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post #1 of 17 Old 03-19-2014, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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2015 Victory Gunner First Ride

Cycle world published their First Ride of the Gunner just last week...

enjoy: http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/13...pecifications/

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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.
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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.
Ergos look good too...


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The Victory Gunner does look very comfortable to sit on. The seating position looks really easy.

Great to hear in this first write up that they don't really have much bad to say.

And the lower price makes it really good value.

I'll be watching for more commentary on the brakes. I wonder how much of an issue they are.
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nice. finally some photos of someone riding it.



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Out in the wild in it's natural habitat, The Gunner looks stunning! It's going to turn some heads and even break some necks



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just noticed its a chick riding it too.



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The Victory Gunner does look very comfortable to sit on. The seating position looks really easy.

Great to hear in this first write up that they don't really have much bad to say.

And the lower price makes it really good value.

I'll be watching for more commentary on the brakes. I wonder how much of an issue they are.
To be honest I'm thinking that a full system flush and swapping out the stockers for steel braided brake lines should offset most of the concerns
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just noticed its a chick riding it too.
I would be very concerned if this was a victory ad with a guy riding that bike with pants that tight.



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To be honest I'm thinking that a full system flush and swapping out the stockers for steel braided brake lines should offset most of the concerns
or just upgrade the pads

the lines dont actually help you stop faster. it just improves feel



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Yup, pads are a great place to start, easiest and one of the cheaper parts. Some performance pads should do it, or pads of a different material



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usually the stock pads and brakes are perfectly fine for the street

unless you ride like a madman



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