Victory Motorcycles. 15 Years Young and Just Getting Started.

Victory15A limited edition 15th Anniversary model will be introduced at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City, this weekend Jan. 18-20. It will be unveiled publicly on Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. (EST) at the Victory display in the Jacob K. Javits Center. It was 15 years ago that the first Victory motorcycles hit the open road. Victory No. 1 – a V92C classic cruiser – was built on the Fourth of July 1998 at the Polaris/Victory production facility in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The limited edition 15th Anniversary Victory models will be produced on the same assembly line after the bike is unveiled in New York.

“We are excited to celebrate 15 years with our passionate riders,” said Steve Menneto, Polaris VP Motorcycles. “Victory riders are men and women who demand the best Cruisers, Baggers, and Touring bikes on the road and we are excited to celebrate this exciting time with them while also continuing to develop new models to ensure more great riding ahead.”

Other Victory activities include: 1- A display of the complete 2013 Victory motorcycle lineup:  Cruisers, Baggers and Touring models – as well as a large collection of new Victory apparel. 2- Victory Bagger Bar: Riders can take a seat at the Victory Bagger Bar to learn more about Victory baggers and accessories from Victory engineers and accessories developers. Tablets at the Victory Bagger Bar will provide interactive access to the accessories catalog and allow riders to virtually “build” accessorized Victory models. 3- National Motorcycle Museum Ness Victory Custom: Legendary custom bike builders – and Victory dealers – Arlen Ness and Cory Ness will introduce the Ness Custom Cross Country that will be raffled off to raise funds for the National Motorcycle Museumin Anamosa, Iowa. Victory donated the bike and the Nesses customized it into a one-of-a-kind custom that includes museum graphics. The bike will be unveiled Friday, Jan. 18, after the Victory 15th Anniversary model is introduced. 4- Gunny’ & The Bunnies: Actor, Victory rider and retired U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey – better known as “The Gunny” – will be at the Victory display for autograph and photo sessions with riders, as will Playboy Playmates who appeared in the 2013 Victory Motorcycles brochure. The Bunnies are scheduled to be at the Victory display: Friday, Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 19, 10-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 5-6 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. Gunny is scheduled to appear Saturday, Jan. 19, at: 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.

22 Responses to “Victory Motorcycles. 15 Years Young and Just Getting Started.”

  1. 1 BobS Jan 17th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I wish it would finally be the release of the CORE, but it will probably be a commemorative paint scheme. Great bikes though.

  2. 2 GuitarSlinger Jan 17th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    15 years of Victory . 15 years of not one single bit of innovation or original styling . 15 years as well of lagging at best sales . 15 years of not one single notable accomplishment . And Victory is ‘ celebrating ‘ ? Maybe Victory needs to spend a bit of time with a Dictionary looking up the meaning of the word …. Celebrate . Unless of course they’re celebrating the inane .

  3. 3 roscoe Jan 17th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    “Not one bit of innovation or original styling”

    The Vision was/is original and innovative.
    Their engines are proving to be solid, and well built.
    Their sales are increasing each year.

    I think they are doing very well for only fifteen years.

    While some of us may not appreciate the styling of the Vision or any of their other cruisers, there are ALOT of people that do.

  4. 4 Matt Jan 17th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    When you look at the vast leap in progression between the original V92C and today’s X series cruisers it’s easy to forget just how young Victory is as a brand. Hoping that they keep this momentum up and continue to breath excitement into the American motorcycle market.

  5. 5 CafeSportyTC Jan 17th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    +1 Roscoe!

  6. 6 x-Harley rider Jan 17th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Obvious GuitarSlinger is a tunnel vision Harley rider and doesn’t want to admit that Victory is becoming more an more of a motorcycle Giant.

  7. 7 Mike Jan 17th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Guitar Slinger… More like crap slinger.

  8. 8 Reynard Jan 17th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    GiutarSlinger is a bitter person.

  9. 9 Johny Letgo. Jan 17th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Go Victory!

  10. 10 LenNY Jan 17th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Victory made a smart strategic move in the beginning when they joined forces with Arlen and Cory Ness. Great move in styling and design and could not of picked a better team.

    LenNY Sinnet

  11. 11 Rodent Jan 17th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I don’t hear any good, nor to I hear any bad about Victory except for one former Harley lover who now rides one and when asked by me about his Victory he answered in one word, “bulletproof”.

  12. 12 Seymour Jan 17th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Victory just earned points with me simply because the Suit didn’t say anything about “The Brand” anywhere in that quote.

  13. 13 BobS Jan 17th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Somebody’s jealous….don’t worry Guitarslinger, I’m sure you have a very nice bike too. Probably not a good looking, fast, comfortable, and exceptional handling bike like a Victory. But I’m sure it’s still very nice.

  14. 14 Mark Moses Jan 17th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I am proud and impressed of what Victory is building today. You must Ride One to understand! Swing by my Charlotte shop and we can go for a ride. No BS, no pressure, just an oportunity to see and feel.

    Good times are upon us…

    Mark Moses
    Indian-Victory Charlotte

  15. 15 Oldude Jan 18th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    We shall see, hopefully the styling will be a little more to my liking. Great running gear I’m told.

  16. 16 BlkBkr Jan 18th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    In 2010 I bought a Victory Cross Country. In 2011 I bought 100 shares of Polaris stock at $54 a share. In 2012 I bought a Victory High-Ball. In 2013 my Polaris stock is trading at $90 a share.

    In 2008 Victory came out with the Vision the most innovative (just the sand cast aluminum frame is ages ahead of any production v-twin) production motorcycle in the last 10 years also one of the most polarizing production motorcycles. Victory is now #2 in the US for sales of large displacement motorcycles, not Star motorcycles (Yamaha), not Honda, not Suzuki.

    So GuitarSlinger not sure where you are getting your information from but it’s some of the most inaccurate information seen on here in a while.

  17. 17 Hondo Cat Jan 18th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Prejudicial language such as Slinger’s is not really meant to have a factual basis. More like hate speech. To each his own….

  18. 18 Ronnie Jan 18th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    GuitarSlinger has a lot of issues to resolve with himself

  19. 19 Mark Jan 18th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    While I’m a bigger fan of Harley’s, any company that can put a good product on the road that makes the top dog nervous and push them to create even better products is all good in my book. Competition makes everyone better!

  20. 20 morpion Jan 20th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    last summer i was on vacation in new england,,on the road i saw about 250 HARLEYS compare to 3 to 4 VICTORYS,,are they on the dealers floors or because noboby wants one

  21. 21 Dieter Sowade Jan 21st, 2013 at 9:14 am

    As one of only 4 VICTORY dealerships in South Africa I’m SUPER PROUD to be THE VIPER LOUNGE & VICTORY MOTORCYCLES, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA and the easy answer to ‘what’s the difference between Harley and VICTORY” is this :

    Everything that’s wrong with Harley is RIGHT WITH VICTORY and as we sell, service, RENT and generally trade with both makes, I AM one to talk !

    Proud VICTORY Dealer

    Dieter Sowade
    Cape Town

  22. 22 BC Jan 21st, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    GuitarBoy likely needs to tune his guitar and go get his do rag and a few new skull tattoos. I’ve been riding Harley’s for over40 years, but yes, Victory is a better motorcycle, many other makes are.

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