Polaris Victory Vegas 8-ball Review

2008 Polaris Victory Vegas 8-ball from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1800 miles


Overpriced and overhyped, look closely before you buy!


No major problems.

General Comments:

Really like the styling, get a lot of compliments on the looks.

Motor seems pretty strong, but can't directly speak to the reliability yet (although there is a good reputation). Because of the design, acceleration is pretty weak compared to a comparable Harley.

Transmission is LOUD and really sloppy... feels like you break something inside every time you shift. Also.. you may find it very hard to shift into neutral. This is a common issue.

Rear brakes lock up very easily.

Overall construction is CHEAP. Lotsa plastic and light gauge metal compared to less expensive Harley models. Chrome painted plastic DOES NOT BELONG ON A BIKE THIS EXPENSIVE.

To add insult to injury, the price tag on replacement parts is way outta line ($1200 for a fuel tank!?!?!?).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd August, 2009

19th Sep 2009, 21:51

It makes more power than any Harley except the V-rod and handles better and is completely unique looking. In Canada it is $3000 less than the cheapest Harley and you don't have to go back and spend another $5000 to make it look like you want. HD = Half done...

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review