Re: Interesting Test of Vision, K1200LT, Wing and Harley
I just test drove a Vision a week ago and was happy with the way it handled and the power. I didn't feel like I was on a really different bike because of the way the handle bars were, but the feet forward took some getting use to.
My buddy that went with me also rode it, ( he is coming from a r1100rt) and fell in love with it and bought it. He rides mainly 2 up and his wife wasn't comfortable on the RT. Also he is about 6'5" and this bike fit him very well. He is also an old Harley guy and like the 2 big thumpers.
Drives and handles well in the turns (almost as well at the LT)
Heated seats and grips
Radio a bit tinny
Foot controls and factory highway pegs to far out for a short person
Poor use of space in trunk and side bags
Poor leg room and peg placement for passenger
Passenger backrest very hard
My other friends impressions were that some of the styling was taken from the LT. Not the ugly trunk and back end but things like the air wings under the mirrors, the handles on the side bags and other little things.
Would I buy a Vision, at the price they want I think they are over priced, but I would buy one before a Harley, I think it is better built and has some better design.
I will let you know more as my buddy rides with me more.
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