Victory Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Specially Equipped Cross Country Tour Limited Edition

15thAnniv1Yesterday at the New York IMS show, Victory kicked off its 15th Anniversary celebration with the introduction of a Cross Country Tour Limited Edition. This bike combines industry-leading touring performance, style and comfort with a salute to the first Victory motorcycle ever built 15 years ago. Only 150 of these specially equipped versions of the world’s ultimate touring motorcycle will be built.
15thAnniv2The first Victory motorcycle – an Antares Red over Black V92C with gold pinstriping – was built in Spirit Lake, Iowa, on the Fourth of July 1998. Fifteen years later, 150 specially equipped 15th Anniversary Cross Country Tour Limited Edition units featuring commemorative paint and anniversary badges will roll off the same assembly line. Fifteen years ago, Victory offered one model, the V92C classic cruiser – a bike on which you can still see riders rolling up miles. Today, Victory now provides riders with a full lineup of Cruisers, Baggers and Touring models. Steve Menneto, Polaris VP Motorcycles, said that the coming year will include several special 15th Anniversary celebrations at events such as Daytona Bike Week, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the American Victory Rally in Spirit Lake, Iowa, the birthplace of every Victory ever built.
15thAnniv315thAnniv4The 15th Anniversary Cross Country Tour Limited Edition features:

• Exclusive Sunset Red over Gloss Black paint with gold pinstriping – inspired by the first Victory ever built.
• 15th Anniversary Fairing Badge, Saddlebag Graphics and Numbered Dash Badge.
• Red-letter Cam Badge and Primary Badge.
• Cut & Sew Seats with a custom-stitched 15th Anniversary Badge.
• Billet Wheels.
• Numerous chrome features, including: Front and Rear Fender Trim, Fuel Cap, Sprocket Cover, Engine Covers, Switch Cubes and Controls, Saddlebag Lid Rails, and Trunk Luggage Rack.
• Garmin GPS.
• XM Radio.
• Four KICKER® Premium Speakers.
• iPhone®/iPod® Cord.
• Black Blade Windscreen.
• Removable Saddlebag and Trunk Liners.

15thAnniv515thAnniv6All Victory Cross Country Tour features:

• The most storage space of any motorcycle in the world. The trunk, saddlebags and two front storage compartments provide a total of 41.1 gallons of space.
• The Victory Comfort Control System lets riders control airflow from the front end using the adjustable Upper Air Controls and Lower Air Controls.
• An Audio System integrated in the fairing.
• The Victory Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin, a 106-cu. in. engine that delivers 106 ft-lb of torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission with overdrive.
• Victory Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) that provides reliable braking to help a rider stop quickly and under control.
• Cruise Control enhances comfort with its reliable performance and easy operation.
• The 5.8-gallon (22 liter) fuel tank provides riders with outstanding range.
• Heated Seats and Heated Handgrips let riders extend their riding seasons in comfort.
• The Tall Windshield provides excellent protection and reliable visibility in all conditions.
• The 26.25″ Seat Height puts a rider comfortably and confidently in control.
• Adjustable Passenger Floorboards let a passenger customize the comfort and ergonomics.

19 Responses to “Victory Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Specially Equipped Cross Country Tour Limited Edition”

  1. 1 Mark Jan 18th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Lower it about 2-3 inches and I’ll take it.

  2. 2 BobS Jan 18th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Oooh I bet GuitarSlinger loves it!

  3. 3 Mike Greenwald Jan 18th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    A beautiful $30,000.00 bike.

  4. 4 Boots Jan 18th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I’ll get excited when Victory celebrates it’s 110th anniversary!

  5. 5 Oldude Jan 19th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Still to gaudy for me,

  6. 6 Seymour Jan 19th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    It’s a nice looking, classy ride.

  7. 7 Rodent Jan 19th, 2013 at 10:37 am


  8. 8 Highrider Jan 19th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Nice, just getting to expensive

  9. 9 Bob Jan 19th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Funny thing is that Cyril didn’t say anything about the unbelievable, superior performance this bike delivers. Making your Harley feel like a moped for 15 years, Victory delivers the most kick-ass performance ever on a touring bike. Lean into a corner like you’re gonna drag your knee. Hit the throttle and hold the hell on… HD doesn’t even know how to make this kind of power. Love or hate the looks, this 15 year old will smoke an Ultra Classic, or a Road Glide, or a Street Glide so completely it’s laughable. Sorry man, but those are the facts… oh yeah, and 20% MORE American parts than a Harley.

  10. 10 SIGFREED Jan 19th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    @Bob – are you a dealer..?

    Just checking – as Oldude said, it looks like Divine Brown, on her way to perform a ‘$50 trick’. Best the Ness clan stick to things French and with four wheels…

  11. 11 Matt Jan 19th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Guess I better start saving up for the 30 year model now ;).

  12. 12 morpion Jan 20th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    better own a slower harley than a UGLY victory

  13. 13 Woody Jan 20th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    @ Matt, you mean the 20th, right? 😉 Since we seem to have to do it every 5 years, now…..

  14. 14 morpion Jan 20th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    same sound of a kawasaki vulcan,honda vtx,yamaha v-star and suzuki boul.

  15. 15 BC Jan 21st, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Have not been without a Harley for the past 42 years, been riding to Sturgis from the West Coast, since 1975 on everything from rigids to FXRs and baggers, but have to admit Victory is a superior bike to a Harley. Ask serious riders like Arlen or Sonny, not just tattooed up do rag posers.

  16. 16 BC Jan 21st, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Have not been without a Harley for the past 42 years, have ridden to Sturgis from the West Coast since 1975 on everything from rigids, FXRs to baggers, but looked at objectively Victory is a superior motorcycle to a Harley, ask serious riders like Arlen and Sonny, not just tattooed up do rag wearing posers.

  17. 17 Dave Smith Jan 21st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Note the diminished sharp angles and smoothing of the rear and the TourGlide lines of the fairing and you realize that they’re looking more like Harleys all the time. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

  18. 18 Dave Smith Jan 21st, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Yeah…I can just imagine Arlen or Sonny stating that Victory is a superior motorcycle to a Harley.

    By the way, when you take your 43rd trip to Sturgis this year why don’t you just mosey down to the Buffalo Chip and tell the crowd that they are just a bunch of “tattooed up do rag wearing posers who don’t realize that Victory is a superior motorcycle to a Harley.”

  19. 19 BC Jan 21st, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Both Arlen and Sonny are riding Victorys, nuff said. I still ride a Harley, but a Victory is a better motorcycle, been working on Harleys too many years to change now.

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