With adjustable handlebars (you can have them way up high, or in your lap), the 2012 High-Ball, introduced earlier today, has some simple, classic styling elements, including whitewall tires and spoked 16-inch wheels. Available in a single color scheme (you’re looking at it), most of the frame and chassis components are black. Here is how Victory sums up the new High-Ball:
Stripped down. Bare bones. A bold throwback. The all-new 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.
The High-Ball has a raised spine like the Victory Vegas that runs the length of the bike. It features Victory’s massive 106 cubic inch v-twin, with 97 hp and 113 ft./lbs. of torque.
The bars adjust between high and low positions quickly with simple hand tools, and the cables will reach in either position. The controls rotate to accommodate either position.
The 16-inch laced wheels have a gloss black finish on both the hubs and rims, which are connected by stainless steel spokes. The Dunlop whitewall tires are 130mm in front and 150mm in the back. Many of the Victory Vegas accessories will bolt on to the High-Ball. The “Pure Victory Gear” items will include, for instance, passenger seats and floorboards, or pegs. Victory will also have a two-into-one exhaust system available.
The MSRP of the High-Ball is $13,499. Take a look at Victory’s website for additional details and specifications.