The chassis is solid in feel, and though it features a low look and a low 25-inch seat height, the Gunner won’t grind pegs near as easily as some of Victory’s more chopper-esque models. Steering feel is not at all heavy, and tracking through corners is optimum for such a big cruiser. The transmission is also what we already know: industrial in feel, very loud, but with true shifts and no hunting for neutral. Braking scores for this big bobber are only decent, and would be much improved by an additional 300mm disc to match the single unit currently used up front. A single 300mm disc is also used to control the rear wheel.
We tried several accessorized versions of the Gunner, including a few with more custom-looking bar styles, but in my opinion, none felt more comfortable or looked better than the stock version. There were some awesome bits and baubles I would add to a Gunner, however, starting with the red version of the Solo Mission seat, accent-enhancing red spark plug wires, as well as the optional tachometer. And if I were riding in Florida, or some other state where the majority of days would be spent rolling straight-up and cozy, I’d shell out for floorboards and cruise control.