"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.
Find out more about the Victory Judge after the jump.
A NEW CRUISER EXPERIENCE
Victory reinvented the cruiser riding experience with the premium ride and performance of the Vegas. Now Victory again introduces a high new level of cruiser excitement with the stylish, sport-influenced Victory Judge.
MID MOUNTED CONTROLS
The mid mounted controls put the driver in an active, engaged riding position. The rider is confidently in total command of the bike, and the ergonomics ensure long-riding leg comfort for riders on the open road.
ALL-NEW VICTORY STYLING
Only Victory offers such distinctive cruiser styling. The Victory Judge is a powerful rolling sculpture showcasing fresh bodywork, blacked-out features, new drag handlebars, a new headlight nacelle and side panels an owner can customize. The Victory ignition cover between the cylinders also features a great new look.
AMERICAN CRUISER STYLE
The Victory Judge combines modern high-performance technology with American styling cues of the 1960s muscle car era, such as cast 5-spoke wheels. The 16” wheels are shod with premium Dunlop Elite II tires with raised white lettering, the perfect look on this cruiser.
CONFIDENCE-INSPIRING RIDE & HANDLING
Beautifully balanced and engineered with a low center of gravity, the Victory Judge is a full-sized cruiser with sporty & performance-oriented handling that instills confidence and delivers an incredibly smooth ride.
106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
The pulse of the street beats from within the powerful Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin. Its serves up 113 ft-lbs of torque that lets a rider accelerate through the gnarliest traffic and bask in the freedom of the open road.
6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
Helical-cut gears in the durable, reliable 6-speed transmission deliver consistently smooth shifting. The true overdrive of 6th gear provides a rider with the smoothest highway cruising.
113 FT-LBS OF TORQUE
The Freedom 106/6 V-Twin delivers instant throttle response and outstanding acceleration that gets a rider off the line and through traffic in complete control. Even while cruising in 6th gear, there’s passing power to spare.
|Battery||12 volts / 18 amp hours|
|Bore x Stroke||101 x 108 mm|
|Charging System||38 amps max output|
|Compression Ratio||9.4 : 1|
|Cooling System||Air / oil|
|Displacement||106 ci / 1731 cc|
|Engine Type||4-stroke 50° V-Twin|
|Exhaust||Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover|
|Final Drive||Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body|
|Oil Capacity||5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr|
|Primary Drive||Gear drive with torque compensator|
|Transmission||6-speed overdrive constant mesh|
|Valve Train||Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters|
|Dry Weight||660 lbs / 300 kg|
|Ground Clearance||4.7 in / 120 mm|
|GVWR||1151 lbs / 522 kg|
|Length||92.0 in / 2337 mm|
|Rake/Trail||31.7o / 6.7 in / 170 mm|
|Seat Height||25.9 in / 658 mm|
|Wheelbase||64.8 in / 1647 mm|
|Front Suspension||Conventional telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.0 in / 75 mm travel, preload adjustable spring|
|Brake System Type||Conventional|
|Front Braking System||300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper|
|Rear Braking System||300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper|
|Front Tire||130/90 B16 67H Dunlop 491 Elite II-RWL|
|Front Wheel||16 x 3.5 in|
|Rear Tire||140/90 B16 77H Dunlop 491 Elite II-RWL|
|Rear Wheel||16 x 3.5 in|
|Colors||Gloss Black; Sunset Red; Suede Nuclear Sunset|
Motorcycle-Usa ---- "While most motorcycle manufacturers are scraping by, 2011 proved another banner year for Victory Motorcycles. Sales are up 21% domestically, 51% globally, and the other American V-Twin company expects more of the same in 2012. It seems the folks at Medina, Minnesota are eager to get a jump on 2013 as well with its early-model release of the Victory Judge."
Cycleworld ---- "Leaving no marketing stone unturned in its zealous mission to close the cruiser gap, Victory’s latest is the 2013 Judge, available in Suede Nuclear Sunset (orange) and wearing five-spoke wheels that actually do conjure up Pontiac’s famed special-edition GTO of the same name."
Ultimatemotorcycle ---- "A Judge rider is in an engaged riding position, on top of the action, and in total command of the bike. The mid-mount lower controls create comfortable, confidence-inspiring ergonomics. A rider’s intuitive, natural leaning produces easy, responsive handling. Roll smoothly through tight turns and carve twisties on the gas as the premium suspension and semi- floating brake rotors blend into seamless performance."