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2012 Victory Kingpin
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2012 Victory Kingpin
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2012 Victory Kingpin
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2012 Victory Kingpin
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2012 Victory Kingpin
2012 Victory Kingpin

2012 Victory Kingpin
2012 Victory Kingpin

2012 Victory Kingpin

2012 Victory Kingpin Review

The evolution of a classic American Cruiser. History has never been so bold.

Flared fenders give it a unique look.

The 2012 Victory Kingpin Kingpin cruiser motorcycle just added more strength to its already formidable arsenal without losing any of the classic styling that has made it a signature of the Victory custom cruiser motorcycle lineup.

By adding the all-new 106 cubic-inch Freedom V-Twin engine and 100k transmission to the Kingpin, we've upped the bar once again in the classic cruiser motorcycle market. It's everything you want - performance prowess tied with a unique style that begs to be driven.

Kingpin Custom Cruisers

The one-of-a-kind flared fender remains, keeping the signature design element of the Kingpin intact. But powering that is the newly developed Freedom V-Twin and 100k transmission that's adding new dimensions of power and performance to every Victory motorcycle this year. You'll speed down country highways and city boulevards with control and power that reminds you of why you started riding in the first place. You'll stand out among the crowd with a unique style and a ride performance that backs it up.

There's nothing out there in the classic cruiser motorcycle market that compares to the combination of style and performance you get with a Kingpin. Find a Victory dealer near you today and follow your passion for the ride with a test drive on the 2012 Kingpin Classic Cruiser motorcycle.


 

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.

o The recommended oil change interval for 2011 models is every 5,000 miles (8,000 km).

o Less-frequent oil changes results in a lower cost of ownership.


NEW TRANSMISSION

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 transmission.

o In 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.

o Driveline 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.


ENHANCED INSTRUMENTATION

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.

o Blue backlighting.

o A large LCD that displays: Clock (time of day is viewable at all times), gear position, tachometer and diagnostic readouts for Victory dealership service technicians.

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 triple clamps.

o The 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.

o All 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 Kingpin Jackpot (which retains its chrome triple), and the Victory Cross Roads (which retains its brushed finish).

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.

 

 

 

2012 Victory Kingpin Model Highlights

- Full-length classic flared fenders

- Rigid inverted front fork

- Full floorboards for total comfort

 

 

2012 Victory Kingpin Features and Benefits

106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
Whether you're finding your way across town or cruising the city's glass canyons, the Freedom V-Twin power plant delivers 97 horsepower and 113 ft lbs of green-light torque with ultimate authority. The heart of every Victory Cruiser machine, it informs the world of your arrival with every crack of the throttle.

6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
The best performing transmission on the street collects the power generated by the massive V-twin and allows the Victory Kingpin to roll fluidly between the curbs. Helical-cut gears ensure that each shift will be as smooth and clean as the bike itself.

113 FT LBS TORQUE
Press the starter and you can feel deep in your chest an eruption of low-end torque. With each precision-tuned piston stroke, the Freedom V-Twin's 4-valve overhead cams and perfectly matched 6-speed overdrive transmission promise to provide unmatched throttle response, acceleration and passing power.

INVERTED FRONT FORK
Kingpin's classic look pleases every rider walking up to it. But that feeling is turbocharged when taking the Kingpin through the twisties. The beefy inverted front fork sends more rigidity forward, providing better handling at every turn.

FULL FLOORBOARDS
Stable and highly comfortable platforms make a rider's feet feel as firmly grounded as the bike itself, and allow for more confident shifter stomping from heel to toe.

FULL-LENGTH CLASSIC FLARED FENDERS
The signature Kingpin fenders feature long, flowing sheet metal that complements the bike's overall styling and puts a modern spin on classic cruiser design.

OPTIONAL TOURING ACCESSORIES
Born a cruiser, Kingpin's smooth handling and comfortable seating position makes it an ideal candidate for the longer haul. Suit it up with touring accessories - trunk and saddlebags to start with - then take off and travel well beyond the comfort zone of other cruisers.

 

 


 

2012 Victory Kingpin - USA Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $15,299 USD

Engine
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke 101 x 108 mm
Charging System 38 amps max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression ratio 9.4 : 1
Cooling System Air / oil
Displacement 106 ci / 1731 cc
Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin
Exhaust Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
Oil capacity 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator
Transmission 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Valve train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Chassis
Dry Weight 666 lbs / 303 kg
Ground Clearance 5.8 in / 148 mm
GVWR 1,234 lbs / 560 kg
Length 99.9 in / 2537 mm
Rake/trail 32.8o / 5.4 in / 138 mm
Seat Height 26.5 in / 673 mm
Wheelbase 65.6 in / 1666 mm

Suspension
Front Suspension Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.9 in / 100 mm travel, preload adjustable spring

Brakes
Brake System Type Conventional
Front braking system 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
Rear braking system 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Wheels & Tires
Front Tire 130/70 B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II
Front Wheel 18 x 3.5 in
Rear Tire 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417
Rear Wheel 18 x 5.5 in

Color
Colors Pearl White & Vogue Silver

 

 


 

2012 Victory Kingpin - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $16,699 CDN

Engine
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke 101 x 108 mm
Charging System 38 amps max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression ratio 9.4 : 1
Cooling System Air / oil
Displacement 106 ci / 1731 cc
Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin
Exhaust Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
Oil capacity 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator
Transmission 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Valve train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Chassis
Dry Weight 666 lbs / 303 kg
Ground Clearance 5.8 in / 148 mm
GVWR 1,234 lbs / 560 kg
Length 99.9 in / 2537 mm
Rake/trail 32.8o / 5.4 in / 138 mm
Seat Height 26.5 in / 673 mm
Wheelbase 65.6 in / 1666 mm

Suspension
Front Suspension Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.9 in / 100 mm travel, preload adjustable spring

Brakes
Brake System Type Conventional
Front braking system 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
Rear braking system 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Wheels & Tires
Front Tire 130/70 B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II
Front Wheel 18 x 3.5 in
Rear Tire 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417
Rear Wheel 18 x 5.5 in

Colour
Colours Pearl White & Vogue Silver



 

 

 

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