Victory Vision For 2008

In july in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Polaris unveiled to its dealers the 2008 product offerings. The company showcased a full line of American luxury-touring motorcycle with the launch of the Victory Vision line, the all-new, revolutionary entry into the luxury touring motorcycle segment. Victory thinks that there is a demand for a new higher level of cruisers and touring bikes. After six years of development, the Victory Vision line of motorcycles tries to establish a new standard for modern American luxury-touring cruisers. The Vision boasts class-leading comfort and breakthrough styling, its own “Next Generation Freedom” 106/6 engine featuring 106 cubic inches, a 6-speed transmission with overdrive, 92 horsepower and 109 foot-pounds of torque. For this new line, Victory worked intensively on airflow management, new cargo capacity and increase in performance and reliability. The Victory Vision Tour(TM) and Victory Vision Street each share the same chassis and drive train but feature distinct equipment packages. Victory also unveiled the “Ness Signature Series”, with a pair of limited-edition Vegas Jackpot models for 2008. To reinforce the limited-edition nature of these models, each 2008 Ness bike will have a numbered badge on its engine with Arlen or Cory’s signature. Other features include custom paint schemes, tons of newly styled Ness chrome and billet accessories, along with Ness wheels and an extensive list of other Ness-designed details. Victory Motorcycles.

7 Responses to “Victory Vision For 2008”

  1. 1 Brian Aug 23rd, 2007 at 10:47 am

    I Like what Victory is trying to do with the Vision, but the styling of the front fairing and the hard saddle bags are not too appealing to me. I have tried to keep an open mind on this one and gave it time but just because of the looks there is no way I would buy the Vision.

  2. 2 Pop Aug 23rd, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Me too. The Goldwing influence is too pronounced.
    But the big V is acting like it is here to stay and even if this release is off the mark it is moving the ball.
    I had hoped the streeet model was going to look significantly different. Nope.
    Lot of tech touches and the harness must be as fat as my wrist.

    I’m not a long nose fan but the Big Bear bagger has my interest because the fundamental innovation is that unorthodox frame stretch. I want to see the thing in action with that elongated frame and wheelbase. If it works, that’s an innovation that I could see filtering into other bagger styles.

  3. 3 Nicker Aug 24th, 2007 at 1:34 am


    On the long hauls, the more bike between you and the road, the more comfy your gonna be. Long is good.

    As the Boomers start retiring and looking for stuff to do, scooter touring (in a $4 a gallon economy) is going to look better & better.

    Two of our group just swapped custom Sportsters for Classics. We just got back form Puget Sound and their both grinning from ear to ear.

    As is see it, baggers are in…big time.


  4. 4 jatinder pal Aug 24th, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Victory and other american manufacturers are coming of age.they are trying with newer looks to have buyers.finally the bagger which looks good,to be honest the harley baggers looks same old boring.
    no doubt,this is indeed one of the most beautiful bagger i have seen.

  5. 5 CJ "Warden" Hanlon Aug 24th, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Having rode this bike in Sturgis this year and even going to the ride location with a bit of prejudise, i have to say, one Victory gets some minor and i mean minor kinks worked out (engine noise and exhaust heat) they are going to put a major “hurtin” on HR, Honda and others. Which to be honest, i’m glad to see.
    I rode this bike 3 different times and each time i found something else to like about it…whether it was throttle response, handling, ergonomics, etc….keep up the growth Victory!

  6. 6 CJ "Warden" Hanlon Aug 24th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Corrections to last post….i meant “H-D”, not HR.

  7. 7 scott Aug 26th, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Looks like a space ship to me. Not my style. I do think it will give Honda and HD a run for their money though. If the looks were a little more subdued I would defiantly be interested.

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