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Wide Back Tire Bikes

Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by CC-Rider, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. CC-Rider

    CC-Rider Member

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    Is it just me or is it that the wide back tire fad has gone by the wayside? It seems like a lot of riders are now getting into touring bikes instead of cruiser bikes. It is easily seen in the resale value of cruisers bikes v. touring bikes. The touring bikes seem to hold their value better than the crusier bikes. I know it's the basics of supply and demand, but why the sudden change? Are allthebaby-boomers moving into a different niche of bikes?
     
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    The Tourers are more versatile, practical, comfortable & aren't cop "magnets." IMHO.
     
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    I think the 35K 300 rear tire bar hopper is about finished. The smart builders are making custom baggers now. The 250 bikes that Vic has still have a play IMO (although less) because they actually are much more than a bar hopper. I did 700 miles in a day on my Hammer once loaded up and I felt OK. Is it a ton betteron my Vision, sure is. But I would not hesitate to do it again. Everything has a cycle, we are in the touring bagger cycle now, look at the bobber, it comes and goes yearly.
     
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    The fat tire bikes will always be cool. The baggers are for geezers [just joking]. It's best to have one of both - a JP for riding and a TC as a grocery-getter.
     
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    I love my Hammer!!!! Wouldnot get rid of it for anything. Throw some bags on it and go as far as you want...... 250mm tire is awesome..... some say it is hard to corrner with it but I haveno trouble..... roll it over and stomp on the throttle... no trouble at all....
     
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    I like mine I think part of the problem is no one will finance the high end bikes hard to get a loan in todays economy
     
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    Baggers just aren't making it over here yet.
    The X-bikes get released in the UK this month, (so let's see what happens).
    It may be the diferent roads & weather, but people are still just as atracted to the 250 tire bikes over here.
    Paul.
     
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    Wide tire for my 03 Victory Vegas Has anyone put a 250 rear tire on a Victory Vegas?
     
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    Have you found a decent set of bags for the Hammer that dont cost an arm and a leg..the bags that victory makes are just way too plain and pricey in my books.
     
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    What did you have to do to get it to fit?
     
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    Back when the economy was better and chopper shows/biker build-offs were all over the TV, lots of people rushed out and bought a chopper or pro street bike with those huge rear tires and big engines. It was all about excess... 300mm tires... 120" motors... hand built bikes that cost big bucks. Most of the people who fell into that ended up selling their ill-handling and uncomfortable pieces of ass jewelry at a huge loss and now they're riding baggers. At the end, even Big Dog's flagship bike was a bagger and Big Bear Choppers offers a bagger model too. Baggers killed the chopper craze. For less money you can have a bike that's comfortable, practical, and fun too. You can RIDE IT to Daytona, you don't have to trailer it. American Ironhorse, Big Dog and many other cookie-cutter-customs are dead and gone now. Additionally, people have come to realize that a tire fatter than a 200mm is detrimental to handling. The Cross-Dressers and the Vision are Victory's best selling models, not the Jackpot and Hammer... that pretty much tells the tale.
     
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    Yes, it's called a Jackpot :10900:
     
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    To each his own. I'd buy my Jackpot again today over any other bike. I've done long, multi-day trips on it without a problem. I just strap a bag to the flat luggage rack that's repalced the rear seat.
     
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    one of my customers has a big dog chopper and his brother has a jackpot. one day he told me if he had it to do over again he would have gone with the jackpot. better ride,better handling,better brakes,better factory support. to me the jackpot has all the looks of a custom chopper just not as extreme (300 tire,rigid frame). and i love the looks and compliments it gets,it's just the "shizzle! dont get me wrong if i could afford it i would sure like a xc/xr to park next to it but i would probably have to part with my boat or truck.
     

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