Victory Motorcycles unveiled two custom built bikes Friday that will be auctioned with the proceeds going to benefit the families and soldiers affected by the attack at Fort Hood last month.
A custom Victory Kingpin 8-Ball and a Victory Hammer S, designed and built around a military theme were shown to the public for the first time on the opening day of the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif. The two customs will go on tour around the country and then be sent to auction. The money raised will go towards those affected by the shootings that left 13 people dead and 30 others wounded.
“We certainly appreciate the freedom to ride though this wonderful country, and that freedom comes with a price,” says Mark Blackwell, vice president of motorcycles. “We at Victory Motorcycles and Polaris Industries are proud to support those who have made the greatest commitment to this country, and we thank them for their dedicated service. It was a unique experience to build these two American motorcycles that represent the freedom, quality and lifestyle of our country that our Armed Forces protect each day.”
Victory Motorcycles’ Industrial Design Team outfitted the Victory Kingpin 8-Ball and the Victory Hammer S in military schemes that honor current and veteran American heroes. The Victory Kingpin 8-Ball was painted in the traditional olive drab and features markings reminiscent of past decades. The Victory Hammer S features a design scheme that reflects the modern military.
The auction is another component of Victory’s Full Throttle Salute, a program that offers enlisted and former military men a women the opportunity to purchase a new Victory motorcycle at a reduced cost.