Retail prices for these bikes are not yet available.
Victory may be pushing the three price points, but there’s actually a fourth 2010 touring bike: the new Victory Vision 8-Ball that will retail at $17,999 — $1,000 less than last year’s Vision Street (which, along with the Kingpin Tour and the Vision Street Premium, Tour and Tour Comfort, is not returning). The Vision 8-Ball will have touring storage and a blacked-out engine, bodywork, bars, wheels, brakes, controls, boards and forks. Victory has slammed the bike 2 inches closer to the ground.
In addition to the returning Vegas 8-Ball and Kingpin 8-Ball, there are now a slammed-down Hammer 8-Ball equipped with the 100 cu. in. engine and retailing for just $14,499. In comparison, the 2009 Hammer retailed for $17,499. The regular Hammer and Hammer S return for this year, but pricing isn’t yet available.
So the affordable 8-Ball family grows from two bikes to four — perhaps a smart move in this economy.
Concerning the remaining 2010 Victory models, the most noteworthy change is the new geometry of the Vegas. Its seat height goes from 26.5 inches to 25.2 inches. The handlebars and footpegs have been pulled back 2 inches and 2.25 inches, respectively. Those familiar with Victory bikes will note that these are the dimensions of last year’s Vegas Low. It and the Kingpin Low are not returning. The regular Kingpin and Vegas Jackpot return with their seat heights unchanged.
The already-mentioned Vegas 8-Ball and Kingpin 8-Ball also get the new chassis dimensions.
Finally, the long-running relationship between Victory and the Ness family continues with a Cory Ness Signature Jackpot and an Arlen Ness Signature Vision, both shown below.