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Victory Police Motorcycles - Victory vs. Honda Comparison

Here is Mike on the Honda ST 1300 Police Motorcycle and as you will note at only 5’10” he has to strain his neck to have his head back and upright already minimizing viewing as the neck is in a cocked position. Notice how his torso is canted forward applying unnecessary pressure to the shoulders and wrists along with the increased strain on the lower back.

Also notice the position of the hips and how the seat creates a forward push on the Hip flexors and the important muscles around it that you need for flexibility.

Please note the rider protection or lack thereof even for the Motorcycle. In the event of a hard drop or dump, there appears to be the potential for a lot of damage to the Motorcycle and the riders legs are exposed to severe damage. I would hate to be paying the workers comp policy for departments riding this bike.

We then asked Terry who is 6’5” to mount the Honda and his response was, "I still have toys from my childhood that would be more comfortable to sit on much less work on it all day." We do know from ergonomics studies that having Terry mount the bike that at 6’5” the pressure on the shoulders and arms increase dramatically and the pressure on the hip flexors is off the chart. We will try and convince him to get on the Honda.


Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike

Now you see a relaxed Mike, heads up, Alert (first time ever) and with correct seating posture, arm deflection and best of all no pressure on the shoulders, lower back or hip flexors. You would think that whoever designed this motorcycle actually had to ride them. What a concept.

Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike

Here is a rider at 6’5” on the Harley, notice how the knees are practically hitting the handlebars and the bike is sitting straight? The Harley actually has you sitting on top of the bike no matter what height you are and as you can see from the photos, it is amplified as the riders get taller. Notice how low his hands are now to place them on the handlebars. There is no room on the floorboard and the dash and the windshield are crowding the rider. I am not even sure this rider could complete a full lock maneuver as the handle bars will interfere.


Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike

Now look at the same  6’5” Rider on the New American Police Motorcycle the Victory Commander I. WOW! relaxed, able to stretch out, still has half the floorboard available and arms have a nice bend and are not down low. Plenty of room between the rider and the dash board and windshield, knees are a comfortable height and as you can see even a rider as tall as 6’5” is relaxed and comfortable on a Victory. Head is upright, shoulders square and  this position creates an alert rider.

Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike
Victory Police Bike vs. Harley Police Bike

 
 

 

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