Just not on the same track
SURELY Mark Hinchliffe cannot be talking about the multi-awardwinning Victory Vision (Carsguide March 20), for example the UK’s Motor Cycle News Tourer of the Year 2008, MCN’s 2009 Best Tourer, US Motorcyclist magazine’s 2008 Motorcycle Cruiser of the Year, etc, etc.
Surely they don’t hand out these awards if the bike isn’t exactly what they say it is: simply the best available.
Victory have gone to a lot of trouble to make a Tourer/Cruiser for this century and not been stuck in a very old traditional groove.
Mark also did not mention many of the fine engineering features of the bike, like overhead cam, four valves per cylinder, closed-loop fuel injection, superstiff aluminium frame, innovative design in the rear suspension, built-in tip-over protection, how the linked braking system works, superior engine performance over the Harley-Davidson, sixth gear being a true overdrive, etc.
He goes on about such petty things as old-fashioned keys and a side stand, that ‘‘seems inadequate’’, whatever that means.
I sold my Harley to buy a Victory Vision and have not regretted it for one minute. The wife and pillion of 30 years loves it. That’s good enough for me.
I RECENTLY attended one of the Women on Wheels (WOW) work- shops in Brisbane after reading about them in the Carsguide.
What a great evening. It was interesting, educational and free.
Thanks for promoting it, and thanks to Women on Wheels and Nundah Mitsubishi, the sponsor for the evening.
I recommend these workshops to all women who want to be more independent when it comes to general and emergency car maintenance.
Kerry Hill, Joyner
Locals are tunnel novices
BRISBANE motorists are obviously not ready for such an ‘‘engineering marvel’’ as the Clem7 tunnel, which has traffic lights at either end and no breakdown lanes that defeat the whole purpose of a clear run.
In addition, people are still insisting on doing 20km/h instead of the allowed 80km/h in the tunnel itself.
Sydney has no such problems with its Harbour Tunnel, which was designed properly in the first place to integrate with other roads. I will certainly not be paying to for the privilege of using the Clem7.
C. Banks, Nundah