Thursday, 14 July 2011 8:58 AM
Whether you're searching for a motorbike where you'll be able to enjoy epic European road trips for weeks on end or a model suitable for cruising through town on your commute to work, you're bound to find a Victory motorcycle for you.
The US brand specialises in cruiser motorbikes – a model renowned for its low-end horsepower, upright seating and a design that harks back to the classic American vehicles that were popular in the 1950s and 60s – meaning they are perfect for long-distance journeys.
And with a range of styles to choose from, you can be confident that whatever you're looking for from your ride, Victory motorcycles will be the perfect match.
For a motorbike that really delivers in terms of power and performance, you may want to consider Victory's 8-Ball cruiser range which aims to give a riding experience shrouded in American motoring muscle.
If you're searching for a no-frills ride then you may find Kingpin 8-Ball to be the perfect bike for you. With a Freedom V-Twin engine and blacked-out bars, this is a no-nonsense style vehicle designed for people who want a motorcycle that allows long distances to be ridden without having to deal with too many gadgets.
The Vegas model, meanwhile, comes with foot pegs and a lowered, streamlined seat designed to ensure that you stay comfortable while on the road. So if you're planning to go on long journeys on a regular basis, this could be the model for you.
All styles of Victory motorcycle are suitable for touring, however the Cross Roads model may be particularly ideal for long journeys, whether overseas or at home.
With a 106 cubic inch Freedom V-Twin engine and a fuel capacity of 22 litres, it will provide everything you need in order to stay on the road for as long as possible. In addition, the Cross Roads comes with a windshield and 21 gallons of cargo capacity so it should prove perfect for touring trips encompassing long periods of travel on motorways and A-roads.
However, the Ness Cross Country may be perfect on journeys that involve an element of off-road travel. As it has 4.7 inches of suspension travel and cruise control, it is designed to provide smooth handing and comfort in a range of conditions.
Victory also produces a number of sportier models which can make for a slightly faster ride. For example, the Hammer Sport 2011 is powered by a four-stroke V-Twin engine and has a maximum 97 horsepower.
Other features include dual-disc brakes, an inverted front fork and a 250 mm rear tyre, so this style of bike may prove to be ideal if you want a motorbike that is equally adept to driving through the city on your commute to work in addition to longer trips.
Motorcycles that come with one or two seats can be selected, so if you regularly go touring with a partner the latter may be a good option.
The wide range of styles available with Victory cruising motorbikes means you'll definitely have lots of choice over finding a model that is suitable for you. In addition, certain models in the line-up come with panniers, so if you're planning to take long trips seeking out those that feature such storage facilities may prove to be wise.
But whatever kind of bike you decide to opt for, make sure that you also get the right Victory parts and accessories so that you can get the most out of your vehicle and to make your time on the road as enjoyable as possible.