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– 2005 Victory Kingpin – Arlen Ness Signature Series


The introduction of the Ness Signature Series Vegas last year set a new standard for the factory custom. This year, we set Arlen and Cory Ness loose on the Victory Kingpin. Once again, the bar has been raised. It starts with standard Kingpin genetics. Big fenders. Inverted front fork. Freedom 92/5 V-Twin. Comfortable ride. And an attitude from the other side of the tracks. But look deeper, and you’ll see this bike is a vision in Ness chrome and billet. Billet wheels, billet engine cover inserts and billet-style mirrors. You’ll also find a chrome swingarm, chrome foot controls, chrome passenger peg supports, chrome axle brackets, chrome triple clamps and chrome switch housings. If the Nesses could make it shine, they did. There’s a radical “Purple Haze” color scheme that tells you this didn’t run through any ordinary paint booth. There’s a radius drag bar with braided stainless cables and a custom-stitched ostrich-pattern seat. It’s finished with a Ness logo EFI cover and Ness signature side cover.

Ness Signature Kingpin features
First limited-edition Ness-customized Victory Kingpin.

“Purple Haze” paint scheme designed by Arlen Ness, applied at the state of the art Victory paint facility.

Arlen Ness signature graphic on side cover.

Arlen Ness logo on EFI cover.

Seat material features look and texture of ostrich hide.

New stainless braided brake & clutch cables.

New self-canceling turn signals.

Arlen Ness custom billet wheels.

Arlen Ness radius drag bars & Arlen Ness billet hand grips.

Arlen Ness billet style mirrors & chrome switch housings.

Arlen Ness billet primary cover insert & Arlen Ness billet timing cover insert.

Chrome axle brackets.

Chrome triple clamps.

Chrome swingarm.

Chrome foot controls & chrome passenger peg supports.

Smooth, long-riding suspension with inverted-cartridge forks and a meaty front tire.

Modern engine technology of powerful 92-ci Freedom™ 92/5 V-twin with EFI, overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder.


Engine 4-stroke 50° V-twin

Cooling System Air/Oil

Displacement 92cu. in./1507cc

Bore x Stroke 97 x 102mm

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/44mm throttle bodies

Fuel Capacity 4.5gal./17.0ltr.

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 w/ rising-rate linkage/3.9in. (100mm) travel/preload adjustable spring


Front Wheel 21.0 x 2.15in

Rear Wheel 18.0 x 5.0in

Front Tire 80 90/21 Dunlop® Cruisemax

Rear Tire 180 55-B18 Dunlop® D417


Multiple Colors Black & Blue


MSRP $20,249

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