How does the Kingpin compare to the new lineup?
It doesn't. Allow me to expand on that... The Kingpin has the inverted front forks, 18" wheels front (130mm tire) and rear (180mm tire), longer rear suspension than these new lowered 8-ball models with more roomy control layout, it is styled to accommodate bags without looking stupid, either footboards OR pegs will bolt right on... arguably the most competent cruiser motorcycle ever built.
What's so good about the forks? Good enough for Ducati.
What's so good about 18" wheels? You can get good speed rated radials to fit it.
The suspension travel speaks for itself (or I hope it does).
Being able to mount large bags is nice and they won't overpower the bike.
Nothing in a big twin cruiser will touch it. Solid chassis that will forgive BIG mistakes (don't ask, I'll have to lie to ya), plenty of brakes, neutral handling, geometry that makes it stable in wind and at high speeds, but it steers quicker than it has any right to.
Equally at home doing this:
Pick a bag...
2006 Victory Kingpin
Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.