The 2013 Victory Boardwalk. Official Launch Video.

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  1. 1 Bleeding Ears Jul 31st, 2012 at 8:38 am

    The rear fender looks like it came from the Ron Simms catalog circa 1997. Maybe the Indian version will be better.

    I like LOUD pipes!

  2. 2 Matt Jul 31st, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Love the black one.

  3. 3 alansharp Jul 31st, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    just needs a round h/light, beach bars, o and be £££10,995…..or less.

  4. 4 BobS Jul 31st, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    That headlight is one of my favorite features…

  5. 5 Jason Hallman (Steelchoppin) Jul 31st, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Yawn…another cheap and awkward looking motorcycle from Polaris. Sorry but I ain’t buying it and I bet not many others do. Victory needs to get rid of all the plastic fenders and engine covers. They are a well built bike and I realize it is a love hate thing but I can not get past the “Japanese” styling of these bikes. They all look like something that should be racing the Mach 3 in the next “Speed Racer” movie.
    The fenders never hug the tire
    The controls look like the same cheap investment cast switch covers as a Kawasaki
    There is no soul in anything they make
    I respect the Ness clan…but if I were the youngest member…I would not be hedging my future on these bikes. Like my comments or not, Victory is never going to beat Harley and for the record…I HATE Harley as a company…but their bikes are the only ones I own now or have owned in the past.

  6. 6 alansharp Aug 1st, 2012 at 5:59 am

    as an ex Harley rider, i advises, you don test a victory, or you will end up like me, god i wish it would stop raining so i can ride my victory,….sod-it al get wet…. lol.

  7. 7 Rick Lossner Aug 1st, 2012 at 6:58 am

    @alansharp Test Drove one. Nothing earth shattering, no surprises. If I was in the market for another bike, I’d take another look at them . But not sure what you were riding before to be delirious currently 🙂

  8. 8 Dave Chesney Aug 1st, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Rather lame video, most YOUTUBE made by amateurs out do this. I hope they didn’t pay a lot for this, very unexciting

  9. 9 Rodent Aug 1st, 2012 at 8:47 am

    BFD

  10. 10 Blackmax Aug 1st, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    As stated above the video give a much better impression than a static photo (thank you, Cyril)
    I don;t want a H-D look alike, no more then I’d want a Honda one…
    I look for fresh designs from Victory & though this does look a lot like a “Vegas”, I guess it’s ok, as far as it goes.
    Add the bags & the sheild & you’ve got a Cross Roads, but some people like the idea of adding pieces over time. And the abilty to add & remove things at will or as the need arises.
    (Remember all of the H-D Convertable models, one year they’re here, the next they are gone)
    The price is at a good point and that’s always an advantage…..
    The engine and power train is the same & it has been very well documented that it will still leave any H-D 103 / 110 Softtail Convertible, Deluxe or Road King in the dust .
    I’d still lose the headlight, it’s the ugliest thing on there !!!!!

  11. 11 morpion Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    japanese styling and for gift japanese sound

  12. 12 BobS Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Steelchoppin…those fenders are steel not plastic. I get that a lot of people don’t like Victory styling, but did you ever stop and realize that the other company uses Mr. Potato Head as their sole design influence? Take this frame, add this tank and those fenders, next year pull them off and use those tanks and that fender…put whatever exhaust you want on it, as long as it sounds like…potato potato potato. That’s a far cry from real “design”.

  13. 13 alansharp Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    12 H/Ds road-king triumph rocket 3 touring, as they say ride one if you dare….rick..open yr mind, you have a nice day..

  14. 14 Brett Aug 1st, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Yeah test drive one so all the salesman can be all over you trying to get a sale because if there is an just Victory dealer, they probably don’t get many. In my area you can buy a Victory from a Harley dealer, a BMW dealer or a Polaris dealer so you can see them parked in between ATVs & Snowmobiles…Polaris’ real money makers.

    Bob S, what do you think Victory is doing? They have a softail type frame & a touring frame & then they change the tank, fenders & add a few things like fairing or bags to change them….OH & THEY GOT THAT GREAT NEW LOGO…..

    Triumphs bigger selling bikes, just like Harley, have a design that has stood the test of time. Bonneville, Sportster, Road King….they have kept their look because that is what the people who ride them want.

    If I want a Goldwing I’ll go buy one, not a clone. I will sacrifice whatever supposed power & ride improvements these bikes have for the ability to have parts readily available to either upgrade my bike or fix any problems. I have a great HD dealer near me that will work on every bike out there, not just HD, but they will also work on every HD engine ever made. I can guarantee I can’t find that Victory dealer within 600 miles.

  15. 15 odlamn Aug 1st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Still trying to do something “different” for the sake of “…don’t want to look like a Harley…”. It’s not working. Not the headlight, not the tank, not the proportions, and really not the fenders. I prefer design for purpose…not for new look. It’s another poser from the Vic studio. I wonder what their design environment looks like. I’d like to see that. The look lacks a cultural identity, or something.
    Of course, when was the last time (or first time) I designed a bike? Right. Never. I’ll be one of the first to give kudos when Vic gets their styling together.
    O.

  16. 16 BobS Aug 1st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Brett, the thing I like about Victory styling is that headlight to taillight all the pieces match and flow. And full disclosure, Mr. Potato Head was one of my favorite toys and I still like Harley’s bikes. Yes of course Victory is doing the same thing as all the other motorcycle, and car companies for that matter. A small change here and a little tweak there and voila new model. Yeah whatever. They can call it what they want, I don’t care what they call it. First and foremost do I like to ride it, and then do I like to look at it. In the case of Victory the answer to both is yes. Most other brands I only answer yes to the first. To me the Potato Head reference is really about Harley styling, not model naming. To me they all look like they started with a frame and just stuck a bunch of pieces on it.

  17. 17 Rick Lossner Aug 2nd, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Alan , currently nine, and five Prior. Three are HD. I was in the market for a victory. Because I have an open mind I don’t have one:). But will consider next time around . You are missing the point and overdosed on their kool-aid. Just sayn’

  18. 18 barney Aug 4th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Nice bike, not sure about the length of that back fender though. Victory should ditch the headlight and use their Judge headlight.

  19. 19 barney Aug 4th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Hey Odlam, you’re a fucking poser….twit.

  20. 20 Real Estate Investment Software Nov 11th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Your blog is great. I also like “The 2013 Victory Boardwalk. Official Launch Video.” for the title. Thank you for the article Cyril.

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