Yesterday in Los Angeles, Victory Motorcycles revealed its 2010 models. To summarize, 2 brand-new models are launched, the 8-Ball line is expanded and 1 model finally gets ABS as an option.
Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country are 2 new models conceived to compete directly with the Harley-Davidson Road King and Street Glide. MSRP pricing is $1000 less than the respective Harleys, $15,699 for the Cross Roads & $17,999 for the Cross Country. Both use the 50-degree, 106 cubic-inch, 4-valve-per-cylinder air/oil-cooled, fuel-injected motors claiming 92 hp and 109 ft-lbs. Both new models feature a 5.8-gallon fuel capacity gas tank, 43mm inverted fork with 5.1”of travel (same as on the Vision), and air-adjustable shock offering 4.72” of travel, very long18” floorboard. a seat height at 26.25”(the lowest in its class) and adjustable handlebars (by rotation without disassembly), Victory also claims that the hard luggage compartment is bigger than all its competition (21 Gal. 25 pounds)
The Cruiser 8-Ball family now includes the Hammer ($13,499) and the Vision ($17,999) priced at a lower point than the 2009 8-Ball models. The Cruiser uses a100”(1,634cc) 5-speed V-Twin to keep price down and is a 2,500 savings over the standard Vegas. The Vision retains the 106/6 V-Twinnand a 6-speed transmission that all Visions use. Both bikes feature blacked-out components, minimum chrome, lowered seats by 1/2”
Models Vegas & Kingpin have new seats, footpegs, new handlebars and cosmetic changes. Arlen Ness designed a limited edition Victory Vision, and Cory Ness a Victory Vegas Jackpot. Victory Motorcycles