ok i havnt owned one of these
but i was so close ...
three times ive been out on one and there was one sat in menllium in st helens for ages
i actually went to do the deal and it had been sold a hour before
you have to take this bike in the context of what it was desighned to do
yake two people huge distance in total comfort ...accross a large continent
you look at it and think its going to be a wallowy bag of shite .. nut get on board and move it ... feet up u turns no problem at all ..the weight is low and it balences easily
quite spightly on the move and great tuorque off the engine over 2500 revs stick it in top and roll on and off it pulls pleasingly well
it is supreamly comfy and the leccy screen and huge fairing give a oasis of calm unmatched ny anythingout there .. it will pull pretty hard in a audi destroying way up to a ton at which point i didnt want to try any harder ..effortless stable 90mph cruising
heres the bit that is hard to compute ..this thing is real fun on twisty backroads ..
sure its not as fast as conventional bikes in the cornering or accelaration stakes ..but
it hussles along with assurance choose aline on any bumpy bend and it stays there completley unfussed and could change lines mid corner too the huge bars and relativly small tyres make it very nimble for its size and tye chassis and suspension are a real credit to the makers ..i had no ground clearance issues at all ..sure i suppose i could force it to ground the running boards ..but its well enough for this type of bike and again credit to them
the brakes were linked and strong i really could haul the beast down with confidence
there was no abs . may well be desirable on a machine of this weight ...
i only enroled on a open day for the expeiriance ,..never thought it would appeal to me ..but i thoroughly enjoyed riding the victory vision and it is without doubt on me list of bikes i would like to own
i would reccomend trying one somtime like it or not its a bike you wont forget riding for some time to come
the marking above
i would have put zero for off road but 1 is min
aroud town no problem at all ..except the width
reliability ..i scoured the yank forums when i was thinking of buying and generally
the thing seems prettygood no major problems so i marked it off that