2013 Victory Cruisers Lineup

Victory Boardwalk

All new in 2013, the Boardwalk is the classic-styled cruiser with “relaxed ride” in its DNA. Comfortable Ergonomics: The seat height is 25.9” (658 mm), the
driver has roomy open floorboards and wide handlebars are in easy reach for sure control and a relaxed riding position. Whitewall Metzler tires (150mm rear/130mm front) are mounted on 16”, 60-spoke, laced chrome wheels. New 4.7-gallon (17.79-liter) fuel tank. Chrome Components & Triminclude the headlight, gauge housing, handlebars, exhaust, belt guard, engine and ignition covers, turn signal housings, and fender struts. The Victory Boardwalk can be converted into a light bagger in minutes with the addition of new Lock & Ride® accessories.

Victory Judge.

American muscle never died. It just needed handlebars. The Judge delivers a combination of adrenaline-charged American V-Twin power and dynamic Victory styling. The 16”, 5-spoke cast wheels are reminiscent of muscle car mag wheels and are paired with Dunlop Elite II tires featuring raised white lettering. Mid-mount foot controls and the 25.9” (658 mm) height of the sculpted seat create comfortable, confidence-inspiring ergonomics. The drag bars offer ideal leverage for rolling smoothly through tight turns. Fuel Capacity is 4.7 gallons (17.81 liters.) Color options: Suede Nuclear Sunset, Gloss Sunset Red, Gloss Black.

Victory High-Ball

A bad-ass bobber-spirited, ape-hanger high-performance cruiser with just the essentials and attitude. From the mirrors down to the dual exhausts, the Victory High-Ball is black: Handlebars, headlight bucket, triple trees, frame, fender struts, cylinder heads covers. The gloss black, 16”, stainless steel laced wheels are fitted with Metzler whitewall tires (150mm rear/130mm front). The handlebars are adjustable and can be set in the upright position or laid back low. The handlebar controls and cables adjust to either bar position. (Consult local traffic codes regarding the use of high handlebars.) • Fuel Capacity is 4.5 gallons (17.01 liters)

Victory Jackpot

Loaded with tons of chrome, and premium paint and graphics. It rolls on a meaty 250 mm rear and 21″ front tire. Frame is color matched to the bike, and features a two-tone headlight housing. A raised spine on the bodywork runs the length of the bike, including on the split-tail fuel tank that integrates smoothly with the front of the seat.The one-piece gunslinger seat stretches onto the rear fender which features a frenched-in taillight. Fuel Capacity is 4.5 gallons (17.0 liters) Color: Orange Madness with Extreme Graphics.

Victory 8-Balls. Hammer & Vegas. 2 models, the stealth-like Hammer 8-Ball and the classic Vegas 8-Ball. Both have gloss black bodywork and predominantly blacked-out features, including the engine, headlight, handlebars, exhaust, wheels, belt guards, frames, and more. They are aggressively priced to beat anything in their class. The Hammer 8-Ball is a dragster-inspired muscle cruiser with a short front fender and high-cut rear fender revealing a 250mm rear tire. The Vegas 8-Ball is the quintessential cruiser platform featuring a scalloped, split-tail fuel tank that integrates with the front of the seat, and a raised spine running the length of the bike on the fenders and fuel tank. Inverted forks and a removable black cowl that covers the passenger seat during solo riding, and pops off in seconds for 2-up riding.

29 Responses to “2013 Victory Cruisers Lineup”

  1. 1 Matt Aug 2nd, 2012 at 10:33 am

    3 Victory posts in 3 days. Cyril Huze Post is going for a click count record this week! 😉

  2. 2 Toby Aug 2nd, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Victory styling is not my cup of tea, although I love those engines. Regardless of one’s preference, American competition is good for the breed.

  3. 3 Mark Aug 2nd, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    The Highball is the best thing they’ve got going. Really excited to test ride it in Sturgis. I’d like to try the Cross Country as well. I’m getting a little bored with the Street Glide and I think this offers a cool alternative. Here’s hoping!

  4. 4 Ron Aug 2nd, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Like with Harley, it’s always more or less the same bike. So evident when Cyril show all model pictures together. Victoty: good motorcycle, no past, no heritage, no sex appeal. Harley: a little bit less good motorcycle, fabulous heritage, positive outlaw image, sex appeal. Only Indian can compete with Harley, if….

  5. 5 BobS Aug 2nd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Ron I’m not sure what’s positive about an outlaw image but when it comes to sex appeal…I’ve been riding Victory for 5 years now, all the ladies oggle my bike. Except the fat ugly ones that have a greasy bar and shield tattoo just north of their butt crack…HD definitely has the heritage thing going for it, but sex appeal is pretty subjective.

  6. 6 BobS Aug 2nd, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I may have misspoke concerning heritage…Harley has an awesome heritage, but there’s only one motorcycle company born on the 4th of July, July 4, 1998 to be exact. That’s kinda cool in itself.

  7. 7 BlkBkr Aug 2nd, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve got a Cross Country and a High-Ball and I will say that I get more people stopping me to compliment the bikes then anybody I know that rides a stock or non custom Harley. And hey the increase in sales for the past 3 years speaks for it’s self.

  8. 8 Shovelshot Aug 2nd, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Answers the question: What if a Road King had sex with a Honda Fury. Victory is born.

  9. 9 Highrider Aug 2nd, 2012 at 6:07 pm


  10. 10 BobS Aug 2nd, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Considering the RoadKing and the Fury are both damn fine looking bikes…I like it!

  11. 11 Brett Aug 2nd, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Bobs…July is the February of Summer…..if it wasn’t for the 4th, everyone would hate it.

  12. 12 Eric Maurer Aug 2nd, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    sorry but who cares
    put a flannel clad 30 year old with Vans and a wallet chain on a Victory and the bikes are still boring!
    Lose the weird tank and even weirder rear fender and you may compete in the Japanese segment…. many builders have tried to make Vics cool, but little have clicked so far.
    Make them affordable and you may get some traction…. compete with Sportsters and see what happens.

  13. 13 Septic the Sceptic Aug 2nd, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    The Judge is cool. I’d like to see it with 17’s or 18’s front and rear.

  14. 14 Oldude Aug 3rd, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Gettin better but still won’t get my bucks!

  15. 15 Trail Boss Aug 3rd, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Victory vs Harley, Victory claims they have an edge over Harley in five essential areas: performance, comfort, storage, handling, and reliability. All one need do is ride a Victory and you would concur to Victory’s claim. However, the one element that Victory does not have an edge over Harley is style. Style happens to be what most cruiser riders prefer, even over performance. Victory has that Japanese style thing going (plastic looking) which will never win over those who prefer that certain American made aesthetic, i.e., determined by beauty rather than practical considerations.

  16. 16 Mac Aug 3rd, 2012 at 8:26 am

    The Victory High Ball Is a beauty : The only way to push it futther wood to clean it up a little ,( cables ect . ) but then it wood probibly would not be marketable ,this is a PRODUCTION BIKE NOT A CUSTOM. Every one Knows you want a little room to make your mark on your ride. OH, by the way the 1% don’t contribute much to the market place . Honda kicked our ass in the markit place back in the 60,70,& 80 ,because they knew that . If you want a tighter ,meaner ride ,Go to Exile ,and bring you other wallet. Yes the 1% did start a movement and put us on the road that allows us to the exstreem custom world we enjoy to day . Being bad and acting bad way different . Keep pushing the edge MAC OUT

  17. 17 fuji Aug 3rd, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Mac . eye opening comment

    Honda kicked our ass in the market place back in the 60,70,& 80 ,because they knew that .

    True. Honda did have more impact than any other manufacturer in the industry.

    The distinction now as ” bike of the century”. CB 750

  18. 18 fuji Aug 3rd, 2012 at 9:35 am

    When I see a Victory on the street I get a big grin on my face. Go victory

  19. 19 Terry St.Amand Aug 3rd, 2012 at 9:39 am

    The Victory is probably a nice handling bike with plenty of power but I must agree with those that comment that the styling is just “too japanese looking” for lack of better words. I have got “Anal Glaucoma” which means that I can’t see my ass riding on one of those ugly things. Sorry.

  20. 20 Rodent Aug 3rd, 2012 at 10:10 am

    The reason the Victory don’t look like a Harley knockoff is it wasn’t designed to. Ya want a Harley knockoff buy a great metric copy. You’re to busy comparing oranges and lemons.

  21. 21 Odlam Aug 3rd, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Hey Cyril…please stop making me look at these victory commercials so often. Mix it up like usual. Starting to look a little like a Victory / Polaris ad page – not news and not that much community interest. Still love the daily read and everyone’s comments (well, almost everyone’s)…looking forward to tomorrow (remember, no victory for a while, please).

    I would enjoy a series of regional, real-world shootouts between vic & H-D, though. By real-world, I mean real people riding rather than ex-racers-turned-magazine journalists. We enjoy hearing what real people like us think of the bikes in real-world street & highway enjoyment & dependability terms. Which brand would you rather take across country, all things considered? There’s the drama. There’s the content.

    Hey, BobS…nothing personal, but what has your motorcycle got to do with sex appeal? Posing? And I wouldn’t go around dissing another man’s woman because she made a tat-mistake. There’s lots of those around, and most are lovely women loved by good men. Of course, what were they thinking with a bar & shield? Better than a big red V, I say.

    All fun.


  22. 22 Blackmax Aug 3rd, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Just got back from the Port Dover / Friday the 13th rally in Canada.
    150,000+ (Google / look it up) !!!
    Yes, H-D was the predominate make, but not as much as you might think.
    Saw LOTS of metrics and a heck of a lot of Victory bikes.
    Maybe they know something we don’t ????
    Like Fuji, I always get a smile on my face as I see a Victory roll past me in my travels
    And I’m smiling more & more these days, even in my part of the world
    I love both “Cross” bikes, The High & Hard Ball and the Judge
    the rest I could take or leave, but they should all use the Judge headlight
    A cross between Road King and a Honda Fury, hmmmm, interesting thought ????

  23. 23 BobS Aug 3rd, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Odlam, sorry if I dissed anyone’s woman, that was not my intent. My own personal bike was just an anecdote, a singular example in regards to the no sex appeal claim. Plain and simple, if you’re male and females dig your bike, then it has sex appeal. Victorys do have sex appeal. Unless you belong to the ” if it’s not Harley it’s sh*t ” crowd. In those cases Victory as well as all other brands have no sex appeal. Is that a more PC version of my previous post?

  24. 24 Shovelshot Aug 3rd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I am certainly not ripping on Road Kings or Honda Fury’s. My point was more with the rake and the plastic look it reminds me of a Fury crossed with a cruiser.

  25. 25 Johnny Wolf Aug 3rd, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you, no.

    On a side note how is the re-sale in comparison to a HD?

  26. 26 Odlam Aug 4th, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Enjoyed your come-back BobS – thanx – as always, nothing personal and more tongue-in-cheek than not. Sex appeal in bikes, like everything else is in the heart of the beholder. I hope Victory survives, but I hope they start styling for function and lose the excess.

    Hey, Blackmax – I pulled up behind some kind of a big-ass spaced out looking Victory this week and it made me smile too – but I was laughing out loud. I had to stay back ’cause I didn’t want to hurt the guy’s feelings by having him see me laughing – I just couldn’t stifle it. It was uuuuu—gly. Just me and a few thousand other old farts, I’m sure. But fix the style and I’ll take a serious look and test the function. I’m just saying…

    Different for the sake of different won’t turn my crank anytime soon.


  27. 27 BobS Aug 4th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Johnny Wolf, not that you’re interested, but the answer to your question is pretty good. Vic’s most popular model, the Cross Country, and Harley’s most popular model, Street Glide, are holding values very close to each other as a percentage of original purchase price. I would refer you to the KBB site for reference but since you prefaced your side note question with a ” thank you , no” statement I can only assume that you’re not genuinely interested in resale but you yourself assumed Harley’s was that much better so you could use it as a dig to insinuate foolishness on the part of anyone who doesn’t buy Harley.

  28. 28 IFeelTheBreezeNow Aug 7th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Trail Boss nailed it.

    Styling sucked,sucks and unfortunately looks to continue to be a hot snatch with a butterball face

  29. 29 Real Estate Investment Software Nov 21st, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for your sharing. I also like “2013 Victory Cruisers Lineup” for the title. Another good post Cyril.

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