Fortunately, that top-heaviness disappears at speed, the Victory tracking straight and true. Steering is quite light by cruiser standards, and very neutral, and the chassis has a solid, put-together feel that's a far cry from its competition-particularly those with rubber-mounted engines. Unlike most low-rider cruisers, the Victory's fork and shock offer ample wheel travel (5.1 and 4.7 inches, respectively) and effective damping. The brakes also get high marks; they're firm and powerful, and the ABS doesn't cut in prematurely. The Hard-Ball also offers more cornering clearance than most cruisers- though those floorboards still tend to ground fairly easily. You'll scare a passenger good with that sound!