Unofficial Victory Concept Motorcycle

Quite often I receive sketches and renderings from youngsters submitting their ideas and projects to me because they want to enter the motorcycle industry and professionally belong to our Kustom Kulture. I have decided that when these drawings and renderings are interesting in one way or the other and of good quality for reproduction in my website I will publish them. Of course with their authorization.

This Victory Cruiser concept bike was the graduation project of an Industrial Design student named Leonardo Maia from São Paulo, Brazil. Evidently it is strongly inspired by the official CORE concept bike of Victory Motorcycles. Still, this high tech bobber inspired motorcycles features some interesting details. You can certain that the good people at Victory, like you, are going to look at it…

24 Responses to “Unofficial Victory Concept Motorcycle”

  1. 1 Steve Carr Jul 5th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    These concepts are great, but for me it seems only in rare cases do we actually see one go into production. Maybe this time we will see this bike make it to the showrooms.

    Steve Carr

  2. 2 BobS Jul 5th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Wish they’d hire this kid and build this bike!

  3. 3 highrpm Jul 5th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    i think arlen and victory need to go their own ways. too much of a good thing turns it into routine.

  4. 4 Dave Blevins Jul 5th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Didn’t we see this a few years back as a concept bike designed by some young dude at Victory?
    Looks verrrry familiar…

  5. 5 Dave Blevins Jul 5th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Now that I think about it, it might have been called the “CORE”, maybe was a rigid, but looked a lot like this.
    I believe Cyril might have even done a thing about it on here, but can’t quite remember.

  6. 6 BobS Jul 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    @ Dave, yes, the CORE was a concept that came out a few years ago done by one of Voctory’s lead designers, Michael Song. It is a rigid, but unlike many concepts it is licensed and ridden. Unfortunately not by me…anyway what appears significant about this twist on the design is the rear end would make for a much more commercially viable version of that bike.

  7. 7 Seymour Jul 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I hate to say it but it reminds me a little too much of the HD Rocker. *shudder* . Now if Victory made a design along the lines of Roland Sand’s Project 200, well I would just have to own something like that..

  8. 8 alansharp Jul 5th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    victory are on track a 21 century bike

  9. 9 Dave Jul 5th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Arlen Ness has nothing to do with designing any Victory bikes, they have 3 Ness series in witch the Ness’s add there own personnel touches, grips, paint and other ness products, THATS IT!
    If they look Ness’y, talk to Michael Song.

  10. 10 Leonardo Maia Jul 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you all for the comments, and thank you Cyril for publishing.
    Actually, my idea was not to make another Concept bike, but a production version Cruiser motorcycle based on the Victory CORE Concept, which is inspired by the Bobber style, so I tried to mix the CORE contemporary design with the vintage Board Track and Bobber look, adding a rear suspension for improved confort and safety, you know, it’s “much more commercially viable” like BobS said.
    It would be the first Victory Cruiser with a sandcast Aluminum frame, which is already found in the Bagger and Touring bikes.

  11. 11 a 1 cycles Jul 5th, 2012 at 3:48 pm


  12. 12 Jason Hallman (Steelchoppin) Jul 6th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    That is obnoxious! Victory needs to stop trying to look like all the metrics.

  13. 13 BlkBkr Jul 6th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    @Jason…Did you notice the word “Unofficial” in the headline of the story.

  14. 14 Mike Greenwald Jul 6th, 2012 at 9:20 am
  15. 15 michael dan mosley Jul 6th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    interesting,but istill prefer the “hi-ball”

  16. 16 Doc Robinson Jul 7th, 2012 at 3:04 am

    A1cycles is spot on, 100% correct. That is a major design flaw. Give the kid good marks for effort though.

  17. 17 Blackmax Jul 8th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    A good effort & looks good
    I’m sure Robert & Micheal will be looking at it real hard & talking to this kid
    There was a concept bike that the Vic designers did that was really sweet .
    It was not the CORE concept bike, it was more along the lines of a streetfighter style
    that’s the one I’d REALLY like to see come to market

  18. 18 richard Jul 8th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Dave, I didn’t know that. To Michael…It looks to me you’ve been influanced a lot by Arlen Ness. My personal preference would be to see a little less “swoopiNESS” (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). I lean more to the traditional. Hopefully the Indians will help fulfill that wish.

  19. 19 willie Jul 9th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    another victory bike that looks like it was designed on a computer. ooops, it was!

  20. 20 BobS Jul 9th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Could be worse, it could be another Harley that looks like it was designed in the 40’s…oops they all do! ( except the Rod, that’s still pretty fresh ).

  21. 21 nicker Jul 9th, 2012 at 7:54 pm


    Nothing wrong with designing on a computer.
    But it won’t stop ya from making a major design mistake like that pivot point.

    What is does is give ya a chance to review what you think ya want to do before ya actually construct it.
    As has been pointed out already, that swing arm cage is a bad idea.


  22. 22 Brett Jul 9th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    @ BobS…thing is, HD still sells. They perfected a look & stay true to it which their customers want. I’d say a good many builders do as well since the majority of the builders use the HD platform.

    Sorry but I am one of those who do not like the look of the Victories. Must also be quite a few. There are many dealers in Wisconsin now & I can tell you I finally saw my 1st Victory in Green Bay on the road 2 weeks ago. I saw a few others in Manitowoc where there is now an HD dealer who also sells Polaris Products & Royal Enfield……That dealer just had a customer appreciation party. I can tell you, Victory bikes were getting very little love from the people walking through the doors. I saw only 2 people at the party who owned Victories.

    There is also a BMW dealer very near Green Bay who now sells Victories as well & I know very few of the BMW crowd is liking the Vics either.

    It will be a tough conversion getting people who have gone to these dealers for years for 1 brand of bike to switch over… also doesn’t make much sense to have them in these dealerships either. I highly doubt either will tell people to purchase a Victory over an HD or BMW & I doubt they will be trying to convince people it is a better bike.

    Put a Highball next to a Dyna Wide Glide or a Softail Blackline or Slim & it will be hard to get the buyer to go with the Highball unless he already had his or her mind made up that is the bike they want.

  23. 23 BobS Jul 10th, 2012 at 4:13 am

    @ Brett, yes I see your point, creating something new is always a tough job. Even tougher when copying something old is working. But when it comes to a Highball vs Dyna or Softail…converting someone is only hard until they ride one. Then it gets really easy real fast. Of course these bikes are nothing like BMW but then again since you singled out Harley and BMW I would point out that no other brands attract the loyalty/snobbery like those two do. You’re right that Harley guy and BMW guy aren’t going to switch very often, but by that logic all dealers should only sell either Harley or BMW. In reality there are a LOT of us out there that just want bikes that are fun to ride. We don’t care how many techno gizmo gadgets are on the bike or how many years of heritage the company has. If your local dealers want to attract people like us, then they need something besides H-D and BMW. It’s not the Victory buyer that already has his mind made up, it’s the Harley buyer that won’t even throw his leg over anything other than H-D.

  24. 24 drew Jul 10th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Space bike ,wouldn’t ride it.

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