2008 Victory Vegas motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Victory Vegas 1500



Having an Freedom V-Twin engine and a overdrive gearbox, the subject of review can be considered a performance and it actually is, but what immediately and totally uncovers it in front of its are the custom paint schemes, taillight and signature sculpted

What I have noticed the time I spent on the Victory is people aren’t considering it the American bike manufacturer” any but give it its hardly gained


Being first in 2003, the Victory Vision that filled-with heritage as the of the bikes I’m about to but even from the first this big custom-built twin a damn good impression. It a 91.96 cubic inches cc) V-Twin engine, spoked a smaller headlight, but the same stylish lines which a difference. The bike easily out as it featured Black, Red, Yellow and Silver paintjobs.

technical change for 2004 year was the addition of fuel while visually the Vegas had now stand-out wheels.

In 2005 the consisted in the electronic fuel system with 44mm bodies. Also, the wet/multi-plate was added. But what best that model year is the paintjob.

Also for 2005, the family pushed the Vegas further and named it 2005 Signature Series Vegas, a that featured custom

2006 brought the 8-Ball a totally black, Victory

Last year, displacement to 100.01 cubic inches cc). Colors to mark the were Turbo Silver Firemist Clear, Multicolored and the Black.


This is clearly given among builders so the Harley-Davidson Dyne Glide is its closest and fiercest It is being fitted with a 96 inches air-cooled, twin cam engine that is fed through an Sequential Port Fuel system. This makes it scarier for the Victory and if we take in its rebel looks and the fact for 2008 we are witnessing Harley’s anniversary, there isn’t left for the Victory to do but head other competitors.

Have it put up the Honda VTX 1800, a long and bad boy bike which is one of the best representatives for this fight. Its liquid-cooled 52 degree V-Twin is built to perform awesomely, like the U.S. muscle

But together with the VTX we are also the biggest and meanest custom motorcycle, the Rider S. This is the wildest looking machine clearly reflects that is a maker of its own as it introduces such looking machines which are apart from the old Yamaha The engine is a 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) V-twin with four per cylinder and fuel injection is present.

Probably the best offering of all, the Boulevard M109R. its radical styling, the “Suzy” to the riders who crave for original and stunning performance. Its 1783cc, liquid-cooled, V-Twin, DOHC, is an incredible power and torque so all of the previously mentioned have serious worrying to do.


someone has been introduced to the Vision, there is simply no way to think the bike’s originality and looks. If I was to characterize it with a word I would say stylish and it is all due to the smoothen out apparel and fit and finish.

The fenders mold perfectly on the chromed rims and the gas tank is basing on the V-Twin’s shape. is proof of the fact that and engineers worked carefully and aimed at a low and perfectly blended in

Handlebars are pulled back and so a more relaxed riding and the sleekest look. There are as chromed elements as possible: forks, headlight cover, handlebars, mirrors, engine fins, exhaust, rear ornaments, etc and the goal is to shine together with the solid (Black, Midnight Cherry, Gray) and multiple colors Blue/Black and Sunset Red with

Test Drive

When it to riding a cruiser everybody at a comfortable riding position, feet arrangement and preferably handlebars and before I got on the 2008 Vision I was also reviewing all of features. After spending a weekend in its seat and going 350 miles, the bike proved I was right when forming a impression immediately I see all of those gathered on a power cruiser.

A 26.5 inches seat was what I needed in order to like I could go on and on forever and not going to lie, it can really go as and as hard as you feel like it.

For starters, the 100 cubic inches 50 degree V-Twin is a real provider. From as low as 1500-1600 the engine announces it enjoys strongly and this will you between red lights where be willing to leave traffic and go your own way. Frankly, I preferred the DOHC fuel system, but the single overhead acting on four valves per are enough efficient to keep satisfied.

Cruisers tend to rev and higher these days and I won’t enjoy a drag with the Suzuki Boulevard the big Victory is more than powered and the rider will a strong mid-range as far as the city allow it.

But who says that you ride it in town? Personally, I and picked it up and during my enthusiastic I managed to test it in this environment, but the open road is it belongs. Here is where the position won’t become a and the seat will show off its immediately.

It is also the best time to see how a bike handleswonderfully, that is. It has a low of gravity and corners are happily by the Vegas and although you won’t the footpegs at the first courageous over, I recommend keeping in that the straight line is its friend and that’s all I’m

The suspensions have 130mm and 100mm rear travel so will soak up easily and all to do with the smooth riding on this cruiser. Even six hours of riding, stopping for gasoline and tea, my back screaming for help. I guess the Victory Vegas is just one of bikes with which a gets familiar and never to go down from.

On the highway, the speed I have experienced was to 110 mph in top gear, which is sixth, by the There is no wind protection or position so you will struggle to some ground at such It is a good thing though there are no bothering vibrations.

I much appreciate this transmission. The six-speed overdrive mesh values best the power and torque leaving the with the simple task of a gear or two, depending on roads its adventure takes it. The drive passes unheard and is one of the bike’s advantages compared to the (not the Star, of course).

During the bike’s development the wanted to find the potential opinions and many concerned the brake which shouldn’t be powerful at such a thin As a result, both front and brakes feature 300mm with four piston front and 2 piston calipers This way, the stopping is being distributed more and safety reaches higher


With an MSRP of the Victory Vegas is being among the most advantageous cruisers out there.


motorcycles are truly reliable and performing so it is too bad that its name is being shadowed by the oldest maker. Maybe if there have been created on continent we would have a greater success, the one that it is of.


Engine and Transmission

Type: 4-… 50 V-Twin

System: Air/Oil

Displacement: 100

Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500

Bore x Stroke: 101x102mm

Ratio: 8.7:1

Valve Single overhead camshafts 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam hydraulic lifters

Fuel System: Electronic Injection with 45mm bodies

Fuel Capacity: U.S. gallons/liters

Exhaust: slash-cut dual exhaust crossover

Oil Capacity: 5.0qts/4.75ltr

System: 38 amps max output

12 volts/18 amp hours

Primary Gear drive with compensator

Clutch: Wet,

Transmission: 6-speed overdrive mesh

Final Drive: Fiber Reinforced Belt

and Dimensions

Front Suspension: telescopic fork, 43mm 5.1in/130mm travel

Rear Single, mono-tube gas,cast with rising rate 3.9in/100mm travel, preload spring

Front Brake: floating rotor with caliper

Rear Brake: floating rotor with caliper

Front Wheel:

Wheelbase: 66.3/1684 in/mm

Height: 26.5/673 in/mm

Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500
Victory Vegas 1500


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