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The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Feb 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Feb 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-02-02

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/244136

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/597862

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2 NT NEWS. CARSguide www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -F E B -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 3 0 2 C O L O R : C M Y K CARS GUIDE l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Laid-back new cruiser The Victory Boardwalks attractions include a 1731cc V-twin engine and paintwork that is an industry leader Pictures: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Old-school cool is the look for the US brands latest cruiser, CRAIG DUFF reports ATAGLANCE PRICE: $ 21,995 for the black and $ 22,495 for the pearl white WARRANTY: 2 years/unlimited km SERVICE INTERVAL:8000km ENGINE: 1731cc V-twin, 65kW/ 149Nm TRANSMISSION: 6-speedmanual, belt-drive DIMENSIONS: 2.5m (L), 1.1m (H), 1.1m (W), 1.7m (WB) SEATHEIGHT: 658mm SUSPENSION: 43mm forks (fr); monoshockwith adjustable preload (r) BRAKES: 300mmdiscs; four-piston caliper (fr), two-piston caliper (r) WEIGHT: 307kg TANK: 18L THE Boardwalk is the latest machine to cruise into Victory showrooms, taking the model tally to eight. The US-built bikes, still a boutique brand in Australia, have at least one dealership in each mainland state. More importantly, their number is growing at a phenomenal rate and they consistently top the customer satisfaction surveys in their home market. Thats not bad for a 14-year-old brand that competes with Harley-Davidson, the best known motorbike brand on the planet. But back to the Boardwalk. As with all Victorys, it runs a 1731cc V-twin engine thats good for 65kW/ 149Nm. The six-speed gearbox transmits these outputs via a carbon-fibre reinforced belt drive. What sets this cruiser apart is the laid-back styling and promise of responsive handling from the 150mmwide rear rubber and the widest handlebars of any of the Victorys. The old-school cool is reinforced by the whitewall tyres on 60-spoke laced rims, a pair of monstrous chrome exhausts and wraparound fenders. Thanks to the low seat, this bike is simply a breeze for any rider to plant both feet at the lights and there are footboards to perch the boots on when the bike is under way. Suspension is by 43mm forks upfront with 130mm of travel and a monoshock rear with 75mm of play. Brakes are often the weak point of cruisers but the 300mm discs on the Boardwalk should bring the 307kg beast to a standstill relatively quickly. The attention to detail and the paintwork on Victory bikes is truly a leader in the industry. Accessories for the Boardwalk include tall windscreen, saddlebags, pillion sissy bar and luggage rack. See Rick and Matt at Motor cycle Territory on Hickman St, Winnellie, to find out more about this great bike


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