I just got an e-mail from Victory Motorcycles announcing the "improvements" to the new 2014 Victory Judge.
The 2013 Victory Judge was sort of "Cafe Racer Inspired" with mid-controls, reasonably straight bars and a 'number plate' styling element. Not really anything like a cafe racer, but not a "laid back cruiser" like everything else in their non-touring line-up.
What are these improvements, you ask? From Victory:
2014-Victory-Judge-wallpaper-1.jpgThe 2014 Judge features revised ergonomics that put a rider in a more relaxed, traditional cruiser riding position while retaining its muscle car-inspired attitude. The handlebars pull back 3.75”, giving the rider an easy, relaxed reach to the upper controls. The lower controls have been repositioned 4” forward, allowing a rider to stretch out more for greater comfort. The Victory Judge also features newly restyled side covers and a versatile two-piece seat with removable passenger seat.
Just another "cruiser" now and my back hurts just looking at the guy riding it. Sad for me, as it was the only bike Victory made that really struck a chord with me.