2008 Victory Vision First Ride Review- Victory Vision Road Test Photos

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Victory Vision 800
Victory Vision 800

First Ride: 2008 Vision New face of American touring.

It looks like is taking this whole American Motorcycle” slogan seriously. Just look at the Vision. It was hard to know to expect at the bike’s June introduction, though.

We had heard a few from company staff of course, had a good look at the late last year at its But full specs were finally released last when we visited Victory’s design center for the technical followed by a test ride, on the new luxury-tourer.

The specs hardly the story, though. You would more power from the 50-degree, ohc V-Twin, and that protection from the large would be pretty good; was unexpected is how well this worked. Fours years of R-D and $20 of mother company Polaris’ have been well

Harley-Davidson, BMW and Honda’s full-rig were benchmarked, and the Victory worked to make its bike Perhaps the biggest surprise in the Vision is how well the chassis The over-engine cast-aluminum main is nearly invisible on the finished but on the road it provided a stiff that allowed the 45mm fork and single rear (with air pressure for spring-preload to do their excellent work.

is surprisingly taut and cornering is very good. Steering is and …-neutral, even when Speaking of, brakes are linked only. The system is tuned to the rear pedal actuate the pistons of the three-piston dual calipers only under braking.

This allows the system to “normal” at low speed (parking U-turns, etc.). The reach-adjustable brake lever operates the two pistons in each caliper. ABS is not “We focused on what features thought were important,” a rep, the implication being ABS a deal-breaker for most luxo-tour surveyed by Victory.

Power from a V-Twin with the architecture as existing Freedom-engine-powered but most parts are new. To get the displacement, … was increased by 6mm to Bore remains 101mm. output is 92 horsepower and 109 foot-pounds of and the power curves we were indicated 100 ft.-lb. available at rpm. This is a stout and pulls the 800-plus-pound machines the road with authority.

First gear is now lower to get the bike off the line briskly, sixth gear has been taller for more relaxed Top-gear roll-on felt but for quick passes it was best to dip fifth. Fuel delivery was and economy ran in the 40-mpg range, with the 6-gallon fuel makes for an easy 200 miles fill-ups.

Victory Vision 800
Victory Vision 800

Comfort features Optional electric windscreen and seats/grips, full trip-computer with a dash-center LCD display, a stereo (iPod and MP3 ready) as equipment and cruise control. The is low, the floorboards long just about any riding you want) and wind protection was good.

How much for all this comfort? price on the Vision Street is (cruise, stereo, manually screen), or $20,499 for the Premium with heated grips and more chrome, the electrically screen and an HID headlight with lit side badges. The top-trunk-equipped is offered in three levels at $19,999.

The $20,499 Comfort offers heated grips and and the electric windscreen, while the level adds the HID/lit and chrome package, too, at a of $21,499. Some 60 accessories exhaust systems that up will be available by the time reach dealers this

As for the styling, you will have opinion, and no doubt will be even eager, to share it. really was one of the points of the design—Victory the Vision’s styling to be polarizing. If loves it, the styling is too bland, the reasoning. Victory knew the bodywork would put some off.

But others might be so that they would to buy it. Which is what Victory through extensive market The shape as you see it hit the major hot button for buyers that the company it would be a winner. The hope is the Vision becomes an iconic a rolling signature of the company. for a full riding impression and Cameron’s tech/styling overview in the issue of Cycle World. on August 1.

Sound Off! What do you of the Victory Vision?

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