This is the latest in a long line of boldly styled Victory motorcycles to emerge from the factory in recent years.
The most gaudy and garish designs to sit in the range have previously been released as special editions, and usually branded in association with the Ness dynasty.
The new Magnum you see here is a full factory effort – while drawing on some Ness inspiration – boasting a 21” front wheel, slammed back end with swept in hard panniers, a batwing style handlebar fairing, a six-speaker 100watt sound system, and some of the most striking paint jobs we’ve seen from any factory since the mid 1990s.
Massive chrome ape-hanger bars frame the view to the painted dash – something you’ll either love, or will see your Corn Flakes making a surprise return – and a raft of Arlen Ness special parts from victory’s ‘Bevelled’ collection – including pegs, engine covers, ignition covers, brake and clutch levers, footboards, grips and mirrors. Apparently there's “no such thing as too much attitude.”
The rear end has been dropped by an inch, and the seat is also one of the lowest options available, putting the rider closer to the floor than on any other Victory. The 21” front rim and flowing lines of the three-tone paintjobs accentuate the effect, while the ‘boomerang’ fairing screen keeps the overall profile low.
The Magnum gets ABS, LED lighting, and that thumping sound system as standard, while there’ll be a full accessories catalogue of upgrades for those who see this more as a blank canvas than an already pimped bagger.
The colour options include Metasheen Black over Supersteel Grey, Ness Midnight Cherry, Sunset Red over Supersteel Grey, and the most retina-destroying of the lot – Plasma Lime. Prices have not been set yet, but will be announced in early October, ahead of the bike’s late 2014 arrival.
106 engine (1740cc)
Arlen Ness Bevel parts
21” front rim
Lowered 1” at rear
100watt 6-speaker sound system