Victory Magnum 2015 First Ride
Magnum 2015 our resident road warrior is victory earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, riding the Black Hills from Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. If it has chopped, bobbed or bored, metric to ‘ Merican, it em all rides. First Ride
Rolls of lights in a big city, high rollers, and the big Bank, when fate shall be decided by the flip of a card, filled with broken dreams and fantasies. Vegas, baby. No place like it.
The hot winds of the whispered desert that victory had a new bike to ride. Whereas they were debuted it in the middle of the Mojave in July, visions of a victory at liquid-cooled danced in our heads. We were reading the wrong clues. Because it is a city where everything is larger than life, where the stars go to see and be seen on horseback great and responsible. No, motorcycles Victory had other plans. They call cela Magnum.
The 2015 Cross Country Magnum ride with that victory boasts as ‘the largest wheel production bagger’ at the outset, a contrast of 21-inch cast rim cutting precisely named “Black Roulette.” To account for the largest wheel, twisted victory fork, retune the shock absorbers and springs with a dual phased implementation rate of stiffening. Pales compared to what they did in the movement of the crazy Bagger where inchers 26-30 are common. Shows that victory pays attention to many trends. Sharp – looking for the wheel.
Victory will basically from the outset, reduced the back, too. The change is not dramatic, only an inch, in reworking the link to suspension for a more gradual rate and retune the shock. The Magnum has lost 1.2 inches of travel in the rear compared to the Cross Country 4.7 to 3.5 inches, so things should be stiffened a little to avoid the trough of the wave. A new seat of the “Bass-Pro” hugged the rear fender as victory fell to seat height of the Magnum to 25.7 inches from the high perch of the Cross Country 26.3 inches. The seat is more dug and the passenger more slender and tapered. Corresponds to the flow of the wing tank and back. Nicely padded around the city. Not enough of time in the saddle to discern all day.
If the Magnum paint of the high value of the dollar and eye-catching graphics don’t take your attention, its 100-Watt sound system is. The Magnum goes “Boom” courtesy of six-speakers stuck in the front fascia, the clarity and volume enjoyed strong Vegas highways. The audio controls on the left switch housing have been updated also, the new control pad easily operated by the thumb. The dashboard continues to use the same functional arrangement, analog large displays for speed and RPM is teamed with a versatile digital window. Spruced up victory inside the fascia with matching paint colors. A tinted windshield of Boomerang is short and easy to see. The fairing is wide enough to push air around the riders most and new speakers to add a little weight to the fork-mounted fairing, the direction is not affected. The Magnum also receives a new LED headlight, the former unit of halogen, adios.
The launch of press came with a Vegas twist. Our fields of tests would be appropriate in Las Vegas, the challenge, a poker at four locations around the city. Peak hours. In 2.5 hours. Stakes were high as the best hand won a Magnum of victory of 2015 for their publication to use as a gift. Would love to see the face of a fan of motorcycle USA, when they gave them the keys to their new Bagger. But a nefarious cast of characters standing between me and the price, hot “Holt the Hustler”, motorcycle bikers ‘ S Cheatin ‘ Heart Cherney and “Shifty-Eyed Cyril”by Cyril Huze blog celebrity. ” Hard to beat these thugs, but had to try.
After ploughing on speed control humps in a parking garage, Dodge us and weave through traffic jams. We have not yet reached our first stop at the MGM Grand before there are subtle differences between the Magnum and Cross Country. After a multitude of corners, tour – on the large wheels Magnum feels not as sharp as the Cross Country. Executing U-turns on the streets of the city is a tad slower and heavier. Suspension of the Magnum is firmer, a little stiffer and quicker to bounce. The freedom 106 engine is intact and the exhaust dual admission and split are the same, if the mill of 1731cc sings the same song, rich couple on the lower end. Last trip on our test bench. The freedom 106 engine is intact and the exhaust dual admission and split are the same, if the mill of 1731cc sings the same song, rich couple on the lower end. Last trip on our test bench, Freedom 106 Victory mounted in 2015 egrenee gunner 101.03 lb – ft of torque at 3000 rpm. remaining unchanged, there is always a little familiar bog, trying to rear pick-up at low speed without a change in speed.
With the first map in the hand after our stop at the booth at MGM, next to the Pinball Hall of Fame is just a few blocks to East Tropicana Avenue. Even in a city that has seen it all, the victory Magnum is garnering its fair share of attention. The new LED headlight fits his style better than its halogen an avant-garde. Pieces of Sun is bringing out the tiny flakes in the paint, its floorboards are what allows us to stretch and the proximity to bars is keeping us comfortably standing as we look to the top of the air and enjoy the ride.
Stepping Pinball Hall of Fame, I’m still a kid. Just about every Pinball that I dumped countless neighborhoods growing up is inside. The place is buzzing, ringing bells and flashing lights as steel balls generalize wooden decks. Draw a card at the Pinball Hall of Fame comes with a challenge-editor with the score highest on the road to Gottlieb 1969 race flipper saves an extra five points to the draw of a new card, increasing their chance of winning the promotional Magnum motorcycle. The fins on the game suck, the gap between them is huge, and there is not much action on the bumper. Maybe I just suck at Pinball. ‘Despicable’ Don Canet the CycleWorld brought Bell, his fiancée, who proceeds to set a high score. “Holt the Hustler” has so many quarters in his pockets of his pants is declining. We take note of our pitiful score and draw our second card that lick us our wounds, and then go to our next stop in the old Las Vegas.
Pinball Hall of Fame, we switch our Magnum stock for an equipped with a sampling of goodies of spare factory of victory, especially the handlebar mini ape and tri-oval exhaust. Bring the bars a little is more to our staff love, in riding position and in relying on. Aftermarket exhaust has more bark and gives him a little more nod to the throttle and for Cross Country owners who love the look of the Magnum, victory wrote most of this new kit can be installed on older models.
The Golden Nugget is at the north end of the city, the hotel a hangout since the time of the “Rat Pack”. A trip to the top of Interstate 15 breaks the monotony of fire-to-fire red. As climbing daytime temperatures, the stop and long passages idling are originally the big V-Twin to run hot, hot inside our right leg. Flash victory liquid-cooled thoughts in our heads.
The Golden Nugget is buffering the Fremont Street Experience, shopping Centre in the open air of Vegas with tourists bustling. As one of our photo stops, it requires a lot of passes at reduced speed and turn around. Despite a weight approaching 800 pounds, the Magnum is very maneuverable at low speeds. We retrieve our third card and head a few blocks south on the Las Vegas Boulevard to our next destination.
The gold and silver Pawn Shop has become a tourist attraction thanks to a little show called pawn stars on History Channel. With time and the movement to fight, we have a chance to go inside and see if the old man was around or talk to Chumlee, but we did pick up our fourth card with just enough time to jam back at our hotel, the Palms Casino Resort, where we called our last card and turned in our hand.
With the Sun, sitting just above the mountain, we take a last blast on the motorway. Magnum accelerates quickly up to Highway speed, its suspension offering a Cush ride on rough pavement. We take a vacant floor on top of a parking garage to crush brakes, calipers 4-piston at the front of the Magnum putting a firm bite on discs double 300 mm. The rear has also a rotor 300mm, floating caliper with two pistons instead of four, and back is grabbier forward and hangs the rear wheel, sometimes before the ABS intervenes.
We drive in the palms with a handful of nothing. Our last card complements our random collection of numbers and costumes in our pair less, Jack’s top hand. “Shifty-Eyed Cyril” somehow fired three ACEs. We shake check it down, his sleeves look behind his ears, but that it comes out clean. To the winner go the spoils.
The surprise victory, the switch to a Cross Country. The motorcycle is his best-selling book. The bagger craze has reached a fevered height. In the glamour of a city like Las Vegas, the Magnum is right at home, whether in its livery of Plasma lime or Ness midnight Cherry. The Magnum will give you more room, the price of Metasheen Black on version Supersteel Gray from US$ 21 999 and furtively to US$ 22 999 for the midnight of Ness a cherry tree. But if you tried to swap the wheels, reorganize the fork, the back drop, install new audio, seats, lights, and then have it custom painted and then jump of $3000 and $4000 in prizes from a stock of Cross Country doesn’t seem so bad. The Magnum is also close to custom you will get in a production motorcycle, so leave the workstation to victory and have more time to hit the Vegas strip are logical.