Victory's new Kingpin also suggests that fat is where it's at, being a more filled-out version of the successful Vegas on which it is closely based. The deep fenders are the big visual difference between it and Victory's first big hit, but the Kingpin also offers an inverted cartridge fork, a wider 18-inch front wheel instead of the skinny 21-incher on the Vegas, floorboards and standard cast wheels. If you order between August and October using Victory's Custom Order Program, you can change those last two items, picking from three wheel choices (including wire spokes) or selecting footpegs as well as different paint, an HID headlight and engine finish. Victory's fuel-injected 1507cc engine employs overhead cams, air/oil cooling, and has a belt final drive. It has evolved tremendously since the first Victory was introduced using the same design back in 1999. The current engine shares virtually none of its parts with the original. The Kingpin has the latest-generation Victory single-shock chassis shared with the Vegas, and it enjoys its own clean, distinctive styling, with lines very much like those of the Vegas. Despite the fatter front tire, Victory stuck with the Vegas' single disc brake up front. Victory adopted fewer of the usual styling features than most of the big twins. The airbox, for example, is concealed under the tank instead of hanging alongside the engine. The inverted fork legs lack covers (though they have a heft look, nonetheless), and the speedo is located in front of the top fork crown. Victory sought a price point between Harley and the Japanese bikes, and the $14,999 buy-in hits it. It is also $350 more affordable than the Vegas.