Well I was able to ride a brand new Victory Vision touring package (base bike) the other day .
It was the Black Cherry color and the paint looked really nice. The bikes riding position is Cruiser/tourer and VERY comfy for my 6'1" tall frame , lots of leg room, this is a big plus(no need for highway pegs). Unique styling (some love it some no so much). The details give it a nice high quality feel (gauges , backlighting, chrome etc.) Cruise worked nicely though the pod for its use hangs under the bars (not as nicely integrated into the swithchwork like our LT's). Motor was supprisingly smooth for a big V Twin , not HD like at all. 6 speed tranny and clutch worked very well also . Low end torque was decent though nothing stunning , top end power was mild (my 100 hp LT will out run it ). Low speed handling was VERY NICE , bike didnt feel at all top heavy like my LT and it had the same nice bumpers if you drop the bike (our LT's are more integrated and came out nearly 10 years earlier!). Brakes were very nice but lack ABS even as an option (this is a BIG negative for me-even HD has ABS these days). Rear air suspension pretty nice ....Cornering clearance was suprisingly good , I was impressed by how much she could lean over. Bike sounded really nice not too loud not too quiet. Pretty good amount of options and pricing was pretty fair with top of the line model going for MSRP $22K . Generally pretty nice ride.....but.......
Side panniers are very small , look big and swoopy outside VERY small inside (big thumbs down, LT's are much larger). Top trunk is decent size though not as good as LT. Power should have been stronger IMHO, Wing will positively steam roll this thing. No ABS as mentioned , not good. Stereo was OK , expected better quality sound - liked MP3 hookup though. NO CENTER STAND, this is a big no no on a touring bike. Still air/oil cooled , this can be tough in some conditions (high temps when fully loaded).
Amazing how much was like our LT's : tip over bumpers, radio position and operation very similar, fuel filler in exact same spot, computer has almost exact same functions , electric windscrean nice (my tester didnt have it ).
Nice bike , especially for a cruiser and for a Victory . I am sure it will be refined through its life cycle.