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2008 Victory Vision Tour and Street Photo Gallery
For Victory, they're not waiting on the future. The space-age styling of the Vision Tour is unlike any others in the luxury-touring class.
Photos of the 2008 Victory Vision Tour and Street.
2008 Victory Vision Street and Tour
The Freedom 106/06 V-Twin has larger pistons and a longer stroke than its predecessors, making it Victory's largest mill to date at 1731cc.
A Vision of the luxury-touring market's future? Victory is banking on it.
Between its luggage compartment and hard-case saddlebags, the Vision Tour has 6750 cubic-inches of storage space and easily holds two full-face helmets.
The user-friendly Victory Tourtech GPS system helped a bunch of clueless motojournalists find their way out of the crowded corridors of downtown Minneapolis before we hit the straightaways of the open road.
A set of control buttons underneath the standard handlebar control cube made it easy for riders to concentrate on the road while selecting their form of audio entertainment and setting the volume.
Adjustments to the rear suspension only takes a few quick pumps off of a standard hand-held air pump.
The Vision's rear suspension is out-of-plane and along with its rising rate linkage allowed Victory to drop its seat height to 26.5-inches.
The naked image of the Vision displays its three main castings and the engine's role as a stressed member of the frame.
The plug-and-play port for your iPod is in a compartment on top of the tank just under the left hand controls if XM satellite and a 10-disc CD changer isn't enough.
Victory looks to stamp its mark on the luxury-touring market.
Caution: Images in your rearview mirror are closer than they appear.
The Victory Street is a mirror image of the Tour, sans the hard-shell luggage compartment.
The Vision's front bodywork conceals the forward-mounted fuel cell, helps shelter the rider from windblast, and displays the bike's elegant styling cues.
The 2008 Victory Vision's 11-liter airbox sits right behind the headlight and funnels air through the cast-aluminum backbone to the engine.
Whenever we stopped, people grabbed cameras, crowded around, and fired off questions about the bikes.
You've got to love a bike that looks cool standing still.
A man and his stallion. I couldn't help but experience a Sons of the Pioneer moment while enjoying the scenic overlook of Minnesotan countryside.
Riders Wanted:$20K will put you in the saddle.
On an average, Victory's Spirit Lake Facility rolls a new vehicle out of the plant every other minute.
Polaris Industries' Spirit Lake Facility is busy making the switch from producing '07s to the '08 models which include the Vision and Street.
Next. This lady rolls them in, ramps them up on the dyno, and rolls through the gears until she hits the 80 mph mark for four minutes.
Victory tested the Vision's durability with over 239,000 miles of wear and tear and 2250 hours of dyno punishment to test the powertrain.
The Vision has tons of cargo space, comfortable ergos, a killer sound system and plenty state-of-the-art goodies.
Victory's Industrial Designer Mike Song wanted the flagship model of Victory's luxury-touring class to be unlike anything else in its class. He succeeded.
I can't say that the Visions didn't look sharp in any of its color packages. Black always brings out a little of the outlaw in us.
The Vision provided plenty of torque throughout its powerband.
Bye-bye, Brembos. Victory equips the Vision Street and Tour with its own Air Victory clampers.
For a big bike, the Visions' combination of low seat height and tight rake added up to an exceptional handling motorcycle.
The nimbleness of the 849 lb bike led me wanting more twisties than the smooth rolling hills of the Minnesotan countryside.
After a full's day riding through the backroads of Minnesota and Iowa, my backside appreciated the 4 inches of foam padding used in the Vision's saddle.
Being a touring bike, we were glad that Victory gave us over 600 miles in the saddle to test the bike's long-range capabilities.
Power numbers for the Freedom 106/06 V-Twin are a claimed 92-hp and 109 lb-ft of torque in the 2500 to 3000 rpm range to go along with a 9.4:1 compression ratio.
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