2011 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2011 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball before buying this Cruiser bike. The 2011 Kingpin 8Ball is made in USA. Victory first introduced the Kingpin model in 2008. With front Hydraulic Disc brakes that will ...     read more
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2011 Victory Kingpin 8Ball

Model Overview:

2011 Kingpin 8-Ball

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2008
Displacement (cc) 1731
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2011 Victory Kingpin 8-Ball

Intro

The 2011 Victory Kingpin, in its standard form, is a user-friendly and stylish motorcycle that is great fun to ride on the open road. The distinctive design of the motorcycle makes it easily recognizable, and the engine has been modified for more power and efficiency this year. The same engine is used in the Kingpin 8-Ball as well, but it comes with a five-speed gearbox instead of a six-speed one used in the standard model. Moreover, the rear suspension travel of the 8-Ball is significantly lesser than that of the Kingpin standard model.

The 106-cubic inch, V-Twin engine fitted in both models of the 2011 Victory Kingpin come in two states of tune. The Stage 1 version of the engine produces 92 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque and the Stage 2 version offers a slightly better 97 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. The transmission, which has been reworked, offers smoother shifts, easier neutral access, and longer durability. According to Victory, the use of the hi-lo dog/pocket design reduces driveline lash by up to 66 percent, and alternating gear dog heights increases the chances of engagement. The shift forks have been modified for better bending resistance, and the selector drums offer easier shifting. Larger bearings and wider gear sets for the fourth and sixth gears add to the durability of the transmission.

The changes in the powertrain are quite noticeable. Both the standard and 8-Ball models are more powerful than before, and the power band is quite broad with the engine delivering lower at revs as low as 1500 rpm. Throttle response is very smooth too, and the helical-cut gears make gearshifts a lot quieter. The shifts do require a little more effort than before, but they are more precise and direct as well. The single unit gauge pack is one of the best visible improvements. It is mounted high and within easy sight of the rider, and the functions are controlled by pushing a button at the forward end of left-side switchgear. The clock and GPI are on at all times.

New For 2011
  • Freedom 106/6 Stage 2, V-Twin engines with a Stage 2 cam package that allows it to delivers 97 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque.
  • New six-speed, overdrive manual transmission that is smoother and quieter than before with Neutral Selection Assist and 66 percent less driveline lash and helical-cut gears for consistent operational sound in each gear.
  • Comfortable riding position that still keeps the rider in full control of the bike. The lower controls have been moved back towards to the rider for easier access.
  • Full-length classic flared fenders that feature long and flowing sheet metal complementing the overall styling the bike and giving a modern touch to the classic cruiser.
  • Multi-LED taillight for better visibility of the bike in traffic and longer, more reliable performance.
  • Accessory touring line that includes trunk, saddlebags, etc. to improve touring comfort.

2011 Victory Kingpin Specs

  • Model: Kingpin
  • Engine Type: 1731cc V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.98 inches x 4.25 inches
  • Compression Ratio: 9.41:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Final Drive: Gear and belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 35 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): 11.8-inch hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 11.8-inch hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): 1.7-inch non-adjustable inverted fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Aluminum twin-sided swing arm adjustable for shock/spring preload
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 inches
  • Rake: 32.8 degrees
  • Trail: 5.4 inches
  • Seat Height: 25.2 inches
  • Curb Weight: 660 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/70 B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 B18 Dunlop D417

Accessories

  • Windshield bracket
  • Victory custom mirrors
  • Two-up luggage rack
  • Touring passenger seat
  • Superfly windshield in various styles
  • Storage cover
  • Scala-rider Q2 Bluetooth system

Key Competitors For The 2011 Victory Kingpin

  • Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom
  • Harley-Davidson VRSC Night Rod
  • Honda 1300 Interstate
  • Honda Fury

Available Kingpin Sub Models

2011 Victory Kingpin Base Buyer's Guide 2011 Victory Kingpin Base
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
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