This post for my European readers and first for those living in the UK. The Victory CORE, a concept motorcycle that I featured when it was introduced to the US press, was designed and built to show what a performance cruiser of the future could look. The Core will be on display at the up & coming UK NEC Show (Nov. 27th to December 6th) and I guess it’s the beginning of a European tour to test the reaction of potential consumers.
The CORE was conceived by Polaris Lead Industrial Designer Michael Song known for his design input on the Victory Vision luxury-touring models that debuted in 2007. Song,, chose to go a completely different direction with his latest design project. One notable difference between the Victory Vision Street and Tour production motorcycles and the CORE Concept Motorcycle is of course the absolute absence of bodywork. In fact, the concept bike’s frame, which was made by pouring molten aluminum into a sand core, is the body incorporating fuel, airbox, battery box and the entire electrical system. Maintaining the minimalist theme, the motorcycle is a rigid frame without rear suspension and features a contoured mahogany seat (?!?). Engine is the 106/6 Freedom engine featuring 106 cubic inch equipped with a six-speed gearbox, The overall impression is a thin, low, sharp and purposeful motorcycle that is elemental and fierce at the same time. Michael Song will be available to meet visitors and the press on the Victory stand (Stand 1E30 in Hall 1. Victory Motorcycles.