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Should Indian shut their doors again ?

Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by ReigningScorpios, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. Obi Steve

    Obi Steve Active Member

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    I took a test ride on the first release R18. It rode nicely, comparable power to the HardBall, rear suspension not as comfortable, although to be fair it wasn't set for my weight. They didn't get my money though.
     
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    Oooh, that is a dangerous place to visit, where you can compare stuff and such and i do have some German engineering in the Garage next to the Vette... I like the older air-cooled designs and really surprised they punched the Boxer out to 1800cc and put the Cruiser out first. Now I bet they are getting some second looks for options other than HD and are Victory Loyal.

    At least those of us whose hinnies still hurt. I wonder if the saddlebags are removable...
     
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    One thing about BMW. They do it their way. I like it cause it’s true to their style. Has class and finesse. Wouldn’t own one unless I liked riding it and had the funds to own it. JLeno prolly has one on order. Yeah ….. he’s that guy.
     
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  4. Obi Steve

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    I just couldn't get used to the footpeg position after 30 years of forward controls and floor boards. I got long legs, and the cylinders always seem to get in the way when I came to a stop. I'm sure you could get used to it, but I didn't want it that much to put in the effort. I do love the looks though.
     
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    Whoa! I like that R18!
    Met a guy with the 1600 when I was on the Vic and we swapped bikes. Now I have always been partial to that style bike and it was fast, very fast and rode/handled about how I expected it to BUT wasnt anything I'd buy even if the price was right.
    However that R18 would be a consideration.
     

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