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2012 Victory High-Ball

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Stripped down. Bare bones. A bold throwback. The 2012 Victory High-Ball rumbles down the road in the spirit of the classic bobber with an outright refusal to sacrifice performance along the way. Built piece by piece around the road-pounding 106 Freedom V-Twin, it’s a ride with all the power and agility you’d expect from a Victory. If you’re a pure rider with a passion for old-school styling, this is the bike you fire up for the first time and never look back.


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#2 Unread post by zzriderdan »

Gorgous bike. Better than anything the Motor Company puts out to date. harley's beeen recycling that same antique product for decades. i have to laugh when a magazine does a review on one of they're bikes. it seems like the person doing the review is reaching for something to say positive about the same old same old. What a joke!

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zzriderdan wrote:Gorgous bike. Better than anything the Motor Company puts out to date. harley's beeen recycling that same antique product for decades. i have to laugh when a magazine does a review on one of they're bikes. it seems like the person doing the review is reaching for something to say positive about the same old same old. What a joke!
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zzriderdan wrote:Gorgous bike. Better than anything the Motor Company puts out to date. harley's beeen recycling that same antique product for decades. i have to laugh when a magazine does a review on one of they're bikes. it seems like the person doing the review is reaching for something to say positive about the same old same old. What a joke!
:welcome2: to the community! :D

I would have to agree with you but to the point that the majority of motorcycle magazines are baised in their motorcycle reviews anyways thanks to their heavy reliance on ad dollars. There are good points and bad points about ANY bike, model or brand. Even if H-D's were perfect, you could still say they are priced high.

Victory motorcycles sure look beautiful though, especially their paint jobs!

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I love the look. Is that black powder coat? That would be an awesome affect.
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It's painted in matte black with a satin or frosted clear coat. I've seen some of the Harley's also doing white and silver bikes too.

Powder coating is used mainly on wheels and frames cuz it can be a thicker coating for improved durability and it has much more limited colour options.

The bike looks better in photos, but in person I dont like the satin-matte finishes --- the traditional "rat-bike" look is unfinished matte black and looks much cooler for those types of peojects. Matte black helmets look spiffy this way too.

The satin just defeats the purpose of using matte black in the first place when you try to gloss it up again it becomes a satiny charcoal. The silver and white harley's look even worse, but maybe enough blurry eyed people like them.
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QuietMonkey wrote:It's painted in matte black with a satin or frosted clear coat. I've seen some of the Harley's also doing white and silver bikes too.

Powder coating is used mainly on wheels and frames cuz it can be a thicker coating for improved durability and it has much more limited colour options.

The bike looks better in photos, but in person I dont like the satin-matte finishes --- the traditional "rat-bike" look is unfinished matte black and looks much cooler for those types of peojects. Matte black helmets look spiffy this way too.

The satin just defeats the purpose of using matte black in the first place when you try to gloss it up again it becomes a satiny charcoal. The silver and white harley's look even worse, but maybe enough blurry eyed people like them.
The matte or matt (depending on how you spell it) is becoming quite popular on bikes and helmets. Although you CAN polish it (they do sell matt polish, but it's not common) polishing it with normal polish does as QM says, brings it to a "stain" finish. The problem with completely flat paint is there is no urethane top coat ( I believe), thus UV and scratch protection is poor.

The traditional rat paint job is a sponge and flat black stove paint. Also a black spray bomb (spray can) or "mexican paint job" works as well. Flat black paint hides the most surface imperfections.

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#8 Unread post by vampfiend687 »

we just recently got a Victory dealership around here and I drive by it about once a week. The other day they had 3 2011 highballs sitting out front, I slowed down to drool. The more I see them, the more I want a victory.
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zzriderdan wrote:Gorgous bike. Better than anything the Motor Company puts out to date. harley's beeen recycling that same antique product for decades. i have to laugh when a magazine does a review on one of they're bikes. it seems like the person doing the review is reaching for something to say positive about the same old same old. What a joke!
zzriderdan...seriously?...the first response and you try to hijack the thread by bashing HD? Glad the others had sense enough to bring it back.

2012 Victory High-Ball...I like the retro but updated look...whitewalls are cool and everything fits nicely within the frame...jury is out on whether or not I like the turn signals. Thanks for posting!

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#10 Unread post by madjak30 »

Nope...not my style...the Cross Roads, now that is one sweet bike...

@gerjets...don't get bent because someone doesn't get the heritage of the HD brand, every one of us is entitled to our opinion...I'm 40 and I still think I'm too young to appreciate a Harley... :P ...but when I decide to get a cruiser, I'm pretty sure it will say Victory on the tank...just sayin'...but there will be no "Ape Hanger" bars in sight... :wink:

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madjak30...I couldn't care less if zzriderdan doesn't understand the "heritage" of HD...he took a thread about the 2012 Victory High-Ball and tried to turn it into his podium for bashing HD. If he wants to do that, he should start his own thread. That's all.

As for the Cross Roads. You're right. Nice bike. I still prefer the High-Ball with the ape hangers :-)

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Hey man, to each their own...

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Great looking bike, but I'm with the "no to ape hangers" folks. I just don't get them.
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Grey Thumper wrote:Great looking bike, but I'm with the "no to ape hangers" folks. I just don't get them.
What don't you get? Ape Hangers are cool, just like bow ties and fez's (a cookie to anyone other then a Brit who can name the reference), just ask this guy. I mean, he gets it, he REALLY REALLY GETS IT!!!!
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Is there an actual human being that doesn't look like a complete dork riding a bike with apes? :laughing:
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HYPERR wrote:Is there an actual human being that doesn't look like a complete dork riding a bike with apes? :laughing:
In my eyes...nope...but they think they are the "stuff"...gives me a good laugh to think they look "COOL"

But I'm a 40yo fat dude on a sport/standard bike wearing a jacket that says "ROCKET" all over it...so who am I to point fingers? :?

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