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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Voyager, Vaquero / Victory Vision

Hello, Wondering if any of you Voyager, Vaquero owners have owned or do own a Victory Vision.
If yes, I'm curious to what you like and dislike between the Kawi and victory.
I currently have a zg1000, a Vulcan 1600 and pull a bushtech trailer.
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I took an extended test ride on a Vision during a Victory Days promotion. Bike was a 2015 with under 1000 miles. Things that stuck out, it felt smaller compared to the Cross Country Tours and the Voyager. The fairing rattled over every bump, even the small ones. And the only thing I saw in the mirrors were my own hands.
Motor was smooth and powerful, shifted well and besides the above everything seemed to work well.
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I have done several rides on a vision, and pit 60,000 miles on a Voyager, and 30,000 miles on a Concours 1400. The vision is a sportier ride. The power windshield and wind deflectors are nice.
The Voyager hauls more cargo.
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I rode a Vision many times, it is a nice bike. Less than 5 Minutes on the bike and It felt like I owned it for years. But just could not get over the lack of water cooling on the motor. I bought the Vaquero. No looking back, I Like the Vaquero.
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I've been eyeing a few nicely priced Visions myself recently. I do have a soft spot for it's quirkiness and handeling but a couple of things I am having a hard time getting over is the lack of ventilation around the legs (which could get toasty on a air cooled v-twin) and the smaller awkward saddle bags. If it weren't for those I would probably be be riding one right now.
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Have to throw my 2 cents worth of comment from down under...
2010 Voyager was sold in 2012.
Next bike was a Victory Highball that ended up being screened and saddle bagged.
A Highball was never going to be a touring bike successfully...
Moved on to a 2013 Cross Country Tour, at that time a $26,000 bike in Australia, The Vision was close to $30,000.
Cross Country Tour I would rate as probably the best bike owned, certainly the most comfortable, 6 feet 4 guy.
Easy to remove the trunk (and a totally different bike with the weight gone), store it... somewhere... it is big, use it when you do tour Cross Country.
Add an OEM quick release passenger back rest if required.
Bike would still be in the shed if home renovations weren't required.
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Odd about the pricing VEE02, here in the states, the Vision has been 1k cheaper, but have not checked for about a year or more. When I was looking at getting a touring bike, the Vision was high on my list, but was disappointed in just how small the saddle bags where once you opened them, a lot smaller than they look. Setting on it was a join though because it sets lower tan the Voyager.
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Keep this in mind. Victory is going away. Polaris has announced it will discontinue the Victory but will support parts for 10 years.
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Did a Victory test ride several years ago, drove great but rattled and the heat coming off the motor was rough. The Vaquero did not handle as well to me but was much cooler to ride and it did not rattle and as pointed out Victory is out of business.
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