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Victory Motorcycles Unveils 2010 Vegas LE

Friday, January 22, 2010
Victory Motorcycles unveiled what it hails as its ‘quickest motorcycle ever produced’ in New York today at the IMS. The 2010 Vegas Limited Edition (LE) is the first Vegas model to run with Victory’s Freedom 106/6 Speed V-Twin. Throw
2010 Victory Vegas LE
Victory pumped up its Vegas with a Freedom 106/6 V-Twin, Stage 2 cams, and lengthened its stroke to make what Victory hails as its 'quickets motorcycle ever produced.'
in a 6 mm-longer stroke, Stage 2 cams and almost 100cc more power to play with and you’ve got a Vegas that should really romp. To add to its sporty demeanor, Victory jazzed up the Vegas LE with racing stripes down its fenders and tank and added a 106 race plate graphic.

Victory claims that the 2010 Victory Vegas Limited Edition motorcycle is “the leanest and meanest Victory ever offered. Featuring the Freedom106/6 with Stage 2 cams, the Vegas LE pumps out 97 hp and 113 lb-ft of torque and features a Bonneville Salt Flats-inspired paint scheme.”

Production of the 2010 Vegas LE is limited to 100 motorcyles. Ordering opens on January 22 and runs until February 15, 2010. The Vegas LE’s will come numbered from the factory as each features a limited edition plate on the engine. Buyers get to choose from one of four color schemes when ordering - Fire Ball Red, Competition Yellow,Pearl White, or Turbo Silver. Interested parties can log on to www.victorymotorcycles.com/vegasLE/  for more details.
2010 Victory Vegas LE Specs
The 2010 Victory Vegas LE was introduced at the New York IMS today.
Engine – 4-stroke 50-degree V-Twin
Cooling – Air/oil
Displacement – 106 cubi-inch / 1731cc
Bore/Stroke – 101 X 108mm
Compression Ratio – 9.4:1
Valve Train – Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
Fuel System – EFI w/ 45mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity – 4.5 gal.
Oil Capacity – 5.0 qts.
Primary Drive – Gear Drive w/torque compensator
Clutch – Wet, multi-plate
Transmission – 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Final Drive – Carbon Fiber reinforced belt
Front Suspension – 43mm fork, 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension – Preload adjustable spring, 3.0 in. travel
Front Brake – 300mm floating rotor w/ 4-piston caliper
Rear Brake – 300mm floating rotor w/2-piston caliper
Wheels – Front 21 x 2.15 in. Rear 18 x 5. 5 in.
Tires – Front 90/90 21 Dunlop Elite 3, Rear 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417
Length – 96 in.
Wheelbase – 66.3 in.
Seat Height – 25.2 in.
Ground Clearance – 5.3 in.
Rake/Trail – 32.9-degrees/4.9 in.
Dry Weight – 645 lbs
MSRP - $15,999

“We wanted to honor racers that have brought Victory Motorcycles to the Bonneville Salt Flats,” says Victory Product Manager Gary Gray. “Bonneville is one of the most harsh racing environments on the planet, and racers such as Gregor Moe, Laura Klock of Klock Works, Matt Waring of MBW and others have helped show the potential of our motorcycles to the world. So we started with our lightest bike and our largest most powerful engine and added a Limited Edition paint scheme to create a unique motorcycle, plus we priced it aggressively.”

Only 100 of the Victory Vegas LE are scheduled to be made.
Only 100 of the Victory Vegas LE are scheduled to be made.

The Victory Vegas LE features:

Limited Edition Salt Flats Inspired Paint Scheme
Victory’s baddest Freedom 106/6 with Stage 2 cams
Each of the 100 vehicles is numbered from the factory
Big 106 race plate graphic on the sides
Color-matched frame and swingarm
Blacked-out forks, engine, and other bits
Passenger seat and pegs included (not shown in press images)
MSRP - $15,999

Vegas history (model time line):
2003 Victory Vegas V92 5 Speed
2004 Arlen Ness Vegas V92 5 Speed
2005 Vegas 8-Ball V92 5 Speed
2006 Vegas V100 6 Speed, Vegas 8-Ball V100 5 Speed
2008 Vegas Low V100 6 Speed
2010 Vegas LE with 106/6 with Stage 2 Cams

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Bill Mc Burney -Retired  July 20, 2010 01:47 PM
I just picked up a 2005 V 8 Ball with less than 5k on the machine and let two long time Harley owners take it for a spin.They now wont talk to me anymore!
HOG -Harley  July 6, 2010 03:25 PM
I have read a lot of the comments made and I must say that everyone has some valid points. Thing is I can`t allow ya`ll to be little Harley! The fact is that you are comparing apples to oranges! If you like your Victory that`s great, but Harley is not a performance bike. It is a cruiser that has more than enough power for those of you that actually want to ride and cruise. If you are looking for performance then, in my opinion you aren`t really looking for a cruiser anyway. Cruiser`s were never meant to be performance machines. I want to touch on something else. As far as the CRUISER market is concerned; What motorcycles is it that everyone wants to make their bikes look like or sound like? Allow me to answer. HARLEY!! What is still the most sought after motorcycle in the world? HARLEY!! I hear you saying that Harley`s bikes are a design out of the 20`s and 30`s. Well if that is true then they are following a great trend, especially when most of your American car company`s are going back with the retro designs of their cars. Most of the young guys that I talk to that are looking at cruisers want something "OLD SCHOOL". So as far as Harley losing their customer base, I totally disagree. I have rode many different bikes and I can honestly say that nothing compares to ride, balance, and handling of a Harley.
James -sweet  May 3, 2010 08:16 PM
I wish my 2010 Cross country came with that motor set up! Nice bike... I will Stick with my cc though handles like a dream!
Joe G. -Nice Bike  March 24, 2010 05:10 PM
I was torn between a Harley and a Victory. Yeah the Harley hype is cool and the bikes are awesome , however, there is something about the Victory that makes you want to own one. So next week I will pick up my Victory Kingpin 8 Ball We'll see how it goes.
smoken joe -rocket 3  February 20, 2010 09:46 PM
cant wait to race one against the 2010 triumph rocket 3 this year OH!
steve -vic owner  February 13, 2010 09:32 PM
Good engine, that freedom V twin. Sound.
benroe -almost there  February 10, 2010 05:57 AM
victory should have gone all out and turned this bike into a standard or cafe style bike with mid mounts and something close to clip ons. it is almost there but not quite. i will save my money until they get it right..
Mike in WV -Victory is here to stay  January 29, 2010 12:49 PM
Since Victory came out with two totally new bikes (Cross Country and Cross Roads) this year and now with the release of the Vegas LE, it should be a good indication that Polaris/Victory are here to stay. Polaris is very stable and they see the market potential for offering an option to the same old HD that everyone else is riding. Come on...owning a HD is about as exclusive as eating a McDonalds hamburger. The only people spreading rumors (and they are only rumors) about Victory going down the tubes are the HD faithful that are afraid of Victory cutting deeper into their share of the American motorcycle market. If you look at actual trends, you will see that people are not leaving Victory for other brands...people are leaving other brands (HD included) for Victories. I'm on my 3rd Victory and I'm very happy with the bike and company. I don't hate HD..it's just they've never given me a good reason to buy one of their bikes. I've got the money to buy what ever I want...so why would I choose a Victory over a Harley? Ride a Victory and compare...I did...the choice was easy.
scaredy cat -Victory's survival  January 29, 2010 09:39 AM
I like what I've seen with Victory. But to be honest, I'm afraid to buy one because I'm not sure if they will be in business much longer. Has the brand ever been really self supporting or has it always been sustained by Polairis? If it's the latter is Polaris strong enough to keep doing that for a long while?
gb -christan  January 28, 2010 02:05 PM
what appeals to me about Victory is that it is an American made motorcycle that is not a Harley. i agree with you, dollar for dollar Yamaha makes the best bike. i rode the crap out of my Virago xv1100. but as soon as i saw a Vic Vegas and test rode i traded the Yamaha in. I wanted a American made v twin that didn't have the stigma of a HD. i prefer to support american workers when i can, not easy to do these days. So you can ride your import and i hope you love it like i do my Vegas cause you should love what you ride and ride what you love. as for resale. who cares? i have over 60k miles on my bike and i know i will not get crap for it if i ever decide to sell it. anyone who uses the resale argument for or against a bike is either fooling themselves or is a poser. you don't sound like a poser.
Matt -Vegas LE is not a "Muscle Cruiser"  January 27, 2010 07:13 PM
Christian. I have little dought that a Warrior and maybe even a V-Rod could out pace a Vegas LE in the quarter mile but aren't we comparing Apples and Oranges here? or at least Green vs. Red Apples. Even though the engine has been given a little extra boost I don't see Victory claiming the LE to be a strait line racer (Muscle Cruiser). If I was going to the drag strip or short highway romp I would take the Warrior. But if I was taking a day or weekend trip in twisty/ mixed road enviroment like most cruiser riders do but wanted some extra kick obviously the chassis and gearing on the LE would be a more practical ride. Just depends on your "needs" as far as performance goes I guess.
Christian -Victory? I THINK NOT!!!  January 27, 2010 12:58 PM
Ok,so this victory(106CI) has 97hp and 113lb-ft of torque at the crank w/performance cams added to pull that off while hauling 645lb dry weight(tack on another 18+lbs wet) and a rear adj for preload shock & non adj fronts all for the bargin price of 16 grand? my 07 star warrior(102CI) has 85hp & 102lb-ft of torque @ the wheel,stock no mods hauling 650lbs wet with adj for preload front & adj for preload & rebound rear shocks and I picked mine up new for 10 grand new. Better numbers and 60% less coin? seems like a no brainer. Oh btw victorys dont hold their value for shit,my friend wont sell his because he doesnt want to loose his arse(keep on making thoes payments for a machine you dont want)As for Harley? say what you will,they make beautifully styled bikes that aside from Star no other non custom companies will attempt to compete with and they really dont claim to build hi-po machines,except for the v-rods(which will hang pleanty well with a victory if not smoke it for right around the same coin,taking in account its water cooled ofcourse but also 500+cc smaller) Harley may not be your cup of tea and I can respect that,but until the harley haters are the majority im gonna guess harley wont be too concerned with what they want from them.VICTORIOUS AT WHAT? Maybe Victory should have gone with another name?
Pat T -I'll Take One....  January 26, 2010 05:23 AM
97HP with 113 lb-ft torque and only 100 will be made at $15,999 each. This a a nice bike and I feel a good value for the money. To get this kind of performance from a Harley you would be into some serious dollars and then with the Harley you would have old technology. I will go for the Victory. At least Victory is bring out some new and innovative motorcycles as compared to H-D with there same old same old. Of course you must remember that Harley and the Harley dealer network make most of there profit with the aftermarket screaming beagle products. Stock bike to stock bike the Victory wins.
Colton -Really?  January 25, 2010 10:00 PM
Since when did Hardley's start putting performence v-twins in there bikes. i mean i get morons coming up to my local victory shop on there hardley's with 2000 dollar plus 103 stroker kit in there bikes asking to compare there power to a stock 100 c.i victory i have never come close to losing a race yet on a victory to a harley. there nice looking bikes and i love all motorcycles but when it comes to comparing speed and power harleys cant compare to victory
Mike E. -Who's going where?  January 25, 2010 08:17 PM
Harley is struggling more than Victory. Harley flooded the market when all of the Yuppies bought them. Now that ride is over.There are bikes in garages that never got ridden. Now that it's not in fashion to own a Harley, the Yuppies are flooding the market with used Harleys. The victory is here for people that really want to get out and ride a motorcycle (not just own one) Performance dollar for dollar Victory blows Harley away.Also they are are looking to the future, not stuck in the past.
GB -MILWAUKEE MIKE  January 25, 2010 02:21 PM
Matt -Mike  January 25, 2010 01:32 PM
Mike, Harleys are nice bikes and all but even a lot of HD owners would agree Harleys are not known to be performance driven machines nor really try to be (with exception to maybe the V-rod). Just out of curiousity though what would a new comparable CVO or Screamin' Eagle hog run cost wise these days?
MILWAUKEE MIKE -Me too Victory  January 25, 2010 12:21 PM
Victory is in real trouble and this is a "last ditch effort" to try emulate HD's Screaming Eagle and CVO bikes. Why would you buy a "wannabe" when if you wanted a real performance V-twin, just pony up and buy the Harley of your dreams?

When Victory goes belly-up(soon)you will be stuck with the two wheeled equivalent of an Edsel.
Matt -look alike?  January 25, 2010 11:46 AM
I'm confused Tessier what Harley model is it trying to look like exactly? And to Dunk I believe you are thinking of orange not red.
TourMan -Nice Cruiser  January 25, 2010 08:39 AM
Nice looking bike and I like the colors except I do not like the 106 decal. I guess I could take that off. The price will chase me away though. For $16,000 I can buy a real touring motorcycle. BUT, if I just wanted to ride around town this would be the bike for me. It is light years ahead of Harley and better looking.
SAMxrl -Value?  January 24, 2010 10:19 AM
It seems funny to me why one can get a sportbike that would have won world titles a short while ago (+ amazing technology)for the same price as a cruiser with the same performance as decades past. I guess that's the price you have to pay for a rolling piece of art. The Victory is a beautiful bike that would look great in my garage (minus the 106 sticker),however, my budget forces me to stick with my modified XR650L. Bummer!
Tessier -Come on  January 24, 2010 08:21 AM
If I paint my bike a different color do a little engine work and put a tacky number plate on it (Number 1 of course, cause that makes you faster) can I call it a special special wicked limited edition and charge more? Answer: Hell No! and neither should Victory be trying to. Get in the game and make something new instead of following the Harley model.
Superlight -Vegas  January 24, 2010 06:31 AM
97 HP for only 645 lbs. Yawn.
Sam -Really, a LE?  January 23, 2010 05:04 PM
OK, I'll go against the grain...(It should be noted that I'm not a big cruiser fan but I do LOVE motorcycles nonetheless) BUT! I'm growing sick and tired of companies taking the short cut and "unveiling" a, "TADA! BRAND NEW MOTORCYCLE!" So what? They did some minor engine mods and suddenly it's a "Limited Edition" bike? Give me a break...
Dunk -Nice  January 23, 2010 03:33 PM
Not into cruisers but thats pretty tight. The "106" is kinda dorky. Hey, it's even in Harley colors.
GB -yup  January 23, 2010 01:10 PM
not crazy about the 106 either. 'specially since it says 106 already on the cheesewedge cover on the engine. love the wheels tho.
Rex -sticker  January 23, 2010 07:12 AM
The number is I think, to make it look more like a raceing number that you would see at Bonneville, so when it passes all of those project fury bikes you will know you have been had by an American made bike.
Woodman -sticker  January 23, 2010 04:07 AM
Seriously, can you get it without the sticker?
Tim B -Nice Bike  January 22, 2010 11:10 PM
That's a really nice, clean looking bike. The "106" decal looks like an afterthought, though.