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Victory's mini makeover

30th November 2015

 

Vegas | 8 Ball | 1,711cc | 50-degree V-twin

 

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We're all invited to visit Victory Motorcycles' stand at this year's Motorcycle Live event at the NEC and see if we can spot the differences between the 2016 Vegas or Vegas 8 Ball, and the 2015 models.

 

The clue is the "Falchion" wheels (named after a single-handed, single-bladed European sword or something), the smaller headlight, and the red painted frame. Doesn't sound much for a whole year's development. But to compete with Harley-Davidson, you need to screw the price to the floor, and that can't leave much in the kitty for the engineers and designers to play around with.

 

The basic Vegas model is 9,999, which is another way of saying ten grand, and which is a terrific price for a 1,711cc (106-cubic inch), 655lb (297kg) hunk of Yankee 50-degree V-twin muscle bike.

 

For 2016, the bore & stroke is still 101mm x 108mm. The transmission is still 6-speed. The final drive is still belt. And it's still a SOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder engine which has to be due an upgrade to twin cam status in the foreseeable future. One more thing, Victory is as gung-ho as ever, saleswise, and is maintaining a 5-year warranty on its products. Makes you think. Check 'em out at Stand 3D10.

 

 

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