We all love limited edition pieces of anything, and in the case of a Victory motorcycle, we’d sign up for the Crossroads Classic Limited Edition. The 2012 Cross Roads LE is a numbered model which includes exclusive paint, graphics, pinstriping, a classic leather seat and saddlebags with custom stitching, wire wheels, a different windshield, cool chrome light bar, fender bumpers, and saddlebag rails with tip-over protection.
Plenty of new digs, right? Wait, it gets even better.
With the Crossroads Classic LE, you also get to pick your color, saddlebag style, windshield style, and over 48 different customization combinations for the touring motorcycles. A list of Pure Victory accessories can also be added to the program, taking it to another level of custom and added levels of protection and comfort. Windshields, touring seats, backrests, heated handgrips, and cruise control are but a few of the aftermarket upgrades already available for the 2012 Cross Roads LE.
More than just styling, the Crossroads Classic LE also comes with an air-adjust rear suspension makes it easy to optimize the bike for solo or two-up riding. ABS, cruise control, dual-disc front brakes, inverted forks, and a 5.8-gallon tank round out the package. The aforementioned engine type used in the Victory is a Freedom SOHC V-Twin engine that delivers an impressive 109 lb/ft of torque, making the bike a distinct cruiser that not only packs quite a punch, but can also be customized to your liking.
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As far as luxury cruisers are concerned, there are plenty of options to choose from in its segment. But if you’re looking for a bike that has a Victory badge on it, the Vision Tour will answer your call. Returning in full-luxury format and providing riders with comfort, protection, convenience, and much cargo space, the Vision Tour makes no bones about all the benefits that come with it as a luxury cruiser.
The distinctive body style of the Vision Tour incorporates a full fixed fairing with the set-up of the bike fixed for touring, thanks to the side-storage compartments, and a lockable trunk with 29 gallons serving as extra cargo space. At the trunk of the Vision Tour is a passenger backrest with additional audio speakers incorporated to pair with the ones integrated in the fairing. The bike also features a comfortable 2-up seating, a low driver seat height of just 26.5", an electric windshield height control, heated seats, and heated handlebar grips.
Handling is also a premium quality of the Vision Tour with the linked abs providing Victory Vision riders with confidence-inspiring braking. High resolution sensors on each wheel monitor the wheel’s speed, and should they sense anything out of the ordinary, the abs system provides instant, effective braking, slowing down the bike and allowing the rider to maintain control the whole way.
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When Victory introduced the Cross Country in late 2009, it didn’t take long for the bagger to become a market favorite. This bike provided a fresh face in the factory bagger segment with the edgy lines of its fork-mounted fairing, a beautifully crafted tank with a raised spine, sharp lines and strategic recesses, and handling that its competitors wished they could match.
Now that the Cross Country has its legs under it in the segment, 2012 offered the perfect opportunity to release its full touring credentials in the Cross Country Tour.
As a take on the Cross Country, the Cross Country Tour comes with plenty of new features, including a taller windshield, the addition of a big top-case that doubles as a passenger backrest, extra speakers for the stereo system, new lower fairings, and a slick new system of vents and deflectors which allow riders to channel air flow to their liking. The Tour’s tall, wide windshield helps pocket the rider in a cocoon in mostly still air while the new topcase provides a contoured, padded backrest. When passengers are kicking back in the improved accommodations of the bike, the extra speakers integrated into the top-case makes for a great listening experience as their hair is being blasted off by the wind.
The large fork-mounted fairing of the Cross Country Tour now wears new, clear wind deflectors located on the fairing’s lower edge. The deflectors, along with the airflow controls in the lowers, are what Victory calls the Comfort Control System.
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Cruiser bikes need not be all about looks and imposing presence; it’s also great if it can back up its stature with some great storage, unprecedented comfort, and unbeatable performance.
That’s what you get on the Victory Cross Roads Hard Bagger. Despite carrying a long name, the Cross Roads Hard Bagger is the ideal all-around cruiser that can take you out for a great ride on some weathered asphalt, breaking the wind to your heart’s content.
Packed with a 106 cc Freedom V-Twin engine, the Cross Roads Hard Bagger is the kind of stripped-down touring purist that takes its performance credentials very seriously, capable of delivering 97 horsepower and 109 lb/ft of torque. The bike’s expertly balanced credentials make for a controlled ride that feels like you’re being shot out of a cannon. Joining the powertrain is a transmission system that’s considered one of the best in the market.
Other standard features on the Cross Roads Hard Bagger is Victory’s very own Anti-Lock Brake System, a set-up that monitors what the wheel is doing and gives you consistent, smooth braking from the handlebar lever down to the rubber on the road. As far as the aforementioned storage space is concerned, the Cross Roads Hard Bagger can be set-up with a number of storage options, ranging from 17.4 gallons of soft bags storage capacity to 21 gallons of hard bag roominess.
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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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