I had a 2005 Touring Cruise for about 2 years. Same drive train as the bike you are looking at. I never could get past the excessive drive train lash. I even took it to the dealer who told me it was normal and I should just "ride around it", meaning being ultra smooth with on-off throttle transitions. What gets me is the Vic and the Road Star have the same drive live configuration ( no primary chain, direct gear drive and final belt drive) but the Yamaha does not have the nasty lash like the Vic does. Never really liked the looks of it either. Other that those issues, it's a great bike. Never failed me, stout motor, would run circles around my Road Star. Worst thing that ever happened to it was 1 broke spoke in the front wheel. My concern with it was, with all that slop in the driveline, seems like it would only be a matter of time until something catastrophic would occur because of it. I'm not into catastrophic, so I sold it and got the Road Star, which I'm soooo happy with. That's my 2 cents. Oh, and BTW
, I bought my 2005 Vic for $4000.00 American, and that was over 6 years ago. I realize the price difference in Canada, but still, that seems a bit high. Given that Victory is tits-up now, even more so.