Leaked Victory Sketches Show Evil Cruisers, Pray They Become Real

Something is brewing in the Victory camp, as the three sketches recently leaked show three bikes with very modern, edgy looks. And we might just get to see at least one of these machines rolling on the streets in the not-so-distant future.
Salvador Gonzales' design 4 photos
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Salvador Gonzales' designRyan Black-Macken's designRichard Christoph's design
As far as these sketches let us know, we might be looking at a liquid-cooled v-twin engine which could equip all three potential machines, but there is no hint as to which displacement we’re dealing with. If we are to judge by what Victory is currently offering (106cui or 1731cc) and the slightly upward trends, we might expect that 1.8-liter lumps could be a decent guess.

Still, with other manufacturers also revising their middleweight cruiser segment, even a 1.3-liter power mill could be in store, in case Victory is planning to draw in more young customers with radically-styled, more affordable bikes.

These three sketches are reportedly created by Salvador Gonzales, designer at Victory’s parent-company Polaris, Ryan Black-Macken, an ex-Volvo designer and former Harley-Davidson employee Richard Christoph. Apparently, a more traditional-looking cruiser sketch was also spotted, signed Greg Brew, Victory’s design chief.

Now, Cristoph’s idea kind of “reeks” Harley, with a rather strong Sportster-esque look. I’d say that Victory going for models with H-D resemblance sounds a bit off, as the company has a well-known anti-Milwaukee styling orientation, to say the least.

However,the other two machines look really aggressive, and seem to take the current styling one (bold) step further, with an even edgier approach which will surely appeal the segment of younger customers. And since these sketches seem to depict machines which share the same platform, using multiple bodyworks to create different bikes with various attitudes and riding stances is also a very lucrative idea. Which one you favor most?

Via visordown.
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