When I fall in love, it’s always at first glance. And it’s true even for motorcycles. This Friday morning the Victory Core Concept Motorcycle is unveiled at the International New-York Motorcycle Show. Images immediately pop up on my laptop screen. Good vibrations. Instant desire to know more about it, to inspect it, to touch it, to ride it, to love it…It’s all in the design. It’s all in the details. Other bikes are going to hate it. Yes, it can be confused with a new custom motorcycle just completed by your preferred custom builder (pick one name). As a matter of fact it was designed by Michael Song who already designed the Vision concept. Cutting edge are words used by many mass manufacturers to qualify their new models. Very few factory motorcycles deserve such a title. Maybe 1 every 15 years? This baby is based on a sand-cast tempered aluminum alloy frame which also used as the fuel tank. Front & rear roll on 18” inch wheels equipped with radial tires. Hard Core in the rear (no suspension) and very Soft Core in the front where the wheel is attached to an inverted 48 mm WP fork. Powerplant is the 106/6V-twin, 1731 cc already in use in the Victory line. Sporty look is accentuated by a short 64” wheelbase, mid-mount foot controls and a very racy exhaust configuration and all this in a package of about 470 pounds. Of course, the big question is, will Polaris decide to produce the Victory Core? Nobody knows for sure. But I am proud that a manufacturer took its inspiration…from our custom scene.