Victory Vision Arlen Ness
Victory Vision Arlen Ness
2012 - 13
Four stroke, 50° V twin SOHC, 4 valves
chains, hydraulic lifters
1731 cc / 105.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke
101 x 108
Electronic Fuel Injection
with 45mm throttle bodies
Split dual exhaust with
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
43mm Inverted cartridge telescopic
fork, 130mm wheel
Single, mono-tube gas
forged and cast aluminum w/ rising-rate
linkage 120mm wheel travel, preload adjustable
2x 300mm floating rotor 3 piston caliper
Single 300mm floating rotor
2 piston caliper
673 mm / 24.5 in
364 kg / 800 lbs
/ 6.0 US gal
Modern, luxury touring from the
godfather of custom.
The Victory Vision is already a standard setting touring motorcycle that leaves
a lasting impression on riders. Now, the Arlen Ness Signature Vision Tour
Motorcycle is here to up the stakes a bit more. This Ness Vision V-Twin
motorcycle features a distinctive paint scheme heavy on the black, plenty of
chrome for contrast, and accessories straight from the Ness collection.
Take home the touring comfort and control of the Victory Vision with the
signature style of the legendary Arlen Ness. A chopper builder for decades, Ness
and his family has been producing custom designs for the Victory lineup for
several years. These bikes combine the performance prowess of Victory V-Twin
motorcycles with their own unique takes on style and design. If you really want
to stand out in a crowd, drive a Ness Signature motorcycle.
Featuring the Victory 106 cubic-inch Freedom V-Twin engine that is standard
across the line, you get the benefit of an engine producing 97 horsepower and
the customized styling of Arlen Ness at your disposal.
NESS SIGNATURE SERIES MODELS
The Victory lineup is the first in motorcycle history to include limited-edition
custom bikes from three generations of custom bike builders. The legendary Arlen
Ness, his son Cory, and Cory's son Zach have each styled a Ness Signature Series
model that will be produced in limited numbers and will include a numbered plate
with a facsimile of the customizer's signature.
oThe Cory Ness Signature Series Victory Cross Country features numerous Ness
chrome or billet accessories, diamond-cut cylinders, billet wheels, a custom
suede seat, Sunset Red paint with custom graphics designed by Cory, and more.
oThe Zach Ness Signature Series Vegas 8-Ball is the first Victory production
model styled by the Ness family's up-and-coming young customizer. Among his
custom creations to date, Zach previously customized a Victory Kingpin that
gained widespread media attention and was featured at bike shows across North
America. The 2011 Zach Ness model features several Ness accessories, suede black
paint with custom graphics designed by Zach, a stitched custom leather seat, and
The Victory Arlen Ness Vision makes 1,000-mile Iron Butt trips easy. This is a
spectacular, full-featured luxury-touring bike that spoils riders with comfort
and convenience, and thrills riding enthusiasts with its power, ride and
PROVEN OUTSTANDING RELIABILITY
Victory has a track record of consistently outstanding reliability and
dependability, which has led to the industry's highest customer satisfaction
ratings. This proven reliability, along with the new transmission design, allows
Victory to recommend extended oil service intervals for 2011 drivetrains.
oThe recommended oil change interval for 2011 models is every 5,000 miles (8,000
oLess-frequent oil changes results in a lower cost of ownership.
The Victory drivetrain team scrutinized every component of the engine and
transmission and fine-tuned the designs and performance of numerous parts.
Approximately 40% of the drivetrain is new for 2011, with the transmission
receiving so many improvements it is virtually a new transmission.
The changes: improved manufacturing efficiency and quality assurance; enhanced
drivetrain's already-impressive reliability; improved engine performance; and,
for riders, improved ridability and delivered a more appealing-sounding
oIn terms of operating sound, selected modulation frequencies have been
eliminated. This produces a more-appealing sound - consistently in each gear. In
4th and 6th gears in particular, gear whine has been reduced.
oDriveline lash has been reduced by 66%.
o"Neutral Assist" has been added to make it easier for a rider to shift into
neutral when stopped. This will reduce the rider's effort, will reduce clutch
wear and will lessen the performance demands on the oil.
All cruisers now have instrumentation similar to that of the Victory Cross
Roads, which provides a rider with a wealth of information in one, easy-to-read
location. The new instrumentation includes:
o An analog speedometer, which may be set to show MPH or KPH.
oA large LCD that displays: Clock (time of day is viewable at all times), gear
position, tachometer and diagnostic readouts for Victory dealership service
o The gauge face includes lights such as high-beam and neutral indicators and
the oil warning light. Cruisers no longer have these indicator lights atop the
oThe Cross Roads instrumentation also has an always-viewable fuel gauge.
CHASSIS CHANGES ACROSS THE LINEUP
All brake calipers, rotors, lower belt guards, and floorboards are black.
oAll left- and right-hand switch cubes are black, as are the audio control
switch block and cruise control switch block.
o The triple clamp is black on all models except the Vegas Jackpot (which
retains its chrome triple), and the Victory Cross Roads (which retains its
o A new side stand on each model features an integrated hooked-end design for
easy locating and easy control of the side stand.
o All cruiser exhausts have a larger outlet for improved sound quality and a
lower exhaust note.
Victory Arlen Ness Vision Model Highlights
•Nuclear Sunset with custom Ness flamed graphics
•Signature chrome from nose to tail
•Hot Rod Ness billet wheels
•106 cubic-inch Freedom V-Twin Engine
•29 gallons of trunk and saddlebag capacity
•Dual-zone heated seats and handgrips
Victory Arlen Ness Vision Features and Benefits
NUCLEAR SUNSET PAINT AND CUSTOM NESS FLAMED GRAPHICS
Maybe you can't be Arlen Ness, but you can now own one of his brilliant custom
painted creations. Basking in the glow of Arlen's flame graphics, it's almost
like riding with the master himself.
HOT ROD NESS BILLET WHEELS
High performance wheels front and rear send out a bold custom styling message
with every revolution.
FLAMED NESS ENGINE COVERS
Nestled between the diamond-cut cylinders sits the crown jewel of Arlen's Custom
Vision Tour - fully flamed out engine covers that direct the eye toward the
heart of the machine and set the theme for the rest of the bike.
NESS FLAMED CHROME BILLET GRIPS AND CHROME GRIP ENDS
A true artist with motorcycles as his medium, Arlen pays strict attention to
every chrome-inspired detail. Even the billet grips become an opportunity for
signature flame. Chrome grip ends cap off the bike's overall chrome treatment.
DIAMOND CUT ENGINE
The Ness family wanted to ensure that the Freedom V-Twin at the heart of the
custom Vision Tour looked as precision stylish as it was precision powerful. The
answer was found in detailed, diamond-cut cylinders that elevate and anchor the
bike's incredible style.
NESS CHROME FLAMED BILLET SHIFTER, BRAKE PEGS AND HAND LEVERS
The welder was put away long before, but the Arlen Ness Vision Tour continues
throwing sparks. The Ness chrome hand and foot controls integrate with the
bike's total custom flame treatment and deliver dependable, reliable
KICKER PREMIUM AUDIO SPEAKERS
Acoustically precise and top of the line, these are the speakers the open road
deserves. We suspect the audio waves that emanate from them look like flame
NESS WINDSHIELD GRAPHIC
Forward of everything, the Ness custom windshield graphic provides a
wind-breaking as well as ground-breaking extension of the bike's singular look.
LEATHER STITCHED SEAT
Comfortable enough to make the long haul seem short, and every bit Arlen. Except
for the imprint, which will be all yours.
The Arlen Ness Vision Tour's Anti-Lock Brake System doesn't discriminate between
dry, wet or rock-strewn pavement. No matter what the conditions, ABS monitors
what the wheel is doing and gives you consistent, smooth braking from the
handlebar lever down to the rubber on the road.
After making every other aspect of going the distance as effortless as possible,
the throttle hand still had a beef about being overworked. By adding precise,
automotive-style cruise control, the right mitt can now simply hang on and enjoy
106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
The foundation of the Arlen Ness Vision Tour, the Freedom V-Twin power plant is
an engine worthy of this ultimate touring bike's esteemed designer. Expertly
balanced for perfectly controlled explosions, the Freedom V-Twin delivers 97
enduring horsepower to keep the mile markers coming, along with 113 ft lbs of
on-ramp torque for when you just can't start your journey fast enough.
6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
To Arlen, nothing less than the highest performing transmission available was
worthy of his masterpiece. The Victory 6-speed overdrive tranny takes the power
generated by the massive V-twin and gently converts the bike into rolling art.
Neutral Selection Assist and helical-cut gears ensure every shift is smooth and
clean as the master's design.
CHROME DRIVER AND PASSENGER FLOORBOARDS
Even the roomy, firm-footed floorboards provide an opportunity to toss more fuel
onto the flame-etched chrome theme. Enhancing an otherwise overlooked area of
the bike, the chrome driver floorboards add a bright, custom look.
Adding to the Ness Vision Tour's long-haul luxury, the matching spacious trunk
provides ample room for two riders' gear. Passengers can lean back and see the
world in easy-chair comfort while enjoying the added audio speakers, relaxing
even more knowing their personals are dry-lock safe.
NESS OIL LINE COVER
To the Ness Family, a road is never just a road, and an oil line is never just
an oil line.
ENGINE NUMBER PLATE
No proof of purchase has ever been more rewarding. Each of Arlen's Custom Vision
Tour motorcycles bears a number and an etched facsimile of Arlen's John Hancock.
NESS RADIO DISPLAY
Yet another place to channel his creative energy, Arlen's take on the radio
display makes everything that comes out of it sound a little bit crisper.
NESS IGNITION KEY GRAPHIC
In Arlen's words, even the key graphic is designed to move you.