Victory Demo Ride
|My Favorite of the Day!|
I have attended many Harley Demo Days and sampled just about every Harley-Davidson, so I thought I would try a wide array of bikes to get a feel for the 2013 Victory line of motorcycles. I have heard many good things about these American made motorcycles, but have not had much opportunity to try them out yet, so this was a great chance to see what they had.
|Victory Demo Tour at Yamaha of Louisville|
I decided to start out with the smallest bike and work my way up. Since it was a cool, cloudy weekday, there was no line to wait in, and I was able to try any bike I wanted. For those, like myself, who are more familiar with the Harley-Davidson family of motorcycles, I have listed what model I think is comparable in the H-D line.
|2013 Victory Vegas 8-Ball|
I started out with their most affordable bike, the Victory Vegas 8-Ball. At $12,499 this bobber style bike is equipped with the same 106 cubic inch (1,731 cc) displacement engine as all the other bikes. It doesn’t matter which bike you choose in the Victory line-up, you get the same engine and transmission in every bike. The Vegas 8-Ball fit my 5 foot 6 inch frame (29 inch inseam) from an ergonomics standpoint, the best of any of the Victory bikes. It has a very low seat height of 25.2 inches, making it easy to handle. The light (638 pounds) weight of this bike makes the power come alive and the acceleration is tremendous. To me, it rides, handles, and accelerates like the Harley-Davidson Street Bob ($12,999).
|2013 Victory Cross Country|
|2013 Victory Vision Tour|