Polaris Victory Kingpin Reviews from United States of America

2005 Polaris Victory Kingpin

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance4700 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XL 883C

Summary:

Absolutely great!

General Comments:

I bought this bike as a deal too good to pass up. My wife and I were looking for a nice two up cruiser that wouldn't break the bank. So, like almost everyone else, I was looking at used Harley cruisers.

We came across the Kingpin as it was being unloaded off the truck, and we fell in love. It was a new, never titled, 2005 that was found in a warehouse in New Jersey. We couldn't let it go by. I'm so glad we didn't. It is the best bang for the buck I've ever gotten. This bike just eats up the miles. I've taken it on several long trips, and don't get saddle sore for hours. My wife fits comfortably behind me, and doesn't change acceleration and handling much.

I hope and pray Victory will be around for a good long time, because I have a new favorite manufacturer.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2009

2008 Polaris Victory Kingpin

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FLSTF

Summary:

Reliable and fast

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Honestly, Victory make a very good motorcycle, but no one seems to buy them.

My bike is a 2008 Kingpin; it is very comfortable, it gets about 43mpg and has power to spare.

The paint looks great and is of high quality, but I think it would benefit from a few more coats of clear for scratch protection. The minor scuffs I have received were easily buffed out.

The controls are well placed, and everything just works as it is supposed to. Overall it is a great bike that I will be riding for many years to come.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2008

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews