2011 Victory Touring Lineup
New, Core Custom Experience
By Toph Bocchiaro, Photography by Brian J. Nelson, Robert Pandya, Toph Bocchiaro
Arlen Ness Signature Series Vision
Again for 2011 Arlen Ness chose the Vision Tour as his palette. The Ness Vision has all of the features of the Vision Tour with the addition of a killer blacked-out paint scheme highlighted with engraving throughout. In what Victory calls "Scrolled Ness" styling it can be found on the side panels, Ness billet wheels, engine covers, and the grip ends. As with Cory's bike Arlen went with a stitched leather seat.
Coming in at just shy of $28,000, Arlen's Vision is the most expensive bike in the Victory catalog but is significantly less expensive than custom Touring bikes from the competition.
Wrapping It Up
Although we just touched the surface regarding the newest Victory Touring models there is a lot more to come. We've already completed a multistate tour on the Cory Ness CC where we hit hail, rain, lightning, and narrowly averted a head-on with a crazy deer and a fully charging open-range cow. We took these new machines over some of the highest and technically challenging roads in the US as well as a nice and twisty 35-mile offroad excursion in the Rockies thanks to the wonders of GPS.
Although Victory has only been around for the better part of a decade, each year its offerings are better and stronger than the previous year. It's a pretty exciting time in Baggerland, the options are increasing all the time and companies like Victory are pushing the boundaries of how and what we love to do: ride.
By Toph Bocchiaro
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