The 2014 Victory Cruisers

CruisersGroupDuring the introduction of the 2014 Cruisers to its dealer network, the theme developed by Steve Menneto, Vice President for Polaris Motorcycles, was “offering more bike for the money than ever before.” New lower price points, added features and increased options characterize the 2014 line-up. Still 6 different models: HIGH-BALL®, JACKPOT, VICTORY JUDGE®, BOARDWALK™, HAMMER 8-BALL® and VEGAS 8-BALL®

Highball(1)Highball(2)The Victory High-Ball®

A MSRP reduced by $1000 and now available in two different paint jobs. Take your pick between an old-school suede finish in black and white or a flame job reminiscent of the hot-rod bobber heyday. Adjustable mitered bars give you options and new round headlight (yippee!) complete the look. The Suede Black and White version features cast wheels and starts at MSRP of only $13,499. The new new Suede Black with Flames version of the High-Ball features traditional spoke rims, but pops with a custom inspired red flame on suede black paint job.

JackpotThe Victory Jackpot.

Some new style and the lowest price tag this model has ever worn. A 250 mm rear tire and new paint scheme in Sunset Red. High style and high performance blend seamlessly in chrome and Sunset Red. Features include:tank graphics instead of the traditional tank badge. Chrome engine, exhaust, fender rails, headlight bezel and handlebars. Blacked-out details including fork legs, triple trees, and turn signals. Round headlight. Cast wheels.

JudgeThe Victory Judge

Inspired by the classic muscle car. High style and high performance blend in chrome and Sunset Red & Gloss Black paint with a fat rear tire. Featuring its lowest price ever. 16″ 5-spoke wheels paired with Dunlop® Elite® II tires featuring raised white lettering. Features include: tank graphics instead of the traditional tank badge. Chrome engine, exhaust, fender rails, headlight bezel, and handlebars. Blacked-out details including fork legs, triple trees, and turn signals. Round headlight.

BoardwalkVictory Boardwalk™

No price increase with a top-end, two-tone paint and pinstripe details and not a penny increase in price. Deeply sculpted bodywork. Blacked-out components give the bike a distinctive look. The 16″, 5-spoke cast wheels are reminiscent of muscle-car mag wheels and are paired with Dunlop® Elite® II tires featuring raised white lettering.

Hammer8Ball(1)Hammer8Ball(2)Hammer8Ball(3)The Victory Hammer 8-Ball

The dragster-inspired muscle cruiser Hammer 8-Ball® flexes muscle-bike styling and a 250mm rear tire and, along with the dark, custom-cut Vegas 8-Ball®, continues to offer maximum style and performance for a great price. A short front fender and high-cut rear that reveals the meaty, 250mm rear tire. This model also features inverted forks and a removable black cowl that covers the passenger seat during solo trips and pops off in seconds for two-up riding. Modern muscle wrapped up in a stealth black package.

Vegas_8BallThe Victory Vegas 8-Ball

The Victory cruiser is back in black. It features a scalloped split-tail fuel tank that integrates with the front of the seat and a signature raised spine running the length of the bodywork. Features include: Blacked-out styling including engine, headlight, handlebars, exhaust, wheels, belt guards, frames, and more. 21″ front wheel.


34 Responses to “The 2014 Victory Cruisers”

  1. 1 Matt W. Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Not usually a big fan of flamed paint schemes but have to admit it seems to work well with the Highball. The new headlight is more fitting as well. The new two tone scheme on the Boardwalk is a nice elegant touch too. Would like to see a smaller displacement bike and a 8-ball Jackpot one of these days.

  2. 2 BobS Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    It’s a better Judge and Boardwalk but the “You can have any color you want as long as it’s black” policy for the Vegas and Hammer hasn’t worked in about 80 years. Victory might want to ask themselves how long they want to sell these cruisers…

  3. 3 Mack Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    That black high ball is a good looking bike..

  4. 4 Sisco Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I wonder how many sales Indian is going to take to Victory.

  5. 5 Shifter Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    The bikes have a great reputation for being very reliable. But it takes more than 15 years as a manufacturer to become an icon like Harley and Indian. Difficult market battle for Victory against Harley. Much, much easier for Indian.

  6. 6 Brett Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I have to say 1 of my biggest complaints on the looks of Victories was the HUGE rectangle headlight. It’s good they are dumping it…….the Highball is looking better….looks alot like a Softail standard standard without bobtail fender…..

    Anyway, everything Polaris has said…with Indian launched & more models coming out…..this line up for Victory won’t be around much longer….from things I read Victory will be the Vision & Cross Country touring bikes & then move to more of a sport bike…….not sure if that means a cafe racer type or a crotch rocket type, but Cruisers are going to be left for Indian.

  7. 7 Vrat Aug 28th, 2013 at 11:09 am


    Care to share your source of information on the above statement?

  8. 8 Rodent Aug 28th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Drop the victory and make a 12 grand scout

  9. 9 Steve The Producer Johann Aug 28th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I’m with Vrat. Where di your info come from Brett?

    I just visited my local Victory dealer and they are spending some big bucks by remodeling their facility to showcase and sell the Victory and Indian (Bikes and gear) in separted showroom which will be set apart and entered by different entrance from the rest of the bikes, ATV’s and watercraft they are selling.

    From what I am seeing with my own eyes, Polaris is is just getting started and will be working hard to make sure anyone who already carries Victory and wishes to sell Indian will have to pony up bucks to have stand alone facility to do so JUST LIKE H-D did years ago.

    I am for one am glad I bought stock in Polaris back before the indian launch. Polaris/Indian has been getting planty of positive press in Forbes and other finacial outlets. I’m very gald to have an American company which hires Americans grow themselves both here and abroad.

  10. 10 Steve The Producer Johann Aug 28th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Just re-read what I wrote. Good points but I need spell checker!

  11. 11 bart65 Aug 28th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I think Victory’s weakest link is their style design team. Really weak. They need to hire some outside stylist(s) with an all new clean sheet for shapes, lines and use of color as right now those bikes are not pretty.

  12. 12 roscoe Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    So what you are saying is you want them to hire the guy that “designs” Road Kings?

  13. 13 Terence Tory Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    bart6,the High-Ball is the best looking bike I have seen on the road in years.It has style,substance and is very imposing visually on the highway.It does not look Japanese like a V-rod (the V-max copy) at all and it is not boring as batshit as yet another Softail wobbling along a city street.Harley is too scared to build anything radical,they just like piling more anchovies onto cold pizzas.

  14. 14 Sheridan Aug 29th, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Finally Victory has listened to the public and realised round headlights look better on their bikes, well at least on some models. I think the Judge and the Jackpot as shown above look good, actually really good. Is there an aftermarket kit available to relocate the speedo like you can on a Sporty to hide it to the left of the front cylinder? Add a set of 6-8″ straight risers with drag bars to either the Judge and Jackpot and that would do me.

  15. 15 RJ Aug 29th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I had a lot of respect for Polaris and the Victory line, up until today when I found out that they were closing there plant and moving it to Mexico. Now they can kiss my ass. I hope everyone that reads this will let Polaris know that they are unhappy with corporate decision to eliminate American jobs, all while lining their pockets with cheaper Mexican labor. I was once excited for Polaris, Victory and Indian, now I will never consider purchasing one of their products. Piss poor decision Polaris, good luck.

  16. 16 Duke Aug 29th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Sheridan, looks like the Ness Fly bars and the Vee Bars have a good rise to them and are more of that drag style. I like the looks of the bikes, but definitely need to change the handlebars out.

  17. 17 Mike Aug 29th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Harley must pay guys to troll every forum mentioning Victory and to post a “moving to Mexico” rumor. Not true. Victory motorycles have always been, and will continue to be made in USA. More specifically for the rumor mongors, Vic engines are made in Wisconsin, and the bikes are assembled in Iowa. Same with Indian now. Pretty far from Mexico I think.

  18. 18 BlkBkr Aug 29th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    RJ not sure where you got your mis information from but you might want to read this article about the 22.5 million dollar expansion to the plant where Polaris builds the motorcycles in Spirit Lake, Iowa:

  19. 19 BobS Aug 29th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    RJ everything you just said is false. I suspect you already know it and are intentionally just trying to spread false rumors but just in case your not and you just fell for someone else intentionally spreading false rumors it is complete BS. Polaris has invested 100 million dollars in in Indian production facilities in Spirit Lake Iowa where every Victory has been and still is made, and now every Indian will be. They have added 125 workers so far out of 300 needed for Indian, 800 total in Iowa alone, not counting workers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota where they also have large facilities. If you want facts instead of rumors read all about it in the August 25th Business section of the Des Moines Register.

  20. 20 Matt W. Aug 29th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    RJ: I believe either you or your source is miss-informed. Polaris as some of it’s Polaris ATV assembly currently in Mexico to serve it’s Mexican/ South American market. Polaris has already put millions into expanding it’s Victory/Indian plant at Spirit Lake the last 2 years alone. There is no logical reason to believe they are going to close their doors and cross the border anytime soon. But If you feel like telling an American motorcycle company to “kiss my ass” for assembling bikes abroad with foreign labor then might I remind you that Harley Davidson has a plant in India.

  21. 21 Patumwan Aug 29th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    RJ. Your statement is 100% false. You must read the wrong magazine.

  22. 22 Steve The Producer Johann Aug 29th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Why spread false info? Nobody wins and everyone loses.

    Here is a suggestion as some have done here – Do a fact check before posting and create alink for the “proof” in your statement. Thnaks everyone for the links to back up your point.

    As for opinions everyone has one and we can express them here. But, I am so tired of people passing along BS when they haven’t taken the time to find out if it’s true.

  23. 23 DK Aug 29th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    The more successful Polaris is with their motorcycle brands, the better it is for Harley riders. HD has had no competition for so long that they haven’t had to be inovative with their designs.

  24. 24 Pinhead Aug 29th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    It’s good to see they finally did something about the headlight but it makes the speedo look even more out of place. I think They need to look how popular bobbers are and change the style a bit not just BNG.

  25. 25 RJ Aug 29th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I apologize for taking bad information and running with it. I just get so angry when I hear of shit like that. I am not thrilled to be wrong, but happy I am. I would also like to say sorry to Polaris for spreading bad info.

  26. 26 BobS Aug 29th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Matt…here we go again. Harley’s plant in India reassembles CKD bikes (complete knock down). It is the cheapest and easiest way to get around import tariffs. First harley takes a bike riight off the assembly line. It’s `100% complete, built by American workers. Then they hire additional American workers to take the bike apart and ship it in pieces, all numbers matching. Then in India and Indian worker reassembles it. Since it’s now a product assembled in India it gets taxed at a lower rate, so Harley sells more, which means more American made bikes. Harley hasn’t shed a single American job in favor of Indian labor, it’s actually increasd American jobs.

  27. 27 Sheridan Aug 29th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    RJ well done for admitting you were wrong, most people don’t man up like that or just slip away annonymously.

  28. 28 BlkBkr Aug 30th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    RJ…Way to man up…Much respect Sir.

  29. 29 Blackmax Aug 30th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ok, RJ everyone is entitled to a mistake
    That old rumors is still making the rounds & the gullilble swallow it, hook, line & sinker.
    Ready to believe the worse of any American company to “cut & run” for profit & cheap labor.
    The truth is the truth is the truth
    Both Indian & Victory are built in the USA
    As stated before by many sources & right here on this very blog,numerous times,
    The engines are made in Wisconsin
    The entire bike is assembeled in Spirit Lake Iowa
    (I think both of those places are in the USA)
    Polaris is using seperate productions lines for each brand
    And the american content is greater on the Victory & indian than it is on H-D
    For me, that puts the matter to rest right there & then !!!!

  30. 30 Blackmax Aug 30th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Oh & by the way,
    The Victory Demo truck was just in riding distance in Dayton Oh
    I rode the Judge, the High-Ball & the Cross Country Tour
    I’ve never ridden finer examples of motorcycle engineering
    & my riding buddy, after testing an H-D Ultra bought a X-Country Tour!
    More HP, more touque, more of everthing !!!
    Me, i’m still waiting to test ride an Indian Chieftain
    (& see what they are doing about a tour box) before I decide which one I want in my garage.
    If i had all the $$ in the world, a couple of Victory’s (High-Ball & X-Country) would already be there

  31. 31 BobS Aug 30th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    And there’s one more persistent rumor. Nobody here knows what the parts content is of a Victory or a Harley.

  32. 32 Terence Tory Aug 31st, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Blackmax:”Ready to believe the worse (sic) of any American company to “cut & run” for profit & cheap labor”.

    Every modern motor company obtains materials and parts from numerous suppliers in many different places around the world. Reducing costs and maximising profits on every unit sold is what corporations are all about.That is just the meagre price of enjoying the vast benefits of globalisation. I really don’t care less who assembles a new bike for me (Maybe not in Albania though!).The H-D tentacles of parts sourcing girdle the globe.

    Its going to be a good laugh all round when Harley starts to export small bore bikes from India,built by Indians. An “Indian Harley” ? LOL

  33. 33 Matt W. Aug 31st, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Bob S: I know that the H-D plant in India doesn’t actually replace American jobs (in theory). Was curious what RJ’s reaction would be to it though since he seemed so “passionate” about the subject.

  34. 34 Brett Sep 2nd, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Vratt…which 1…the new headlights that pictures are shown of or Polaris coming right out & saying they will be putting a bit more focus on the Victory & it will become a more of a sports bike?

    It’s been posted many times, maybe even here, in many of the new Indian articles with Polaris Exec interviews.

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