MrHondamatic Posted October 8, 2007 Share Posted October 8, 2007 Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to visit the Victory factory trailer that was in town. Among the many bikes on display was a new Vision (aka Bat cycle). It does look better in person, but not a lot. But that is subject to my interpetation of style, so YMMV. Sitting on it was enough to make up my mind. I'm 5'11" on a good day, with a 29" inseam. The bike was narrow enough that I did not feel uncomfortable holding it up, like I did on my old FLHS. While that was good for my legs, the seat was very confining, with no room to move forward and back. I put feet up on the foot boards and all the weight was transfered to my back side. No support under my legs at all, in fact I almost felt cramped compared to my old Honda, and it's cramped enough! I didn't ride it, since I didn't have my gear, and the location of the display did not lend itself to rides. That was OK, I didn't desire to ride it anyway. I told the rep that we had been looking at BMW's, he seemed to think the Victory was comparable and would be a good alternative. For a bike that is suppose to be a long range touring ride, it leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe Victory's definition of long range is different than mine. He also managed to pi$$ of the wife by completely ignoring her and speaking only to me. Link to comment
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