2008 Victory Ness Series

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Bike builders Arlen and Cory Ness both had the opportunity to leave their unique touch on the 2008 Victory Jackpot models which are now introduced under two fancy and slightly different names. The Arlen Ness Signature Series Vegas Jackpot and, you guessed it, Cory Ness Signature Series Vegas Jackpot are both stand-out custom models that feature the same mechanics as the simple Jackpot.

 

Introduction

Victory Ness Series

The Victory Vegas Jackpot has never reached a higher level of attention to detail then on the Ness Series. These bikes easily stand out as being top notch custom machineries and it is all due to their custom paint, chromed fork, swingarm, tear drop mirrors, billet wheels and a hand-stitched leather seat. There is no production motorcycle that would compare to it because nobody else thought things as Victory and Ness do.

History

Victory Ness Series

It all started in 2005 with the Purple Haze painted Victory Ness Signature Series Vegas. The bike featured all of the mechanics found on the normal Vegas: 92 cubic inches SOHC, four-valves per cylinder, including the fuel injection system with 44mm throttle bodies. The five-speed gearbox was also there together with the belt final drive.

In 2006 things had evolved and mechanically, the Vegas Jackpot was an upgraded bike (100 cubic inch engine and six-speed gearbox) so the Ness family had to keep up with the manufacturer’s progress. It did it by introducing two new amazing colors, Arlen-Supersonic Blue/Graphic Cory-Black with Blue Flames.

For 2007 displacement has decreased to 99.71 cubic inches and the collaboration between Victory and Ness has fructified through the new colors with which the bike entered the scene last year: Blue/Graphic, Black with Blue Flames.

Exterior

Victory Ness Series

When it comes to limited edition production models the design is incredibly important because it stands as the first noticeable difference between the simple and the special models, in this case the Jackpot and the Ness Series Jackpot.

Considering the fact that mechanically the bikes are all the same, every single stripe of paint must be well thought over. I am talking about paint job because apart from that there are no visual changes being done to the Ness Series. There is the same stylish gas tank featuring flowing lines and the carefully designed custom fenders a whole lot of chrome, but even more visual attraction.

What will definitely make people turn their heads are the unique Multiple colors found on the Arlen Ness and Cory Ness (two-tone Black and Silver with Graphics and two-tone Black and Red with Graphics), but the solid Black, solid Midnight Cherry and Solid Broadwalk Blue won’t disappoint anyone.

Also, a big difference between it and the normal model is the hand-stitched leather seat while the chromed elements such as the forks, swingarm and tear drop fender will shine proudly on both Ness models.

What came different on the bikes are the custom rims. The Arlen Ness features stylish six-spoke wheels while the Cory Ness features tribal-like rims.

Price

Special bikes come at special prices and in this case we’re talking about a suggested retail price going as high as $23,699, no matter model.

Conclusion

Riders who never seem to feel at home on the simple thing are ideal customers for the Ness Series, custom bikes which won’t be passing unnoticed on the Boulevard or on the highway. Wherever you take it or wherever it takes you, satisfaction will come guaranteed so it is highly recommended that you appreciate such a motorcycle at its true value.


SPECIFICATIONS

 

Engine and Transmission

Victory Ness Series

Engine Type: 4-stroke 50° V-Twin 

Cooling System: Air/Oil
 
Displacement: 100 ci/1634cc
 
Bore x Stroke: 101x102mm
 
Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
 
Valve Train: Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters 
 
Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection with 45mm throttle bodies
 
Fuel Capacity: 4.5/17.0 U.S. gallons/liters
 
Exhaust: Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover 

Oil Capacity: 5.0qts/4.75ltr 
 
Charging System: 38 amps max output 
 
Battery: 12 volts/18 amp hours 

Primary Drive: Gear drive with torque compensator 

Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
 
Transmission: 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
 
Final Drive: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt 

Chassis and Dimensions

Victory Ness Series

Front Suspension: Conventional telescopic fork, 43mm diameter, 5.1in/130mm travel
 
Rear Suspension: Single, mono-tube gas,cast aluminum with rising rate linkage , 3.9in/100mm travel, preload adjustable spring 

Front Brake: 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
 
Rear Brake: 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Front Wheel: 21x2.15in
 
Rear Wheel: 18x5.0in
 
Front Tire: 90/90 21 Dunlop Elite 3
 
Rear Tire: 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417

Length: 96.0/2439 in/mm
 
Wheelbase: 66.3/1684 in/mm
 
Seat Height: 26.5/673 in/mm
 
Ground Clearance: 5.8/148 in/mm

Rake/Trail: 32.9°/4.9/126 in/mm
 
Dry Weight: 658/298 lbs/kg
 
GVWR: 1151/522 lbs/kg


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