2014 Victory Vision Tour review — Motorbike Writer

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2014 Victory Vision review

Victory Vision

Victory has added the word to its Victory Vision and made it one of the options for those who want to the country. The Vision Tour now has control, heated seats and ABS and adjustable floorboards, all for $30,495 away. That’s cheaper many other comparative tourers on the market yet it has a lot more than most.

Some may not the design as it can be quite confronting and I think itt’s reminiscent of a ’57 with its long curves and of V shapes. Like it or not, you deny its ability to turn I’ve just returned an extended 1500+km trip the past three days on a Sunset (reddish-orange) Vision and can highly recommend it for long in the saddle and attracting plenty of from passersby.

You certainly be ignored when you roll a little country town, locals quick to strike up We travelled mainly on highways, but some bumpy back and even some twisting roads where it wasn’t

The Vision is powered by the same (1731cc) V-twin as the rest of the a smooth, flexible and torquey However, it feels a little and rougher in this model, because the vibe and noise is back on the rider by the massive The same goes with the

Victory has gradually smoothed out all the from the six-speed overdriven over the past few years and is the same. However, the fairing make it sound clunkier it really is. Gears are actually to selected, feeling positive a light clutch pull for a big bike, although neutral can be a bit to find.

Throw a leg over the and you will be awed by the size of the that sits in front of The big truck-like wing mirrors the bike 1140mm wide. At you can slip through the traffic that the mirrors are the widest as the panniers are about 300mm The seat feels higher 673mm because it is wide at the but I can still get my legs down easy at 187cm tall.

In you don’t have to throw a leg the bike. You can actually stand on the or back floorboard and it won’t on top of you. it’s very on its sidestand which has a rubber so it won’t scratch your floor or slip on a shiny

Flick up the side stand and the doesn’t quite feel its kilogram of fuelled weight. at standstill, it feels nicely and with wide ramhorn it is easy to control at walking and you can do feet-up u-turns fairly There is a lever down by left leg to switch the bike reverse which is controlled by the button and works a little than the Honda Goldwing.

The dashboard looks more a car dash with two big analogue two small dials outside two screens in the centre and even a big console up the fuel tank for the controls. There is a host of available on the LCD screens including ambient temperature, economy etc and you can through them via a handlebar button.

The left handlebar has audio controls so you don’t to take your hands off the to control your sounds and is a cruise control below the grip. All these controls are to use and are placed in convenient positions.

On side of the tank are click-down The left has as well for storing iPod or phone with a 12V and an audio connector. I’d buy the optional USB with full connectivity to tracks via the button controls. The compartment houses the fuel which can be unlocked by flipping the key to the left.

It’s convenient you don’t have to take the key out to it, but it means you could leave key in the ignition when you go in to pay for fuel. The neck must be made of metal because there is a telling you not to rest the fuel on the filler neck as this can it which means the cap won’t fit on In the past this has led to fuel in the cockpit. There is a convenient to place the fuel cap while you are

On several occasions I thought I had it right up to the top only to find I’d put in about 75% of the tank’s capacity. filling until you can see it rise to the of the filler neck. If you do, you will get 400km of range out of the 22.7-litre

On our trip, it yielded 5.4L/100km a combination of fast highway and back roads riding.

I finish with the left and flap, the handlebars can get in the way and the left needs a good push to down. You also have to the pannier lids a solid as I drove off from a servo and one open. The lockable side look huge but they have a very small that doesn’t even fit a bag. Thankfully the big top box will a full-face helmet, jacket and bag or two open-face helmets and luggage.

The key also locks all the luggage

Kick the big machine into and the balanced motor throbs beneath you without disturbing the big However, the first you will is that the mirrors may be wide, but don’t give you any vision you and no matter how you adjust them you see your hands. On our trip, I searching for my mate behind me and thought I was about to be passed by but it was just my gloved hand in the

Running in traffic is easy as the feels very balanced and the is smooth. However, pretty you are feeling a fair bit of heat the rear cylinder right your legs. Unfortunately, the doesn’t blow away at speeds, but tends to pool your thighs. On my journey a heatwave it was very uncomfortable, but I a BMW Airflow suit that too much hot air in.

Leathers may have cooler as I rode on one occasions sandshoes and my feet got very but when I toured I wore leather Stylmartin boots and protected me from the engine’s Steer away from synthetic boots. It would be a bike for the winter months plenty of heating as the electronically windscreen keeps all the elements off

I rode through a brief and didn’t cop a drop. it also all buffeting except at its lowest That made the environment so you can listen to the four good speakers.

Compared with the Harley it steers a little slowly and actually requires a little bit of shift. However, if you counter and lean a little, it feels on its feet and will flick side to side quite for swift movement through a of corners. Aided by higher than the Harley, it will carve up a series of twisties scraping on every single

When the floorboards do touch they scrape at the back of the which flex up. I couldn’t get any of the furniture to touch down, so it lift a back wheel you are really overdoing it. The Vision rides plusher than the which tend to crash the bigger hits and will hit the stops easier than

In fact, I couldn’t get the rear shock to bottom out even on harsh roadworks bumps. On the it feels quite stable, but behind a big truck will it rock slightly from to side without affecting the or your control. At first it was a unnerving, but I got used to it.

Victory Vision 800

The linked are simply awesome. While people may not like linked they are almost essential on a big bike like this. I had to do one stop and it worked a treat.

The control felt clunky at but I also got used to it and used it all the it works from fourth at 40km/h and has a button for on/off, and decelerate, set and resume which is as as most car cruise controls.

This bike is made for days in the very comfortable and saddle. Pillions will like the rear seat its big grab handles, wide huge backrest and separate speakers.

2014 Victory Tour

Price: $30,495

Warranty: five years


Engine: 106ci 4-valve, 50-degree, oil-air-cooled

Bore x …: 101 x 108mm


Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh; wet, clutch; carbonfibre-reinforced belt

22.7-litre tank, ULP 91 RON, (on test)

Suspension: 46mm fork, 130mm travel; cast aluminium with linkage air adjustable rear 92.7mm travel

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