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.
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.
Re-engineered cam to reduce weight by 10 pounds
S&S 495 Cams
Port and Polish Heads
Raised Compression from 9 to 2, 10 to 1
Custom built ECU
Lloyds Torque Tube Intake
Nickel plated Rocker Box’s
Lloyds Nickel Plated Engine Covers
Ness “Slot Track” grips from our new Fusion Series grips and pegs.
Ness RAD III hand controls
Vortex 43mm clip on’s
Goodridge Sniper Brake lines and Stainless Steel fittings
Barnett clutch and throttle cables
Alloy Art/Todds Cycle rear brake reservoir
One-off handmade exhaust. Chrome ceramic coated then Scotchbright finished. Accel header wrap
One-off seat by Danny Gray, comprised of Mercedes AMG leather
Completely re-designed rear frame section: Removed heavy stock steel castings and replaced with Chromoly tubing varying in size from 1”, 1 1/8”, and 1 1/4”. Resulting in a dramatic weight loss and increased strength while keeping factory suspension angles
Added second frame rail for a continuous frame look never before done to a Victory and added strength.
Foot Controls moved an additional 5” back
Gained an additional 3-5 inches of ground clearance (adjustable)