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Victory Vision Tour

It May Be Time for Me to Upgrade

The 2010 Vision Tour model is a machine to behold. Possibly the futuristic looking bike on the it has lines that are both modern yet reminiscent of the aero of cars from the 1940s. The appeal to me and have since the day I saw the Victory Vision in a motorcycle — and my initial impression sitting on the bike in a showroom was as positive.

Victory focuses on the between the Vision and the HD Ultra-Classic. the Vision deserves comparison other bikes, including the Honda Gold Wing. it may be a chrome touring machine, on looks alone I would the Vision over the Gold and comparing equal bikes equal features, the Vision out ahead there as well.

I’m not going to linger on comparison and instead will on what makes the Vision so good.

Features Galore

admit that I am a gadget guy and the thing I noticed on the Victory Tour is that it really in this department. The radio is well integrated into the and the controls for the audio system are by far straightforward and easy to use compared to on my current ride, a 2000 Valkyrie Interstate (which are hard to use) and even straightforward than the Harley system controls.

The buttons for the are separated into controls for functions that are easy to use the left thumb as well as a of large buttons on the gas tank These thumb controls volume up and down, tune up and as well as providing a mute and button. The main buttons on the gas shroud are six presets, a power and a menu button.

Hitting menu accesses a of different options including the to configure what the tune up and button does. For around trips, it can be set to scroll through the stations and for longer trips it can be to tune and with an extended scan up or down through the FM and AM Very smart design.

On top of the auxiliary input is in the small bin just to the left of the main and has enough room to store an MP3 and a cell phone, even a one like mine. There is a added upgrade that the aux input into an iPod and the LCD screen on the gas tank shroud show the track titles this is installed.

The speakers on the Vision are stellar compared to my anemic and ten year old speakers on my Interstate as well as the Gold and Harley. At 60mph, with my snell approved helmet on, the sounded great, even the electronically adjustable windshield at its setting. There were bass sounds emanating the speakers!

I was seriously impressed the compromise of riding almost means losing out on parts of the

Another very useful is the cruise control. The buttons are within easy reach of the thumb and the whole package just like a car cruise works. For long trips, with the excellent transmission, is a great feature and it works as as the Harley version and much than the Gold Wing’s control; not to mention my old technology lock.

Two other unnecessary but incredibly gadget type features integrated into the LED readout between the primary gauges. The was a very large gear read out. I’ll that I’m pretty bad forgetting what gear I am in in city traffic so this was a big for me and actually added to the ease of this bike for the first

With 6 gears at my disposal and used to needed a few RPM’s to get the reminder I was in 3 rd gear at 60mph was The second indicator built this area was a temperature For a rider like myself who both the twenties and thirties of and the 100+ temperatures of the Texas knowing the temperature is vital and is that I still lack on my ride.

There simply an easy place to install an temperature gauge on my bike It is also a very good to have on an air cooled bike so you can be of idling in traffic for too long in the months.

Other gadgets a dealer installed and well Garmin GPS unit and ABS. The was not installed so I cannot speak to how well it works or if directions are through the audio system if you are listening to a different source but the on the unit itself are all very The bike I rode was equipped ABS and all Victory Vision Tour are equipped with linked

The ABS, thankfully was never out on the ride around south but the linked braking was actually a nice feature. When the brake is applied, one half of the brakes is applied as well, normal stops accomplished very little addition of the brake. One thing of note: all Vision models come stainless steel brake

I wonder why any bike doesn’t with these standard.

the Vision has a number of features truly make this a that can handle all the seasons Houston, Tx has to offer. The first is the electronic windshield. At its lowest it is really more of an aesthetic that probably helps the air but you still feel a lot of it.

At its highest I was looking right through the distortion free plastic, with my 6 foot, 2 inch The difference in air movement was pretty and impressive. The Vision I was testing had air wings on the side fairings can be moved to direct airflow to the legs (and the engine to cool it down when as well as closed to all the better the winter’s cold from at the shins.

There are heated and both driver and passenger available as well.

The Ride

The Vision was an absolute dream to The riding position is nice and low and the set a bit forward, just as they be on a cruiser. The running boards are large and even without pegs, multiple foot were possible to keep from getting sore a long ride. The fuel engine started very even being the first of the day and settled into a nice very quickly.

The V-Twin that Victory in this bike is a 106 cubic (1731cc’s for those who need to quickly to their current bike) and puts out 109 foot of torque and is rated at 92 horsepower. side note: Thank you for publishing horsepower figures most motorcycle manufacturers, foreign and domestic.) This is a gem. It is so smooth but still has enough primary imbalance at to let you know it is a V-Twin.

There be any nickel tests like on the on my Valkyrie but you aren’t getting a massage at idle either. It won’t set off any car alarms or make the notice you as the exhaust note is quiet. The other Victory all had louder exhausts so I expect was a designed in feature of the bike of its designation as a touring machine.

It be the first thing I would if and when I buy one of these machines.

The needs just a little gas to get the underway and the gearing on the bike is more akin to the gearing on my than a Harley; enough that the Victory representative this during the safety so the Harley riders didn’t shift and lug the engines. The engine and never was there a want for

Victory Vision Tour

As mentioned, I did find myself at 60mph in 3 rd a couple times I’m so used to riding in 5 th gear at 3000 or so RPM’s. The of 65mph on the freeway in 6 th was very The engine was just above the peak of 2000 rpm’s and yet it going happily burbling with an instant mileage thing visible on the LCD between the of 50 miles per gallon.

Yet another reason why I want a Vision as my 6-carb’ed Valkyrie only 5 forward gears is to get past 30 miles per gallon.

The is another huge positive on bike. One of the roads that we is notoriously bad with pot holes and more repairs than road, yet the Victory Vision them all up. It was such a dramatic from what I am used to it me wonder if there is something with the 10 year old suspension on my

Victory says the rear shock is an air shock and is adjustable an air pump but for one up and my large frame, it was set Had my fiance’ been there, alone would have her.

Only a Couple Issues

As it comes from the there is only a couple issues I had, most of are easily solved with branded accessories. The first is the only one that cannot be and that is the storage space. The looking side panniers hold a very small of stuff, as well as having a little cubbies for small

This is somewhat made up for by the large trunk that can hold two full face It swallowed my three quarter with plenty of room to In fact, I could have put a days of clothes in the trunk, and the helmet and it would have I would like external locks in case I was using the for something other than though.

The other issue I had was that the for driver and passenger was a dealer-added rather than a factory setup and is included in a CB package could prove useful. The for this is that the typical prefers to have options for communication and can choose a far less wireless aftermarket communication such as the one available on the Victory page.

After some I found that the MSRP of the does not include the power which will add another for the kit, plus possibly the of the windshield, depending on which one you However, the short windshield was on the bike I tested is only which is quite fair for a


Bike Tested: Victory Vision Tour ABS

24,699 for ABS model

Highs: Power, Good Fuel Smooth Ride, Excellent

Lows: Side pannier looks better than it is, a louder Exhaust.

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