Victory Gunner Review
After producing various cruising bikes, Victory wanted to keep the Gunner’s price low to give a gateway into the Victory fold for riders. With a powerful engine, the manufacturer is offering this stylish touring bike in the Suede Titanium Metallic and Black two-tone paint scheme and the blacked-out dually exhaust make the eyes naturally draw to the machined metal on Victory’s signature shaped and closely spaced cylinder fins.
In terms of designing, it is dark and muscular. Just like the other victory bikes, Gunner is put together exceptionally well. It has thick paint and every element feels solid. The front fascia of the Gunner has a sharp and round headlamp, which has a small halogen in it. It is equipped with a 17-litres huge fuel tank along with the cruiser handlebar to provide an erect yet comfortable riding posture to the rider. The body frame has been coated in matt black and exposes itself quite handsomely showing off a tough skeleton. It is furnished with a solo low slung leather seat that comes well-padded and offers an optimum comfort level to the rider. Talking about its rear profile, it has been blessed with an elegant LED tail lamp section that look enthralling and offers a high-end feel. Gunner has a length of 2372 mm and weight of 523 kg with a ground clearance of 120 mm and the wheelbase of 1670 mm.
Engine, Economy & Performance
Talking about the engine and performance of Victory Gunner, it has a 1731cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled,v-twin cylinder engine to develop a huge amount of power and torque. The power mill is linked to a six-speed gearbox to provide a smooth acceleration and vibration free riding experience. The engine is impressively responsive, with loads of low-end grunt which makes it quite easy to start out from a stop and power out of corners. The engine retains proven and popular Victory features such as EFI, overhead cams, self-tensioning cam chains, a counter-balancer and a single oil supply shared by the engine.
To improve the riding experience of the rider the American manufacturer has provided it with telescopic suspension at the front and wp mono shock suspension at the rear and they seem vastly enhanced. The suspension works well on all types of roads. Gunner runs on 130/90 R16 front and 140/90 R16 rear radial tyres that are further equipped with tough lightweight aluminium spoke alloy wheels to provide confident handling. The high-profile tyres help overcome the short suspension travel to give quite a plush ride, even over some bumpy roads.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
For satisfactory braking, Gunner has twin disc brake at front and a single disc brake at rear with an integrated ABS (anti-lock braking system) unit which proves beneficial in case of an emergency and strict braking situations. Stopping power is strong and readily actuated, the brake and clutch levers have perfect adjustability. Furthermore, the automakers have wrapped this powerful bike with some safety elements like engine immobiliser, anti-theft alarm, central locking to give a safe and secure riding experience to the rider. It also has leg guards and pass switch to add more convenience.
Ready-to-ride, Victory Gunner comes with the dual front disc brake, loads of advanced features and stunning ride quality which makes it one of the most trustworthy and best cruiser available in the market.