I rode a Vic High-Ball in Houston and I fell in love with the ride. I despised ape hangers before but the HBs handle bars are a perfect straight on shoulder height reach for a person my size.
The 52 degree Freedom 106 CI engine has got smooth torque and power making it easy to "navigate" traffic. We rode an agressive route across Hwy 45 down to the South Houston beltway and it seemed like a walk in the park.
The handling was awesome. I had no issues being a first-time rider of a bike with high handle bars. The tires and wheel base of this bike make it very manuverable while the performance and agility are exceptional.
I found myself scraping pegs trying to be more and more agressive in off-ramp exits. Overall, I would recommend this bike over a customized HD Street Bob since you get the more agressive engine and the feel is better for a person over average male size/height.
I was not a fan of the gear box. At times the neutral assist in the new bikes messed me up a bit but that was easy to overlook. I just felt so comfortable and at ease when I rode this bike.
No stress, no funny angles and no discomfort - just fists in the wind and go.
Upgrades/Accessories: The only thing I would change to my High-Ball is to grab some after-market pipes for a better sound (loud).
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