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Victory Reveals 2008 Line-up

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Alex Edge? Wait a minute...isn't he the bro' of Dirck Edge, Motorcycle Daily guy?

Whodathunk it...does Fuji Industries still run Polaris/Victory (Kpaul baiting again)...
 

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I think Victory makes some pretty cool designs and I wish them all the success in the world. However, their problem is I wouldn't consider anything but a Harley FXDWG for a V twin cruiser. The only other cruiser style bike I'd own would be a Triumph Speedmaster, Victory just wouldn't be on my list I'm afraid and I assume other people feel the same way. It's a tough market to break into.
 

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I think Victory makes some pretty cool designs and I wish them all the success in the world. However, their problem is I wouldn't consider anything but a Harley FXDWG for a V twin cruiser. The only other cruiser style bike I'd own would be a Triumph Speedmaster, Victory just wouldn't be on my list I'm afraid and I assume other people feel the same way. It's a tough market to break into.
Yeah, the Speedmaster has a good look to it. Even the America ain't bad. The pricing on the Triumphs are pretty unbeatable for what you get.

$8000-$8500 gets you a real nice bike.

Can you hop them up and get the horsepower into the 60s easily? I figured if you are looking at a long distance ride the extra oomph would be nice.
 

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Yeah, the Speedmaster has a good look to it. Even the America ain't bad. The pricing on the Triumphs are pretty unbeatable for what you get.

$8000-$8500 gets you a real nice bike.

Can you hop them up and get the horsepower into the 60s easily? I figured if you are looking at a long distance ride the extra oomph would be nice.
Pour a little jellied eel in the tank and the phukers haul ass. :D
 

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The same drill I did with my Bonnie aplies to the Speedie, IE TOR's, jets, drill the slides and a Norman Hyde Bellmouth intake adds about 187 horsepower plus the jellied eel and blood sausage addition is good for another 30~40 lb-footies of torque........
 

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Oops.

While I admire your selection of the Dyna line, I personally despise forward controls. There is something about the "Barcolounger" seating position just that doesn't work for me. It's the biggest rason I never liked the original V-ROD. Highway pegs, absolutely! Floorboards, never!
If you look at the HD lineup you'll see that most of the Dyna models do not have forward controls. I think HD is the only company that offers cruisers with normal controls any more.

You can also get the base Dyna for $11995 which is a good deal in this day and age.
 

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If you look at the HD lineup you'll see that most of the Dyna models do not have forward controls. I think HD is the only company that offers cruisers with normal controls any more.

You can also get the base Dyna for $11995 which is a good deal in this day and age.
You are correct, Sir! Virtually the entire Dyna line comes with mid controls, with one notable exception: the FXDWG comes only with forward controls. Thus, I don't like it. Actually, I'm no big fan of the abnormally wide forks with skinny 21" tire, but that's a matter of style rather than function.
 

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You are correct, Sir! Virtually the entire Dyna line comes with mid controls, with one notable exception: the FXDWG comes only with forward controls. Thus, I don't like it. Actually, I'm no big fan of the abnormally wide forks with skinny 21" tire, but that's a matter of style rather than function.
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Unforunately, forward controls are what sell on cruisers. I hesistate to call the "mid" controls on the Dyna line "standard". They are still too far forward for my taste.

Then again, to put the footpegs in the right place for me would require a taller seat, and we know that ain't gonna happen. Look at the late non-selling Street Rod.

I'll wait for the XR1200. Probably die holding my breath.
 

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Morning guys- I really like the Victory line-up. I watched this company grow up. The dealer I got my sales start in was the first Victory dealer in GA. Took them nearly 5 yrs before they made before they got a "design" clue and figured out that transmissions don't have to slam into gear, but gorwing means growing pains. The bike I really like is the FXDF. I like the lines and the look.
 

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Mornin' all, The mid mounts on my recent FXD were in such a wonky position in relation to the low seat, that the only way I could operate the brakes and shifter without major ankle contortions was to go to the forward controls off the Wide Glide. I liked it so much I put a set of standard Wide Glide baby apes on it too and added a short sissy bar. I thought it looked the shizz....

I've always liked the look of the Wide Glide but it's cheaper to turn an FXD into one, which was what I was doing until I got a bee in my bonnet and traded it for the Bonnie, than to go buy one out right.
 

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>Can you hop them up and get the horsepower into the 60s easily?

Sure you can hop them up. However, if you are interested in the performance why don't you buy a bike that has enough of it already on the factory blue print? Every part would be correctly designed and dimensioned. You'd get the durability, reliability and warranty too.

- cruiz-euro
 
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