Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2012 Victory High-Ball | Preview

2012 Victory High-Ball | Preview

2012 Victory

When the designers of the 2012 Victory High-Ball went to work, they had one main idea in mind: create a bad-ass machine.

This is evident with the no-nonsense styling of the 2012 High-Ball, from the shorty-front fender to high-rise bars to the spoke wheels to the whitewall tires.

And talk about an engine…how about the power from the same 106/6, Stage 2 V-Twin that the Victory Freedom uses, which puts out 97 bhp?

Regarding paint, the 2012 Victory Highball sticks to the bad-ass philosophy, and is only available in one  scheme: Matte Black. The only white on the bike comes from tasteful white tank sides, and the fat white-walls of the tires.

Simply put, everything from the mirrors to the dual exhausts on the Victory High-Ball is black: handlebars, headlight bucket, triple trees, frame, fender struts, cylinder heads covers – all black.

The bodywork on the High-Ball features the Victory Vegas signature raised spine running the length of the bike atop the fenders and the tank, and the frenched in tail light that keeps the lines smooth out back.

Among bobber- and stripper-style bikes from major OEMs, the High-Ball delivers a unique styling that looks like it just arrived from a pricey custom shop.

2012 Victory Highball Features:

  • Most Performance: It’s got the largest-displacement engine, the most horsepower and the most torque.
  • Lowest Seat Height: Cruise in comfort down low while reaching up to the too-cool high-rise bars.
  • Best Value: The High-Ball delivers the most performance at the lowest MSRP.
  • Coolest Styling: Sure, judging styling is subjective, but come on – look at this bike
  • – it’s as much fun to look at the details as it is to twist the throttle.
  • High-rise handlebars are adjustable and can be set in the upright position or laid back. The controls mount on the bars in either position and the cables reach in both positions, needing only simple hand tools
  • to adjust.
  • 16" lace wheels with 130 and 150mm Dunlop tires with whitewalls. Stainless steel spokes and Gloss Black wheels and hubs.
  • Freedom 106/6 V-Twin: Fuel-injected, counter-balanced, 97 hp & 113 ft-lb of torque.
  • Features a solo driver seat and footpegs.
  • Single-gauge instrumentation with speedo, tach, tripmeter, warning lights & more.
  • A 2-into-1 exhaust (black, naturally) will be available and most Pure Victory Gear accessories designed for the Victory Vegas, including passenger seats and passenger floorboards or pegs, also fit on the High-Ball. It’s easy to personalize the bike to the way you want it, and build the perfect bike for you.

The High-Ball MSRP is $13,499 (US 49 state). For complete details about the High-Ball and other Victory models, and for a Victory dealer locator, visit

2012 Victory High-Ball Specs





Engine type


4-stroke 50o V-Twin

Cooling system


Air / oil



106 ci / 1731 cc

Bore x Stroke


101 x 108 mm

Compression ratio


9.4 : 1

Valve train


Single overhead camshafts with 4

valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters













Fuel System


Electronic Fuel Injection with dual

45mm throttle body





Fuel Capacity


4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr







Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with






Oil capacity


5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr

Charging System


38 amps max output



12 volts / 18 amp hours

Primary Drive


Gear drive with  torque compensator







Wet, multi-plate



6-speed overdrive constant mesh

Final Drive


Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt










92.5 in / 2350 mm



64.8 in / 1647 mm

Seat Height


25.0 in / 635 mm

Ground Clearance


4.7 in / 120 mm



31.7o / 6.7 in / 170 mm

Dry Weight


659 lbs / 300 kg



1151 lbs / 522 kg








Front suspension:






Conventional telescopic fork


Fork tube diameter


43 mm




5.1 in / 130 mm

Rear suspension:




Shock absorber


Single, mono-tube gas




Cast Aluminum with rising rate









3.0 in / 75 mm




Preload adjustable spring








Brake Systmen Type



Front braking system:






300mm floating rotor with 4-piston






Rear braking system:






300mm floating rotor with 2-piston



















16 x 3.5 in




16 x 3.5 in







130/90-16 67H Dunlop Cruisemax




150/80-16 71H Dunlop Cruisemax











Solid Black






Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

Harley-Davidson Tremont Shoes Review: Urban Motorcycle Footwear

In the on-going debate over how much protection is enough, the correct answer for each of us comes from within. Some riders would never...

2021 Langen Two Stroke First Look: Street-Legal V-Twin!

If you thought we’d never see another street-legal two-stroke sportbike, you’re not alone. There hasn’t been a full-size two-stroke motorcycle for the street in...

2021 Indian Springfield Lineup First Look (5 Fast Facts)

There are two motorcycles in the 2021 Indian Springfield lineup, with the standard Springfield focused on longer-distance touring, and the Springfield Dark Horse pulling...

2021 BMW R 18 Review (19 Fast Facts on the First Edition)

Over a year after its concept debut, the 2021 BMW R 18 has made its way to production. Much has been written about its...

2021 Honda CRF450R Review (12 First Ride Fast Facts from Glen Helen)

The 2021 Honda CRF450R is all-new for 2021. The entirely new chassis, bodywork, exhaust, and hydraulic clutch highlight the changes to the CRF450R. Add to...

Arai Spoiler EX2 for the Corsair-X Helmet First Look

The Arai Corsair-X is the Japanese company’s flagship helmet and intended for riders of the highest performance motorcycle. MotoGP racers Maverick Viñales of Monster...