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Victory Kingpin
Manufacturer
Also called , Ness Kingpin
Production 04-05
Engine
1500cc
Air Filter K&N PL-1608[1]
Spark Plug CPR6EB-9 '04 , '05
Battery YTX20L-BS '04 , '05
Front Tire 130/70-18 '04 , '05
Rear Tire 180/55-18 '04 , '05
Weight
Manuals Service Manual


The Victory Kingpin is a motorcycle produced by Victory from 2004 to 2005.


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Victory Kingpin
Manufacturer
Also called Kingpin 8-Ball, Kingpin Tour, Kingpin Low, Kingpin 8 Ball
Production 2004 - 2012
Class Cruiser
Engine
air-cooled, 4-stroke, 50-degree V-Twin
Bore / Stroke 101.6mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Fuel System EFI
Air Filter K&N PL-1608[1]
Battery 9.4:1
Transmission Gear box: gear

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 43mm inverted cartridge telescopic fork
Rear: monoshock, preload adjustable
Brakes Front: 300 mm floating rotor, 4-piston caliper
Rear: 300 mm floating rotor, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 130/70 B18
Rear Tire 180/55 B18
Wheelbase 65.59 inches (1666 mm)
Length 99.88 inches (2537 mm)
Height 26.5 inches (673 mm)
Seat Height 26.5 inches (673 mm)
Weight 666.02 pounds (302.1 Kg) (dry), 302.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.24 Gallon (4.70 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 Gallon (17.03 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Victory Kingpin was a air-cooled, 4-stroke, 50-degree V-Twin Cruiser motorcycle produced by Victory between 2004 and 2012.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a oil & air cooled air-cooled, 4-stroke, 50-degree V-Twin. A 101.6mm bore x 101.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1731.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a gear transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/70 B18 front tire and a 180/55 B18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 300 mm floating rotor, 4-piston caliper in the front and a 300 mm floating rotor, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm inverted cartridge telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a monoshock, preload adjustable. The Kingpin was fitted with a 4.5 Gallon (17.03 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 666.02 pounds (302.1 Kg). The wheelbase was 65.59 inches (1666 mm) long.

2004 Victory Kingpin[edit]

2004 Victory Kingpin 2004 Victory Kingpin

For riders with a taste for both modern cruisers as well as classic ones, the House of Spirit Lake has launched the 2004 MY Victory Kingpin, with a perfectly balanced blend of classic American cruiser features, as well as modern ones.

The classic flared fenders, as well as the extensive chrome-plating found throughout the bike is sure to appeal to the more nostalgic among Victory fans, while the blacked-out frame, the custom cast wheels, the inverted front forks, as well as an aggressive graphic scheme make this machine a true 21st century cruiser, sure to turn heads no matter where one decides to ride it.


2005 Victory Kingpin[edit]

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Classic touches, in a cruiser with all the perks and abilities that come with 21st century technologies, that's what you get if you become the owner of the 2005 MY Victory Kingpin. The classic flared fenders, the two-tone paint scheme, as well as the chrome-plated exhaust system, fork, wheels and headlight casing bring a touch of nostalgia, while the race-inspired inverted forks, the custom, cast-aluminum wheels and the blacked-out frame, not only ensure improved performance, it gives this machine a proper modern cruiser look and feel.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1507cc, 50-degree V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission.


2006 Victory Kingpin[edit]

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The 2006 MY Victory Kingpin features classic elements and long haul capabilities, all in a modern cruiser package, sure to fit the taste of both younger and more experienced riders, alike. A two-up seat with lumbar support for the rider and a pillion backrest, leather saddlebags, as well as a windscreen make it suitable for extended rides, solo or two-up, while the classic flared fenders and lots of chrome embellishments are sure to appeal to the more nostalgic among Victory fans.

As a proper 21st century cruiser, it sports a powerful, air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin engine and a six-speed, manual transmission with overdrive, as well as modern features such as the custom, six-spoked, cast aluminum wheels, and the blacked-out frame and engine accents.


2007 Victory Kingpin Tour[edit]

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The 2007 MY Victory Kingpin Tour is addressed to those riders who want a modern cruiser, with a design inspired from the golden era of American cruisers, as well as increased long haul capabilities. At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin engine mated to a manual, six-speed overdrive transmission.

Features such as the luxury touring seat with pillion backrest, the hard saddlebags and trunk, which offer 22.2 gallons of storage capacity, as well as the windshield and lower wind deflectors, make it suitable for extended rides, solo or two-up. The classic flared fenders and the chromed exhaust system, frame, forks and the wheels will suit the taste of the more nostalgic among Victory fans.


2007 Victory Kingpin[edit]

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For Victory fans with a taste for the classic American cruiser, the engineers from the House of Spirit Lake have launched the 2007 MY Victory Kingpin. It comes standard with features such as the classic flared fenders and lots of chrome embellishments on the exhaust, forks and engine accents, bring a hint from the golden era of American cruisers. And, the race-inspired, inverted front forks, the custom cast aluminum wheels, as well as the custom headlight make for a proper 21st century cruiser.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive.


2008 Victory Kingpin[edit]

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For the more nostalgic riders, the Hose of Spirit Lake has launched the 2008 MY Victory Kingpin, which features lots of elements inspired from the golden era of American cruisers. The classic flared fenders, the driver full floorboards, as well as lots of chrome embellishments on the exhaust system, the fork and triple clamp, the wheels and the headlight casing, make this one of the most classic-looking cruisers in the Victory family. Elements such as the race-inspired inverted forks, the five-spoked, cast aluminum wheels and the blacked-out frame and engine accents state out that this machine is a true 21st century cruiser.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1643cc, 50-degree V-twin powerhouse mated to a manual, six-speed overdrive transmission.


2008 Victory Kingpin Tour[edit]

2008 Victory Kingpin Tour 2008 Victory Kingpin Tour 2008 Victory Kingpin Tour 2008 Victory Kingpin Tour

The 2008 MY Victory Kingpin Tour is a modern cruiser, with unparalleled touring capabilities, and with design elements that is sure to fit the taste of even the most nostalgic riders. It sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin powerhouse and a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Leather saddlebags and a trunk with integrated pillion backrest provide 22.2 gallons of storage space, a two-up seat with rider lumbar support, full rider floorboards, as well as a windshield with lower wind deflectors come as standard, and significantly increase its long haul capabilities. Classic styling touches such as the flared fenders, the two-tone paint scheme, as lots of chrome plating appeal to the classic cruiser fans. And, being a true 21st century cruiser, it has race-inspired inverted forks, as well as cast aluminum, custom wheels.


2008 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball[edit]

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The 2008 MY Victory Kingpin 8-Ball sports a powerful, air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive. When it comes to classic style in a modern package, few can compare with the Kingpin 8-Ball. It features classic flared fenders, as well as a chromed exhaust system, to appeal to the more nostalgic riders, while the rest of the bike has a modern, edgy, blacked-out finish, which make this cruiser stand out in any crowd. Also, the race-inspired inverted forks and the blacked-out cast aluminum wheels give it improved performance and better maneuverability.


2009 Victory Kingpin Low[edit]

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The House of Spirit Like have launched a new version of the Kingpin cruiser, especially addressed to those riders who want a firmer foothold on the ground when stopped, or have a smaller inseam and arm length, in the embodiment of the 2009 MY Victory Kingpin Low. It has new Stingray cast wheels, which are 13 pounds lighter, as well as a new headlight and LED tailight, as all other cruisers from Victory. Unlike the base model, the ergonomics have been changed, with a 2" pull back of the bars, a smaller, 25.2" seat height, as well as more rearward mounted foot pegs.

In the tech/engine department, it boasts a powerful, air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree powerplant and a manual, six-speed transmission with overdrive.


2009 Victory Kingpin Tour[edit]

2009 Victory Kingpin Tour 2009 Victory Kingpin Tour 2009 Victory Kingpin Tour 2009 Victory Kingpin Tour 2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

For Victory fans who want to spend more time in the saddle, even two-up, the engineers from the House of Spirit Lake have launched the 2009 MY Victory Kingpin Tour. They have made improvements, such as the standard trunk with an incorporated passenger backrest, hard, lockable and color-matching saddlebags, full rider floorboards and a windshield, which significantly increase its long haul capabilities. Also, as opposed to its previous incarnations, it features new, cast-aluminum, Stingray wheels, which are 13.8 lbs lighter, as well as a revised headlight and LED taillight, thus making for a safer ride at night.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1731cc, 50-degree V-twin powerhouse mated to a six-speed transmission with overdrive.


2009 Victory Kingpin[edit]

2009 Victory Kingpin 2009 Victory Kingpin 2009 Victory Kingpin 2009 Victory Kingpin

The 2009 MY Victory Kingpin is suitable for both younger and more nostalgic riders, alike, thanks to the successful blend of classic and modern cruiser elements. It sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin powerhouse and six-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Unlike its previous embodiments, the 2009 MY has new cast Stingray wheels, which are 13.8 lbs lighter, as well as a revised headlight and LED taillight, which make for an overall sager two-wheeler, when riding at night. Other features such as the race-inspired inverted forks, the classic flared fenders, the rider full floorboards, as well as the comfortable riding position only add to the desirability of this machine among Victory fans, and not only.


2009 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball[edit]

2009 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball

For riders with a taste for more aggressive cruisers, the House of Spirit Lake have launched the 2009 MY Victory Kingpin 8-Ball. At its heart lies a powerful, air-cooled, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The cast-aluminum, Stingray wheels are new and also 13.8 lbs lighter, while the new LED taillight is twice as bright, which makes for a safer machine. As all its 8-Ball siblings, the traditional chrome plating on the frame, fork, bars and engine accents has been replaced with a more aggressive and modern blacked-out finish. Also, this two-wheeler boasts improved performance, thanks to the inverted front forks, plus it gives off a hint of nostalgia with its classic flared fenders.


2010 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball[edit]

2010 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball 2010 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball

The 2010 MY Victory Kingpin 8-Ball sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Unlike its previous embodiments, it's seat height has been lowered by 1.3", which, along with the pulled-back handlebars and the repositioned foot pegs make for a more comfortable machine, no matter the riders inseam or arm-length. As all 8-Ball models, it features a blacked-out inverted fork and frame, as well as the characteristic blacked-out Stingray wheels, which make it one of the most aggressive looking models designed by the House of Spirit Lake.


2010 Victory Kingpin[edit]

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The 2010 MY Victory Kingpin successfully combines 60's inspired features with modern cruiser elements in a machine that is sure to satisfy both the nostalgic and the younger among Victory fans. At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1634cc, 50-degree V-twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Classic elements such as the full coverage fenders and the chromed exhaust system, fork and engine accents give off a hint from the golden era of American cruisers. Also, elements such as the five-spoked Stingray wheels, the race-inspired front fork, pulled-back bars and the low seat height not only give it a distinctive modern cruiser appearance, they make for a maneuverable and easy-to-ride machine, sure to fit the needs for a wide variety of riders.


2011 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball[edit]

2011 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball

The 2011 MY Victory Kingpin 8-Ball combines a multitude of classic elements with the trademark, modern 8-Ball blacked-out finish. Suited for both the nostalgic and younger Victory fans, it features components such as the full-coverage fenders, a low, one-up seat, pulled-back handlebars, and full rider floorboards which give it a hint of classic American cruiser. All these components, as the rest of the bike, are blacked-out and introduce a modern, aggressive look, sure to turn heads no matter where one decides to ride it.

At its heart lies a new, air-cooled, four-stroke, 1731cc, 50-degree V-twin powerplant mated to a dependable six-speed manual transmission with an overdrive final gear. It has an even power delivery throughout all the rev ranges, as well as that extra kick needed for fast highway passes.


2011 Victory Kingpin[edit]

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The 2011 MY Victory Kingpin keeps true to the Victory spirit, successfully combining and modern cruiser elements, in a stylish package that is easy to ride, as well as powerful. Features such as the race-inspired, inverted forks, the heel-toe-shifter, the classic flared fenders, the custom-like headlight, as well as the Stingray billet wheels make it a favorite among Victory fans. Also, a chromed exhaust system, front fork and headlight casing give it a nostalgic touch.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1731cc, 50-degree V-twin powerplant mated to a manual, six-speed overdrived transmission.


2012 Victory Kingpin[edit]

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The 2012 MY Victory Kingpin is one of the most classic-looking models ever to be designed by the House of Spirit Lake. Features such as the inverted front fork, the full floorboards, and the full-length, classic-flared fenders, plus the two-tone paint scheme make this machine look like it was ripped from a 60's cruiser magazine. Also, lots of chrome-plated elements, such as the Stingray, five-spoked wheels, the staggered, slash-cut dual exhaust system, the fork and the headlight casing add to the nostalgic feel of this two-wheeler.

At its heart lies a muscular, air-cooled, four-stroke, 1731cc, 50-degree V-twin engine mated to a sturdy, six-speed manual transmission with overdrive. This translates into a balanced power delivery throughout all the rev ranges, as well as that extra kick needed for fast highway passes.


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.