What, then, is the essential difference between the Vegas and the Kingpin? First, what remains the same is the proven Vegas chassis (with its rising-rate, linkage-type rear suspension) and excellent, 1507cc "Freedom" V-twin engine and transmission. Differences begin up front, where the Vegas' conventional fork and chopper-style, 21-inch front wheel have been replaced by an inverted fork holding an 18-inch wheel with wider rubber. Crowning the new machine are fuller-coverage fenders designed by custom bike kings Arlen and Cory Ness to give the Kingpin that "anchored to the ground" look this customer demands. Voila--Victory easily and inexpensively doubles the market appeal of the Vegas platform.