This is going to cause confusion. I get what you're trying to say, but "Premium" was an actual trim level package of extra chrome and billet wheels. Premium Vegas, Jackpot, and Vision all had standard forks. Kingpin, Hammer, and Cross bikes always have inverted forks no matter what the trim level was. The progression from 92-100-106 cubic inches and from 5 to 6 speed transmissions sometimes followed a trim level, sometimes did not. Meaning some years the five speed or smaller displacement was part of the 8-Ball package, but other years was not.Kingpin of course.
In the old days Vic had 3 classes of bikes, premium, "normal", and 8-ball. Premium had inverted forks, 6-speed tranny, and a few other things. Normal had a 5-speed tranny. 8-ball was stripped down.
Kingpin was a premium bike. Then later on all the bikes went to a 100 CI with 6-speed. Then 106 CI with 6-speed so the premium designation went away. 8-Ball stayed.
The last Kingpin MSRP was $15,299. The Boardwalk MSRP was $14,999. The Cross Country MSRP was $18,999.I think the two tone red and black Boardwalk was absolutely stunning, gorgeous bike. But Victory was being ran by the men that killled it, not the men that created it at the time. So it had spokes, crazy beach bars, removed suspension travel, and costs thousands more than a Gunner, about as much as an XR. Gee, I wonder why it didn't sell? Must be because guys just don't want Vic's...
Agreed.I liked a lot of the features on the Hammer's.. I just couldn't get past the overly wide back end.. don't need a fatazz to corner man! I thought a lot about 'the ultimate steel frame' having all the best parts in one. The Kingpin came the closest.. just needed the dual brakes from the Hammer to be just about perfect. As much as I liked the looks of the rear fender it really wasn't necessary so I could have given that up to have a truly universal platform with all the best of the rest. Call it a Royal Flush or something. Then make quick detach pieces like the wildly popular Harley and you would have had an unbeatable combo that could go from bar cruiser to back road ripper to touring bike in minutes. Yah.. a guy can dream. Oh and give it the bigger fuel tank like the Cross bikes have.. thanks. I'll take 2.
It's not as bad as you think... Spoon some Night Dragons on it with the 240mm out back and the handling is a lot sharper. That tire has a more rounded profile than the Dunny 250.I liked a lot of the features on the Hammer's.. I just couldn't get past the overly wide back end.. don't need a fatazz to corner man!