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Large-displacement cruisers usually mean large everything else, too. But for women and smaller-framed men who want a big V-twin that handles well and is in proportion to their not-gargantuan bodies—without sacrificing power—there aren’t many options in today’s motorcycle market. Thats why when we find one, we make sure you know about it.
It had been a long three-year motorcycle drought for me. Although I was blessed to be able to rent a Honda ST1300, a Shadow Aero and a Harley on vacations over those three years, I missed riding my own steed and tried to miss it less by living vicariously through WRN contributor articles, having five different rider magazines sent to my house every month and attending motorcycle shows.
After several years of riding on a Honda Shadow Spirit 750, I decided to start saving my money for what I thought would be a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. When I was ready to make my big purchase, I decided that I should probably test ride a few other bikes. After all, I wouldnt spend that kind of money on a car without testing various brands and models.
A large displacement motorcycle sized for smaller rider that’s the latest hand dealt by Victory Motorcycles. Though cruiser seat heights usually fit vertically challenged folks pretty well, their laid-back cruiser profile means handlebars or footpegs often hover just out of comfortable reach for shorter riders.
After more than a year of building up a motorcycle that was six years in development, Victory Motorcycles executives finally gave members of the motorcycle press the keys to the first Vision motorcycles to roll off the assembly line. In mid-June, I joined my motorcycle media colleagues at Victory headquarters in Minneapolis to test ride the two versions of the Vision the Tour and the Street.