A new era has begun as the first Indian Motorcycle under the ownership of Polaris Industries has been produced at the company’s Spirit Lake, Iowa, factory. The landmark first Polaris-owned Indian won’t be heading right to the showroom floor however; instead, it will undergo extensive testing and evaluation by Polaris. As such, this particular Indian […]
Ness Café – The Zach Ness One-Off Victory Judge [Video]
Alongside the official unveiling of the new 2013 Victory Judge at the New York IMS came the unwrapping of a custom Café racer version of Victory’s new cruiser by Zach Ness.
The grandson of Arlen Ness and son of Cory decided to give the Judge a café racer makeover, completely re-doing the Judge’s rear including getting rid of the number plate area below the seat that seems to be hit-or-miss with critics.
Ness is still tinkering with his custom Judge, and he says he intends to ride it into Daytona Bike Week. In the meantime, Victory released a video (look for it after the jump) of Ness going over the work he put into the custom Ness Café Victory Judge.
The “Ness Café” one-off features a completely new rear frame, handmade exhaust, LED tail light, Ness wheels and grips, Öhlins TTX rear shock and an extra three or four inches of ground clearance. The stock crankshaft was also replaced by Lloydz Motorworkz with a custom crank that weighs ten pounds lighter.
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[Source: Victory (YouTube)]
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