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 to this conventional wisdom, Victory has plunged forward and introduced several very significant new models for 2010.
We’ve seen the motorcycles, sat on ’em, and prodded about their various bits and pieces, but we won’t be able to ride them until after this goes to press. In the meantime, check out all the new Victory models at www.polarisindustries.com and www.americanrider.com.
2010 Victory Cross Roads
106 cubic inches, 92 horsepower, 109 pounds-feet torque, 6-speeds, 6.0-gallon gas tank, very large saddlebags. Price: $15,999 (black). Quick impression: A serious Harley Road King stalker.
2010 Victory Vision 8-Ball
106 cubic inches, 92 horsepower, 109 pounds-feet torque, 6-speeds, 5.8-gallon gas tank. Price: $17,999 (black). Quick impression: All the style with no bells and whistles; you add what you want.
2010 Victory Jackpot Cory Ness Signature Model 106 cubic inches, 97 horsepower, 113 pounds-feet torque, 6-speeds, 4.5-gallon gas tank. Price: Victory’s secret. Quick impression: Subtle as a brick through a window. Be prepared to be the center of attention.
2010 Victory Cross Country
106 cubic inches, 92 horsepower, 109 pounds-feet torque, 6-speeds, 5.8-gallon gas tank, very large saddlebags. Price: $17,999 (black). Quick impression: The Main Event, Cross Roads vs. Harley Street Glide.