Voted most helpful review
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed on December 20, 2002
So I spent almost a year studying American motorcycles prior to making a purchase and I end up with a Victory, hmmm. I believe I got the best engineered bike for the best price. I worked a great deal on the bike with my dealer, who was a pleasure to deal with. Polaris has put a lot of thought into their mo...
So I spent almost a year studying American motorcycles prior to making a purchase and I end up with a Victory, hmmm. I believe I got the best engineered bike for the best price. I worked a great deal on the bike with my dealer, who was a pleasure to deal with. Polaris has put a lot of thought into their motorcycles and are obviously in this for the long haul (see the new Victory Vegas). What few bugs were in the earlier models have been engineered out of the 2002 models. I have had my Sonic Blue and Pearl White V92C Deluxe since November 1st 2002 and took advantage of Vics 0/0/0 for 12 month financing program. Ride for free (well almost) for a year! What a deal! The bike runs strong and the factory pipes make a good sound. The engine looks better than previous models due to some redesign of the jugs (they are less rectangular looking now), and the fuel injected, SOHC 4 valve per cylinder, hydraulic lifter, 92 cid engine has more HP and more torque than the 88 cid Harley. Now that I am used to the bike it feels much lighter than its 706 lb wet weight. It is a well balanced machine. The primary drive on the left and final drive on the right of the bike equalize the torque effect so the bike tracks straight and true under heavy throttle or on damp pavement. The 300mm Brembo brakes will throw you over the windshield if you are not used to them. Awesome stopping power. The two tone paint is deep and flawless, and the pearl just pops out at you in the sun. The swing arm has a removable section making belt changes easier than the competition. The engine and tranny share oil and an oil cooler (which is smaller in 2002 due to ideal placement). Shifting is solid and positive not clunky as it was on the earlier models. The speedo and tach share a housing that contains a LCD display for fuel gauge, indicator dimmers, odometer, tripmeter, volt meter and clock and it is in front of the handle bars where you can see it without looking down from the road. The bike is smooth riding and I have had it up to 80mph on the interstate. So far the seat seems to agree with my backside. The Harley riders I know have all said they think it is a pretty bike and have not said one bad word about it. I don't believe I will regret the decision I made to purchase the Vic. If you are looking for a new scooter and not sure what you want then you may want to go test ride a Vic to see for yourself. Vic dealers will let you ride a bike unlike H-D dealers. I will attach a pic of a bike exactly like main since I have been too busy riding mine to stop and take a pic of it...............Mark