Victory Vision

Victory Vision review

Introduced in 2007 as an addition to the Victory touring lineup for 2008, the Vision came in two versions: the Vision Street, which came standard with a full fairing and hard side bags and the Vision Tour, which included those features plus a hard trunk. Despite its contemporary looks, Victory's Vision motorcycle is hardly new, having first been introduced to the world in 2005 as a concept bike. Back then, it was presented as an 800-cc liquid-cooled parallel twin with automatic transmission. Its bulbous front end offered storage where the fuel tank would normally be.

Victory Vision

Nothing so far in Victory nine-year history would have led us to believe that they would make this machine. Well engineered traditional cruisers in the heavy weight V-twin mold have been the staple of its lineup. The Victory Vision - its touring machines have been standard cruisers gussied up with saddlebags and windshield. Victorys goal was a touring machine with American V-twin power but with the sophistication to stand up to the best long-distance machines in the business, the Honda Gold Wing and the BMW K1200LT. Some may have expected Victory version of Harley-Davidsons Electra Glide baggers, but, as Victory has learned, swaying the HD faithful is as likely to happen as dragging an alcoholic from the bar at happy hours.

Victory Vision

Big touring machines mean a lot of weight, so Victory began by enlarging its existing 50degree V-twin 100 cubic inch (1640ccm) engine to 1737cc by an 8-mm increase in stroke. Special attention was paid to the requirements of touring. Electrical capacity was boosted to 50amps from 39, first gear was lowered slightly while sixth was raised, and internal oil passages in the air and oilcooled engine were modified for more efficient cooling. A hydraulic clutch was added, and since the solidly mounted engine was going to be used as a stressed member, it was reinforced. The result is an engine that claims 109 lb-ft of torque and 92hp, with 100 lb-ft of torque available from 2000rpm. More specs and user manual of Victory Vision you can see in next overview.

Victory Vision

Victory Vision specifications

General information
Model: Victory Vision
Year: 2008
Category: Touring

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1640cc
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Compression: 9.8:1
Bore x stroke: 101 x 102 mm (4 x 4 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: SOHC
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Oil & air
Gearbox: 6-speed

Transmission type
final drive: Belt
Clutch: Wet multiplate

Physical measures
Seat height: 673 mm (26.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length: 2629 mm (103.5 inches)
Overall width: 1140 mm (44.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 1669 mm (65.7 inches)

Victory Vision

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Steel
Front suspension: Fork
Front suspension travel: 130 mm (5.1 inches)
Rear suspension: Aluminum swingarm
Rear suspension travel: 100 mm
Front tyre dimensions: 130/70-18
Rear tyre dimensions: 180/60-16
Front brakes: Double disc, 3-piston caliper
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes diameter: 300 mm
Fuel capacity: 22.71 litres

Victory Vision

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