The other American cruiser company, Victory Motorcycles, is celebrating their 10th anniversary and their 2009 lineup is out. After introducing the Victory Vision last year, changes this year are a bit less dramatic. There’s a new 106 cubic inch Freedom V-Twin and a new Kingpin Low. The rest of the lineup seems to have only minor changes.
The Freedom V-Twin is a new 106, not the 106/6 found in the Vision. The 4 valve overhead cam engine puts out 97 hp and 113 foot pounds of torque compared to 92 hp and 109 foot pounds. This new engine will be found in the Hammer and Jackpot cruisers.
The Kingpin Low is exactly that, a closer to the ground version of their Kingpin cruiser with a seat height of only 22.5 inches, which should make any rider with shorter legs happy. Many women, especially, are on the lookout for bikes with a more accommodating seat height, the Kingpin Low looks like a solid contender in that area.
Link: Victory Motorcycles