22nd Feb 2010, 00:52
Too much to fix in this little review. Where to start?
How about the motor. This thing shoots off the line like a rocket. I have a friend with a V-rod, and it's a dead race through first gear, then hit second and leave the v-rod in the dust.
Now the cheap comment. Cheap plastic that is chrome plated? Where is this exactly? The "cheese wedges" on the motor? Yeah okay. But where else? Seems about the same as the Harley to me.
Also, too expensive? I think you might be able to get a Sportster for about the same price and have much less of a bike. Less style, less power, and less looks and compliments.
I can speak for the strength of this bike both in looks and power and reliability. I rode to Sturgis, got tons of looks, rode a lot of miles, and shifted through all five gears in the burn out pit without a problem.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Harley's and think they are an amazing bike. For the money and style and performance, hands down the Victory Vegas is a much better pick.
19th Aug 2010, 18:26
In response to the questions about where the plastic is; look at the speedometer, the grips on the bike, the turn signals, the control assembly, the air box, also notice the lighter gauge metal used in the construction. As more proof of crappy construction, look at the exposed staples in the seat. Who would design something like that?
As for handling and performance, all I hear people talk about is how it has more power, more power, more power. What about the rest of the drive-train? The tranny is offensively cheap, and historically has had problems. The 5-speed included doesn't compliment the larger displacement engine, so you're forced to rev it up, and go nowhere. And about that speed vs Harley? A Nightster is faster than this.
And on to value... Don't kid yourself and think you're walking away a winner when you buy one of these. They lose money like a Yugo. So, save a little over a Harley, lose a ton later on. Do the research on used Vic's. It's out there.
But as long as you THINK you got a better deal...
21st Aug 2019, 02:32
I have owned many Harley's (Heritage Softail, Wide Glide, Ultra Glide, Fat Boy, V-Rod, Sportster). AND I have owned a Victory V92TC Deluxe 92 ci, and now own a Vegas 92 ci, a KIngpin 100 ci and a Vegas 106 ci. I sold my last Harley about 4 months ago. All I can say is if you have not ridden a Victory on at least one trip, you really can't judge the qualities it has. After test riding my first Victory, the Kingpin, it was a done deal. Bought it that day. My wife went with me on the test ride. She got off, looked at the bike and said "This is the nicest bike you have ever brought home. You should buy it." I routinely out gun my buddies and their Harleys with my unmodified Vegas. I like Harleys, but have tired of the overpricing for a name. And the attitude of looking down on every other bike as if is inferior, when it many cases those bikes are superior.