A few minutes ago, with the claim that “It’s new, bad-ass and the bike you want to be seen on” the staff of Victory Motorcycles just unveiled its new High-Ball model at the Amsterdam Billiard Hall, near Union Square in New York City. Are you surprised by the release of this custom cruiser (Victory doesn’t use the term Bobber) with high rise bars, spoke wheels, white wall tires and matte black paint and finish all over? Not me, except by the base price of $13,449 (US 49-state) that I find extremely appealing. At this cost, among bobber and stripper-style bikes from major OEMs, the new Victory High-Ball probably offers one of the best combinations of value and performance (a 2011 Harley-Davidson Cross Bones in vivid black starts at MSRP 16,999). It is equipped with the Victory Freedom® 106/6 Stage 2 V-Twin engine (fuel injected, counter balanced, 97 hp & 113 ft-lb of torque) and loaded with style, borrowing its body work from the Victory Vegas signature raised spine running the length of the bike atop the tank and fenders.
Features include: Adjustable high-rise handlebars that can be set in the upright position or laid back. And if you wonder about cables length, Victory made sure that the hand controls mount on the bars can be installed in either position (high/low bars) with cables adjustment needing only simple hand tools. Single gauge instrumentation with speedo, tach, tripmeter, warning lights & more. Very low solo seat (Passenger seat available). 2-into-1 exhaust. 16” lace wheels with 130 and 150mm Dunlop tires with whitewalls. Stainless steel spokes and gloss black wheels and hubs. Frenched rear taillight. Handlebars, headlight bucket, triple trees, frame, fender struts, cylinder heads covers are all black.
There is also a long list of optional accessories to personalize your High-Ball, a lot of them having been originally designed for the Victory Vegas model.
The High Ball will be available at your dealership end of March. A custom version by Roland Sands was also introduced this evening. (Pictures not yet available. Will publish very soon) For complete details about the High-Ball and to locate a dealer, go to Victory Motorcycles. (studio pictures copyright Victory Motorcycles. On location pictures copyright and courtesy Brian J. Nelson)