Victory Vegas Jackpot

 

 

 

Make Model

Victory Vegas Jackpot

Year

2006 - 07

Engine

Four stroke, 50° V twin SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

1634 cc / 99.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 101 x 102 mm
Cooling System Air/oil cooled
Compression Ratio 8.7:1

Induction

Electronic Fuel Injection with 45mm throttle bodies

Ignition 

Digital
Starting Electric
Exhaust Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover 

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt

Front Suspension

43mm Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 130mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Single, mono-tube gas forged and cast aluminum w/ rising-rate linkage 100mm wheel travel, preload adjustable spring

Front Brakes

Single 300mm floating rotor 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 300mm floating rotor 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

80/90 R21

Rear Tyre

180/55 R18
Seat Height 673 mm / 26.5 in

Dry-Weight

298 kg / 657 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal

A straight-up custom cruiser with the reliability and quality of a factory-production bike, the VegasJackpot makes absolutely no compromises. The first thing you’ll notice is the deep, rich paint and ultra-fat 250 mm rear tire. look a little closer, and you’ll see the color-matched frame, custom-inspired headlight and super-low 25.7"* seat height. Of course, the Vegas Jackpot’s beauty is not only skindeep. Underneath you’ll find Victory’s own fuel-injected, counterbalanced Freedom 100/6 V-Twin. You want torque? You’ve got it – from way down low all the way to redline. So the choice is yours. Stand out in the crowd or just leave it in the dust.

*Measurement reflects 180 lb. / 81.7 kg operator weight.

FEATURES:

• Ultra fat 250 mm rear tire

• Victory's own 100 CI Freedom™ V-Twin engine with 6-speed overdrive transmission

• Custom-inspired headlight

• Bold custom-styled graphics

• Custom color-matched frame

• Super-low 25.7" seat height

Review

Viva la Vegas! With its newest model, Victory makes it clear that it is ready to compete with anybody in the cruiser market.
As the motorcycle division of Polaris Industries enters its fifth year, we have seen an accelerating pace of development and change. Over the last few model years, the company has eradicated the problems of its early modelscrude finishes, noisy transmission, abrupt clutch engagement, etc.and upgraded to a prettier, significantly more powerful version of its 1500cc V-twin. A custom-order program available through its web site (www.victory-usa.com) enables the buyer to choose the components, colors and accessories he wants and have them installed at the factory when the bike is built, saving time and money and ensuring proper installation.

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This is the stock configuration, with wire wheels.All those improvements were welcome, of course, but since they were still wrapped in the ho-hum styling of Victory's original cruisers, even when new versions like the Touring Cruiser were introduced, no one cared much. But its newest model, the Vegas, Victory has injected the sex appeal that the earlier designs lack. The lines of the Vegas are cleaner, more original and more appealing than perhaps any cruiser in mass production. If this bike doesn't make you look, you'd better check your pulse. You might be dead.

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The bike we rode had accessory wheels.I recently spent a nice Minnesota fall day (it didn't snow) riding a prototype Vegas around between Minneapolis and western Wisconsin, where the Victory engines are assembled. As you might expect, the beauty of the newest Victory is more than skin deep. In fact, aside from the drivetrain components and the 43mm fork's externals, the bike is all new. Actually, even the engine is somewhat fresh, having received over 70 upgrades (many in the transmission, but also a new forged crankshaft) for 2003. But the Vegas goes beyond that with an entirely new frame, with a redesigned rear suspension featuring a rising-rate linkage for the single shock, which is situated vertically instead of close to horizontal as on the other Victory models. This enabled the company to drop the saddle height almost two inches to a claimed 26.5 inches. However, the ride has actually been improved through the combined effects of the progressive design of the rear shock's linage, softer and more progressive springing and greater damping resistance. The fork has also received a similar treatment for its spring and damping rates. Bigger bumps no longer jolt you as hard and small bumps are more likely to glide beneath you unnoticed. The handling is solid and predictable, and it steers with modest effort.

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The 21-inch front wheel brings a single disc and caliper.Victory spent a lot of time asking what riders want. Besides the low saddle height, riders said they worried about too-strong front brakes, especially if they were acting on a relatively narrow front tire, like the 21-incher on the Vegas. So, in a break with previous Victorys, which all have dual front discs, the Vegas has a single Brembo disc and two-piston caliper. The new brake is ultra-progressive but can't provide the hard, immediate power of the other V92s' brakes. But unintended lock-up is unlikely if not impossible.

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The speedo and warning lights mount outside the headlight and lack extra LCD features, just trip- and odometer.Potential buyers also offered input on the saddle and riding position, and as a result, it seems to fit a ride range of riders. Though not terribly roomy front-to-rear, the saddle is wide and firm enough to provide support for more than a test-sit in the showroom. The riding position, which places your feet forward on pegs, remained comfortable after a couple of hours on the highway.

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Victory's Freedom engine is stronger, prettier and shifts as well as any big twin.Earlier problems with noisy shifting are completely gone now; the current Freedom engine shifts as smoothly and positively as any big twin. The engine, revised for 2002, is also strong, with good power from 2000 to redline. Victory's counterbalancing system quells the vibration until close to redline. The fuel injection delivers smooth, immediate response.

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An LED taillight is frenched into the rear fender.Of course, styling is the real sensation. Victory has managed to make the Vegas' lines clean, appealing and original. It offers distinctive touches like the split-tail fuel tank and the spine running along the top of the fender and tank, and recognizes current trends with details like the low-profile rear tire on an 18-inch rim and the frenched-in LED taillight and flush-mount gas gap. A few pieces on the prototype do detract from the overall package. The most obtrusive was the rubber mounting stalks for the front turn signals, which drooped noticeably. Chrome or polished metal would be a big improvement. The cables and wiring from the handlebar could also be routed more cleanly.

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The spine design starts on the front fender and...Details aside, I was tremendously impressed both by the looks and the function of Victory's latest. Victory promises an additional new model on the scope of the Vegas every year for a while.

Source Motorcyclecruiser.com