2005 Victory Kingpin Deluxe
- Make: Victory
- Model: Kingpin Deluxe
- Price: Not Defined
- Year: 2005
- Engine: 1600
- Colour: Metallic Blue
- Mileage: 5400
- Current Location: UK.
UK Registered HC54 HJZ
Mint, Rare and Unique 5400 mile one owner garaged in climate controlled environment Florida bike.
These Kingpin models tend to go largely un-noticed in the fantastic Victory line up overshadowed by the Vegas and Hammer. They are however infinitely more practical with the factory fitted lockable hard leatherlike panniers and factory windshield and sissy bar.
This beautiful bike also has Victory Performance exhausts that give a great deep hollow growl plus rear rack, fitted carrier bag, 12v phone charger, expensive and super comfortable Mustang seats, Genuine Victory Service manual and touch up paint!
The bike looks, shows and rides like new, all the chrome is excellent, the alloy rims like new with zero corrosion and superb tyres.
Bikes like this are extremely hard to find and an inspection will have the next owner smitten with the bike.
Independent bike review below:
Although the influence of the Vegas is apparent, and many components — 66.5-inch-wheelbase frame, 4.5-gallon fuel tank, single-shock rear suspension, brakes, exhaust system, and the air/oil-cooled 1507cc, 50-degree V-twin engine — are essentially the same, the Kingpin does have its own style. Most obviously the fenders are fuller and deeper. The front fork is an inverted cartridge style embracing an 18-inch wheel instead of the Vegas’ conventional fork and 21-inch hoop. The wheel change apparently brings the steering head a bit closer to to vertical, setting it at 32.8 degrees instead of the 33.1 dgrees of the Vegas. The Kingpin has about .2 inches more trail too. Seat height (26.5 in.) and wheelbase (66.5 in.) have the same specification, but the fender change makes the ‘Pin 2.8 inches longer (99.1 inches) overall. Victory also lists the Kingpin as 19 pounds heavier than the Vegas.
A handlebar change and slightly different seat further rearrange the ergonomics, making the Kingpin significantly more comfortable for me than the Vegas. There is a more deeply padded saddle and pillion seat.
I was also impressed by the suspension, which is soft enough for comfort on the vast majority of pavement hiccups but controlled enough for confident handling. The latest round of suspension refinement puts this Victory on a par with or ahead of other big twins in terms of suspension quality.
Counterbalancing keeps the engine comfortably smooth, though not as dead-calm as some designs. A small amount of vibration comes through, but it’s not a comfort issue, and details like vibration-resistant mirrors and floorboards isolate its negative effects.
Though the engine is the same basic design that Victory first produced in 1998, the components are almost all different. There are new suppliers for many major parts, which is evident in the vastly improved engine finish, and other changes are immediately evident if you ride a bike with one of those original V92 engines and one of the current machine. First of all, there is considerably more power. The engine is noticeably stronger than the 1450 to 1600cc engines from Harley, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. Unlike those first Victorys, the current machines also shift as smoothly, quietly and certainly as anything out there. In terms of power to displacement ratio, the overhead-cam four-valve Victory “Freedom” engine is probably the brawniest of the big twins, Our only complaint is that if your get sloppy with the throttle, the fuel injection sometime responds somewhat abruptly. It sounds good too with standard pipes fitted and much more aggressive with the Victory Performance pipes fitted on our test bike..\
The steady handling that Victory promised is there too. It steers predictably and holds a line well, even if you brake while leaned over.
Last year we complained about some detail appearance items on the Vegas, such as sloppy wiring or drooping turn signal mounts. All those complaints seem to have been thoroughly addressed, and we’d rate the fit, finish and detailing of the Kingpin as better than average for a big twin.