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2012 Victory Motorcycle

The Victory Kingpin arrived on the motorcycle market in 2004, giving riders a classic cruiser that was the perfect platform for accessorizing.

For 2012, Victory continues offering the Kingpin, which is highlighted by comfortable ergonomics through a low-seat height and easily-accessible controls.

The Kingpin is available in one, unique color option for 2012: a Pearl White/Vogue Silver with graphics.

Following are the highlights, MSRP and specs for the 2012 Victory Kingpin.

Victory Kingpin: Comfortable and In Control

  • Low seat height of 25.5″ (640 mm)
  • Lower controls are set back 2″ (5.0 cm) for comfort and control
  • Driver floorboards are standard
  • Shifter design keeps rear of floorboard open for leg & foot comfort

Premium Victory Performance

The Kingpin has a Freedom 106/6 stage 2 V-twin. this is a fuel-injected, counter-balanced, air-cooled engine producing 113 ft-lb of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission with overdrive. it also has inverted forks and smooth, easy whether it’s being ridden solo or 2-up with touring gear.

Pure Victory Accessories

Pure Victory accessories for the Kingpin include: x-bow and tri-Pro exhausts, windshields, backrests, saddle- bags, trunk, chrome, grips, covers and more.

2012 Victory Kingpin Color/MSRP

  • Pearl over Vogue silver / $14,999

2012 Victory Kingpin Specs:


  • 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: 99.9 in / 2537 mm
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 in / 1666 mm
  • Seat Height: 26.5 in / 673 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 32.8-degrees / 5.4 in / 138 mm
  • Dry Weight: 666 Lbs / 303 Kg
  • GVWR: 1234 lbs / 560 kg

Front suspension:

  • Type: Inverted Cartridge 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: 3.9 in / 100 mm
  • Adjustment: Preload adjustable spring


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


  • Front: 18 x 3.5 in
  • Rear: 18 x 5.5 in


  • Front: 130/70B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II
  • 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. 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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