After unveiling its new 2012 Hard-Ball at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, Victory Motorcycles is revealing another all-new model at the New York IMS, the early-release 2013 Victory Judge, a power cruiser inspired by classic American muscle cars like The Judge, a special-edition 1969 Pontiac GTO. With deeply sculpted bodywork, blacked-out components, mag wheels and availability in three solid colors (Gloss Black, Sunset Red and Suede Nuclear Sunset), the Judge is a stripped-down, no-frills hot rod.
The fuel tank features signature Victory styling, the new headlight has crisp design lines and the side covers have oval faces just waiting to be customized. The drag bars and bodywork are all new, as is the styling of the taillight, fender struts and new EFI covers between the cylinders. Mag-style 5-spoke, 16-inch cast wheels are shod with Dunlop Elite II tires with raised white lettering.
Rather than a lean-back-and-relax cruiser, the Judge has an engaging riding position, with drag bars, mid-mount foot controls and a 25.9-inch seat height. As with all Victory models, it is powered by the fuel-injected Freedom 106/6 V-Twin, pumping out a claimed 113 ft-lbs of torque. Helical-cut gears in the 6-speed transmission deliver smooth shifting, while the overdriven 6th gear is perfect for highway cruising.
The 2013 Victory Judge has an MSRP of $13,999 for Gloss Black and $14,399 for Sunset Red and Suede Nuclear Sunset. Victory will also offer a full line of accessories designed exclusively for this model. Availability TBD.
2013 Victory Judge Specs
Engine Type: Air/oil-cooled, 50-degree V-twin
Bore x Stroke: 101.0 x 108.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
Valve Train: SOHC, 4 valves per cyl., self-adjusting cam chains w/ hydraulic lifters
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 45mm throttle bodies x 2
Lubrication System: Wet sump, 5.0-qt. cap.
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated wet clutch
Final Drive: Carbon fiber reinforced belt
Battery: 12V 18AH
Frame: Tubular steel w/ cast aluminum swingarm
Wheelbase: 64.8 in.
Rake/ Trail: 31.7 degrees/6.7 in.
Seat Height: 25.9 in.
Suspension, Front: Fork w/ 5.1-in. travel
Rear: Single shock, adj. for spring preload w/ 3.0-in. travel
Brakes, Front: Single 300mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper
Rear: Single 300mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
Wheels, Front: Cast, 3.5 x 16 in.
Rear: Cast, 3.5 x 16 in.
Tires, Front: 130/90-B16
Claimed Dry Weight: 660 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gals.
Average mpg: na