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Old 04-10-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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VROD is OUT, Bagger is IN

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Last Friday I trade my 2007 Harley-Davidson Nightrod (VRSCD) for a new 2013 Victory Cross Country. Being reading a lot of reviews about Victory and I like what I see. Not a big fan of the HD Twin-Cam engine. Harleys are beautiful bikes, don't get me wrong but I don't think they are just worth it. Too expensive for what you get. The Nightrod (VROD) is a different beast and for the HD purists not a real Harley but I love the VROD, is just not good for long trips. Passenger seat is very small and the GF is on the chunky side. My 2007 VROD power is around 115HP and the bike red lines around 9,000 RPM's. Torque is 74 ft-lb, the Victory power is 92HP and red lines around 5,000 RPM's. On the other side the torque is 106 ft-lb.

So far I already put 300 miles since last Friday. The bike is my main mode of transportation. So far I love it, very comfy and love all the on-board amenities. I miss the fast acceleration of the VROD and perhaps will trade my second (backup) bike in the distant future for another VROD.

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Old 04-10-2014, 10:41 AM   #2
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #7
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Pics?
Yes I post the pics in the original thread. No idea why nobody can see them.

I can see the pics!!

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Really like the lines on that. Definitely an upgrade in comfort.

It's very...........RED
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:06 PM   #10
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Really like the lines on that. Definitely an upgrade in comfort.

It's very...........RED
That was a big factor in the purchase. I like the red & black theme. No more chrome. The VROD was having some chrome and it was a to keep it clean. My bikes are not garage queens, so with time the chrome start to get very dull. Riding on the rain for sure didn't help to keep the chrome shinny.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:07 PM   #11
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looks comfy. Looks like one of a ride. Pics of chunky gf are needed too
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Pics of chunky gf are needed too
+1 we need to get all of the details visually so we can get an accurate assessment of this whole situation.
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Yes I post the pics in the original thread. No idea why nobody can see them.

I can see the pics!!

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Nice looking bike. That passenger hand strap is odd though
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Man that bike looks really good! Way better looking than the street glide.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:57 PM   #18
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Man that bike looks really good! Way better looking than the street glide.
Also the specs. are much better.
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Man that bike looks really good! Way better looking than the street glide.
hey easy, them fighting words lol. just playing to each their own!! safe riding.
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Really nice bike. I like the Victory, but I am curious as to how well it will hold its resale value.
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