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"IF I was in the market" for a new bike, I'd likely seriously consider the Victory Gunner. I've seen one Review that talked about a good deal of vibration during their ride, and this video talks about a paltry 3" of travel for the rear coil spring suspension.

There would be a few modifications I would do:

1. I would choose the radius'd twin pipes, but I don't know the difference between the "Jackpot Stage 1 X-Bow Exhaust" and the "Stage 1 X-Bow Exhaust" to make a decision (doesn't seem to be much difference).

Link: http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/shop/accessories/exhaust-cruiser

2. I would put foot pads on it, if available
3. The Signal Lights are a bit small, I'd go bigger if I could.

The Price point is good, and with all the crowing about how well Victory is doing these days, I'd plop my hard-earned money down without too much concern. That coming from a Honda fan...........


-Soupy
 

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Yep I really admire Victory bikes too, & can't wait to take a Gunner on a test ride hopefully this year. I've already test ridden a Vegas & a Vision, both great bikes too.

Right now though "if I was on the market" to replace my Star Raider I'd be seriously considering the Victory Cross Country!
 

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I guess if I were in the market, for a cruiser, I would get a Harley Slim. It fits me just right and looks amazing. I know that it can scrap the boards rather easily but I wouldn't want to attack curves on a cruiser. This bike also looks great with a windshield.
 

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That's a nice looking bike. From what I read this is a new model this year?

That might make me hesitant, but not a show stopper.

I just like having aftermarket options, that might take a year or two to catch up.

But I am not looking.
 

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If you are a United States Veteran or on active duty, Victory will give you a 10% discount off your dealers best deal:biggrin:

I've never heard of a Victory having any objectionable vibrations---maybe compared to a Goldwing:wink:

Sam:coffeescreen:
 

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I am disappointed! When I read "IF I Was In The Market, this is NOT what I was expecting!

I was curious to see what the current bid was for Soupy. ;)
 

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I agree, if I were in the market for a new cruiser it would also be the Gunner. I'd have to swap the bars and install the extended foot controls since I'm too damn tall.
I'd go with the green/black version.

@seagull- the Gunner has been around a few years. I think it was introduced mid '13 as a 2014 model. Most accessories that will fit the Vegas and Highball will also work on the Gunner since they are basically just different versions of the same platform.
 

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Victory has got some nice bikes. No doubt about that.
I haven't ridden any of them, but the styling is nice - for sure.

Eye-M is right about the exhaust.
should be $600-700. But $1100 is outrageous.
You are getting into the kinda cash where custom work can be done.

If I had any choices, I always liked the Big Dog bikes.
But the company is gone, and you'd have to do a lot of work on your bike.
They were way outside my price range anyway. They did have one chopper that as more affordable - what was the name of that thing? But anyway, BD is gone :-(

If I wanted to scream ... maybe a Ducati monster or the new V-Max. But chances are that I'd blow my brains out one day. So I stick with cruisers. It's better to live longer ... like Willie Nelson!!!

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Skip the stage one and exhaust from victory. After market is cheaper and better. Cobra make the Victory pipes. The swept pipes look good but they cost you HP.
 

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I can't imagine a much better cruiser than my current ride, a Triumph Thunderbird. About all I wish it had that it doesn't have now is cruise control and a gear indicator. But I guess if I were looking for something new I might be interested in the new Honda F6b. That is one cool looking bike and with the excellent Goldwing engine I have no doubt it would very reliable and consistent. About all I think I would need to add would be a passenger backrest for my wife.
 
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