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Victory Magnum Delivers Production Bagger Bling

2015 Victory Magnum Preview & Specs

In the world of cruisers, it’s very obvious to see what’s in, and that’s baggers. From any town’s Main Street to the desolate highways, you are bound to find a few.

Victory has controlled its share of the bagger movement with the Cross Country, a motorcycle equipped with light-touring amenities such as a large fairing and lockable hard bags.

But the Polaris-owned Victory Motorcycles wanted to take its Freedom 106-powered Cross Country one step further in the aesthetics department. Enter the Victory Magnum, which brings much bling to the Cross Country. From wheels to sound, the Magnum was designed to attract more attention in urban environments where baggers prowl the streets.

Victory did this by customizing its Cross Country with a larger 21-inch front wheel (the stock Cross Country arrives with an 18-inch front wheel), and slamming the rear one inch. The Magnum’s Low Pro seat sits 26.3-inch off the ground.

Larger front wheels are all the rage now, and it’s not unusual to witness a 30-inch front wheel. This tells you Victory is paying close attention to biker culture, and it can now attribute itself to offering the largest production wheel on a bagger.

As for the slamming the rear, the Magnum now has 3.5-inches of rear-suspension travel compared to 4.7 inches on the Cross Country. As you would imagine, the Magnum probably has a harsher ride than the Cross Country.

Next, Victory added some intense paint schemes that will surely stick out among the bagger crowd. Four schemes are available – Metasheen Black over Super Steel Gray, Magnum Red over Super Steel Gray, Ness Midnight Cherry, and Plasma Lime with Silver.

To add to the loudness of the paint, the Magnum arrives with the highest-performance audio system ever offered on a Victory. The custom-painted fairing features six speakers that provide 100 watts of sound.

As all other Victory motorcycles, the Magnum arrives with the company’s powerful 106 Freedom V-Twin, which delivers 106 ft/lbs of torque and is mated to a six-speed transmission. The Magnum also arrives with Victory ABS, and cruise control.

Victory also offers many accessories for the new Magnum, which can quickly raise the already pricey starting MSRP of $21,999 for Metasheen Black over Super Steel Gray.

Stay clicked to Ultimate MotorCycling for a review of the 2015 Victory Magnum.

Following are the specs and color options for the 2015 Victory Magnum.

2015 Victory Magnum Specs:

Engine/Drivetrain:

  • Displacement: 106 ci / 1731 cc
  • Bore x Stroke (mm): 101 x 108 mm
  • Engine Type: 4-stroke 50° V-Twin
  • Compression Ratio: 9.4 : 1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
  • Cooling: Air / oil
  • Drive/Driven Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
  • Exhaust: Split dual exhaust with crossover
  • Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
  • Transmission Type: 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
  • Transmission/Final Drive: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
  • Transmission/Primary Drive: Gear drive with torque compensator
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
  • Battery: 12 volts / 18 amp hours
  • Charging System: 48 amps max output

Suspension

  • Front Suspension: Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant rate linkage, 4.7 in / 120 mm travel, air adjustable

Brakes:

  • Brake System Type: Conventional w/ optional ABS
  • Front Brakes: Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers

    Rear Brakes: 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Tires/Wheels:

  • Front Tires: 120/70R21 Dunlop Elite 3 Front
  • Front Wheel: 21 x 3.5″ Front
  • Rear Tires: 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3
  • Rear Wheel: 16 x 5.0″

Dimensions:

  • Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters): 5.8 gal / 22 ltr
  • Oil Capacity: 5.0 qts / 4.73 ltr
  • Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 29.0° / 5.6 in / 142 mm
  • Seat Height: 26.3 in / 667 mm
  • Wheelbase: 65.7 in / 1670 mm
  • Overall Length (in./cm.): 104.3 in / 2650 mm
  • Dry Weight: 760 lbs / 345 kg
  • GCWR: 1360 lbs / 618 kg

2015 Victory Magnum Colors:

  • Metasheen Black over Super Steel Gray
  • Magnum Red over Super Steel Gray
  • Ness Midnight Cherry
  • Plasma Lime with Silver

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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