Show Me The Bling
As for the Jackpot, the family resemblance isn't all that obvious unless you look down the tree a bit, at the other members. Then you notice this bike gets the same Freedom V-twin powerplant and gearbox as the company's power cruiser, the Hammer, and that-also like the Hammer-the Jackpot sits on a way-fat 250mm rear tire (said to be "custom-designed for maximum handling specifically for Victory by Dunlop"; more on that later). That 8.5-inch-wide rear bun has become all the rage in the custom bike industry and is now trickling down to the OEM segment, thanks to Victory. It's complemented by a narrower, taller, 21-inch front wheel to give the 'Pot that chopper look. The now-familiar long, low bodywork sculpted tight to the contours of the chassis is lifted straight off the Vegas, along with the scalloped and ridged fuel tank and the tailored fenders. The custom look and feel continue with the chunky yet sleek chromed headlight (with HID element), a shiny, stylized swingarm, and fully chromed-out fork legs. The refined, flush-mount aircraft-style fuel cap remains, as does the smoothly integrated, split-tail fuel tank/seat junction. The infrastructure is all there too, with 300mm disc brakes, 43mm fork tubes, staggered slash-cut dual exhausts and a carbon-fiber-reinforced belt drive transmitting power to the back.