2005 Victory Eight Ball (8-Ball)
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– 2005 Victory Eight Ball (8-Ball)
THE NEW VEGAS 8-BALL™. RAW, BASIC AND DARK. JUST WHAT A BLACK SHEEP SHOULD BE.
This is what happens when the Vegas genes go nasty. Introducing the all-new Victory Vegas 8-Ball. Stripped down. Simple. Dark as sin. The 8-Ball starts with styling cues inherited from the Vegas. Long, low design, one-piece sculpted tank with split tail, and a flush-mounted taillight. But from there, it gets ominous. Black bodywork. Blacked-out front fork and triple clamps. And a black heart to match. Check out its 92 cubic inch, 4-valve, overhead-cam Freedom V-Twin. It’s cloaked in black powdercoat to further the sinister theme. The whole thing might remind you of something that slunk out of the shadows at the edge of town. The engine is rigid-mounted, but counterbalancers soak up the vibrations that come with thumping pistons. After that, you’ll find there’s nothing there that doesn’t need to be. You get a solo seat, minimalist features and a riding experience distilled down to its most basic and true form. All at a price that will slap an evil little grin on any face. It’s the all-new Vegas 8-Ball.
Arriving before the headlining Hammer is the Eight Ball, mechanically identical to a Victory Vegas but with blacked out trim in place of chrome at a price $2000 cheaper. At $12,999, Victory claims the Eight Ball is the best value in the American cruiser segment. Market research reveals that more than 50% of cruisers over 900cc are priced under $15,000, until now leaving that market open to the Japanese competition and Harley’s Sportster line. Victory sees the Eight Ball, equipped with just a solo seat, as a blank canvas on which to make it into a personalized custom.
Black bodywork, black powdercoat, blacked-out front fork and triple clamp.
92 cubic inch, 4-valve, overhead-cam Freedom V-Twin.
Long, low design, one-piece sculpted tank with split tail, and a frenched rear fender.
Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin
Cooling System Air/Oil
Displacement 92 cu in/1507cc
Bore x Stroke 97x102mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Valve Train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with 44mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 4.5/17.0 U.S. gallons
Exhaust Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with common volume
Oil Capacity 6.0qts/5.7ltr
Charging System 38 amps max output
Battery 12 volts/18 amp hours
Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Reinforced belt
Front Brake 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
Rear Brake 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
Length 96.3/2445 in/mm
Wheelbase 65.6/1690 in/mm
Seat Height 26.5/673 in/mm
Ground Clearance 5.8/148 in/mm
Rake/Trail 33.1°/5.28/134 in/mm
Dry Weight 620/281 lbs/kg
GVWR 1135/515 lbs/kg
Front Suspension Conventional telescopic fork, 43mm diameter, 5.1in/130mm travel
Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube gas, forged and cast aluminum with rising rate linkage swing-arm, 3.9in/100mm travel, preload adjustable spring
Front Wheel 21×2.15in
Rear Wheel 18×5.0in
Front Tire 80 90/21 Dunlop Cruisemax
Rear Tire 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417
Solid Colors Black