The 2014 Victory Motorcycles range has just been released in the US with some cheaper models and others adding more standard features.
Victory has also followed Harley’s lead with its Hard Candy paintwork by introducing their own factory custom paint.
In its 15th year, Victory is adding new accessories, new apparel and two new bikes.
The new models are 8 Ball versions of the Victory Cross Country and Cross Roads which are blacked out, stripped down and cheaper.
They’ve also introduced a tricked-up Ness version of the Cross Country with limited edition numbered badging, custom seats and paint.
Their Cross Country Tour and Vision Tour now come with more standard features including cruise control, heated seats and grips, ABS and adjustable floorboards.
The Cross Country Tour also now comes with a fork mounted fairing and two-tone paint, while the Vision Tour gets a stunning sunset orange paintjob option.
The cruiser line-up seems to have dropped the Hammer S, but continues with the badass High-Ball, Vegas 8-Ball, Hammer 8-Ball, Judge, Jackpot and Boardwalk. Most changes are in the Judge which is now more comfortable with a new rider position. Victory has made it less aggressive and retro by moving the bars back 10cm, the pegs forward 10cm, introduced a two-piece seat and replaced the side panels “number plates” with a more modern design.
The Jackpot gets a new headlight, cast wheels, colour-matched frame, a 250mm back tyre and a discounted price.
No word yet on when they hit Australia or whether prices will be adjusted.
However, Victory dropped the prices on most of their range in the past year to make way for the Indian Chief which will be unveiled at the Sturgis Rally in the US this Sunday and simultaneously in Sydney. Victory Australia spokesman Adrian Givoye says they are yet to confirm models and colours for our market. “In terms of pricing, I wouldn’t read anything into what the US are doing as they alter the spec of the bikes to meet certain price points in their market. I wouldn’t imagine that our prices would go any lower; they are pretty amazing value as it stands,” he says.
He could also not confirm timing for the bikes to hit our showrooms.
MotorbikeWriter will be at the Indian unveiling this weekend so stay tuned for the first images.
Meanwhile, Victory has extended its 15th Anniversary sale to the end of August. All 2012 bkes sold before then get a $1500 factory bonus or cash back and $1000 free Victory genuine cccessories with all 2013 bikes.