After a few days of teasing, Victory has unveiled the new-for-2014 Gunner at International Motorcycle Show in Chicago.
While Victory’s previous motorcycles were known more for their size and flash, this bike moves a bit in the other direction; Victory calls it a bobber. While it’s not quite as trim-looking as some other factory bob jobs (Yamaha’s Bolt is gangly in comparison), Victory managed to cut the pork down to a 294-kg dry weight. That’s still heavy for a bobber, but when you’ve got a 1731 cc motor, a few extra pounds isn’t the end of the world.
Overall, the bike’s visuals flow very smoothly – it looks like something you’d expect from Victory. There are no retro touches like fork boots or springer front ends, as you might expect from some of its V-twin competition.
The motor is the same Freedom 106 that’s found in Victory’s other machines, with air/oil cooling, four valves per head, and a six-speed transmission.
Seat height is 635 mm, wheelbase is 1647 mm, and there’s 32 degrees of rake. Ithas a belt drive, and 16-inch wheels front and back. The front tire is a 130/90 B16 67H, and the rear tire is a 140/90 B16 77H.
Victory’s website already shows a list of available accessories including exhaust pipes, windscreens, handlebars and more. The Canadian MSRP is $14,499; more details and photos are available here.
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