American motorcycle maker Victory has released its 2011 line-up, and although there are no brand new models, there are significant changes to several of the existing machines.
For one thing the former 100 c.i. mill is no longer available. All Victory models, from the $13,939 Vegas 8-Ball to the $31,219 Arlen Ness Vision, get the larger 1,731 cc Freedom 106 V-twin.
The eight-valve, 50-degree V-twin comes in two versions depending on the model its in. In Stage 1 form the engine produces 92 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque and is found in the Vision touring models.
The firm’s cruisers get a breathed-on Stage 2 engine that produces 97 hp and a whopping 113 lb-ft of torque.
All 2011 Victory models get an improved six-speed gearbox with reduced gear whine in fourth and sixth gears, a positive neutral finder and a new mainshaft that reduces driveline lash by 66 percent.
For info on all new Victory models and Canadian pricing go to polarisindustries.com.
2011 cross country hmmmmm, nah still like my 2003 VEGAS, less is more and it’s only got 70000 km on it.
Cruisers are definately not for me; yet when I saw last years line up at the Toronto Supershow I was pretty impressed.
Mine would be the Hammer S in matte black and white with the red pin stripes.
The Victory motorcycles are really starting to look good. And they look dramatically better in person.
Harleys just don’t do it for me – the Victor(ies) do!!