The result of all these changes is a hugely improved ride. The big, sharp bumps that meant back pain unless you avoided them can now be crashed into with nary a grunt. It’s slightly easier to drag a peg than on older V92s, but the Vegas is better than average. The riding position, completed by a handlebar that sweeps back noticeably, fit five-foot-10 me just fine, and the seat is quite low, something that often makes the position awkward. The saddle was not as roomy or as comfortable as Victory’s excellent past models, though smaller riders might like it better than I did. Vibration increases with rpm but only demands notice as the engine nears redline; the balancers smother it on the highway. Although the usual Victory intake note is still apparent, the exhaust now seems to have more authority.