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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Victory boardwalk

I stated on another thread recently that I like Victory motorycycles. I actually am a fan of most motorcycles. Kawi, Star, HD, ect.. I love my Nomad and will be keeping it for quite a while and recently threw a grand worth of chrome and LEDs into it. I test road a Victory Cross Roads and found it to be very similar to the Nomad except a terrible engine wine. I love the look of it. Today I came across thier new 2013 Cruiser called the Victory Boardwalk and was so freaked out by the look of it I had to come to you people and share. This is possibly the ugliest motorcycle I have ever seen, its horrible. It is even too terrible to download onto my tablet to post here. I can not believe that ridiculous thing wil make it to production. This coming from someone who likes the look of the Vision space ship. I don't know if should be posting this here but I needed to vent. I am going in my garage now to spend time with the Nomad and appreciate her beauty. Everyone here should appreciate thier Vulcans. Ride safe and enjoy.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 09:22 PM
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I like it! Victory going after that Softail dollar. Good Softail Deluxe knockoff. I thought I was going to see the ugliest thing on earth. The Vision is insanely uglier. Thanks for bringing the boardwalk up. I'll look out for it next time I'm at the local Vic dealer. The black one looks best.
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For me, the Victory vegas Jackpot is one of the best looking bikes out there! I, like gcsteve, am a fan of kawi's, stars, some harley's, etc. I'm also a big fan of the Triumph Thunderbird. For kawi's, Along with my 900 Custom, I happen to like the Vaquero a lot right now.

The Victory Boardwalk? Meh.
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I checked it out. Will have to agree UGLY!

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Got to hand it to Victory. You can love or hate most of their bikes but you can't ignore them. The Boardwalk is the replacement for the King Pin I believe and even though it's not my favorite I can see that it fills the gap in their line up between the blacked out and radical colored cruisers. Like most Victorys photos don't really do them justice, you either have to see them in action (video) or in person to really appreciate their style. I would have gone with the 2 tone headlight housing (like on the jackpot) and made the instrument gauge more discrete but over all I dig the more dressed, refined style. It kind of serves as an alternate ego to The Judge.

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Yeah, that's pretty bad looking.


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I went on there test ride event so I'm on there email list. Saw the video , I tried to like it but it just aint happening , didn't care much for the Kingpin either too much fender for my liking , and the Vision .... well not a fan although it's not as ugly in person. The Cross Roads ,Cross Country, Judge ,Hammer , High Ball and the Vegas variations are nice looking bikes.
I also like the Vaquero, one of the coolest fairings out there ,the Yam Raider and a few Harley models as well.
If I could pick a Victory right now I'd be going with a Judge , wish they would put a wider front tire option on the Vegas though, as I like the look of it better.

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So I went back and wtched a few videos of the Boardwalk and I tried so hard to like it. The Kingpin wasn't for me but I thought it was O.K. The Boardwalk, I just can not get past that front fender and that seat is anything but traditional classic cruiser. Yuk! I even usually like big fenders like the honda VTX N, with that giant fender on the back loved it. Maybe it will look a lot better with a new seat. Like I said I have been following Victory Motorcycle since 1999 and the 92C. I still go on ebay and think about buying the black with flame 92c when I see them. Ever since reading that roadkill guy put 200,000 miles on one of the first Victories I have been a fan. I love high milers. One of the reasons I bought a Nomad is because I met a guy that put 150,000 on his and saw one on line with 265,000. I hope I can find enough time to put some big miles on my Nomad. Sorry for rambling lets ride.

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I am a big fan of Victory motorcycles. The dealer network; not so much.

But, it is nice to see an American manufacturer building innovative bikes.

The Boardwalk has too much fender for my tastes, but I wouldn't call it 'ugly'.

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I tend to either love or hate the victory bikes. The boardwalk just doesn't do it for me. The judge is the same.
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