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2009 Victory model lineup

Victory looks to the future for 10th anniversary

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jul. 25, 2008
Victory Motorcycles has introduced its 2009 model lineup, just in time for its 10th anniversary celebrations.

The Polaris Industries-owned manufacturer, which begins its anniversary celebrations Aug. 8 at the Sturgis Rally, released its full line of cruisers and touring bikes, including the limited edition 10th Anniversary Victory Vision.

Based on the 2009 Victory Vision Tour, the anniversary-edition bike features extra chrome trim, including chrome inner leg fairings, side covers, access panels and grilles. The 10th Anniversary Victory Vision will sport a special paint scheme of ‘Antares Red’ with black metallic accents and gold pinstripes to commemorate the colors of the first Victory motorcycle built ten years ago. Each of the 100 numbered anniversary bikes, will have a 10th anniversary badge above the taillight and on each side storage compartment. Only 100 anniversary edition Victory Visions will be produced.

The 10th Anniversary Victory Vision also features heated handgrips and seats, electronically controlled windscreens and a communications system which includes an XM radio, CB radio and Victory’s TourTech GPS system.

“For ten years, Victory has been driven to present a new, higher level of American innovation and a motorcycle for every type of rider,” says Mark Blackwell, vice president of Victory Motorcycles. “The 2009 Victory line up with entries in every cruiser and touring segment honors the past ten years and, more importantly, points to the future and Victory’s commitment to bring innovative, new products to our riders all over the world.”The Kingpin Low joins the Vegas Low in Victory's line of cruisers for smaller riders.

Victory continues the theme of ‘pointing to the future’ with its new ‘Next Generation Freedom’ V-Twin engine. The 2009 Vegas Jackpot, Hammer and Hammer S will be equipped with the new 1731cc V-Twin engine with Stage 2 cams, closed loop fuel injection and a six-speed transmission with overdrive. Victory Motorcycles says that the new engine can produce 97 hp with 113 ft-lb of torque.

The ‘low’ cruiser line sees a new addition in the 2009 Kingpin Low. Like the Vegas Low, the Kingpin Low was developed to provide a better fit for shorter riders. The Kingpin Low has a seat height of 25.2 inches, compared to the regular 2009 Kingpin’s 26.5 inches. The Kingpin Low is also 1.5 inches narrower. The floorboards have been moved two inches further back from the standard Kingpin setup, while the handlebars and adjustable brake lever were also designed to fit smaller hands.

Victory will be working with three generations of the Ness clan to produce bikes like this Arlen Ness Victory Vision.Also returning is the Ness Signature series bikes designed by legendary designers Arlen Ness and his son, Cory Ness. The 2009 Arlen Ness Signature Series Victory Vision and the Cory Ness Signature Series Vegas Jackpot return in limited quantity. Signature Series bikes feature chrome and billet accessories, wheels and other Ness-designed details. Each bike features a uniquely numbered metal plate, an Arlen Ness or Cory Ness logo and the designer’s autograph. Victory has also announced that it has extended its partnership with the Ness family and will soon begin work on projects featuring the next generation, Cory’s son Zach Ness.

Victory is also continuing partnership with Roland Sands, who will unveil a custom 2009 Victory 8-Ball during the anniversary celebrations in Las Vegas.

For a closer look at Victory's 2009 line, please check out our Victory 2009 Model Preview.

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