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2015 Victory Vision Tour - Coolness Factor = 47.1%

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:39 am
by totalmotorcycle
2015 Victory Vision Tour on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2015 Victory Vision Tour on http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com

One great ride...

The Victory Vision redefines what a touring motorcycle can be with its outstanding combination of a great ride, ample storage, superior comfort and distinctive style that could only come from Victory Motorcycles.





2015 Victory Vision Tour http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features

106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM® V-TWIN

The Victory® Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin is a 106-ci powerplant that provides Victory Vision Tour riders with 108 ft-lb of torque. Smooth, powerful, and efficient, it’s a counter-balanced and fuel-injected engine that delivers confidence-inspiring performance for touring riders who like to lead, not follow.


6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION

Every gear shift is smooth and defined with the Victory 6-speed transmission with true overdrive. It syncs up with the outstanding power of the Victory Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin and its helical-cut gears ensure that each shift is sure and smooth. During interstate cruising, 6th gear overdrive drops the RPMs and delivers the smooth ride you’ve been looking for, and to enhance fuel mileage and extend the range of a tank of fuel.


HEATED HANDGRIPS & INDIVIDUAL HEATED SEATS

Extend the riding season with the heated handgrips and heated seats. There’s a choice of Hi & Lo settings for the heated handgrips, and the heated seats have individual driver and passenger controls with Hi & Lo settings. You can add a month or more on both ends of the riding season with the flip of a switch.

29 GALLONS OF TRUNK & SADDLEBAG SPACE

Integrated in the smooth-flowing lines of the Victory Vision Tour are convenient side storage compartments and a spacious trunk. These storage spaces combine to offer one or two riders ample space for their touring gear. The side compartments and trunk are weather-sealed and lockable. The trunk has an integrated, padded passenger backrest and dual audio speakers that combine with the fairing speakers for surround sound. http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com


CONFIDENCE-INSPIRING LINKED ABS BRAKING

Victory Vision Tour riders ride with confidence, knowing their stopping power includes the Victory Linked Anti-Lock Brake System. It monitors the wheels and when it senses compromised traction, it instantly and automatically provides braking for quick stopping under control.


CRUISE CONTROL

Once you’re out on the open road, activate the cruise control to enjoy easy, relaxed cruising. This automotive-quality cruise control is easy to activate and set, and it reliably maintains the desired speed. To de-activate it, simply press “Off” or engage the clutch or brake.


POWER WINDSHIELD & FULL-COVERAGE FRAME MOUNTED FAIRING

With the power windshield, you manage airflow reaching the riders by raising and lowering the windshield with the push of a button. The frame-mounted fairing provides the ultimate in wind and weather protection and lets riders enjoy the ride in all conditions.


ULTRA-SMOOTH REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL

If you encounter a rough patch of road, the plush Victory Vision Tour rear suspension keeps the ride smooth and steady with 3.65” of travel. Keep the ride consistently smooth with the easy-adjust air shock. Consult the air pressure chart, adjust the air shock with a hand pump and enjoy the incredibly smooth ride – whether you’re riding solo or 2-up, with or without cargo on board.






2015 Victory Vision Tour - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $23,499


Specifications

Dry Weight 869 lbs / 394 kg
Displacement 106 ci / 1731 cc
Oil Capacity 5.0 qts / 4.73 ltr

ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN

Battery 12 volts / 18 amp hours
Charging System 48 amps max output
Compression Ratio 9.4 : 1
Cooling Air / oil
Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
Transmission Type 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Transmission/Final Drive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator
Valve Train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
Bore x Stroke (mm) 101 x 108 mm
Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin

Suspension

Front Suspension Conventional telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube, cast aluminum with constant-rate linkage, 4.7 in / 92.7 mm travel, air adjustable

Brakes

Brake System Type Linked w/ ABS
Front Brakes Dual 300mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers
Rear Brakes 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
Front Wheel 18 x 3.5 in
Rear Tires 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3
Rear Wheel 16 x 5.0 in

DIMENSIONS

Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters) 6.0 gal / 22.7 ltr
Ground Clearance 5.8 in / 148 mm
GVWR 1414 lbs / 643 kg
Rake/Trail 29.0° / 5.4 in / 137 mm
Seat Height 26.5 in / 673 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1670 mm
Overall Length (in./cm.) 106.4 in / 2702 mm

Features http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Colors Gloss Black, Sunset Red with Black Pinstripe

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:41 am
by totalmotorcycle
When looking at what bike to make this week's Cool Wall bike I noticed we haven't yet had a Victory Vision up on the Cool Wall all these years! With Victory's success at this model I figured it was time.

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:40 pm
by montanalifter
Different looking but that's ok, would like to see one in the showroom as bikes always look better in person. Would make a great two up bike for the open road. Love the heated seats and grips, lots of storage room.

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:48 pm
by ceemes
Fail. Suzuki did in first and better with the Boulevard M109R.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:25 pm
by HYPERR
Wow mfugly as sin! :shock:

Fail :?

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:01 pm
by faded sun
I have seen but not ridden these monsters and I can say I wouldn't mind all that gear if I was really on tour. As I plan a cross-continental tour in the near future I am measuring out the qualities of my ST 1100 and deciding if I can ride one all the way to LA.

It's cool for me.

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:01 pm
by ceemes
HYPERR wrote:Wow mfugly as sin! :shock:

Fail :?

It's even uglier in person...........they had vomit bags and buckets around it at the Vancouver Bike Show this weekend.

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:33 pm
by ibanrfknm
Cosmetically I have never liked the Vision but after riding along side one I will say they are quiet, fast and handle quite well.

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:56 pm
by Grey Thumper
Oddly-proportioned, bloated, vulgar, garish, and all that bling dates what is actually a relatively new design. If you're in the market for a full-dress tourer, there are far better-looking ones out there.

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:44 am
by Hanson
This is certainly not the bike for me, but there are people who love this motorcycle. I think the aesthetics of this bike are both bold and polarizing. When I look past the body work, I don't see how this motorcycle is any more objectionable than any H-D full dresser. Both are rather ugly, but at least the Victory does not come with all the extra baggage of the H-D subculture.

If I was ever to buy a motorcycle in this segment of the market I think it wold be an Indian Roadmaster. Realistically, I am very unlikely to have any of these machines.

Fail? I don't thinks so. I give this bike an uncool, but I also expect this bike to push a lot of people to the lower margins of the Total Motorcycle rating system. The Vision is what it is and for those few that find her aesthetics pleasing, they have a ride that sets them apart from the typical conformists in the pirate crowd.

Safe Travels,
Richard

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:15 pm
by jstark47
Hanson wrote:I think the aesthetics of this bike are both bold and polarizing. When I look past the body work, I don't see how this motorcycle is any more objectionable than any H-D full dresser. Both are rather ugly, but at least the Victory does not come with all the extra baggage of the H-D subculture.
Exactly. Well said.

Having been a bit of a curmudgeon on the Cool Wall lately, I'm probably going to surprise people and give this a Cool. Why?

Looks. God, is it ugly! And Victory doesn't care. It reminds me a little of a 1959 Imperial (kind of a cool look for a car actually, but not for a bike.) Victory went far out of the way to create something different and they succeeded. And, as any V-strom owner would say, it may be ugly, but I don't have to look at it when I'm riding it!! :mrgreen:

It's also quite functional. I've sat on them, and they are surprisingly light off the sidestand for a 900lb bike. Beautifully detailed. Excellent comfort for rider and pillion. Engineered so they won't fall over all the way - if dropped they come to rest at a slant on built-in hard points. Excellent cornering clearance for a heavyweight tourer. Heavyweight tourers are not my thing, but if that ever changes, this is a bike I'd seriously consider.

Cool. Like a Citroen 2CV, it's so ugly it has a strange sort of beauty. V-strom owners can relate! :D

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:36 pm
by Hanson
jstark47 wrote:...
Cool. Like a Citroen 2CV, it's so ugly it has a strange sort of beauty. V-strom owners can relate! :D
Truth!

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:30 pm
by totalmotorcycle
One of my friends in Calgary (High_side will know who I am talking about) bought one new when they first appeared (I think his was a 2008). Very futuristic at the time, but I didn't have the heart to tell him it was kind of a ugly-duckling, but he really liked it... I think he paid near $30k, which was a god-awful lot of money then for it.

Not for me, but I can see the practicality of it. Victory used to have 3 different models of it at one time, which split up and went their ways; now we only have the Cross County Tour variant.

Mike

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:04 pm
by totalmotorcycle
I voted: uncool

I didn't have the hart to vote it fail, as it really isn't a fail bike (IMO), the Vision really started Victory off with a tourer that was (and is) quite unique, more than a "Harley-Clone" and stylized "by the wind" sorta speak. In fact, I really like the look of the front "bat-wing" vs what I see on the Ultra-glide or Road-Glide and that gives it some street cred IMO.

Other positive notes: Glad to see Victory still offering a color as too many Victory's today are only offer in gloss or matt black.

Mike

Mike

Re: This Week: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Vote Now

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:57 am
by totalmotorcycle
2015 Victory Vision Tour - Coolness Factor = 47.1%
Featured: January 23rd, 2015 - January 30th, 2015
Most popular vote category: Uncool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Victory Vision Tour is:

Awesome (3 points) 17% [ 5 ]
Cool (2 points) 28% [ 8 ]
Uncool (1 point) 34% [ 10 ]
Fail (0 point) 21% [ 6 ]

Total votes: 29


= a Coolwall Factor of 47.1%

NOTES: Once, the Victory Vision was an outstanding vision Victory had, but how times have changed! Are you surprised at a lowly 47% Cool Factor for the Victory Vision? I was! But that's the great thing about the TMW Cool Wall, it really flushes out the pre-conceived image of a bike, model or manufacturer. Sometimes what you envision what is cool, just isn't to the majority of riders, and that's fine, at least you then know it and move on. Isn't the Cool Wall great?

Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!

Re: 2015 Victory Vision Tour - Coolness Factor = 47.1%

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:03 pm
by faded sun
OK, I pulled the trigger and bought a 2012 Victory Vision for my cross continental journey. Definitely not your ordinary motorcycle. A good friend was selling it so he could get a Goldwing. I do believe I will get to enjoy this motorcycle. I have seen him drive it through the twisties without a blink, so I have something to work up to. In the meantime, the pillion is going to be very comfortable. She loves it. Happy wife on a motorcycle, happy life...

Cheers.

PS. it looks better than the 2015 IMHO.