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.
Find out more about the Victory Vegas 8-Ball 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 Vegas 8-Ball 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.
LOW SEAT HEIGHT
The low 25.2” seat height works in tandem with the pulled-back handlebars to ensure a firm sense of mastery over the machine. Combine that with a more rearward placement of the foot controls and you have a rider who stays comfortable from A to B and all the way to Z.
BLACKED OUT PIPES AND HEADLIGHT
Leave it up to the Vegas 8-Ball to take you where no bike has gone before. Blacked out pipes and black bullet headlight take you to the dark side, which leads to the kind of performance that has every other motorcycle scurrying for the light.
BLACK STINGRAY WHEELS
The Vegas 8-Ball’s high contrast wheels complement the bike’s black styling and deliver smooth, reliable performance. At speed they become fully reminiscent of a storm cloud coming on fast.
STREAMLINED SOLO SEAT
What’s good for the rider also happens to be good for the bike. The Vegas 8-Ball’s low seat provides a comfortable riding position but also complements the smooth, low profile of the machine.
|Battery||12 volts / 18 amp hours|
|Bore x Stroke||101 x 108 mm|
|Charging System||48 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||Split dual exhaust with crossover|
|Final Drive||Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal / 17 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||638 lbs / 290 kg|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 in / 135 mm|
|GVWR||1,151 lbs / 522 kg|
|Length||96.0 in / 2439 mm|
|Rake/trail||32.9° / 4.9 in/ 126 mm|
|Seat Height||25.2 in / 640 mm|
|Wheelbase||66.3 in / 1684 mm|
|Front Suspension||Conventional telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single, mono-tube, cast aluminum with constant-rate linkage, 3.65 in / 92.7 mm travel, air adjustable|
|Brake System Type||Linked|
|Front braking system||Dual 300mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers|
|Rear braking system||300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper|
|Front Tire||130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3|
|Front Wheel||18 x 3.0 in|
|Rear Tire||180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3|
|Rear Wheel||16 x 5.0 in|
Ultimatemotorcycle ---- "The Vegas 8-Ball arrives in one way - with a solo seat, signature bodywork, including the scalloped, split-tail fuel tank and raised spine on the fenders and fuel tank."
Totalmotorcycle ---- "Victory 8-Ball models have the least chrome and the fewest frills. The most black and the greatest value. Victory pioneered the 8-Ball approach to provide riders with the best values among cruiser motorcycles. Same great ride and performance as the standard models, but in basic black."