News 2012 Victory Vision | Preview

2012 Victory Vision | Preview

2012 Victory Vision | Preview

The Victory Vision returns for 2012 with one mission: cater to the luxury-touring motorcyclist. The motorcycle returns in full-luxury format, providing riders with comfort, protection, convenience and much cargo space.

Victory starts with a distinctive body style, that incorporates a full fixed fairing. As always, the Vision is set for touring with side-storage compartments, and a lockable trunk with 29 gallons of extra cargo space.

Contained on the Victory Vision’s trunk is a passenger backrest and additional audio speakers to pair with the ones integrated in the fairing. These speakers are all wired to an AM/FM sterio featuring a 3.5mm mp3 jack (an iPod cord for the front storage compartment and satellite radio are available as accessories).

Victory didn’t leave anything behind when designing the Vision, their starship luxury model. Following are the highlights of the 2012 Victory Vision.

Special Features

  •  The bike is wired to accommodate cb radio and helmet communicator systems
  •  A large display screen conveys audio mode, radio station, playlist, track, etc.
  •  Audio can be controlled using switches mounted by the left handgrip
  •  Information shown on a fairing-mounted display includes: speedometer, fuel economy and range, odometer, two trip meters, gear indicator, and indicator lights; the fairing also has an analog fuel gauge and tachometer

Outstanding Comfort

The front bodywork provides excellent protection from wind and rain. Rider comfort is also enhanced by:

  • Electric windshield height control
  •  Heated seats with individual driver/passenger Hi-lo controls
  •  Heated handlebar grips
  •  Plush touring seats with 4" (10.16 cm) of cushion
  •  Air-adjust rear suspension with 4.7" (120 mm) of travel
  •  Low 26.5" (673 mm) seat height
  •  The driver’s extended floorboards permit foot and leg movement for long-riding comfort
  •  The shifter leaves the rear of the left floorboard open for foot movement; an accessory bolt-on heel shifter is available

Premium Victory Performance

  •  Freedom 106/6 stage 1 V-twin: 109 ft.-lb. of torque
  •  6-speed transmission with overdrive
  •  Cruise control is standard
  •  6-gallon (22.7-liter) fuel capacity
  •  Dual disk front brakes (see separate abs description)
  •  Air-adjust rear suspension provides 4.7" (120 mm) of rear travel

Anti-Lock Braking System

The linked abs provides Victory Vision riders with confidence-inspiring braking. High resolution sensors on each wheel monitor wheel speed, and if they sense slippage or wheel lock, the abs provides instant, effective braking to slow the vehicle and help the rider maintain control.

2012 Victory Vision Color Options/MSRP:

  • Sunset Red and black / $21,799
  •  Imperial blue and super steel gray / $20,999
  •  Bronze Mist with sandstone Metallic / $21,499

2012 Victory Vision 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: 6 gal / 22.7 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: 104.9 in / 2665 mm
  • Wheelbase: 65.7 in / 1670 mm
  • Seat Height: 26.5 in / 673 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm
  • Rake/trail: 29.0o / 5.4 in / 137 mm
  • Dry Weight: 869 Lbs / 395 Kg
  • GVWR: 1414 lbs / 643 kg

Front suspension:

  • Type: Conventional telescopic fork
  • Fork Tube Diameter: 46 mm
  • Travel: 5.1 in / 130 mm

Rear suspension:

  • Shock Absorber: Single, mono-tube gas
  • Swingarm: Cast Aluminum with constant rate linkage
  • Travel: 4.7 in / 120 mm
  • Adjustment: Air adjustable

Brakes

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

Wheels:

  • Front: 18 x 3.5 in
  • Rear: 16 x 5.0 in

Tires:

  • Front: 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
  • Rear: 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3

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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