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2012 Victory Vegas | Preview

2012 Victory Motorcycle

Victory returns in 2012 with its popular Vegas model, a customized-style cruiser with the Polaris company’s 106 ci Freedom V-Twin.

From the scalloped fuel tank to the 21-inch front wheel to the low seat height, the Vegas follows the tradition of OEM custom-styling from its inception back in 2003, the lines inspired by Arlen and Corey Ness.

Following are highlights, color options and MSRP of the 2012 Victory Vegas.

Signature Vegas Styling

The Vegas never fit in the stodgy box of retro cruiser styling. It forged the way for progressive Victory styling with its scalloped fuel tank whose split tail integrates with the driver seat. The Vegas also has a raised spine on the fenders and fuel tank, giving the bike a distinctive, boundary-breaking styling cue. it also has a stylish 21" (53.3 cm) front wheel.

Premium Victory Performance

The Vegas is powered by the Freedom 106/6 stage 2 V-twin, a fuel-injected, counter-balanced, air-cooled engine producing 113 ft-lb of torque. the 6-speed transmission has overdrive.

Extraordinary Rider Comfort

Vegas ergonomics put a rider in a comfortable position with complete control of the bike. it has a low seat height or 25.5" (640 mm) and its 2" (5.0 cm) pull-back handlebars put the upper controls within easy reach.

2012 Victory Vegas Color Options/MSRP

  • Imperial blue over Pearl / $14,499
  • Sunset Red over Pearl / $14,499

2012 Victory Vegas Specs:

Engine

  • Engine type: 4-stroke, 50-degree 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 ltr
  • Exhaust: Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
  • Charging System: 48 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: 32.9-degrees / 4.9 in / 126 mm
  • Dry Weight: 645 Lbs / 293 Kg
  • GVWR: 1151 lbs / 522 kg

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 moto 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

Wheels:

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

Tires:

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

 

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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