Polaris Victory Cruiser Reviews

2011 Polaris Victory Cruiser from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod

Summary:

I love it

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. This is without a doubt the best built bike that I have ever owned.

General Comments:

The overall performance of my cross country is great for a bike of this size.

The ride is very comfortable.

The handling of the bike is crisp and well balanced.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2012

2002 Polaris Victory Cruiser from United States of America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance4500 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XLH 883

Summary:

Victory nearly perfected this one

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Best handling cruiser I've ridden. Noisy, but sweet.

All new for 2002, and much better looking Freedom motor.

Comfortable riding position.

Tons of torque equals less shifting. Clunky yet reliable shifting.

A lot of good looking motorcycle.

Only drawback is it's hard to find after market accessories.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2007

2000 Polaris Victory Cruiser from Canada

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: 9.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews