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Interesting, wonder if they threw the other bikes down, mine didn't do that when she went down........
 

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Well it is on pavement also not in the dirt. Also take a look at the rest of the videos and tell me what you think. I am thinking about getting one . The 2010 price is lower than the 2009 price.
 

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That is without a doubt the ugliest thing I've ever seen on two wheels.

Ever.
 

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That is without a doubt the ugliest thing I've ever seen on two wheels.

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Ditto. the exhaust tips look like miniguns!
 

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Ok cool but I likr the miniguns!
Did you see the power range and the air box location ?
 

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hi dusty when i first seen this bike on the internet 2years ago i loved it last year i seen it at thebritish bike show and was not so impressed i found all the dash plastics to be like they were made in china real cheap looking also the two saddle bags you might just get a hamburger in each one if you squash it enough that said it does look good for a V twin , when he droped the bike he just let it go over but in the video the wing and all the others are droped from a hight so the bounce will trow the bike over more, thats my 2cents worth if you do get the bike i hope you enjoy it and safe rideing for the moment iam very happy with my 1500



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB1gtpKS2Wc



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4b33cNYTM8
 

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hi dusty when i first seen this bike on the internet 2years ago i loved it last year i seen it at thebritish bike show and was not so impressed i found all the dash plastics to be like they were made in china real cheap looking also the two saddle bags you might just get a hamburger in each one if you squash it enough that said it does look good for a V twin , when he droped the bike he just let it go over but in the video the wing and all the others are droped from a hight so the bounce will trow the bike over more, thats my 2cents worth if you do get the bike i hope you enjoy it and safe rideing for the moment iam very happy with my 1500
I did see how he droped the bike and also the 1800 was drope more than once
 

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I must say that was a very well put together presentation. It was very impressive. All manufacturers have this technology and we see it from time time, but innovation is sacred and not exposed very often until the product is out in the market place for all to see and explore. All manufacturers get at least one example of the competition and dismantle it and compare like with like, measure dimensions, electrics and carrying capacity and comfort. That is the normal part of doing business and try to do it better or differently.

The frame on motorcycles has been used for various things over the years, as the air box and or an oil container so these aren't new concepts per se, and the engine being a stressed member of the frame has been used by any number of manufacturers as they try to get more weight shaved off and more goodies pressed into service. Why discuss the usability of the top tour pack without letting us see inside and why not show the capacity of the side bags?

It was interesting to see the various bikes being deliberately dropped but he was very deliberate when he dropped the Victory where as the others appeared to be pushed more from the upper fairings to make them fall onto their mirrors or indicators perhaps to show their weak points. The Victory was let drop from close to vertical. When he picked it up it came up very quickly with very little effort on his part, maybe it was a mock up model, you know no innerds in the crankcases or may be it was made of wood. The bikes we saw were pushed on to their left hand side and Victory on to it's right towards us. When you see the rider and passenger come towards you on the curved road video, I felt that the angular fairing appeared to be one seamless piece and on touchdown a lot more damage would occur than with say our Wings. Obviously the least amount of damage is best but you don't want to think about that. BUT they introduced the dropping bike as an advantage in owning a Victory over other bikes in the market place.

I have had the unfortunate experience of coming off my Wing at about 40 or 50 kph or 25 to 30 mph while slowing down to take a corner on a partially finished road joining a highway. The front wheel caught an unfinished 2" lip on the road and threw me off. My 1500 spun a 180 and slid down the road backwards on the crash bars. Once I got up and got my breath back, two guys helped me lift it up. The only damage done were scratch marks on the chrome crashbars and a slight scratch on the downturns of the right muffler and my confidence. There doesn't seem to be any other damage anywhere from that incident. The bike has many scratches and dings from the P/O's life experiences with it.

I ride daily and this was my first off in 18 years.
 

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I think it's an ugly bike from the ground up.

Aside from that, some things I noticed.

The Harley, went over with some force
The Goldwing first time stopped at the 45 degree mark like it should, the second time, was propelled over.

The Victory...Was half laid down, then released.

Anyone who HAS to falsify their advertising for any reason has just set themselves up for my not purchasing anything from them for any reason...If they'll lie on their ad, they'll lie about any warranty issues says I.
 

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The Harley, went over with some force
The Goldwing first time stopped at the 45 degree mark like it should, the second time, was propelled over.

The Victory...Was half laid down, then released.

Anyone who HAS to falsify their advertising for any reason has just set themselves up for my not purchasing anything from them for any reason...If they'll lie on their ad, they'll lie about any warranty issues says I.
good point
 

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Drop a bike? Mine usually skid off down the road. I dropped the 1500 while reversing it of a kerb at an odd angle, my RG500 when bump starting it and my CBR1000F when the sidestand dropped down a sewer grating. Dropping a bike is very rare in my experience. I ride pretty much every day and have done for 20 years.

My 'other' bikes usually get crash bungs fitted (a bit like skateboard wheels bolted on strategically) which stops the engine casings etc grinding away during a crash. The crash bars on my Wing worked perfectly both during my drop and when I lost the front wheel on paint.
 

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That is without a doubt the ugliest thing I've ever seen on two wheels.

Ever.
I agree.
 

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Rudy wrote:
That is without a doubt the ugliest thing I've ever seen on two wheels.

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Ditto!!!!!
 

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Okay here goes and let the beatings begin… However, being a Victory owner, I can sincerely say that the power plant is one well engineered strong and dependable v-twin complimented with a smooth well matched transmission and an excellent exhaust note. The innovative oil/air cooling system works great and I can attest to the fact that even in heavy traffic or parade speeds my engine or I should say my oil temperature never exceeds 210F. As far as the aesthetics and functionality of the Vision, well it’s not my cup of tea but hey that is why they make vanilla, strawberry and chocolate and the reason why I am on my second Goldwing. :action:
 

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Okay here goes and let the beatings begin…
Hey no beatings here.. if you like it then it is as it should be. If people can like a Honda Element, then there really isn't too much left to worry about is there? :cheeky1:
 

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Nice bike but I probably would not spend my money buying one, it is a little out there as far as appearance. Buy one if you like, that is all that matters, as it will be your butt riding it not ours.

A few things that I did notice that showed that these guys are atleast thinking about what they are building:

1. There is a light in the trunk......standard

2. There is a battery voltage guage......standard

3. Can put 2 full face helments in the truck and close it.

4. You can remove the trunk if you want to.

5. The floor boards are huge.


Maybe the good folks at Mother Honda will take notice. I doubt it.

By the way since I did not see pricing on the website, how much does one of these cost???
 
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