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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

The Victory V92C makes an interesting alternative to owning a Harley, but it's still made in America and has a distinctly cruiser look and feel about it. The 1500cc engine is torquey, not especially powerful and the ride, except on the SC variant, is easygoing and on the soft side. The Victory V92C has good overall build quality, with later models being generally better to ride.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Victory V92C engine makes just 65bhp and although it was revamped for 2000, just before it arrived in the UK, it's still an understressed, laidback unit. The gearbox and clutch are OK on the Victory V92C series, but nothing to write home about.

Ride and Handling

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It's a heavy old bike, at over 600lbs dry and apart from the SC model, which has beefy 50mm forks, the Victory V92 series handle like older, 1990s type cruisers. So long as you take your time, the Victory V92C behaves itself in a predictable manner.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
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The Victory V92C comes with old school features like proper mudguards, wide handlebars and a comfy seat. The Classic has all the touring kit you'd need too. But the stock Victory V92C has substantial 45mm forks and adjustable rear suspension, plus large 310mm discs - it's a cut above the average.

Victory V92C (1999-2003)

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Engine size 1507 cc
Power 65 bhp
Top speed 115 mph
Insurance group 16 of 17
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

Early models suffered from Victory/Polaris trying to rush the bike into production after teasing the US bike press for a few years with prototypes. The last 2002-2003 Victory V92 series were the best in terms of build quality and had a host of engine and chassis tweaks.

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Victory V92C was cheaper than a big Harley when it was launched, but not by much. If you want an early Victory V92C UK model, you'll find very few secondhand, as it was a poor seller brand new. It has a rairity value, but some Japanese cruisers - and Victory's own 2003 onwards models - offer a much better combinatio of ride, power and looks. Find a Victory V92C for sale

Insurance

Insurance group: 16 of 17

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Model History

1998: Victory V92C launched in USA.
1999: Model delivered to US customers, Victory V92C and SC at NEC show.
2000: Victory V92C and SC have engine tweaks, new fuel injection, exhausts, airbox.

Other Versions

Victory V92SC:  50mm forks, extra front disc, different cams, fuel injection map etc.
Victory V92C Deluxe:  Screen and saddlebags added.
Victory V92 TC:  Bigger engine, longer chassis.
Victory V92 Classic:  Fully loaded tourer.

Specifications

Top speed 115 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 13.3 secs
Max power 65 bhp
Max torque 112.21 ft-lb
Weight 287 kg
Seat height 712 mm
Fuel capacity 16 litres
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 130 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 16 of 17
Engine size 1507 cc
Engine specification 8v, V-twin, 5 gears
Frame Steel cradle
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload
Front brakes Twin 310mm discs
Rear brake 310mm disc
Front tyre size 150/90 x 16
Rear tyre size 160/80 x 16

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