Traded my 2009 Vision in on a 2019 Indian Roadmaster. After 500 miles on the Indian.
THE INDIAN ROADMASTER
The Indian trans is better
The ride command is awesome !!!
The Indian is a better looking bike then the Vision but not the Cross Country
The Indian handles better in slow maneuvers
For a touring bike it feels really lite, The Vision would get heavy in stop and go traffic when riding two up and loaded with gear
The Indian just feels better handling at intersections
Im 6'1" I feel crunched up on the indian> seems like its built for a shorter rider
Finding Neutral is allmost too easy to find??
The color contrast on the analog gauges are hard to see > be better if it was black on white not black on yellow
Not having passenger grab handles, for a passenger on a 30,000 plus touring bike> is total fucking crap by Polaris
The Victory trans is Hard to find neutral
Checking and filling tire pressure sucks
When in stop and go traffic and a loaded bike it can get heavy.
In really slow maneuverability ,the vision is cumbersome
The wind management on the vision is awesome, Cant imagine a better bike
Putting the Vision on cruise at 80 MPH and going down the highway is awesome. ( 90 MPH is better but the cops dont like it ) LOVE IT!!!
Rider comfort for a taller rider blows the the Indian away
Passenger seat comfort and safety ( grab handles ) blows the indian away
I guess I have to give the nod to the Indian, only because its 10 years newer. Put good tires on a Vision, with Indian's ride command. I would have to say the Vision is a better bike