Where did the Weight go? - Victory Gunner Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 36 Old 02-11-2014, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Where did the Weight go?

So the Gunner is essentially a light weight Judge, 220 lbs lighter to be exact. Where did all the weight go? Surely a shorter fender and lack of a pillion saves 220 lbs

Anyone know?
Gigolo Aunt is offline  
post #2 of 36 Old 02-11-2014, 04:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
That is a good questoin

I would love to know what they did to cut down on the weight that much

220lbs is nothing to scoff at.
doma is offline  
post #3 of 36 Old 02-11-2014, 05:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Are they using different materials instead? I can't see how anything else would cut the weight down that dramatically.
Bebo is offline  
 
post #4 of 36 Old 02-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Are they using a lithium battery in the gunner now instead of the conventional cell battery? That is a significant amount of weight lost. Now you guys got me curious...
Triarc is offline  
post #5 of 36 Old 03-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
yea surprised the articles dont mention that
doma is offline  
post #6 of 36 Old 03-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Im also surprised, maybe it's not widely known? Im just glad to know they made this transition, lithium batteries are the way to go, expensive but worth it.
Victor is offline  
post #7 of 36 Old 03-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Still nothing on the weight reduction? I am going to guess that it has to do with the wheels... if you think about the heaviest parts of the bike firsts is the engine then the frame and on to the wheels. oh and of course the battery. The rest of the little parts should be significant.
Triarc is offline  
post #8 of 36 Old 03-29-2014, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
it would be good to find out what the wheels are made out of and if they could have used a different material without having to skyrocket the overall price
Victor is offline  
post #9 of 36 Old 04-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor View Post
it would be good to find out what the wheels are made out of and if they could have used a different material without having to skyrocket the overall price
For lighter wheels the only materials known to make a difference is magnesium and carbon fiber but like you said it would bump up the price. Unless... the wheels are made of a dual composite.
Triarc is offline  
post #10 of 36 Old 04-05-2014, 05:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
I don't think that the battery can account for all that weight loos, and I haven't read anything about the wheels being made of a different material. It is a bit of a mystery how they got that weight to just disappear. Is the frame of the Gunner the same as the frame that the Judge is on?
Bebo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Gunner Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off