By Gary Koz Mraz, Photos by Brian J Nelson
Victory released a brand new motorcycle in July called the Boardwalk. It’s low, laid-back classic cruiser touting an impressive collection of accessories that make the Boardwalk a comfortable 2-up cruiser for longer rides. A low seat height, large unencumbered floorboards and the widest handlebars of any Victory model make for comfortable ergonomics. It takes just minutes to add several new Lock & Ride accessories to customize the Victory Boardwalk for extended riding.
The Victory Boardwalk is available in solid black or solid pearl white. The premium paint is complemented by ample chrome, including the headlight, gauge housing, handlebars, exhaust, belt guard, engine and ignition covers, turn signal housings, and fender struts. Long, stylish fenders wrap around the whitewall tires, and a raised spine runs the length of the bike on the fenders and the new 4.7-gallon fuel tank. The rear fender hosts a flush-mounted, tall taillight, and there is powerful LED lighting in the brake lamp and turn signals for excellent visibility. The whitewalls are mounted on 60-spoke, laced chrome wheels that elevate Boardwalk’s styling.
The comfortable seat features a height of just 25.9”, giving every rider an easy reach to the pavement. Roomy and open floorboards complement the comfortable seating, and the wide handlebars are within easy reach for sure control and a relaxed riding position. An accessory heel shifter is available for those who prefer it.
The 43mm-diameter telescopic forks deliver a smooth ride and sure, easy handling. A single gas shock in the rear provides a plush ride and its performance is complemented by a preload-adjustable spring to suit any riding style. The 16” chrome laced wheels are shod with premium Metzler tires, 150mm wide in the rear and 130mm wide up front.
Lock & Ride® accessories include Boardwalk Saddlebags, the Tall Boardwalk Windscreen, Boardwalk Passenger Backrest, and 2-Up Luggage Rack. With Victory-exclusive Lock & Ride® technology, all of the accessories mentioned above can be added to a Victory Boardwalk in just minutes. These Victory Boardwalk accessories – as well as heated grips and cruise control – were developed in conjunction with this new model to ensure the easiest installation, best fit and optimal performance. In addition to these newly developed accessories, many more accessories are available including handlebars, grips, exhausts, custom engine covers, foot pegs, floorboards and more.
This air- and oil-cooled engine is fuel-injected and counter-balanced, so it delivers smooth, efficient, reliable performance. The Victory Boardwalk’s engine serves up 113 ft.-lb. of torque. The engine is solid-mounted in the frame, making it a stressed member of the chassis. This gives the bike outstanding torsional rigidity and enhances handling. When a Victory Boardwalk gets into a corner at speed, there’s no frame flex, no wobble.
Solid Black US: $15,499
Solid Pearl White US: $15,899
- NEW Lock & Ride® Saddle Bag $849.99
- NEW Lock & Ride® Saddlebag Mounting Kit $159.99
- NEW Lock & Ride® Sissy Bar $399.99
- NEW Lock & Ride® Passenger Luggage Rack $199.99
- NEW Lock & Ride® Traditional Windscreen $499.99
- Lock & Ride® Windscreen Mount $139.99
- NEW Boardwalk Cruise Control $449.99
- Heated Grips $199.99
- Stage 1 X-Bow Exhaust $999.99