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2010 Lehman Crossbow Powered by Victory Road Test

2010 Lehman Crossbow Powered by Victory Review | Rider Magazine

photography by the author and Mike Callahan [This 2010 Lehman Crossbow Powered by Victory Road Test was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider] Trikes, with one wheel in front, two behind, have been around the motorcycle world for more than a hundred years; the earliest picture I can find is an 1895 DeDion. But touring trikes are ...

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2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country – Comparison Test Review

2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country

Photography by Rich Cox Ask any group of long-distance riders what they want in a tourer, and chances are they’ll list all the amenities: A big engine with six-speed transmission, comfortable ride, wind protection, great luggage capacity, sound system, available cruise control and enough load capacity for two people and all their gear. And, of course, the answer is that, ...

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Victory Motorcycles Announces the Vegas Limited Edition


Medina, Minnesota (January 22, 2010) – The 2010 Victory Vegas Limited Edition motorcycle represents the leanest, meanest, fastest Victory ever offered. Featuring the Freedom 106/6 with Stage 2 cams, The Vegas LE pumps out 97 Horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque, and features a Bonneville Salt Flats inspired paint scheme. “We wanted to honor racers that have brought Victory Motorcycles ...

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2010 Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country – Road Test Review


photography by Brian J. Nelson [This 2010 Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country Road Test was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The east Texas Hill Country is made for motorcycles. Countless curves and elevation changes on the roads near Austin are a sporting rider’s delight, particularly around Leakey on Ranch Roads 335, 336 and 337, ...

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2010 Victory Motorcycles – First Look Review


Review by Reg Kittrelle Victory obviously fell behind in its memo reading. Specifically, the one that outlined how this is a bad year, economically, to be rocking any boats, and that the best strategy is to just hunker down, introduce some “bold new graphics” on their 2010 models and wait until next year to introduce anything really new. Seemingly blind ...

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2008 Victory Motorcycle Additions


[2008 Victory Motorcycle Additions was originally published in American Rider magazine] If 2008 is any indication of what’s to come from the Victory Motorcycle Company, stick around, because it should be a really great ride from here. Adding to the excitement of the long-awaited premiere of the luxury-touring machines, the Vision Tour and the Vision Street, Victory has added two ...

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2008 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball – Road Test Review


If you play pool, you know that the 8-ball is black, with a black numeral against a white circle. And you also know that—in the game of the same name—if you sink the 8-ball unintentionally, you’ve lost; sink it at the right time, however, and you win. It’s an important, dangerous orb, and if it gets in the way of ...

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2008 Victory Vision – Road Test Review

2008 Victory Vision

Victory Motorcycles is firmly, if not happily, in the black today, selling V-twin cruisers like its Vegas and Hammer series at a fairly brisk pace from a growing list of about 320 dealers in the USA. Getting there wasn’t easy, after missteps like its sincere but plain-looking initial V92C model in 1999 then attempting to please some of the press ...

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2006 Victory Kingpin Deluxe Road Test


When Victory launched its initial V92C cruiser model in 1998, it was an exciting moment. This was the first new American brand of cruiser motorcycles in 60 years, with a solid, powerful and proprietary V-twin engine design. The bike had something of a sporting attitude, too-Victory wanted its cruiser to handle, and gave the V92C suspension and steering geometry to ...

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