2009 Victory Cory Ness Signature Jackpot
Every motorcyclist loves the feeling of freedom a bike offers, but the individual reasons for riding a motorcycle are nearly as varied as snowflakes. Sportbike pilots demand pure performance, while a scooterist has an emphasis on ease of use and fuel economy.
A cruiser rider presents a unique challenge to manufacturers. It’s an equation that has a style factor as its root – it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling.
The Ness Signature models epitomize maximum style for Victory Motorcycles. The formula is two parts Victory custom cruiser and one part the creativity and flair of the Ness family.
Arlen’s son Cory authored the Ness Signature bike seen here, and it’s perhaps Victory’s coolest custom ever. Based on the fat-tired Vegas Jackpot platform, the Ness treatment involves cosmetic additions and flourishes such as special paint, wheels, hand and foot controls, and major amounts of chrome and billet.
It’s a serious bling machine, evidenced by Mr. Davidson’s head-swiveling at DIS mentioned above. The design is anchored by the Vegas’ now-familiar tip-to-tip spine shape running through the fenders and fuel tank, and a new LED taillight nicely frenched in to the fender follows the spine theme.
A proper chopper profile is set off by a fat 250mm wide Dunlop Elite 3 rear tire overcompensating for a narrow (90mm) 21-inch front tire, as do all Jackpots. The Cory Ness version deviates in terms of rolling stock by its use of killer Landshark billet wheels, black with machined and polished accents, which were a hit among the cruiser hordes when we tested it during Florida’s Bike Week.
Also receiving major props from the Daytona Beach chopper cognoscenti were the dazzling diamond-cut cylinder fins and its metallic-purple-on-pearl-white paint designed by Cory hisself. Its pinstriping accents are carried through on nearly every panel, from the top of the chrome headlight to the fenders and sidecovers. Even the leather seat receives a similar treatment with matching custom stitching.
Humans are naturally drawn to bright, shiny things, and the CN Signature doesn’t disappoint in this area. Among the extra items dipped in chrome are the headlight, swingarm, exhaust mount and foot controls. Billet aluminum pieces also shine when they’re polished, and you’ll find these machined components doing duty as engine covers, knurled hand grips and matching pegs.
Also gaining extra style points are the Ness teardrop-shaped mirrors that are both cool and effective, and braided-steel cable covers dress up the handlebars and complement the Jackpot’s stock braided brake hoses. For proof of the Ness connection, the Signature bikes sport an air cleaner cover with the Cory Ness logo and a numbered metal plate affixed to the engine. Production of Ness models are limited to no more than one per dealer, so the Cory Signature model tested here will number fewer than 350 total units.
All this bolt-on, dipped-in, machined-from-solid, stitched-on accoutrements add up to a fairly pricey $24,499, a substantial $6,000 bump over the most basic Jackpot. Although you couldn’t duplicate the Signature from a standard Jackpot for that price, it does put the Nessie near the rarified financial air of a Harley CVO model like the $27K Softail Springer. The fact there’ll be far fewer Ness models produced than something like the “limited-edition” CVO Springer (2,500 units) is either a positive or a negative depending on your perspective.
Like the standard Jackpot, the Cory Ness version is powered by Victory’s 106 cubic-inch 50-degree V-Twin that uses a single overhead cam to actuate its four valves per cylinder. Jackpots are fitted with Stage 2 cams in 2009 to yield an extra 5 ponies to 97 hp (claimed) and an extra 4 ft-lbs to 113, as well as providing a satisfying rumpity-rump soundtrack.
It delivers a burly surge of torquey power that will dust even Harley’s 110 c.i. CVO motor, and it is noticeably stronger than Victory’s 100 c.i. version we sampled in a Vegas 8-Ball while testing the Jackpot. Shift quality from the Jackpot’s 6-speed transmission wasn’t quite as smooth as the 8-Ball’s 5-speeder.
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