The Victory Vision is a nice bike. I went on a 45 minute test ride on the same route I had just traveled on my 02 LTC. Here is what I thought.....
Unusual looks. Love it or leave it depending on the person. I kind of liked it , different for sure. Paint very nice. Details and trim very nice.
Fired her up and she sounds really nice , loping V Twin sound. Low speed handling (read , in the parking lot) was good , being much better than my LT , less top heavy feeling. Throttle response was good and the engine produces good low end torque and decent top end power (they are putting down about what our early LT's do ~85 rwhp). Resonably smooth though not like our LT's. Gear box worked decently but with more of a clunk (typical for Victories). Loped down the highway nicely.
Low seat height. Comfortable feet forward riding position. Lots of room to move about. Lots of nice features like cruise , decent radio, electric screen etc. Pretty good cornering clearance, thought it would be worse. Nice ride as well.
NO CENTERSTAND ?!?!?!!? NO ABS!?!?!?!!? These are BIG misses IMHO....
Side bags appear larger than they are.
Was definitely a nice ride but not my cup of tea. Really did nothing that my LT cant do at least as well except for low speed handling and different riding position. Not cheap either.....over $20K
A newer K12LTC is head and shoulders better. Power centerstand, almost TWENTY more hp, more features, ABS......no contest in my book.
Only bike that gives the LT a run is the Wing.....better in some ways , not as good in others.