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Reflecting back on Victory; What were the best corner carving Victory?

Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by festes73, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. festes73

    festes73 Well-Known Member

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    So lets have some fun with this. I have rode a Hammer, CC , CCT , Vision , Vegas , and Kingpin. While all are great bikes I have to say in the twisties the KP and Hammer are awesome. Never had a chance to ride the others hard into the twisties. But I will say that the KP is one bad mother f'er!
    Now the CC and Vision are nimble as hell at low speeds. I am pretty sure the CC can do a tighter circle than my KP. It's truly amazing how the weight disappears when you take off.
     
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    My only experience is with my CCT, but, that being said......It beats the hell out of anything else (other brand wise) that I have ridden. I usually manage to use the whole tire from side wall to side wall. For a 900 lb bike I'd have to say that is pretty good.

    I guess a better measure of "corner carving" might be illustrated like this. On one of our adventures out of town, the wife and I were into some very nice round and round, hill top to valley roads when I went into a somewhat tight turn and quickly discovered that A. it was longer than I anticipated and it was decreasing radius, and B. I was too hot for what I was into. Well, pushed a little on the bars, dragged a bit of metal, but followed through and came out the other side with no issues. Not sure that would have happened on any of the other bikes I had been riding before the CCT.

    I think I'll keep her..... oh, and the wife too.
     
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    Is it fair, lol for Octane to compete?? Seriuosly tho I would love to try the bigger Vics in the twisties.
     
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    I ride with some guys that hit it pretty hard, and my Vision keeps up pretty well:)
     
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    Nothi g compares to a cross roads
     
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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    You know, this Vision does a hell of a job for it's size. I love it. I like it even better than the Cross Country for some reason. But I bet the Cross Roads handles even better. I never got the opportunity to try a steel frame. I bet the Pin does well. But Cross Roads would be my pick.
     
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    Believe the Kingpin is the best handling steel frame, and suspect the Hammer S might also do real well. My Gunner scrapes way too early to ride real hard, but is still a hoot.
     
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    Kingpin was a awesome handling steel frame bike. I thought it couldn't be beat until I bought a XC. The cast aluminum frame is superior and it handles better. Not sure where the Vision stacks up but its either right ahead or behind the XC for handling.
     
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    For my money the Vision is superior to the CC/CCT due to the twin saddle tanks and fixed fairing. Keeps much of the weight off the front forks and allows for a lower center of gravity. This is a very slight improvement, but one worth noting.
     
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  10. slickvic

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    I've owned a few bikes in my day. Some were good and some scared the crap out of me in the twisties. The Cross Country amazes me for its side. Best I've ridden.
     
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    What is was and what will be my victory magnum.

    I keep my rear shock pressure at 60 pounds, haven't scraped yet.
     
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    It's profile is indeed very attractive
     
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    The tires that come with a bike can skew likability. Once I swapped them out the handling improved greatly. I love my XR!
     
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    I've had a Vegas previous and my Cross Roads handles far better.
     
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    Yep. like my Avons better than my Dunlops.
     
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