2013 Victory Vegas Review


Victory is an Iowa-based manufacturer that prides itself on the fact that they produce the entire Victory line of motorcycles in the United States. One of the esteemed American-made bikes is the 2013 Victory Vegas. The Victory Vegas was introduced in 2003 and has since garnered favorable reviews for its styling and superior performance. The most affordable way to join the Victory clan, the 2013 Victory Vegas is a chopper-themed cruiser that is remarkably easy to ride because of its relatively thin and light built. The handlebar does not require the rider to stretch their arms too much and the seat height is only a little above 25 inches. Because of its incredible custom-built look, most people would find it hard to believe that the Victory Vegas is in fact a mass-produced motorcycle, unless they are Victory fans themselves.

The 2013 Victory Vegas has large front discs and four-piston Nissin calipers, while the Vegas is one of only two models that have a single front disc. The Vegas also has a two-piston caliper and rear rotor. The new Victory Vegas is also equipped with extremely convenient self-canceling turn signals. They help avoid dangerous situations when riders may have an unintended blinking indicator which only confuses other drivers and riders.

The 2013 Victory Vegas sports a larger, 106-cubic inch, V-twin engine and the new six-speed transmission. According to Victory, gear whine and driveline lash were significantly reduced due to helical-cut gears and an improved shaft design. Any way you look at it, the Victory Vegas is a unique and exciting ride.

New For 2013

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2013 Victory Vegas Specs

  • Model: Victory Vegas 8-Ball
  • Engine Type: Two-cylinder, four-stroke, V-Twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.98 inches x 4.25 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.4:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshafts with four valves per cylinder, hydraulic lifters, and self-adjusting cam chains
  • Induction: Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed overdrive
  • Final Drive: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): floating rotor with four-piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): floating rotor with four-piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Conventional telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, preload adjustable spring
  • Wheelbase: 66.3 inches
  • Rake: 32.9 degrees
  • Trail: 4.9 inches
  • Seat Height: 25.2 inches
  • Curb Weight: 645 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90 21 Dunlop Elite 3
  • Tires (Rear): 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417


  • Engine covers in black gloss and chrome are available, along with intake or ignition covers
  • Chrome and black Ness Rad mirrors are available that mount securely on the handlebars.
  • The bike's exhaust note can be improved with the Stage 1 exhaust system. Several options are available: Stage 1 X-Bow in chrome and black, Stage 1 Tri-Pro in chrome and black, Stage 1 Swept and Stage 1 Shotgun. Meets EPA and CARB emissions limits.
  • Chrome Ness fly bars to provide the rider a slightly higher and more comfortable position, along with style.
  • An array of branded stylish chrome grips is available.
  • Several options for leather seats and backrests can be chosen.
  • Leather saddlebags and luggage racks are also available.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Victory Vegas

  • Harley-Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide
  • Harley Softail Slim
  • Harley-Davidson Fat Bob
  • Yamaha Star Raider