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Victory Vegas 8-Ball Zach Ness Signature

Custom genes

Test by Pickett. Pics by Nigel

IF YOU didn’t know better think the Victory Vegas was a custom motorcycle. And that’s the exact reaction Victory’s wanted when the Vegas was penned. Victory has enlisted the customising of Arlen Ness in the past to set apart its products, then son Cory did his own take on a Victory.

Now grandson Zach has done this time on the 8-Ball.

we get into what Zach has exactly, it’s worth at what the basic 8-Ball In the past there were two capacities but for 2012 all Victory will have the fuel 106 cubic inch (1731cc) 50 V-twin unit. It’s a handsome minimalist looking helped by the fact it’s so there’s no need for a bulky

With 97 horsepower and 113 ft/lbs of on offer it’s no top end screamer but in the low and rev range it’s a very engine, and perfect for this of application. There’s a six speed which has so many new parts you almost call it a brand new Driveline lash has been by 66 per cent, and a ‘Neutral Assist’ has added.

Victory’s gearboxes have been very strong but the improvements mean for the rider is a ’box, and a neutral which is easier to find at a set of lights. And gear is very much an for when speeds go over Drive to the rear wheel is by Fibre Reinforced Belt has proven to be strong and long

The chassis is a heavyweight steel arrangement with the engine in a ‘cradle’. There’s only a few mainly styling touches and there, and a revised side which is easier to use than in the that’s for sure. Suspension is you’d expect on a cruiser; conventional forks and a single at the rear. The forks have of travel but the shock only has

Hit a crap road and the shock quickly use every bit of the 75mm. It only have a single on the front but it’s a 300mm and four-piston caliper, and they are than adequate for pulling up the which weighs in at a shade 300 kilos when fuelled to go.

some custom cruisers are with massive rear the 8-Ball has a 180 section 18 inch and a 90 section 21 inch front. As it steers nicely and handles well on smoother sections of cruisers have instrumentation to that seen on the Cross

Road speed is shown by an speedo which can be set to either or mp/h. A large LCD section time, gear position, and fuel gauge among bits of information.


The Zach Ness Signature Vegas has a number of departures the standard model. You might guessed all, or at least the majority, of these are styling The two immediately apparent are the totally wheels and the matte paintwork. has used a combination of understated and styling touches and they do work in harmony.

All the paintwork is titanium metallic paint Ness’s own graphics, and the frame and also get the matte titanium The wheel design looks unlike what you’d see on a machine so Ness has hit the mark

Ness has also thought the square for many of the other tricks. Instead of replacing parts with his own pieces he to have taken those parts and modified them to the desired look. The solid grips are a good example. blank holes have drilled into them makes a strong visual

The same has been done on a of other covers.

For those more there’s the Ness crossbar, mirrors and oil line footpegs, exhaust, custom leather seat and a numbered on the engine with Ness’s A good number of accessories are available, like the X-Bow saddlebags and windshield just for

On the road

There’s plenty of on the Ness Vegas, even for riders. With a low seat the Vegas is even okay for riders, also helped by the low of gravity. Around town the is easy to ride but push too through roundabouts and the like and soon be scraping the footpegs. On the road this is far less an

Engine performance is outstanding low, and the engine has got so much you can be super lazy and keep it in one even around town. to go back to first at a set of lights and you easily take off in third. the new ‘Neutral Assist’ mechanism is easy to find anyway. The actually handles very and can be ridden reasonably quickly in the corners if you use the point and squirt

It has the brakes and the power to revel in type of riding.

As said though, rough roads quickly catch out the rear although the forks cope such conditions much If you want the low and mean look of a like this there always be some concession to travel to achieve it.Verdict A 8-Ball costs $18,495 + the Zach Ness version more. You could easily that sort of cashola an 8-Ball.

If that’s your go why not buy a Ness It will be worth more in the run.

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