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.

  • 2012 Victory Kingpin
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  • Engine:
    4-stroke 50° V-Twin
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    6-speed overdrive constant mesh
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  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
  • Displacement:
    1731 cc
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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."

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  (507) posted on 08.16.2012

It looks tell me that this motorcycle is a strong and powerful one. With its great components, you can have a great day with this bike.

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