Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: The wilds of North idaho
Year/Make/Model: 2004 VN 1500E7
Color: green over white
The problem with Victory was always aesthetics. A few years ago, some friends and I were riding and on a stop we were chatting bikes. A Victory pulled up to get gas, and immediately everyone started talking about it. At issue seemed to be the overemphasized arch to them giving them a top-heavy appearance and the disproportionate -looking size of the jugs. Out of six of us that day, only one of us thought the Victory was a visually appealing bike. And unlike most cruisers, few Victory models lend themselves to accessorizing for touring. The general consensus seems to be that either you love them or can't stand them. I, unfortunately, am in the latter camp. I didn't mind the Vegas models, for what they are, but I just couldn't get into the design of most of them. Judging by sales, I'd guess I'm not alone.