NBD - but it's not a bass!

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NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 11 Jun 2018, 07:58

New Bike Day!

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It's been a long time between bikes, 12 years in fact. Then I rode a very similar bike to this while I was in Sydney recently. My friends bike is a Victory Gunner. This is a Victory Hammer (I've named him Sledge). Different styling but much of the equipment is the same between those models, including the same spectacular engine.

I'd completely forgot how good it feels to ride. And I've had a rough trot lately, so I thought "what the hell". And with 1800cc's of pure American grunt on tap, this is easily the most powerful vehicle I've ever owned and will probably ever own.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by NotTheFish » 11 Jun 2018, 08:41

What a lovely beast this is.. You deserve it Pete !

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Post by Wrenn » 11 Jun 2018, 08:58

Holy molly, look at the size of that rear tire! Cangratulations Pete.
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Post by MrChameleon » 11 Jun 2018, 09:05

What a magnificent beast!
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Post by drbass » 11 Jun 2018, 09:29

Just watch out for those roos in the middle of the road and the idiots with hi-beam on! ;)

Wow, looks like an amazing machine, Pete. I've driven cars with half the capacity and much skinnier tyres. Enjoy responsibly.

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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 11 Jun 2018, 11:34

Wrenn wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 08:58
Holy molly, look at the size of that rear tire! Cangratulations Pete.
That fat rear tyre helps get all that power down to the ground. That's good. But it also makes it less maneuverable. Not ideal, but manageable :)
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Wrenn » 11 Jun 2018, 11:41

Petebass wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 11:34
Wrenn wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 08:58
Holy molly, look at the size of that rear tire! Cangratulations Pete.
That fat rear tyre helps get all that power down to the ground. That's good. But it also makes it less maneuverable. Not ideal, but manageable :)
If I’m gonna have a bike I’ll have that fat tyre, it just looks dang sexy :partydance:
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by BazzBass » 11 Jun 2018, 12:41

glad to read a post of yours where you're not getting screwed over, ripped off or had some other thing go wrong.

You deserve some good times, Pete, enjoy riding that beast :)
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Post by rodl2005 » 11 Jun 2018, 12:48

Cooooooool !
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by hamo » 11 Jun 2018, 13:05

Nice one Pete. I'll let you know if I'm "two-wheeling" up your way sometime.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 11 Jun 2018, 13:16

hamo wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 13:05
Nice one Pete. I'll let you know if I'm "two-wheeling" up your way sometime.
You're on! Ditto if I'm ever in Brissy.

I actually bought it from an ex- Bandito near the Glasshouse Mountains. So it was a 3 hour ride home straight up. Loved it! It's a great feeling cruising at 110km with the engine barely idling, and with plenty of overtaking power at the flick of the wrist without even needing to change down gears. I honestly don't know if I'll ever come to terms with how potent this engine could be when pushed. I reckon the world would whiz by faster than my brain could process the information. And the aftermarket exhaust means it sounds like the snarling beast it is. I'm totally in love :)
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by PilbaraBass » 11 Jun 2018, 13:41

Doing some research on Victory motorcycles... Their parent company is Polaris Industries, famous producer of snowmobiles...
I used to have a 1973 Polaris Charger 630cc 2-stroke snowmobile. It was built like a tank and you couldn't break it...

Not much use for snowmobiles here in Australia :D ... but they're a BLAST to ride ... I miss those days.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by Petebass » 11 Jun 2018, 15:10

PilbaraBass wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 13:41
Doing some research on Victory motorcycles... Their parent company is Polaris Industries, famous producer of snowmobiles...
I used to have a 1973 Polaris Charger 630cc 2-stroke snowmobile. It was built like a tank and you couldn't break it...

Not much use for snowmobiles here in Australia :D ... but they're a BLAST to ride ... I miss those days.
It's an interesting history for Victory. Polaris decided to produce a serious Harley competitor, and even pinched two to the chief designers at Harley. This is evident in the styling, but the bikes themselves were much better that Harleys. More reliable, better turning and stopping capabilities, and more powerful.

The results were very good, and a cult following started to turn into very good worldwide sales. All the while, Polaris was trying to secure the rights to relaunch the Indian brand.

For a while there the Polaris factory was producing all 3 brands - Polaris, Victory and Indian. But when Indian became their best selling line, they surprised everybody by deciding to ditch the Victory brand. That's a damn shame, but in business, the numbers rule, and the Indian brand was delivering.

I almost bought an Indian Scout 1200. Also a damn fine bike. But that Victory engine won me over in the end.
* 2 Stingray 5's (one heavily modded), Ibanez SR805, Ashbory, + more...
* Carvin B1500, Epifani PS1000, Ashdown Superfly amps.
* Lots of DIY neo/lightweight cabs including one made from composites http://www.ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2546

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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by veebass » 11 Jun 2018, 16:05

Enjoy, Pete! You deserve it.
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Re: NBD - but it's not a bass!

Post by BassLine » 11 Jun 2018, 17:17

I'd give my left nut to own one of those...... oops, sorry! :ninja:

Seriously though, enjoy it Pete.... you deserve it.
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