VICTORY MOTORCYCLES has come pretty far around the bend since it introduced the V92C to the riding public in 1998. What with the introduction of the swoopy, daring Vision last year and the steady release of a number of highly styled cruisers, the company has reinvented itself in its first decade in business.
Now sporting a style across its product range that is distinctly Victory and a moniker celebrating its place in the American motorcycle market, the Polaris offshoot has established itself as a player among the major OEMs.
With about 50,000 of its motorcycles now on the road, Victory says it's looking to expand beyond North America and the United Kingdom and is committed to being a larger, global motorcycle business. The company will remain focused on premium cruisers and touring models that are more modern looking and less retro.
For 2009, Victory expands its product offerings across the board and introduces new technologies that serve as the framework for a company that?s in it for the long haul. This includes an expanded relationship with Ness Motorcycles, a newer, more powerful version of the Freedom 106/6 engine, a growing apparel and accessories line and improvements in electronics, drivetrain, fuel systems, wheels and chassis.
What a Vision
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Victory is releasing a limited edition Vision Tour that's dripping with extras. Only 100 numbered bikes will be produced in a paint scheme that?s a tribute to the V92C — Antares red with black highlights and gold pinstripes.
The bike will be decked out in chrome and features such premium upgrades as a reverse gear, billet wheels, a billet sprocket, custom stitching on the seat and backrest, XM satellite radio, a CB/intercom, a GPS and mount and a handful of other goodies. Buyers of the anniversary model earn a ticket to a VIP owner's party during the 2009 Daytona Bike Week. Badges denoting the 10th anniversary appear above the tail light and on each storage compartment. (Continued)