Playboy Playmate-Autographed Victory Cross Country Up for Auction

PB_Cover_CiaraVictory Motorcycles and Playboy have teamed up to support the great work of Operation Gratitude, and they’re offering riders the chance to bid on a Playmate-autographed Victory Cross Country – with 100% of proceeds from the bike auction going to Operation Gratitude, a charitable organization dedicated to providing material and emotional support to America’s armed forces and their families.

The Sunset Red 2013 Victory Cross Country available in the March 21-28 auction appeared on the cover of the 2013 Victory catalog along with Playboy Playmate Raquel Pomplun. The bike has been autographed by Raquel, Anna Sophia Berglund and Ciara Price, the three Playmates featured in the Victory catalog, which was shot at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles last summer.

PB_Cover_Raquel“The auction’s winning bidder will be riding a 2013 Victory bagger loaded with attitude and performance, and all proceeds will go to Operation Gratitude to support its outstanding programs,” said Steve Menneto, Polaris Vice President of Motorcycles.

Victory has participated with Operation Gratitude for several years, and in 2010, the keys to a new Victory motorcycle were included in the organization’s 600,000th care package. “Victory is proud to support Operation Gratitude programs that benefit our military, their families and first responders,” Menneto said.

The Cross Country cover bike will be available at auction March 21-28, 2013, on eBay Motors. Starting March 21, interested bidders can visit Victory Cover Bike for complete details about the auction and to place bids. The auction will open at 7 p.m. PST on March 21, 2013, and it will end at the same time of day on March 28. Watch below “The Making of the 2013 Brochure,” a video of the Victory photo shoot with the Playboy Playmates.

19 Responses to “Playboy Playmate-Autographed Victory Cross Country Up for Auction”

  1. 1 Bruce Reynard Mar 19th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Is it a complete package, lady included?

  2. 2 FXDX805 Mar 19th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I didn’t think playboy models were allowed to wear so many cloths?

  3. 3 Jack Mar 19th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    This Playboy partnership was great the first time it was done, by Harley, 3 years ago…

  4. 4 Vrat Mar 19th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Yea Jack because HD was the first company to use Playboy models. Put the coolaid down.

  5. 5 Seymour Mar 19th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Great cause, thanks Cyril.

  6. 6 Boots Mar 19th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Playmates and Motorcycles – It’s all good!

  7. 7 burnout Mar 19th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Titan did this in 2000.

  8. 8 Rodent Mar 19th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Hope the new Indian is as dated as this promo!

  9. 9 BobS Mar 19th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Nice job Vic, thanks for supporting the troops!

  10. 10 Jack Mar 19th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    A) Kool-aid is spelled with a K.
    B) H-D found a way to get Marissa Miller in Playboy, Win-Win for everyone.
    C) Marissa Miller actually RIDES and has a great riding story for all women riders to emulate and feel empowered about, not just bike eye candy like this.
    D) Hate all you want, but H-D makes an incredible product that out performs any bike I’ve ever test road. The pull on a Victory’s acceleration isn’t half as smooth as my Harley’s. I thought my head was going to get blown off by the wind buffeting on this Cross Country when I rode it. Which is too bad because I’m kind of sick of the Street Glide look and I really like the sharper angles that this design takes on that style of bike. The acceleration had a very metric feel to it as well which I just didn’t like.
    E) I’m not just hating Victory to hate, the better they get, the more pressure there is on H-D to keep making their bikes even better. Bring back the Cross Bones!

  11. 11 Vrat Mar 20th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Pun was intended

  12. 12 Jack Mar 20th, 2013 at 3:15 pm


  13. 13 Tooj Mar 20th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I think Jack represents the average H-D customer. Keep on roading…

  14. 14 Jack Mar 21st, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Well there are several million of us so thats not a very wild guess there Tooj….

    I’ve ridden every kind of bike there is over the years and have yet to find one that rides like my Road King. Like I said, I wish Victory (and Indian) the best as more competition will drive H-D to keep innovating, but right now from the Victory’s I’ve ridden I have no interest in switching. The new Indian engine is certainly interesting and I’m excited to see what the bike(s) look like.

    Either way, I’m tired of the cold weather and ready to get out on the road!

  15. 15 Tooj Mar 21st, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Same here, Jack. But the Victory Playmates were hotter than the H-D version. Nanny nanny boo boo! LMAO!

  16. 16 steve The Producer Johann Mar 22nd, 2013 at 11:59 am

    What do girls do to get noticed? Pose in playboy or make a video

    What do motorcycle companies do to get noticed? Have said girls pose with their bikes.

    What do non profit outreachs to solders do to get noticed and raise money? Combine motorcycles and naked women of course.

    Because everyone knows Playboy sells a heck of a lot of their product to the guys in the armed forces and Victory and H-D also want to sell a heck of lot of their product to guys in the armed forces and if they can riase awareness and help some people along the way then why not its a great marketing cue.

    Oh and as far as naked women used to highlight and sell bikes? Easy Riders has been doing that for decades.

  17. 17 fredp Mar 24th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you Burnout for setting the record straight on WHO had Playboy bunnies first. I still have my Playboy edition magazine with a Titan on the cover. FIRST motorcycle ever allowed on its cover. I wonder if all the custom OEM had gotten a bailout from Bernanke of 15 million dollars like H-D, the competition would still be around .

  18. 18 Tooj Mar 25th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    You mean competition, fredp? Perish the thought.

    Here’s how you do it… employ as many people you can as soon as it is affordable. Forget being efficient and lean and get bloated and fat and have tons of middle level managers and meaningless ‘essential’ posiitons within your company. Overprice your product and “VOILA!”, you too can be a bailout recipient.

    It is not competition nor is it free market.

  19. 19 EzJ Mar 25th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Of course the poster gal is a knockout and the bike is what it is – Cyril’s post about this happening ain’t about which manufacturer builds a better ride. Besides publicity for Polaris – Victory-Indian & the Ness family, Operation Gratitude is the beneficiary charity for this auction. OPGrat began in the founder’s residence garage, just after 9.11. On December 7th, 2013 this organization will be mailing their #1,000,000 care package! The bike being auctioned is to raise money to keep this fine organization moving forward – something we bikers need to do. “Attaboys” to Chairman of the Board of Polaris-Victory-Indian, Scott Wine (US Naval Academy graduate), for another donated beautiful machine (Polaris Victory donated an “8 Ball” for the recipient of OPGrat’s #600,000 care package – to help with this worthy charity’s expenses @$15 USPS rate to send ea. box, OPGrat needs every penny this program will raise. May the Good Lord continue to provide for this fine organization. It has been an honor & a privilege to participate in its purpose.

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