2012 Victory Motorcycles Line Up. Breaking New Boundaries.

The Victory Dealer Meeting is still going on until this evening Wednesday July 27th, but today Wednesday July 27, 2011 the complete 2012 line up becomes public. The new model year is more evolution than revolution. In addition to the High Ball, a new Bobber styling offering great value, already launched in January, Victory introduces the Cross Country Tour intended to set a new very high standard for hard baggers, providing riders with unprecedented comfort, the greatest cargo capacity of any production motorcycle in the world and a long list of accessories to customize it to each rider preference.

For model year 2012, Victory offers 3 Ness Signature Series models – numbered, limited-edition custom Victory models styled by 3 generations of customizers: Arlen, Cory and Zach Ness. The 2012 models are the Arlen Ness Signature Series Victory Vision, a Cross Country styled by Arlen’s son and business partner Cory Ness, and a Vegas 8-Ball styled by Cory’s son, Zach Ness.

The CORE Custom Program is introduced. iIt allows customers to choose the color of their new Cross Roads and select the bike’s saddlebags, tip-over protection and front-end protection. These elements are installed at the Victory dealership so the customer rides home on a bike customized to their liking.

From 1997, date at which Polaris Industries officially entered the on-road market with the launch in 1998 of the “Antares Red V92C) to 2012, the company has established an enviable presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market. The acquisition of the Indian motorcycle brand also brings new opportunities for Polaris. 

During the Dealer Meeting, with the slogan “Go Break Boundaries”, the company reaffirmed being committed to creating the world’s best motorcycles and claims to have achieved superiority in five distinct areas that together represent “The Victory Edge”, the finest in performance, comfort, storage, reliability and style.

Performance: the fuel-injected, counter-balanced (for minimal vibration)106-cubic-inch Freedom.V-Twin engine powers every bike in the model year 2012 lineup and outperform every other direct competitor. The Freedom 106/6 in Victory cruisers delivers 113 ft-lb of torque. In touring models, the engine produces 92 hp and 109 ft-lb of torque. and is reliably The durable, reliable 6-speed transmission has a true overdrive for the smoothest highway cruising. Reliability: The Freedom 106/6 is a proven, reliable and durable V-twin. The recommended oil change interval for the model year 2011 and 2012 Freedom 106/6 is every 5,000 miles. The Freedom engine has a self-adjusting cam chain tensioner and gear-driven primary. Style: Victory models feature modern what can be qualified, progressive styling. Comfort: Every Victory features a low center of gravity and low seat height.

Victory lineup is now 15 models. ranging in price (49 US States) from $12,499 (Vegas 8-Ball) to $22,400 (New Cross Country Tour)  I feature below pictures of the 2012 Victory main models and the full price list. Victory Motorcycles.




29 Responses to “2012 Victory Motorcycles Line Up. Breaking New Boundaries.”

  1. 1 J. gale Jul 27th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    No new cruiser model? What about young people? Only the High Ball? Hmmm.

  2. 2 Joseph Jul 27th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Seems to me that Victory is acquiring a touring motorcycles image.

  3. 3 ray c wheeler Jul 27th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Lookin good!

  4. 4 Brett Jul 27th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    They are just waiting to launch the new Indians

  5. 5 Jeff Nicklus Jul 27th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I have always said that I would never own a bike that I didn’t build, however, after looking at the new Cross Country Tour model I may have to go against my own word and give my friend Rick Fairless a call after we get back from the Black Hills and see if I don’t have something to trade RF for one!

    Over & Out,


  6. 6 1550tc Jul 27th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Who needs Willie GEEE when you the Ness clan

    Jeff the lines are just clean and very nice……..just get rid of that brutal headlight on the non bag bikes 🙂

    Joelat head winds if your on here please come up some new bucket ASAP

  7. 7 TRexSG Jul 27th, 2011 at 1:34 pm


    One of the things I like on Victory over HD is the headlight!

  8. 8 Brett Jul 27th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I always wondered, why do bike companies insist on mounting rear fenders 2 feet off the back wheel? Every custom builder can slam a fender down & wrap it around the tire.

    & I HATE the high ball & 8 ball head light. It has to go.

  9. 9 chopperfreak29 Jul 27th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I love the drivetrain from victory and the platform has so much potential. I just wish they’d sell one without any tank, fenders, seat, bars, headlight and rims.LOL Seriously, the High Ball would be a gorgeous bike if they ditched the tired whitewalls and stretched tank, changed the front rim to a 21, and put on a non ugly set of bars and classic bates-style headlight. But I’ll just buy one used in a few years and do those things myself. PS: the High Ball is not a bobber. Nor was the Crossbones.

  10. 10 golfish Jul 27th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I wonder if these are trailer friendly…meaning, pulling a trailer?

  11. 11 John Green Jul 27th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I see a victory cross country in my near future.

  12. 12 morpion Jul 27th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    go see the 2012 switchback from h-d,,,,some kind of wonderful ,,that sold

  13. 13 Boss Hawg Jul 27th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Good looking machine.

    May have to consider one myself.

    Boss Hawg

  14. 14 LetsRide Jul 27th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    These look too big for Art Welch to ride. What’s he going to say when someone asks him to demonstrate it. I’d say anyone under 5 foot 5 inches would have trouble reaching the ground on these. Why can’t they lower the seat down under 27 inches? No offense Welch, just looking out for the smaller riders out there.

  15. 15 Bill De' Jul 27th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Lets Ride,
    Check out the specs on that Cross Country Tour, 26.25″ seat height!
    These things will fit me at 5’6″, 29″inseam, perfectly, flat footed knees bent.
    But also with the long floor boards, folks over 6 ft seem to be comfy also.
    If I didn’t have a lowered Electra Glide, I’d be lookind right at that model.

  16. 16 Bill De' Jul 27th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Thats a 26.25″ seat height with “4.7 inches” of rear wheel travel and 5.1 inches up front.
    The Victory website has a great video of how they designed the rear suspension. Nice job. Can’t wait to demo one and see how it rides.

  17. 17 Boomer Jul 28th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    The key new feature for this year is the stock ABS on the X Bikes. Even better; they are not linked so we can still ride them like a normal bike. The engineers did their homework for sure.

    I only have two small complaints. The crash bar lowers and the fairing-mounted lowers only fit the round tube crash bars. Previous Cross Country (XC) models came with the squared forged crash bars so these won’t fit. At least not without some luvin’ to make them fit.:)

    No really big changes this year. Mostly improvements on what has been working and selling.

    Gotta admit I do like the Blue Ness XC and the Orange w/black flames Vision this year.

    Someone mentioned an emphasis on touring bikes this year. I agree.

  18. 18 Cade Jul 28th, 2011 at 7:07 am

    If I were buying today it be a Victory from Strokers Dallas.

  19. 19 Hawk Jul 28th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    They are worth looking at. I wonder if they’ll be demoing them at Biktoberfest.

  20. 20 Rick Fairless Jul 28th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I just returned from the Polaris / Victory / Indian Dealer meeting & I am very proud to be a dealer. I am very happy with the changes Victory has made & the direction the company is headed! I love what Victory has done with the Cross Country Tour model & they now have some very cool new options for the Cross Roads model…one of which is a bat wing fairing & it looks really good. I am also SUPER excited about the Indian acquisition. I believe now that Polaris owns Indian, we will see the once mighty Indian make a triumphant return in a big way! Since I started riding Vic’s a few years ago, I can’t make myself ride my FLH anymore, & I have a dang nice FLH! Right now I am custominzing my personal Cross Country & it is gonna be pretty radical! Jeff, I’ll see you in Sturgis & John Green I’ll see you too. I’ll be glad to put you boys on a Vic! I am giggling like a school girl over the new Vic’s & the coming of Indians! The Polaris / Victory / Indian future really looks exciting & I am very proud to be a part of it!

  21. 21 Brett Jul 28th, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Come on Rick…that story about the FLH sounds more like a sales pitch marketing scheme then reality… 🙂

    I just want some nice Indians with the classic look & a trouble free Powerplus engine & the ability to get a good trade in amount for my Gilroy LOL

  22. 22 1550tc Jul 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Rick getting Arlen and the rest of you hamsters on board was their best marketing move! Instant credibility!! These bikes make some of the CVO bikes look like HD parts bin bikes!

  23. 23 Rick Fairless Jul 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    True story Brett!

  24. 24 fuji Jul 28th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    The chatter for years is / was .

    Give me a bike, American made that has an updated / modern engine, eye appealing styling different than a Harley , priced right, dependable, unbeatable warranty.

    Nice – Ness in one package.

    Go Rick. Good luck with Victory.

  25. 25 John Green Jul 28th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Rick let’s get something worked out on one of these bikes. I am tired of riding tractors cross country wondering if I am going to make it to my destination in one piece. (Me and the bike)

  26. 26 Motorcycles Jul 28th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Man the Victory line up is looking good, they may have just got a new customer.

  27. 27 fuji Jul 29th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Several years back, demo days at the local victory dealer, Victory displayed a cutaway engine showing the internal workings of their engine. To say the least I was impressed with the internals.

    My thought at the time, why doesn’t Harley R&D / produce an engine that’s with the times.

  28. 28 Odlamn Jul 29th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Pretentious & over-styled. It appeals to some, I’m sure. While almost everything I read about this brand praises performance, I can’t get past the ‘poser’ styling.

  29. 29 Rick Fairless Jul 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks 1550tc & Fuji. John Green please give me a call 214.357.0707.

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