New for 2009 modelwise is the Kingpin Low, which now joins the Vegas Low in offering a seat height — 25.2 inches — aimed at the shorter inseam crowd. Foot and hand controls have also been pulled back 2 inches and the seating area is narrower by 1.5 inches. The bike has no passenger seat or passenger peg, providing a cleaner look.
Look for Victory's Hammer, Hammer S and Vegas Jackpot to be powered by the new generation Freedom 106/6 engine, a motor jacked up and specifically calibrated to power these bikes. The 106 cu. in./1731cc motor features Stage 2 cams and a 6-speed transmission and dynos with a claimed 97 hp and 113 ft.-lb. of torque.
The Hammer S also gets the new X-Factor wheels that are 16.8 lbs. lighter than before. The wheels will fit all 2005 to 2009 Hammer models.
As mentioned, Victory continues its relationship with the Ness men — this time inviting in the youngest, Zach Ness to customize a bike. Cory Ness' signature Jackpot also gets the 106/6 motor in addition to Ness-esque styling cues such as custom paint and seat stitching, diamond-cut cylinders and heads, loads of chrome, and finned case covers to name a few. The custom Landshark billet wheels are especially wicked.
The family patriarch, Arlen Ness, puts his stamp on a Victory Vision by blacking out or chroming just about every surface of the luxe tourer. The Ness Vision also features custom paint and seat stitching. The bike will be built in limited production — fewer than one bike per Victory dealer in the U.S.
In the P&A department, the Pure Victory line of goodies now totals 1,960 garments and accessories.
Highlights of Victory's general upgrades include LED taillights that offer brighter running and brake light functions, prewiring for cruise control, a brighter headlight, lighter weight cast Stingray wheels and a monochrome Victory tank badge that will be used for the next 10 years.
What's New in P&A
Victory expands its P&A line for the new model year.
New for the year is the Victory Vision Ultimate Touring Bag: The large-capacity bag is made of durable nylon and features a zippered top and zippered small insulated pockets. The bag also serves as a backrest for the rider. When removed, the bag can be used like a conventional backpack.
The Victory Vision Travel Cover provides overnight protection for touring riders. The light-duty cover keeps dust, dew, leaves and other contaminants off the motorcycle while it's parked. The cover can be stuffed into a self-contained zipper bag for storage.
Vision riders can now have additional climate control by using the company's Lower Wind Deflectors made to work in concert with the Vision's windshield and upper wings. No tools are required to install the deflectors, which direct cooling airflow toward the rider's legs or block and deflect wind and rain.
Who hasn't found themselves in the middle of a ride with nowhere to put their drink? Victory has the answer for riders. The Handlebar-Mounted Cup Holder mounts easily to keep refreshments nearby and can be installed on any Victory model with exposed handlebars. The holder is on a ball swivel tohelp keep drink containers level while bike is cornering.
Made for the Victory Vision Street model or a Tour bike without its trunk, the new Vision Seat with Dual Backrests offers two-up riders some needed back support. The seat itself is covered with Cool Leather, which reportedly reflects sunshine to keep the seat cool. Each backrest is adjustable, installs inside individual slots with no tools and comes with its own storage pouch.