2008 Victory Vision Street & Tour Motorcycle Review — Review of the 2008…

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Victory’s Bold Attempt to the American Touring Motorcycle

been a decade since the other American motorcycle unveiled their first After their auspicious the Minnesota-based bike builder got act together and managed to overcome control problems, establishing as a viable alternative to Harley-Davidson.

partnering with Arlen and Ness has heightened the company’s for street savvy design, could quite prepare the segment for Victory’s aggressively Vision. How does it stand up to the Read on.

Looks That Sizing Up the Victory Vision’s it or Leave it Styling

Though the began life as the Vision 800 Victory officials claim the new was inspired by the voice of consumers. In the direction of the final product was by numerous styling salons were held throughout the US.

Victory brass also that the Vision has love it or it looks, and that its dramatic isn’t for everybody. so which is it? a little bit of both.

At once and futuristic, the Vision resembles the sketches of a daydreaming schoolboy. The that houses the modern is bulky, and when viewed on. the width of the bodywork is downright

Get past the front end, and start to get more streamlined. trim surrounds the engine, a 106 inch (1,731 cc) air and oil-cooled that boasts old school looks. Victory brass to call the mill a jewel in the and gemological references aside, it does provide a strong point amidst the bike’s body panels.

The rear of the bike resolves the front end nicely; curvaceous cases on either side are enough to store an extra helmet, and the tall trunk is large enough for two full helmets. and also doubles as a backrest and speaker enclosure) the Tour from the Street Incidentally, the trunk mounts to the subframe, and can be added to the Street

Rounding out the rear are slickly exhaust pipes, and V shaped lights.

Beneath the Skin: Hiding Under Those

Under the Vision’s skin.


Though the Vision looks an unwieldy beast, there are a few advances beneath its skin to keep weight relatively with a strong emphasis on the relatively.

The Vision Street tips the with a dry weight of 804 lbs (add 45 lbs for the Tour version), but Victory a few tricks to keep the Vision completely porking out, the use of front and rear hollow aluminum frame members. the bike appears low, ground clearance prevents it scraping during turns. of the suspension loads are carried by the which also acts as an airbox. Air is routed through the to the engine, which functions as a member (eliminating the need for a

Up front, on either sides of the head, are large twin fuel tanks which a total of six gallons. They’re relatively high, so you are likely to a difference in balance at low speeds loaded up with fuel.

Victory Vision Street

Overall, the Vision’s engineering Victory’s strong efforts to on top of the very competitive touring

Where the Rubber Meets the Visionary Ride Handling

The isn’t nearly as difficult to as it looks. A seat height of the lowest in its class— and a low center of make it surprisingly manageable at low In fact, at the international press of the bike one 5′ 6 tall had no difficulty keeping the bike during parking lot maneuvers. was a bit of tip-toeing involved during but for the most part, he handled the with ease.

If the bike is accidentally dumped, tip over protection with and rear structural supports that pretty bodywork being damaged.

Stability grows with velocity, and the end doesn’t start to loosen you approach triple digit Throughout a variety of low and high turns, the Vision’s chassis solid and planted, without flex or uncertainty; while the shocks are not adjustable, the rear air can be stiffened or softened for varying and cargo loads via a Schroeder and a standard air pump.

Ride is good at all speeds, and 120 mm of rear travel enable it to soak up all but the bumps with ease. of the forward leg position, the supportive and the bike’s easy to live ergonomics, the Vision makes for a companion on long trips.

The V-Twin’s Rumble is Nice.

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