• Sep 6, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of 10th Anniversary Victory Vision

The classic touring bike style has seen only minor revisions since the 1940s or so, but that doesn't mean something spicy and different can't shake up the segment from time to time, as proven by the Victory Vision. Introduced last year, the Vision sports futuristic styling that's also very effective at keeping the wind and elements at bay -- exactly what you want from a long-legged steed. That the Vision is equipped with an extremely powerful 106-cubic-inch (over 1,700cc) air-cooled engine with 92 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed transmission is icing on the cake. To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, America's other motorcycle manufacturer threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Vision and ended up with a $29,000 two-wheeler bedecked in metallic red, black and chrome. Apparently, riders liked the result enough to snatch up all 100 Anniversary editions in the first seven minutes it was made available for purchase online. With that kind of response, maybe they should make a big deal about the 11th anniversary next year...


[Source: Victory Motorcycles]

Press Release:

The Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Victory Vision Sells Out In 7 Minutes!

How special is the 2009 10th Anniversary Victory Vision® Tour? So special that all 100 of these extremely limited-edition models sold out in just 7 minutes online! We have notified the 100 very excited riders who will receive these special models and they'll take delivery of their bikes in the near future. To see its features, photos, videos and to download wallpapers click here.

Even though the 10th Anniversary Victory Vision® is sold out, Victory has plenty of other great models that await you. Check out the complete line of eighteen 2009 models that were just introduced in July, including the all-new Kingpin Low, as well as the more powerful Hammer®, Hammer® S and Vegas Jackpot® - with the new Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin that produces 97 hp and 113 ft/lb of torque!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Vision has its place I suppose.

      But I think Polaris would have done well to continue the old Touring Crusier (bagger) for the traditionalists.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Aw cagers talking bikes..always good fun.

      An overhead cam air/oil cooled V-twin ancient technology. Bet thats news to Ducati. I guess an opposed air/oil cooled twin engine is much more modern, as long as its not built stateside.

      600cc bikes producing 115 hp-at 12500 rpm with the 45 ftlb of torque coming on at 9000 rpm. Yeah, that's streetable. Another young rider for the House of Pancakes. Add in the origami riding position and its no wonder HD wins over older riders.

      I've ridden the Vision. Big comfortable ride. Torque on right now, guessing mid/high 12 quarters, good brakes. On a 850 lb bike more than enough for the VAST majority of riders-this one a FJR owner. Style is a matter of taste, but at least it sets Victory on a different level than just another Harley clone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      bad taste spread in seven minutes
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn... that's slick. Not ready for that style of bike, but I totally get the appeal.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It makes a statement, I'll give 'em that. Very bold.

      But the backrest/trunk throws the whole thing off, as if the designer painted himself into a corner and said "Aw, screw it."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is there a reason for posting irrelevant press releases on Autoblog?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Really! It does say, "Autoblog" on the homepage doesn't it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Vision has its place I suppose.

      But I think Polaris would have done well to continue the old Touring Crusier (bagger) for the traditionalists.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, I would say I have a pretty good working knowledge of H-D's product lineup. At least from a rider's perspective. I have ridden an Ultra Classic, as well softails, dynas, a road king, and a sportster. I don't disagree with you about Bike, I just think the comment is fairly humorous. Have you ridden a Gold Wing? I personally cannot think of one area the Ultra Classic is superior. (Except maybe poser-cache.) While it is comfortable, and H-D is second-to-none in fit and finish, it handles like sh*t. H-D has made some great strides in terms of reliability, but reliability alone does not make a good modern motorcycle.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't let them get to you Darryn. They just can't handle the truth that HD quit competing with the rest of the world 40 years ago. Sure, they have style, and they're loud, but that's it. While they have gotten better in terms of reliability, they aren't near a Honda yet, nor do they handle, run smoothly, brake well, have many useful features, etc.

        Goldwing> FLH anyday of the week.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I read the hp figure and quickly assumed the torque would be astronomical... not so much... It's a 1.7L inline 4... the '95 Nissan Sentra made more then that with 1.6L 13 years ago. Not forward thinking in the least. My CBR600RR makes 100+ Hp...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Odd, a bunch of us were chatting last night and one guy was riding his all black Victory and we were discussing how much most of us disliked this bikes design. Im sort of on the fence about it, but not quite old enough to want a cruiser which might make me like it :) 30k would send me running the other way.
      • 6 Years Ago
      First off, stop comparing Sportbikes to Touring bikes..

      Yes, most every Japanese bike makes over 100hp these days. Yes all the liter bikes make almost 180hp these days. (Yes the Busa and 14 make almost 200).

      Im sure Victory isnt considering how many Sportbike riders they can persuade over to the cruiser/touring market with a bike like this but then again why would they?

      While I dont like the look of the Victory , Im glad that someone decided to put out something that is unique and forward thinking, even though yes, its based on low tech engine design.

      Dont worry about comparing it to anything from Japan they already sell everything they make.. and obviously Victory seems to as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is the biggest scooter I've ever seen.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        At least it's mostly the good things about modern scooter styling. It is pretty slick.
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