The Vegas Low also incorporates a number of upgrades common to all 2008 models from the Minnesota-based company. The brake calipers are now sourced from Japan's Nissin instead of Italy's Brembo-although the front brake still requires far too much lever effort and provides far too little feel. Plus, the Vegas Low's 1634cc Freedom V-twin can almost be considered all-new for all the changes Victory has incorporated: revised cams, pistons, rods, crankshaft, primary drive, crankcases all contribute to lower noise levels, vibration and harshness (NVH), as does a taller sixth gear, while extensive tuning tricks for more midrange, plus 45mm throttle bodies (1mm larger) and a shorter first gear add up to provide the kind of instantaneous punch cruiser riders expect. The taller sixth gear, though, makes downshifting even more necessary than before for Right Now passing maneuvers. An all-new ECU, and the same sort of closed-loop fuel-injection system almost all motorized vehicles are heading toward, yields further improvements in throttle response, ridability and emissions reduction. Victory claims 85 horsepower and 106 lbs.-ft. of torque, and our seat-of-the-pants dyno says those are thoroughly believable figures.