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Victory Vegas 8-Ball

Introducing the Evil 8

The revamped Freedom 100 engine proved to the original 92-incher, and the five-speed was improved for smoother shifting. word—was in sight, and sales for motorcycles increased at a rather rate for the ensuing years.

And as increased, the product line By the company’s 10th anniversary in Victory had added a bevy of new among them a bike a specific styling treatment to America’s growing boulevard market. That bike was the 8-Ball, a blacked-out version of the and popular Vegas.

“Less is was the secret to the Vegas 8 Ball’s acceptance by Victory customers.

is more” was the secret to the Vegas 8 quick acceptance by Victory Less chrome and fewer (no passenger footpegs, a more headlight, and retention of the 100 engine and gearbox when the rest of the received the new and slightly costlier 106 and helped keep the 8 Ball’s down. By bouncing the bling out of the the 8-Ball rolled in as one of the most models in the Victory lineup.

But the Vegas 8-Ball was anything but in terms of ride and performance. during the past few years, the 8-Ball has been refined more, and the 2010 model was delivered to us for testing proved to be the Vegas 8-Ball yet.

with the engine. Remember the product line mentioned Among the notable developments was the 2008 Vision touring a bike that brought innovative features to the motorcycle market. Some of the Vision’s new was also applied to the existing such as the Vegas 8-Ball, and in case the payoff was a better

Victory worked hard to the Vision’s engine so that riders would have a with a smoother, quieter The same solutions were to the 8 Ball’s 100-cubic-inch engine, so the split gear on the clutch, cam profiles, improved fuel-injection, and first gear that so successful on the Vision’s 106 were up with the 8-Ball’s 100.

The Freedom 100 engine also has a compression ratio of 8.7:1. The compression allows for more advance at lower rpm, the being better bottom-end smoother throttle response and to detonation. Victory touts the specs at 85 horsepower and 106 ft.-lb. of enough to compete with cruisers in today’s market.

the clutch lever in first and the 8-Ball easily chugs off the line. Short-shift through the or screech that 50-degree to redline, and either way you’ll be with smooth, seamless Don’t bother looking for though; this bike have a tachometer.

And if you happen to take the single-overhead-cam into the red zone, not to worry—the rev limiter will let you know in a that it’s time to to the next gear.

The Vegas ride and handling remain on the side. The conventional fork’s 5.1 of travel soaks up many of the in the road, and the single-shock rear (3.9 inches of travel) the big Dunlop 180/55-18 rear planted on the pavement. Even a 90/90-21 Dunlop front initial turn-in for corners is easy, with good to the rider through the wide

However, the 180-mm rear behaves like most fat rear tires will, the 8 Ball a slight “push” the corners, requiring additional input to maintain the line.

Victory Vegas 8-Ball
Victory Vegas 8-Ball

Slowing and whoa’ing the 8-Ball is through a pair of hydraulic brakes—one up front, one for the rear. The front caliper squeezes a 300mm rotor, and hand-lever is about what you expect a single-disc package. Ditto for the rear, and since you won’t be a passenger (remember, there are no pegs on the 8-Ball, and there’s the about the solo seat, you should have all the braking you’ll need on the boulevard this 638-pound (dry)

You’ll be packing about as fuel as you’ll probably too. That stylish gas holds 4.5 gallons of fuel. on 40-45 mpg, so cruising should outlast how long … can hold out on the small seat that sits you inches off the deck.

The seating position itself is cramped because the saddle you closer to the pullback handlebar preferred. A handlebar with less setback might be a fit.

In any case, once you into the saddle and place waffle-stompers on the blacked-out forward controls, you’ll be styling the boulevard, too. The black is carried out really well on bike. The engine cases are with machined or chromed the five-spoke wheels have edges for good contrast, and the headlight and speedo stand out against the black handlebar and switches and mirrors.

Even the fender braces are blacked Truly, the Victory stylists serious thought to this overall finish.

Victory its 8-Ball series as a blank upon which riders can it to make it their own. To the fact from the hype, accepted Victory’s implied to do a little styling and performance of our own!

We invite you to follow along in the weeks as we evolve Evil 8 an even cooler street We also intend to give it an in performance. So, aftermarket parts and vendors, rack ‘em up!

Victory Vegas 8-Ball


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