What a great day for a ride. First part of the ride down to Toronto from Sudbury was pretty cool but lucky for us it was probably the warmest morning we've had in the past week.
Test rode a Vintage, no bags, no windshield.
Impression - I really liked the bike for the type of bike it is. I thought it handled well, I like the sound of the stock pipes, and I like the look of the bike.
Would I buy one?
If I had the extra cash, yes. Buuuuuuut!!!!
I wouldn't give up my Vision for one. Not for the riding I do and if I were able to add another ride to my stable, honestly, they had a KING Mountain Dark Horse in the show room that I fell in love with. I have no idea how the Dark Horse compares to the new Vintage but it really just appeals to my darker side.
Happy to see some of the Ontario Crew there. Kingpin, Sutherland and wife, Tosmoketrail, imn2k, and myself while we were there. I took a few pictures but will download them tomorrow. Right now it's time for another beer.
I'll add to Neppers comment by saying that they are well built machines, definitely a great machine. I really enjoyed the smoothness of the ride, both as far as smoothness of the motor and its ability to absorb the road. This thing really hauls a$$! If a mfg made a diesel bike, this is what it would feel like!!! Bunch of torq, but does not like to spin. Hitting the rev limiter felt pretty lazy, even in first, but short shifting through all 6 gears was fun! I would have no issues recommending this bike to anybody that likes the style. Like Nepper said, would I trade my bike for one? Nah, there's a reason a chose a bobber style like my highball. To much chrome (to pollish) to much body work... No apes... Lol. I don't think I'm quite old enough yet to own one as my only bike. Lol. But man, great bike in its stock form for sure! Can that 111 be shoehorned into a Vic you think?