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January 20, 2012

Victory Unveils the 2013 Judge

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2013 Victory Judge

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Barely have we seen manufacturers' new for 2012 motorcycles when Victory comes along and introduces the Judge, its first new model for 2013. Billed as an "all-new" stripped down cruiser with "dynamic muscle bike styling," the Judge is a new addition to Victory's cruiser platform and powered by the same air-cooled fuel injected Freedom 106/6 V-Twin as the rest of its motorcycles; here boasting 113 ft-lbs of torque (horsepower figures have not been disclosed). Much of the bike's chassis and componentry are also standard Victory cruiser fare, but what's new on the Judge is the addition of drag bars and bodywork intended to evoke the spirit of '70s muscle cars. Also newly designed are the taillight, fender struts and EFI covers between the cylinders. Adding to the Judge's retro ethos are new 16-inch, 5-spoke cast wheels shod with Dunlop Elite II tires with raised white lettering, "evok[ing] memories of performance mag wheels seen at race tracks in the 70’s," says Victory. With its controls positioned rearwards and a seat height of only 658 mm (25.9"), coupled with a low centre of gravity, the Judge is ideal for riders of modest inseam, adds Victory (though we have to say its dry weight of 300 kg might be a deterrent for some smaller pilots).

The 2013 Victory Judge will be available starting in April 2012; in gloss black (slimming) for $15,299, or suede nuclear sunset (orange) or sunset red (red) for $15,749. Full specs are below.

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE 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 45 mm Throttle Body

FUEL CAPACITY 4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr

EXHAUST Staggered Slash-cut Dual Exhaust with Crossover

OIL CAPACITY 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr

CHARGING SYSTEM 38 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

CHASSIS DIMENSIONS

Length 92.0 in / 2337 mm

Wheelbase 64.8 in / 1647 mm

Seat Height 25.9 in / 658 mm

Ground Clearance 4.7 in / 120 mm

Rake/ Trail 31.7? / 6.7 in / 170 mm

Dry Weight 660 lbs / 300 kg

GVWR 1151 lbs / 522 kg

FRONT SUSPENSION

Type Conventional Telescopic Fork

Travel 5.1 in / 130 mm

REAR SUSPENSION

Shock Absorber Single, Mono-tube Gas

Swingarm Cast Aluminum with Rising Rate Linkage

Travel 3.0 in / 75 mm

Adjustments Preload Adjustable Spring

BRAKES

Brake System Type Conventional

Front System Type 300mm Floating Rotor with 4-piston Caliper

Rear System Type 300mm Floating Rotor with 2-piston Caliper

WHEELS

Front 16 x 3.5 in

Rear 16 x 3.5 in

TIRES

Front 130/90 B16 67H Dunlop 491 Elite II-RWL

Rear 140/90 B16 77H Dunlop 491 Elite II-RWL

COLOR OPTIONS Gloss Black, Suede Nuclear Sunset, Sunset Red