The name suggests a risky proposition, but when it comes to the Victory Vegas 8-Ball, there’s nothing risky about riding this classic cruiser on the road.
For the 2012 model, the Vegas 8-Ball gets refreshed styling, courtesy of a Blackline on the design and components, showing off a look that’s very classic in styling. The spherical-shaped accessory headlamp and the very small speedometer located above it exude even more of the classic look that Victory was going for.
More than just the classic styling, the Victory Vegas 8 Ball Cruiser is also powered by the Freedom 106/6 stage 2 V-twin, a fuel-injected, counter-balanced, air-cooled engine that produces 113 ft.-lb. of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission that has true overdrive and neutral assist, making it easy to find neutral when stopped. The best performing transmission on the street collects the power generated by the massive V-twin and allows the Vegas 8-Ball to roll fluidly between the curbs. Likewise, helical-cut gears ensure that each shift will be as smooth and clean as the bike itself, while the starter lets you feel the deep, unbridled power of the bike like an eruption of low-end torque on your chest.
With each precision-tuned piston stroke, the Freedom V-Twin’s 4-valve overhead cams and perfectly matched 6-speed overdrive transmission promise to provide unmatched throttle response, acceleration, and passing power.
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"Judge" is a fitting name to give to a bike like the Victory Judge.
When Victory introduced the latest addition to its cruiser line of motorcycles at the New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show, they did so knowing that this was a bike that was going to redefine the market. With meaty tires, drag bars, and new bodywork, the Victory Judge represents an important addition to the cruiser lineup. One glance at the bike and you’ll know that it’s undeniably a Victory. The machine features unique elements and horsepower typical of the Victory brand, but with styling cues that pay homage to the muscle-car era, including the deeply cut lines, paint offerings - Gloss Black, Sunset Red, Suede Nuclear Sunset - and 16" five-spoke mag wheels. The 2013 Victory Judge also rolls on 16x3.5" rims with Dunlop Elite II tires with raised white lettering to further enhance the muscle-car styling.
Besides the sculpted bodywork, the Judge’s aggressive looks are enhanced with minimal badging, Victory’s signature headlight and side covers, and a host of blacked-out items, including the frame, dual exhaust, triple trees, cases, and cylinder heads.
At the heart of the Judge is Victory’s famed powerhouse: the Freedom 106/6 V-Twin that produces 113 ft. lbs. of torque. The engine features single-overhead camshafts with four-valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cams, and hydraulic lifters for ease of maintenance. The 106 also features Electronic Fuel Injection with a dual, 45mm throttle body for crisp throttle response.
The Judge delivers pleasing road performance on par with its cruiser rivals. In looks and pricing, however, it’s easy to see how Victory is gaining more and more loyal adherents to the brand.
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Elegant, strong, and powerful: That’s what the Victory Kingpin is all about. Despite being relatively new - the bike only arrived on the motorcycle market in 2004 - the Kingpin has become known as a classic cruiser that provides the perfect platform for accessorizing. For the 2012 model, the Victory Kingpin cruiser motorcycle just added more strength to its already formidable arsenal without losing any of the classic styling that has made it a signature of the company’s custom cruiser motorcycle lineup.
By adding the all-new 106 cubic-inch Freedom V-Twin engine and 100k transmission to the Kingpin, the bike has once again upped the bar in the classic cruiser motorcycle market, providing everything you want - performance prowess tied with a unique style that begs to be driven - in a classic cruiser. The machine is also powered by a 4-stroke 50 ° V-Twin, 106 ci / 1731 cc that’s capable of providing optimal power.
In addition, the Victory Kingpin is equipped with a strong and smooth suspension system. The front suspension uses an inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel while the rear suspension uses, single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.9 in / 100 mm travel, preload adjustable spring. To handle the bike’s unrelenting power, the Kingpin is also armed with a good braking system with a 300mm floating rotor, a 4-piston caliper on the front brakes and a 300mm floating rotor with a 2-piston caliper on the rear. There’s nothing out there in the classic cruiser motorcycle market that compares to the combination of style and performance you get with a Kingpin.
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Victory has carved a reputation as a well-known motorcycle builder that caters to the luxury-touring motorcyclist. But Victory is more than just the proverbial one-trick pony. When it comes to targeting the hardcore Amerian rider, they also have the means to take care of that demographic.
Victory continues this for 2012 with its popular hard-bagger, the Cross Country. Due to the popularity of the 2011 model, Victory resisted on making any drastic changes on the Cross Country. Instead, the Polaris-owned company continued on the bike’s unbridled success by offering a 2012 model that comes with a mean low styling combined with comfort, much cargo space, and an integrated audio system.
At the heart of the Cross Country is a type 4-stroke 50o V-Twin engine that makes every other aspect of going the distance as effortless as possible. By adding precise, automotive-style cruise control, the right mitt can now simply hang on and enjoy the ride. The bike also carries single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters, and Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body. As far as the suspension goes, the front of the Cross Country carries an inverted cartridge telescopic fork with 43 mm diameter and 5.1" travel, while the rear comes with a single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum setup with constant rate linkage and 4.7" / 120 mm travel.
The Cross Country is also equipped with the stylish and protective fork-mounted fairing that provides excellent protection and houses instrumentation and an integrated audio system.
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When it comes to performance credentials, the Victory Hammer S holds a back seat to no one. This bike is powered by a 97-hp Victory Freedom 106/6 V-Twin that is calibrated especially for the kind of muscle cruisers that deliver sporty performance for riders of all ages.
At the heart of the Hammer S is a powertrain that informs the world of your arrival with every crack of the throttle. It is combined with the best performing transmission on the street that collects the power generated by the massive V-twin and allows the Hammer S to roll fluidly between the curbs.
When it comes to muscle cruisers, Hammer S definitely knows its own strength. 300mm floating rotors equipped with 4-piston calipers provide the kind of sure-footed stopping that inspires confident riding. Add that to the inverted cartridge telescopic fork that has 5.1” of road-smoothing travel, and the Hammer S will provide the kind of smooth and easy steering that makes it such a joy to be in command of. In addition, with a 250mm tire on the back of a muscle cruiser like the Hammer S, the rider and the machine will both look like they are ready for anything the road has to dish out.
Even the most independent of riders feels the need for human interaction once and a while. The Hammer S’ stylish, color-matched cowl can be turned into a passenger seat. And when you’re ready to get back to that drag bike demeanor, simply reattach the cowl and return to one-up heaven.
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You want to strike a home run on your next motorcycle purchase? Well, look no further than one bike whose name exudes good luck: the Victory Vegas Jackpot.
With unique styling that looks like it came straight out of a custom shop, the Vegas Jackpot will turn some serious heads, thanks to its stunning cruiser looks and remarkable performance credentials.
Standard features found in the Vegas Jackpot range include a 250mm wide rear tire, a 21" anvil billet front wheel, a color matched frame, custom inspired paint, and loads of chrome. The Vegas Jackpot also comes packed with plenty of power courtesy of Victory’s world-famous Freedom V-Twin powertrain that produces 97 horsepower and 113 lb/ft of torque, mated to one of the best performing transmissions on the street. Unleashing the sheer power of the Vegas Jackpot is right in your hands; all you need to do is press the starter and the eruption of 97 ponies immediately comes to life.
Adding more impressive credentials to the Vegas Jackpot’s overall package is its custom inspired paint job, detailed color-matched frame, and headlight configuration. This cruiser doesn’t only look to impress, but actually performs incredibly well, making you feel like you really won the lottery.
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Victory knows how to build some of the most stunning bikes in the market, and even if they have to strip down the bike to its bare necessities - an aesthetic throwback of sorts - they know how to do it in style.
The all-new Victory High Ball fits all the qualifications of a no-nonsense cruiser with the spirit of the classic bobber style oozing from its design. The bike was built piece by piece around Victory’s road-pounding 106 Freedom V-Twin, ensuring a ride that not only offers unbridled power but also the kind of remarkable agility that Victory bikes have come to be known for. The blacked-out Apes on the bike exudes a stunning profile. Moreover, the High Ball also comes with a short front fender that offers protection from whatever the road throws your way without taking away from the “bare necessities” spirit of the bobber style. The High Ball also carries a pair of 16" wheels with an old-school lace design and white sidewalls, carrying the throwback look to stunning new heights. Even the matte-black and white color schemes on the tank tie in with the rest of the bike’s retro look while a specially designed, painted-on logo provides the final touch on a truly unique cruiser bike.
In addition to its tremendous cruiser looks, the High Ball is powered by Victory’s renowned Freedom 106 V-Twin engine that produces 97 horsepower and 113 lb/ft of torque.
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The Victory Vegas has a name that certainly backs up its overall capabilities. More than just being able to turn heads wherever it goes, the Victory Vegas also has performance numbers that can reap some serious power.
Packed with Victory’s noted 106cc Freedom V-Twin engine, the Victory Vegas is more than capable of producing 97 horsepower and 113 lb/ft of torque. In addition to its outstanding engine prowess, the Vegas also has a low 25.2" seat height and a split-tail fuel tank, allowing for great performance credentials that very few bikes on the market can compete with.
Aiding in the bike’s powertrain is the best performing transmission on the street capable of collecting the power generated by the massive V-twin and allowing the Vegas cruiser to roll fluidly between the curbs. The Vegas also features helical-cut gears that ensure smooth and clean shifting wherever you go. Press the starter of the Vegas, and immediately, the deep, powerful engine erupts to life, making it primed and ready for action whenever and wherever.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned low 25.2” seat height works in tandem with the pulled-back handlebars to ensure a firm and comfortable ride that provides a precise, automotive-style cruise control so the rider can enjoy the road without having to worry about losing control of the bike.
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If at some point you decide to fashion a nice classic cruise bike in your garage, why don’t you try heading over to Victory and give the Cross Roads a look. As an extremely smooth, powerful, and comfortable touring model, the Cross Roads offers plenty of options that allow the rider to tailor this motorcycle for any type of touring.
As a customized maven, Victory offers over 48 custom combinations for the Cross Roads, which you can use to put your own stamp of originality on it. You can choose color, saddlebags, windshield, and specific tip-over protection that says ‘Here is a bike like no other, fitting its rider’s every want and need."
For the 2012 model, the Cross Roads looks just how you want it with the performance credentials to back it up. Powering the bike is the popular Freedom 106 V-Twin engine that produces a mighty impressive 109 lb/ft of torque. Mated to this engine is a high-performing six-speed overdrive transmission that receives the power generated by the massive V-twin and seamlessly turns it into something you can use.
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The Suzuki Boulevard C50T Classic is throwback cruiser that offers plenty of new-world technology. That’s an ideal recipe for anybody who wants a mix of both schools, especially if they can have them in one awesome package.
In terms of style, the Boulevard looks the part of a classic cruiser, complete with bold styling that stands out in a crowd. The huge body of the cruiser belies its long and low rigid-look frame. The design of the bike incorporates timeless laid-back style in the cruiser heritage, complete with rich paintwork, glittering chrome, and deep front and rear fenders with rounded ends. The bike also has a wide passenger seat that makes for comfortable two-up rides, especially for riders that like going on those long-distance joyrides.
At the heart of the Boulevard C50T Classic is a 805 cc four-stroke, SOHC V-Twin engine that comes with a compression ratio of 9.4:1 and mated to a wide-ratio five-speed transmission that features a high fifth gear ratio for relaxed highway cruising. A critical part of the engine is a 32-bit ECM that provides precise control of ignition timing and multi-hole-type injectors while ensuring quick starts and excellent drivability under all conditions. The bike also features Suzuki’s own Dual Throttle Valve (DTV) electronic fuel-injection system that maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to mid-RPM throttle response.
As far as handling is concerned, the Boulevard C50T Classic comes with a link-type rear suspension that has been shaped to mimic the hard-tail lines of a traditional cruiser, connecting a truss-style swing arm and a single shock absorber with 7-way spring preload adjustabililty providing 4.1" of smooth and response suspension travel.
As with most Suzuki cruisers, the Boulevard C50T Classic has the ideal blend of style, performance, and handling characteristics. All together, they lead to a bike that’s a cut above the rest in its own market.
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