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Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by Andy, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Andy

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    I read on another post that a VOG Member had stated that a specific bike model was on his Short List. So, that got my gears turning and thought this would make for a good discussion. So, here goes:

    If money was not an object and if you could buy any bike you wanted (under $40K), which five bikes would be on YOUR list to consider? And, Why?

    Any brand, any model. The only rules are: It must be Street Legal and something that will be available for purchase within the next six months.

    So, go at it. (Either this will be a great thread, or a bomb!).
     
  2. phoenix9

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    If money was no object I'd buy all 5 bikes....If I could only have one bike I'll take the VictoryVision. If I could have 2 bikes, I'll take the Vision and an '09Ness Jackpot.
    Rounding out my top 5 would be:
    #3-Yamaha FJR 1300
    #4-Cross Country
    #5-Suzuki B-King
     
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    Running the risk of being the next "kiss ass":
    Cross Roads
    Cross Country
    Vision Street
    Kingpin
    SE Softail Custom
    All brand new, of course.
     
  5. Andy

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    1) Victory Vision
    Why: Simply stated, for the type of riding I like to do, it's the best all-around big bike out there for my needs. Good technology, Solid on the highway and easy to maneuver at slow speeds. Yes, I was an early adopter of the Vision and truly enjoyed it. Made in the USA is a bonus.

    2) Can-Am Spyder RT-S
    Why: I've been drawn towards the Can-Am as soon as they were announced a few years ago. But, the initial model seemed to be geared more to the Sportbike crowd than to those who prefer cruising or touring. Also, the riding position was not ideal for my height. The new model seems to be geared more to the type of riding I enjoy most and it finally incorporates the audio components I enjoy while riding. While not American made, it's manufactured in Canada...so are many Ford models. And I Like Canada! They are our Friends!

    3) Victory Cross Country
    Why: While none of us have yet to actually ride one of these, IF it handles as well as the factory is telling us, this could be the best of both worlds...easy to maneuver around town and stable for touring. However, I don't think it could offer the wind protection of the Vision. I guess we'll see about that later.

    4) Honda Goldwing
    Why: I've owned one before and it was a dream on the highway. But, I didn't like it around town...too bulky. There are plenty of rumors flying around that this model will be completely retooled for 2011 as the production line has moved from Ohio to Japan. If so and if Honda addresses the slow-speed handling issues, lowers the seat height and possibly offers removable trunk/bags, while it's no longer American Made, it could again be a major contender in the big bike market.

    5) Kawasaki Voyager
    Why: I've had Kawasaki bikes in the past and I've enjoyed them. They are typically priced right and deliver a lot of bang for the buck. However, although this model has been available for a few months, I've yet to read a solid rider review of this model. I like the way they implemented the electronic/audio features and also like the way they placed a double row of LED strips on the trunk, as it brings the light closer to the eye level of those behind the bike. Yes, it takes its design cues from H-D, but it's water cooled and while many riders may think that's a negative, to me, living in the tropics, that's a good thing as (hopefully) the engine will run cooler.

    Wild Card): Suzuki Burgman (Dont' Laugh!)
    Why: For most of my riding years, I've had multiple bikes in my garage. I've owned a number of the larger scooters as they are a great compliment to a larger bike and are ideal for shorter hops. The last large scooter I owned was a Honda Helix and it was a great bike. The Burgman offers many features of the larger bikes...but it's still a scooter!

    P.S. I almost forgot to mention a Conquest Customs Cobra! Love that blue and white!
     
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    #1 Ness Jackpot,
    #2 Sucker punch Sally Custom Bobber, made for Me Cool factor
    #3 BMW S 1000 RR, Fun Factor
    #4 Harley Nightrod, need at least one in the stable
    #5 Cross Country, for the long trips
     
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    1. suzuki hayabusa -nothing like goin fast.
    2. ducati 1198 - for nice looks and sound
    3. a harley shovelhead - like the motor
    4. cross country- it would replace my kingpin, but i aint gonna do that.
    5. a ness vision - gotta ride in style.
     
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    1) Victory Kingpin. Got one, just alot more to do inmaking it more of a kick ass bike than it already is!
    2) FJR1300. Got one of these also, another great bike.
    3) Ducati Monster1100, light, powerful, Italian cool factor off the chart.
    4) Yamaha 200 dual sport, everybody needs one for trail riding.
    5) Triumph Rocket, so unconventional looking, I think it's too cool!
     
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    If I were rich and could have any bike, in order:
    1. 2010 Victory Vision Tour Ocean Blue & Sandstone (S1L1 with gatlin tips).
    2. 2010 Indian Chief Bomber Limited Edition
    3. Triumph Rocket III Touring
    4. 2010 Victory Cory Ness Jackpot
    5. BMW R1200GS Adventure
    I would be very happy indeed!!!
     
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    1. Suzuki DR650 - Own it :)
    2. Victory Hammer - Own it :)
    3. Suzuki M109R
    4. Harley Davidson FatBob
    5. Yamaha Warrior
    There are others too, maybe a bagger of some sort.
     
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    First off I am keeping my 08 Ness JP
    1: Victory Hammer Conquest Cobra
    2:Dirico Speedster
    3: Indian Chief Dark Horse
    4: HD 2009 CVO SoftailSpringer
    5: Big Dog Bulldog
    Its what I call my All American Garage
    Please feel free to send dontations to help me get this collection going
     
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    wow only 5 now thats hard to decide 1. custom prostreet 2. victory cross country 3. triumph rocket 3.w/turbo kit 4.bosshoss w/ 572 cu 5. and saved the best for last my 04 kingpin !!
     
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    1. Victory Kingpin (2009)
    2. Harley Road Glide (2009)
    3. Victory Vision (any year)
    4. Harley Heritage Softail Springer
    5. Victory Jackpot (2009 or 2010)
    Cross Country could maybe make the list, but not until I sit, ride and
    just generally experience in person...
     
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    1. 09' Victory-Vision Street Premium(black)
    2. 09' Harley- Street Glide(blue)
    3. 09' Flyrite Chopper-Drifter(flat black w/ pin stripes)
    4. 09' Brass Balls Bobbers-Retro Chopper(candy apple red)
    5. 09' Sucker Punch Sallys-66 Bobber(black)
     

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