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.
Find out more about the Victory Kingpin after the jump.
106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
Whether you’re finding your way across town or cruising the city’s glass canyons, the Freedom V-Twin power plant delivers 113 ft lbs of green-light torque with ultimate authority. The heart of every Victory Cruiser machine, it informs the world of your arrival with every crack of the throttle.
6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
The best performing transmission on the street collects the power generated by the massive V-twin and allows the Victory Kingpin to roll fluidly between the curbs. Helical-cut gears ensure that each shift will be as smooth and clean as the bike itself.
113 FT LBS TORQUE
Press the starter and you can feel deep in your chest an eruption of low-end torque. 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.
INVERTED FRONT FORK
Kingpin’s classic look pleases every rider walking up to it. But that feeling is turbocharged when taking the Kingpin through the twisties. The beefy inverted front fork sends more rigidity forward, providing better handling at every turn.
Stable and highly comfortable platforms make a rider’s feet feel as firmly grounded as the bike itself, and allow for more confident shifter stomping from heel to toe.
FULL-LENGTH CLASSIC FLARED FENDERS
The signature Kingpin fenders feature long, flowing sheet metal that complements the bike’s overall styling and puts a modern spin on classic cruiser design.
OPTIONAL TOURING ACCESSORIES
Born a cruiser, Kingpin’s smooth handling and comfortable seating position makes it an ideal candidate for the longer haul. Suit it up with touring accessories – trunk and saddlebags to start with – then take off and travel well beyond the comfort zone of other cruisers.
|Battery||12 volts / 18 amp hours|
|Bore x Stroke||101 x 108 mm|
|Charging System||38 amps max output|
|Clutch Wet, multi-plate|
|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||666 lbs / 303 kg|
|Ground Clearance||5.8 in / 148 mm|
|GVWR||1,234 lbs / 560 kg|
|Length||99.9 in / 2537 mm|
|Rake/trail||32.8° / 5.4 in / 138 mm|
|Seat Height||26.5 in / 673 mm|
|Wheelbase||65.6 in / 1666 mm|
|Front Suspension||Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.9 in / 100 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||130/70 B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II|
|Front Wheel||18 x 3.5 in|
|Rear Tire||180 55-B18 Dunlop D417|
|Rear Wheel||18 x 5.5 in|
|Colors||Pearl White & Vogue Silver|
Totalmotorcycle ---- "The one-of-a-kind flared fender remains, keeping the signature design element of the Kingpin intact. But powering that is the newly developed Freedom V-Twin and 100k transmission that’s adding new dimensions of power and performance to every Victory motorcycle this year. You’ll speed down country highways and city boulevards with control and power that reminds you of why you started riding in the first place. You’ll stand out among the crowd with a unique style and a ride performance that backs it up."
Ultimatemotorcycle ---- "The Kingpin has a Freedom 106/6 stage 2 V-twin. this is a fuel-injected, counter-balanced, air-cooled engine producing 113 ft-lb of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission with overdrive. it also has inverted forks and smooth, easy whether it’s being ridden solo or 2-up with touring gear."