You know, I've never really like Victory bikes. Something about the styling just didn't sit right with me. For that matter nothing about Arlen Ness styling ever really appealed to me either. But today, something ran across my G+ feed that really caught my eye.

This is the 2015 Victory Gunner and it's very much my style of bike. A low slung, low riding, mean looking street bike. A nice little cross of cruiser and bobber with big tires and some actual nice looking rims.

Chiming in at 15k Canadian it's actually quite an affordable bike and one that makes me rethink getting one of the H-D Sporty 48s.


2015 Victory Gunner - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,999 USD
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke 101 x 108 mm
Charging System 48 amps max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.4:1
Cooling System Air / oil
Displacement 106 ci / 1731 cc
Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin (FREEDOM 106/ 6 V-Twin)
Exhaust Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Carbon Fiber-reinforced Belt
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle bodies
Oil Capacity 5.0 qts / 4.73 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator
Transmission 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Valve Train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
Front Suspension Conventional telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.0 in / 75 mm travel, preload adjustable spring
Dry Weight 649 lbs / 294 kg
Ground Clearance 4.7 in / 120 mm
GVWR 1151 lbs / 523 kg
Length 93.4 in / 2372 mm
Rake/trail 32°
Seat Height 25.0 in / 635 mm
Wheelbase 64.8 in / 1647 mm
Brake System Type Conventional
Front braking system Single 300 x 5mm/Floating Rotor/4 Piston Calipers
Rear braking system Single 300 x 5mm/Floating Rotor/2 Piston Caliper
Wheels & Tires
Front Tire Dunlop 491 E2-RWL – 130/90 B16 67H
Front Wheel 16 x 3.5 in
Rear Tire Dunlop 491 E2-RWL – 140/90 B16 77H
Rear Wheel 16 x 3.5 in
Colors Suede Metallic


A parade of storms just after a spring blizzard that produced insane white out conditions. We may never see summer again...
And back in storage again. It's been a horrible summer for riding, just didn't have the time. Been having too much fun with the now 14 month old addition to our family. At least I can say I didn't sell my bike, which is more than I can say for the guys I rode with.

Maybe next summer will be better.

New rubber.

New front tire came in last week. Now I just need to find the time to get the bloody thing on.


Snow gone? - Check
Insurance? - Check
Registration? - This Friday
Upcoming warm weekend? - Check

This boy is gonna ride.