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VICTORY Brand History
Victory Motorcycles isn't a stand-alone company, being only a subsidiary of Polaris Industries, a firm based in Minnesota which produced snowmobiles, ATVs and watercrafts. There's not much to say about Victory because the first motorcycle was manufactured in 1997 and released one year later but the company didn't record too high sales.
It's interesting to note that Polaris founded Victory Motorcycles as a result of Harley Davidson's popularity, the motorcycle manufacturer which recorded impressive sales over the years. However, Victory was not even close to Harley because the company has only become profitable in 2002.
The V92C is a motorcycle introduced in 1997 by Al Unser, a famous American racing driver who won the Indianapolis 500-mile race for no less than four times. The bike came with a 1500cc engine and with a five-speed gearbox, hydraulic lifters and fuel injection. What's interesting is that most parts of the motorcycle were produced in Minnesota, at the Polaris Industries factory, with a single exception: the brakes, which were provided by Brembo.
The V92Cs were pretty appreciated and quickly gained the consumers' attention, a single motorcycle being valued at approximately $12,000. However, there were lots of people who said that V92C isn't nothing different from an ordinary bike because most of its parts, including the engine, could be found on several other motorcycles. Moreover, there were multiple bikes manufactured by the competitors that could prove to be better and available at lower prices.
In a move meant to bring a different taste to the V92C motorcycle, Victory rolled out the V92SC SportCruise, a bike which was only kept in production for two years, in 2000 and 2001. However, the bike didn't bring too high sales and recorded a moderate success, lower than the company's expectations.
In the next few years, Victory Motorcycles launched multiple motorcycles, such as the Hammer, the Jackpot, the Kingpin and the Vegas. One of the latest addition to the Victory's motorcycle line is the Vision, a sport touring motorcycle which comes with multiple exclusivist components. The Vision is available in two flavors, namely the Street and the Tour, each of them being equipped with unique elements.
Latest News about VICTORY
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fame and his Sixx Sense radio partner Kerri Kasem have spent months designing an unique Victory Cross Country 8-Ball bike which is now offered as the grand prize in a sweepstake. If you ever saw Motley Crue play live, then you should have a pretty good idea on how a bike customized by Nik... Continue Reading →
Even though the riding season is almost over in most places in the northern hemisphere, there is still half a planet which is just starting riding. So that's why we're bringing to all of you Victory's list of essential gadgets. First on the list is the BikeMaster Multi Tool, in its basic and "s... Continue Reading →
It's really a mystery why Victory Motorcycles are often overlooked by aftermarket manufacturers, so seeing a company such as Trask bending their will onto creating custom add-ons for the V's is so cool. So here's Trask's all-new exhaust for Victory bikes loaded with 106cui engines. Now, we'... Continue Reading →
Victory Motorcycles are showing their new mobile app, the Victory Rides 2.0. Powered by RiderX, the Victory Rides 2.0 app is much more than a bikes, parts, accessories and apparel catalog for your mobile devices. Riders can plan routers, add waypoints and track and save rides for later or for sharing their the... Continue Reading →
The NHTSA issues campaign number 13E048000, recalling a whopping 13,709 (so far) backrests from Victory's Lock & Ride accessory line. According to Polaris, the group in control of Victory Motorcycles, the backrests for Cross Country, Cross Country Touring, Cross Country 8-ball, Cross Country Touring, and ... Continue Reading →
Victory Motorcycles shows their all-new limited availability factory custom paint program dedicated to their highly-popular Cross Country bagger. The manufacturer did not surface the prices for the custom paint job, so if you're in for such a treat, you should be dropping them a line and ask for more details.... Continue Reading →
In case you want something different the traditional American big-bore touring bikes, here's the 2014 Victory Cross Country Tour for a change of style, feel and attitude. Engineered on the exceptional, proven basis of the Cross Country machines, this tourer takes comfort and style to the next level, bringing ... Continue Reading →
If old-school looks mixed with modern-era brawn and impeccable engineering is what you're searching for in a top-notch cruiser, then you should definitely take a ride on the 2014 Victory Judge. A muscular cruiser with a compact, menacing stance, the 2014 year model Judge breathes asphalt aggression: the bulb... Continue Reading →
There could hardly be a better name for the 2014 Victory Jackpot, as this bike is all about custom looks offered at the price of off-the-mill machines, but backed up by the traditional reliability and top-notch style of the Spirit Lake machinery. The first things will will turn heads are the 250mm-wide rear tire a... Continue Reading →
The 2014 iteration of the Victory Boardwalk boasts the classic cruiser lines mixed with a dash of dragster DNA, but only to make some eyebrows raise and without allowing the contamination to change too much in this slender machine. The new Boardwalk mixes old-school accents with modern tech and the resulting machi... Continue Reading →