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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 victorymotorcycles.com.

2012 Victory High-Ball Specs

ENGINE

 

High-Ball

$13,499

Engine type

 

4-stroke 50o V-Twin

Cooling system

 

Air / oil

Displacement

 

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

 

 

 

 

Exhaust

 

Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with

crossover

 

 

 

 

Oil capacity

 

5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr

Charging System

 

38 amps max output

Battery

 

12 volts / 18 amp hours

Primary Drive

 

Gear drive with  torque compensator

 

 

 

 

Clutch

 

Wet, multi-plate

Transmission

 

6-speed overdrive constant mesh

Final Drive

 

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt

 

 

 

 

CHASSIS DIMENSIONS

 

 

Length

 

92.5 in / 2350 mm

Wheelbase

 

64.8 in / 1647 mm

Seat Height

 

25.0 in / 635 mm

Ground Clearance

 

4.7 in / 120 mm

Rake/trail

 

31.7o / 6.7 in / 170 mm

Dry Weight

 

659 lbs / 300 kg

GVWR

 

1151 lbs / 522 kg

 

 

 

 

SUSPENSION

 

 

Front suspension:

 

 

 

Type

 

Conventional telescopic fork

 

Fork tube diameter

 

43 mm

 

Travel

 

5.1 in / 130 mm

Rear suspension:

 

 

 

Shock absorber

 

Single, mono-tube gas

 

Swingarm

 

Cast Aluminum with rising rate

linkage

 

 

 

 

 

Travel

 

3.0 in / 75 mm

 

Adjustments

 

Preload adjustable spring

 

 

 

 

BRAKES

 

 

Brake Systmen Type

 

Conventional

Front braking system:

 

 

 

Type

 

300mm floating rotor with 4-piston

caliper

 

 

 

 

Rear braking system:

 

 

 

Type

 

300mm floating rotor with 2-piston

caliper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEELS & TIRES

 

 

Wheels:

 

 

 

Front

 

16 x 3.5 in

 

Rear

 

16 x 3.5 in

Tires:

 

 

 

Front

 

130/90-16 67H Dunlop Cruisemax

 

Rear

 

150/80-16 71H Dunlop Cruisemax

 

 

 

 

COLOR OPTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

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).

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