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.