Ness Launches New Victory Limited Edition Bike

It was in Sturgis in 2005 that Arlen and Cory Ness launched 3 limited production custom motorcycles. They were all built around the Ness Y2K rubber-mount frame.  
and called Lowliner, Speedliner and Highliner. Due to the close relation between Ness and Victory Motorcycles, it’s no surprise to learn that Ness Motorcycles (the company set up to produce these motorcycles) is now launching the “Lowliner V” as Victory.  This new limited edition bike design is the result and fusion of some custom work done by the Ness family on several Victory motorcycles like the Jackpot, Vegas and Vision which were produced at the Victory factory. But for the Lowliner V, production/assembly/paint will be done at Ness facility in Dublin, CA. Some features include diamond cut heads and barrels on the Victory Freedom 106” engine, a 23” front and a 20” rear Ness wheel available in 4 different designs, mono shock frame, 6-piston front and rear brakes and other accessories from the Ness catalog (grips/handlebars/forward controls, gas tank, fenders, seat, etc). You can personalize the Lowliner V with a choice of 5 different paint jobs covered with special badges. Distribution should start at the end of year through Victory dealerships. Lowliner V soon to be featured at Ness Motorcycles.   

6 Responses to “Ness Launches New Victory Limited Edition Bike”

  1. 1 Nicker Aug 12th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Numbered, limited edition art will have some “exclusivity” attached to it.

    If the design is different enough to make these scoots stand out in a crowed they’ll sell.
    And if that design is good enough to win recognition the bikes will hold value.

    But a mass production, high volume strategy this ain’t.
    And builder name recognition is gonn-a be a big part of the “exclusivity” equation.


  2. 2 bob Aug 12th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    wonder if there will be a roland sands model out soon..

  3. 3 steveb Aug 13th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    hmm, i like the idea of “stylists” partnering up with manufacturers to develop special interest models…creates a bit of cache for the manufacturer and gives the unwashed mass a chance to see how a stylist would mix it up using a stock platform…. and gives the sylist/desgner to show what they can do within the confines of a stock/consumer machine

  4. 4 Gunrunner Aug 13th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Hey Bob, I can’t see a crossover sport bike wrapped around a Victory motor, and even though I think that concept it is very cool… would consumers actually buy it. Not really. Buell sure has struggled with a similar platform, and Roland won’t build a Chopper – because he mentioned in a magazine interview “Choppers are dead”… which is so untrue.

    I’m curious of the MSRP for these custom Victorys?

  5. 5 Conrad Nicklus Aug 17th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Looks like a damn Big Bear

  6. 6 RedNeck Aug 19th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    RSD is working on a line of products for Victory that are really cool… saw them at PM not long ago.
    I also did a chance to ride this new “limited production” in Sturgis this year… pretty impressive. Nice bike, good design. Hard to sell probably but the idea is interesting for sure.

    Victory had a great precense at the Sturgis rally this year. I actually saw a bunch on the road, including those weird looking “touring” ones. Check out also the Ness version, limited edition of this model. I wouldn’t buy it but that’s just me.

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