members section so tell a little bit about yourself and get a couple posts in here and then can start inquiring where you wish about what what models you might be interested in .. Victory has some fine choices.. Check a few out and see what floats your boat ..
 

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http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/home.aspx
Click on "motorcycles" and the models can easily be compared.

All the cruisers are built on the same chassis. The steel Vegas chassis.
The Hammer and Jackpot models have a wider swingarm and fat 250mm wide rear tires.
The Hammer has the inverted fork and 18" wheels on both ends.
The Jackpot has a conventional fork and 21" front wheel.

The rest of the cruisers range from 180 to 140mm wide rear tires. The differences between them are cosmetics, ergonomics, wheel diameters/types.

The Cross bikes are all built on the same chassis. The most basic Cross bike is the Cross Roads. Stepping up to the Cross Country gives you a fairing, larger painted bags, stereo... Stepping up to the Cross Country Tour gives you hard lowers and a tour pack/trunk.

The Vision is on it's own chassis.

8-Ball bikes are blacked out and basic, lower cost versions.
Ness bikes wear a bunch of Ness accessories and have custom paint. All the upgrades are cosmetic.

All the bikes use the same drive train. There are supposed differences in the camshafts between the steel framed bikes and the tourers... but aside from a minor difference in the tuning, the drive trains are identical.


Personally, of the cruisers I would prefer the Hammer 8-Ball for function and the Jackpot for looks.
Of the Baggers, I'd take the Cross Roads 8-Ball because it's basic and I could dress it to suit me, but I'm not a gadget guy.

In my opinion, their best offerings were the Kingpin and the Vision 8-Ball... both are no longer in the line-up.
 
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