2010 Harley-Davidson Road Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country

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MotorMike

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Jan 5, 2010
...well, that's why they call them "forums"..some call them "blogs", it's just a constant in the universe...or at least on this crazy thing called the information "super" highway, there's the good the bad and the ugly. Most just enjoy reading and leaving a comment or two, with other people the comments may evoke passionate feeling. The person might then leave some comment that may not be what you'd call constructive...it happens. For me at least, it's all if not interesting, it's at the least entertaining.
justentime66

Las Vegas, NV

#26 Feb 15, 2010
Sorry, but I've read unbiased professional and road tested comparisons on these two bikes and the Victory comes out on top in 95% of every category! The ONLY category they gave Harley the advantage was the breaking system and it was by the SLIMMEST of margins!

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#27 Feb 18, 2010
Harleyman-31322 wrote:
Frank is obviously clueless. The 'Vic does have some impressive stats, but falls short from there. Harley-Davidson is an American icon. The 'Vic's looks are trendy and will soon fade away as people grow tired of them. Harley's have always been classically styled. While many manufacturers have tried to emulate them (I call those wanna-be's "Hardly-a-Davidsons" ), they just cant compare. The look, the sound....its an American as apple pie.
Yeah and made in CHINA!!!! That EVO, if you care to do the research, is predominantly Chinese in construction!! Yeah, real American; what a pathetic joke!

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#28 Feb 18, 2010
justentime66 wrote:
Sorry, but I've read unbiased professional and road tested comparisons on these two bikes and the Victory comes out on top in 95% of every category! The ONLY category they gave Harley the advantage was the breaking system and it was by the SLIMMEST of margins!
It IS possible that the Victory is actually more domestic...read:"American "...than the Harley. What an irony!
Motormouth

Netherlands

#29 Feb 20, 2010
@Frank:
You never have arguments,I've read your posts in other topics too.
You just seem to "hate" Harley.

http://www.harley-heaven.com/forum/index.php
Kevin

Minneapolis, MN

#30 Apr 3, 2010
If my 2001 Deuce ever poops out I am seriously gonna consider the Cross Country

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#31 Jun 21, 2010
Motormouth wrote:
@Frank:
You never have arguments,I've read your posts in other topics too.
You just seem to "hate" Harley.
http://www.harley-heaven.com/forum/index.php
HD is OK ...for old men in their second or third childhood, Yuppies with huge ego problems and fat wallets, fly-blown, grizzled and tattooed road trash and other pretenders. Most HD's are low performance, overly loud ego machines. Many bikes are superior. Some newer HDs I do like however...not enough to purchase though...:)
Tim McGee

Daphne, AL

#32 Jun 22, 2010
Matt wrote:
Some people like retro while others prefer performance. Just depends what you want out of your scoot. As for the the whole "brotherhood" or "membership" by purchase thing goes though personaly I don't think I want to hang with people that only want to associate with me buy what brand I buy. I left the whole petty clique mentality behind in Jr. Highschool.
Just about every bike out there kicks Harley's ass in the performance department. But after youv'e bought one you realize performance isn't everything! Bought my first HD in 09. Now I wouldn't be without one. "Love That RK".

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#33 Jun 23, 2010
HD sales are way down, as are those of most other nameplates. Prices have plummeted. If you must ride Harley, now is the time to purchase one!
dogmeat

Spring Grove, PA

#34 Jun 23, 2010
Aren't Victorys made in Mexico?
hoosiervic

Indianapolis, IN

#35 Jun 25, 2010
dogmeat wrote:
Aren't Victorys made in Mexico?
Just like chevy, ford, dodge, and yes, harley, victory does have suppliers making some components in mexico. That doesn't mean they are made in mexico any more than harley is made in china, where many of their components are manufactured. By the way everything that doesn't have wheels attached to it that is sold in all the harley shops is most definitely made in china. Oh how the marketing wiz-kids have got the harley crowd duped. Just take a tour of the spirit lake Iowa plant sometime and you will see first hand where they are made, I have.

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#36 Jun 25, 2010
Yes, HD's are primarily Chinese in component manufacture. Most bikes are international in component acquisition. Nothing new. Under the skin and nameplates these days, MOST BIKES ARE NOT VERY DIFFERENT AT ALL!!!
aztec sancho

El Cajon, CA

#39 Jul 19, 2010
Its funny when I hear people say harley is an american classic. Alot of their parts and so forth are made in "you guessed it... Japan." Victory is a lot better product than those harleys, oh which by the way did try their luck at snowmobiles unsuccessfully. Bottom line is if your going to spend your money on a "real" american bike go victory, otherwise your wasting your money on upgrading your harley trying to get it up to par when victory does it for you.
WaCkO

Loveland, CO

#40 Aug 7, 2010
BGysmalls wrote:
Frank your a dips$@t!
BGysmalls is this the most intelligent response that you can come up with? Thatís okay you really donít have to answer the question Ö itís rhetorical. It's why you defend the HD, you don't have enough brains to objectively provide a comparison. Keep buying, and defending, that inferior HD product. Buffoon!
WaCkO

Loveland, CO

#41 Aug 7, 2010
2_Wheels wrote:
Why?
Why not?
WaCkO

Loveland, CO

#42 Aug 7, 2010
Harleyman-31322 wrote:
Frank is obviously clueless. The 'Vic does have some impressive stats, but falls short from there. Harley-Davidson is an American icon. The 'Vic's looks are trendy and will soon fade away as people grow tired of them. Harley's have always been classically styled. While many manufacturers have tried to emulate them (I call those wanna-be's "Hardly-a-Davidsons" ), they just cant compare. The look, the sound....its an American as apple pie.
It must really suk to have plunked down top $$$ on an HD to only spend the rest of your life trying to convince everyone else to think like you. ROFL!
veetwinflyer

United States

#43 Aug 20, 2010
After Polaris moves.....the Mexicans in the USA will say," Meester that is a cool Veectory".
sfcdyer

Appleton, WI

#44 Jan 8, 2014
i bought a new vic cross country tour, everyone i ride with on hd no one gives me any beef about it personally i dont like the fit of a hd i am a big guy 6'3" so when i retired my 1988 1300 voyager i went out and road alot of bikes well touring bikes.the venture and the harleys felt small the new voyager was way to slow for me and just did not like the looks of the goldwing (nice bike thow) but i just fell in love with the vic. of all the bikes i road only the wing had more power. vic had the best warranty and best price.saved over 4000 dollars over the ultra classic i was dealing on. so i do not really care if you own a hd or any other bike for that matter but if your over 6 feet tall and you want a bike that fits good and out performs a harley in every way besides resale try a victory. if you do not like it ride your harley. i will ride with you even help you fix it.

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