2012 Victory Hard Ball Review

2012 Victory Hard Ball Review A new model has been announced by Victory with styling features including a helmet based on a scorched coconut, legs too stumpy to be able to retract the sidestand and a long and intensive burger-driven mass centralisation programme.

The core of the 2012 Hard-Ball mirrors the High-Ball same two-way adjustable factory Apehangers, spoked wheels wrapped in beefy tires, and Victory’s quick-revving Freedom 106 spooned tightly in the frame. And that’s a good thing. The 1731cc Freedom 106 provides a spirited ride with a wide spread of power on the High-Ball, and despite a little larger fender on the front end, steering should still be light with the absence of a fairing most baggers or tourers sport. Gauges are Spartan, consisting of a small round analog speedo with basic diagnostic symbols incorporated into the face like a Neutral indicator, ABS engagement indicator, low fuel warning, high beams, cruise control and an engine problem warning light.

The bike will be available only in black with red pinstripes and is "hopefully" due to be publicly unveiled in the UK at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show at London’s ExCel from February 2-5 next year. It’s expected in dealers from late February/early March with the price confirmed at £15,995.

2012 Victory Hard Ball Spesifikasi
• Type: 4-stroke 50° V-Twin
• Cooling System: Air / oil
• Displacement: 106 ci / 1731 cc
• Bore X stroke: 101 x 108 mm
• Compression Ratio: 9.4 : 1
• Valve Train: Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
• Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
• Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gal / 22 ltr
• Exhaust: Split dual exhaust with crossover
• Oil Capacity: 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
• Charging System: 48 amps max output
• Battery: 12 volts / 18 amp hours
• Primary Drive: Gear drive with torque compensator
• Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
• Transmission: 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
• Final Drive: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt