Polaris Victory Cruiser Review from Canada

2000 Polaris Victory Cruiser

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 kilometres
Most recent distance6500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XJ700 Maxim X

Summary:

This is a great cruising bike and great value

Faults:

This motorcycle originally had straight pipes, but the lower pipe went blue from over heating. The bike was still under warranty, but the dealer could no longer get the original straight pipes, so they substituted for factory pipes. They were OK, but not as good looking.

Battery died replaced by Dealer.

Recall on the kick stand mount, and the fuel pump, both replaced by the dealer.

Hard to seat the drain plug gasket, causing a small drip. Next oil change went OK with no drip.

General Comments:

This bike is well balanced and rides very well. Zero vibration when cruising on the HWY. Shifting is a little clunky, but not a problem once you get used to the bike.

It is very flexible for the rider - if you're tall it is a good fit. If you're a little short, then all you need to do is undo four bolts on each side, just below the seat, and you can lower the frame.

Oil changes are easy, everything is accessible, and Polaris supplies a kit with a filter, gasket and 6 liters of oil.

I would definitely buy another Victory, but I don't think I will need to for awhile.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2006

Average review marks: 9.8 / 10, based on 1 review