First Victory Police Motorcycles Delivered

On February 28th, I reported the launch of Victory Police Motorcycles, not a division born at Polaris Industries headquarters, but from the initiative of a Victory Dealer in Tucson Arizona (Mike Shultz and Nita Buckner) with the support of a motor officer named Shawn Ramsey.

The enterprise was founded on the belief of its founders that the Victory platform could offer the safest, most comfortable best overall performing law Enforcement Motorcycle on the market. After a tremendous number of hours, meetings, surveys and information gathering from Motor Officers around the U.S., a couple of historic days for the venture with the delivery of the first bikes to the Lexena, Kansas and Pasadena, Texas Police Departments. Nice to see American bikes sold to equip US police force and for them to have a new brand to choose from. Victory Police Motorcycles.

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18 Responses to “First Victory Police Motorcycles Delivered”


  1. 1 Jeff Nicklus Jun 2nd, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, what a beast! The bikes look good…even modern in styling…..go figure. HD has to be scratching their heads about this turn of events! Good for Victory!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  2. 2 Hondo Cat Jun 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Not much cooler than a motorcycle cop on an American made bike.

  3. 3 GuitarSlinger Jun 2nd, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Looks like the first may have not stuck so here goes another one

    Good on for Victory . Now if they can just not make a mess of their Indian M/C acquisition

    Also not to be Pedantic but its Lenexa KS . Quite the coup for Victory what with the Harley Davidson plant just over on the Missouri side and plenty of folks living in Lenexa working there . Must of taken a lot of convincing politically to have pulled that one off .

  4. 4 Toby Jun 2nd, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Not to be a scofflaw, but the police market is at best a break-even proposition for HD. It is really just advertising. Most of the bikes are inexpensively leased with a nominal purchase option. The larger cities have their own maintenance and get the parts at near wholesale too. Even at that many municipalities are opting for much cheaper Japanese bikes. Look at California and the inroads that Suzuki has made. Sad, but true, in this age of austerity. More power to Victory. I would be curious to see the cost structure that Victory has come up with for their bike.

  5. 5 nicker Jun 2nd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    RE:
    “…It is really just advertising…”

    Well that may be, but for a local dealer who gets to service these units its a profitable business.
    Why shouldn’t the OEM help out a dealer by cutting a local PD a purchase deal.

    It’s a win-win deal.

    -nicker-

  6. 6 Nathan Jun 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    It is always good news to hear of domestic manufacturing and brands being chosen by Americans be it private citizens or government.

  7. 7 Rider2 Jun 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 am

    it’s almost like we would want to get pulled over by one of those to take a closer look…
    HD… feel the heat maybe a little? I think so……

  8. 8 Michael Jun 3rd, 2011 at 6:12 am

    That is not good for bad boys on harley,
    the victory motor is more powerful then the harley-103.

    Mike

  9. 9 Boss Hawg Jun 3rd, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Pleased to see…now maybe their nuts won’t roast and hinder their sex lives.

    Long Live America!

    Boss Hawg

  10. 10 colemanfu Jun 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Odd – cause I saw a few of em working the Daytona 500 back in Feb?????

  11. 11 Pitbull Jun 3rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    No worries on getting away in a pursuit.

  12. 12 martin Twofeather Jun 3rd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Colemanfu you did I saw them too!And good for polaris apparently a change was needed……

  13. 13 Double B Jun 3rd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Sorry Cyril, but a county or two in Florida have been running those Vics for a while now.

  14. 14 Cyril Huze Jun 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I understand that there were several PD’s testing them, but none sold. I am talking about the first delivered (bought) in the US

  15. 15 roscoe Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I hope they run as good as they look.

  16. 16 GRIP ACE - HIDDEN MOTORCYCLE SWITCH SYSTEM Jun 6th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    These Victory law enforcement motorcycles are using Grip Ace control modules. Arizona Victory did a great job.

  17. 17 aaron Jun 6th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    lol, every time I see these parked at a coffee shop I’ll be thinking: cops eating donuts, polaris eating harley davidson’s lunch.

  18. 18 road rash Jun 6th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Ugly bikes for ugly cops

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