Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2012 Victory Vegas 8-Ball | Preview

2012 Victory Vegas 8-Ball | Preview

2012 Victory Motorcycle

High Performance with low price point – that’s what the Victory Vegas 8-Ball has always been about.

And for 2012, Victory continues this trend in the cruiser motorcycle market, offering the customer an appealing platform for customization.

The Vegas 8-Ball arrives in one way – with a solo seat, signature bodywork, including the scalloped, split-tail fuel tank and raised spine on the fenders and fuel tank.

And the best part of the Vegas 8-Ball – Victory offers it for well under $13,000. Following are some of the highlights of the 2012 Victory Vegas 8-Ball.

Basic Black

The Vegas 8-ball models have solid black bodywork and each bike has numerous blacked-out features, including the: engine, headlight, handlebars, exhaust, wheels, belt guards, frames, side stands and more.

Premium Victory Performance

The Vegas 8-Ball is powered by the Freedom 106/6 stage 2 V-twin, a fuel-injected, counter-balanced, air-cooled engine that produces 113 ft.-lb. of torque. the 6-speed transmission has true overdrive and neutral assist that makes it easy to find neutral when stopped.

2012 Victory Vegas 8-Ball: Specs

Engine

  • Engine type: 4-stroke 50o V-Twin
  • Cooling system: Air/Oil
  • Displacement: 106 ci/ 1731cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 101 X 108mm
  • 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: 96.0 in / 2439 mm
  • Wheelbase: 66.3 in / 1684 mm
  • Seat Height: 25.2 in / 640 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.3 in / 135 mm
  • Rake/trail: 32.9o / 4.9 in / 126 mm
  • Dry Weight: 638 lbs / 290 kg
  • GVWR: 1151 lbs / 522 kg

Suspension

Front suspension:

  • Type: Conventional telescopic fork
  • Fork Tube Diamter: 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
  • Adjustment: Preload adjustable spring

Brakes

  • Brake System Type: Conventional
  • Front braking system:300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
  • Rear braking system:300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Wheel & Tires

Wheels:

  • Front: 21 x 2.15 in
  • Rear: 18 x 5.5 in

Tires:

  • Front: 90/90 21 Dunlop Elite 3
  • Rear:180 55-B18 Dunlop D417

Color Options:

  • Solid Black /$12,499

 

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.

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