I have been very confused why my so called 2012 Victory Vegas 8 Ball Motorcycle specs don't match the specs on other 2012 Victory Vegas 8 Ball Specs provided by Victory Motorcycles Home Web-page (I bought the bike new). But it does match the specs of a 2011 Victory Vegas 8 Ball Motorcycle.
My 2012 Vegas 8 Balls has the tires/Rims of a 2011 Vegas 8 Ball and I'm guessing the same goes with the suspension.
According to Victory Website
2012 Victory Vegas 8-Ball Motorcycle
2011 Victory Vegas 8 Ball
Front Tire Spec: 90/90 21 Rim 21 X 2.15 in
Rear Tire Specs: 180 55-B18 Rim 18 X 5.5 in
2012 Victor Vegas 8 Ball
Front Tire Spec: 130/70R18 Rim 18 X 3.0 in
Rear Tire Spec: 180/60R16 Rim 16 X 5.0 in
These tires sizes/rims are significantly different between the 2011-2012 and not interchangeable.
My motorcycle has the 2011 tires/rims sizes and could not fit the manufacture 2012 tires/ rims sizes. (I had 2 professional motorcycle shop confirm this.)
Also, the suspension of the 2012 and 2011 are significantly different, plus a few more manufacturing differences. I will have a professional shop diagnose these differences.
One last piece of evidence that worries me. The sticker on my motorcycle front lower bar. It reads the same tires/rims specs for a 2011 Victory Vegas Motorcycle. Also the ManuFactureDate (MFD) on the sticker says 9/2011. But was Registered as a 2012. I heard of Motorcycle Dealers and distributors playing with the numbers to make a motorcycle look a year newer, but really its the older model. I'm concerned this is what has happened here. According to the Victory Web-site I own a 2011, but it's registered as a 2012/sold as a 2012.
With this many discrepancies, itís difficult to believe this motorcycle is an actual 2012.
Anybody else dealt with this or have an explanation?
Thanks for any help,