The 2013 Victory Judge is a new very stylish, contemporary and powerful cruiser just released from Victory motorcycles. The Judge uses classic American muscle car styling in its design which is very clear in its long, beefy profile, five-spoke wheels and large Dunlop 491 tires with raised white lettering. This is a beautifully designed motorcycle reminiscent of classic Americana muscle but with new age features and power.
The style of the 2013 Victory Judge is very unique and grabs your attention every time. Its powerful silhouette brings about visions of pure American muscle with its deeply sculpted body work and blacked-out components. The bike uses signature Victory styling and is evident in its fuel tank featuring a long and wide look, new headlights that use crisp design, large oval side faces, and blacked out parts such as the frame, dual exhaust pipes, triple trees, cases, and cylinder heads. The handle bars are inspired by the CORE concept motorcycle look with its low and wide dragged out look and feel.
The 2013 Judge’s signature 106 V-Twin engine has an unmistakable growl that only a V-Twin can make, emanating rich tones of power from the Cobra exhaust pipes. The Victory pulls away from the competition with 85 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque at 5300 revolutions per minute (rpm). This engine is undoubtedly praised for its crisp fueling, smooth power delivery, and immediate thrust when the throttle is rolled on. The engine’s massive amount of power and thrust is transferred to the wheels by a six-speed overdrive transmission that consistently delivers smooth gear shifting. The helical-cut gears are durable and reliable to handle the power from the V-Twin. The exhaust system is a simple yet great looking system with 2-1-2 over/under pipes that pull straight away from the engine.
The 2013 Judge uses a conventional telescopic fork with 5.1 inches of travel in the front and a twin sided swing arm with a single mono-tube gas shock absorber, an adjustable spring preload and three inches of travel in the rear. The suspension doesn’t make the Judge super agile when the roads start to become erratic however its short wheelbase of 64.8 inches, Dunlop tires, low ground clearance and wide foot pegs keep the Judge as nibble as can be for a big 660 pound cruiser. The braking system uses a four-piston caliper with an 11.8 inch disc in the front and a two piston caliper with an 11.8 inch disc in the rear. The front brake has to work double time since it is just a single disc brake but with a stout pull of the brake lever, the Brembo brakes bring the burly Judge to a halt. The rear two-piston caliper also does its fair share of stopping the Judge, providing enough power to lock up the rear wheel if engaged too eagerly.
The 2013 Victory Judge is a great bike to own for those looking for an incredibly powerful cruiser with good handling, quality braking and most importantly, unparalleled style and design.