How do you like that Victory. How does it ride?
It's a fantastic bike from a lousy company. much more "solid" feeling than a Harley, great gobs of torque, very neutral weight and balance, with a low feeling center of gravity for good low speed manuverability too. I can spend a whole day on it and still be ready to get back on. And it's nice to turn a few heads with a bike you don't see every day. But it has a fatal flaw in the transmission, which is well known among early Victory owners that Polaris is unwilling to admit to. The gearboxes are failing and shifting themselves, finding false neutrals, and generally sucking on many of these bikes. Polaris has released an "update kit" for $1700 plus labour. Subsequent models have the problems corrected. Some dealers with some clout are able to get a "deal" for certain customers, like half off on the parts, after inspecting the innards of the bike. Aside from the threat of the bike turning itself into a paperweight at 13k miles or so, it's a great machine, but my next ride will probably be a Sportster unless Polaris steps up and fixes these older, flawed bikes.