Küryakyn Introduces Expanded “Bahn” Line For Victory Models

kuryakyn1kuryakyn2Slowly but surely, the range of after-market parts for Victory models is expanding. Küryakyn introduces a new line of covers and accents named “Bahn” (the German word for road or street.) Initial products in Küryakyn’s Bahn line include left and right side ignition covers, as well as crank and clutch covers with other products in the works and coming soon. All items in the new line feature a black anodized finish with a clean looking machined cut for the perfect amount of contrast. Sold at your Küryakyn dealer or call (866)-277-9598 or visit Kuryakyn

15 Responses to “Küryakyn Introduces Expanded “Bahn” Line For Victory Models”

  1. 1 BobS Nov 10th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Those are cool, but I’ve seen plenty of others. Maybe some of the bigger names are jumping on the Victory aftermarket bandwagon but there’s already great stuff for those who know where to look.

  2. 2 Ricky Nov 10th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    At least one design not looking as inspired by other brands.

  3. 3 Doc Robinson Nov 11th, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Nice. Küryakyn has an extensive and impressive range of products out there these days. Some are a bit fancy for me but I have a number of their parts on my Road Glide including mirrors, hand levers, driving lights, bag extensions and so on.

  4. 4 Rick Lossner Nov 11th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Except they’re too stupid to realize it’s an American Made bike?

    It falls under their .. “Metric Parts and Accessories “

  5. 5 Horst Rösler Nov 11th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Short German lesson from the source: The meaning of “Bahn” are multiple, as it is today mainly used as the word for “Railway” (thanks to the origins of Reichsbahn, Deutsche Bundesbahn and Deutsche Bahnen (DB)). It is also part (most likely why they used it) part of Autobahn (= motorway / Interstate) but also in the positive meaning of “bahnbrechend” (= ground breaking). Other german words for given tracks (runways, race circuits, etc. also use the addition “bahn” to state a given way for multiple use. Origin is probably gothic or older from a “track or path through the wood”. Seems the guys who gave the name gave it some thought too. It will become interesting when the design will be applied to other components (wheels, etc.) that will give the option a complete look – and how customizers will integrate it into their ideas.

  6. 6 BobS Nov 11th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Rick, yes every Victory is made in America…with metric fasteners. Kury, J&P, pretty much any catalog I’ve looked at other than Victory specific lists Vic stuff with the other metric stuff. The word “metric” is only a negative in the worst of the H-D Kool Aid drinker’s minds. For the rest of us it just indicates which set of tools we’ll need to install the parts.

  7. 7 Rick Lossner Nov 11th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    BobS I stand corrected. I’ll go back to my old terminology for the **** burners;)

  8. 8 richard Nov 11th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Bob S. Are Victories Made or ASSEMBLED in America? I’m guessing a mixture of off shore and American made. If so, do you know the percentage of American made parts?

  9. 9 CafeSportyTC Nov 11th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    there arn’t very many vehicles made in the usa anymore with SAE fasteners. even my GM car from the late 80’s has mostly metric fasteners… why the complaints? Metric is easier to use anyways for those raised in this recent era

  10. 10 BobS Nov 11th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Richard Victory’s home office is in Medina, MN. The R&D facility is in Wyoming, MN. The engines are made in Osceola, WI and the assembly plant is in Spirit Lake, IA. Do you want to tell any of the workers at those facilities that what they’re making isn’t made in America? If you’re really interested I could name off several parts suppliers that are American, and of course i can also name several parts supplied from foreign sources. The only honest answer to your parts content question is that motorcycles are not required by law to list parts content info so no manufacturer does. Not Harley, not Victory, or any other brand. Truth is only a handful of people that work at very high levels of either company know what the actual parts content is and they aren’t talking. So are Victory’s made in America? Heck yes they are, I’ve met the people that made them. Same for Harley. Do they meet some arbitrary percentage of domestic parts content to meet another arbitrary definition of “Made in U.S.A.”…I don’t know, and don’t really care. Arbitrary is arbitrary and doesn’t change the fact that the people in the Victory factory are Americans building an American product. So what if the wiring harness comes from China and the forks come from Italy? I bet the Italians and Chinese had to import the aluminum for the forks and the rubber to insulate the copper with too. The truth is that outsourcing those parts in the first place makes the bikes good and affordable, which without those they wouldn’t sell so all those American factory workers wouldn’t have a bike to build in America period.

  11. 11 richard Nov 11th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Bob S. This is how I thought/suspected it worked but was looking for some clarification. After all, It IS a global economy. Cars are in the same category. Many if not all have significant amounts of foreign made parts with assembly being done in America. There are even some “American” brand cars that are entirely made overseas and shipped in and sold as “American” cars. Thanks for confirming my “assumptions”.

  12. 12 Johnny Wolf Nov 12th, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Let’s keep it on topic?

    I don’t see how anyone could find these busy designs even remotely attractive.

    More bolt on fugly parts for fugly bikes, match made in heaven I suppose.

  13. 13 Terence Tory Nov 12th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Johnny Wolf.I’d have to agree with your sentiments on these designs.I’ve always thought of customising as unbolting shiny stuff,cutting things off and throwing it in the box in a corner.

  14. 14 BobS Nov 12th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    We’ll put Johnny Wolf down as “undecided” lol. Aftermarket is aftermarket. Those that like it buy, those that don’t complain. Fortunately for the whiners all they see of my fugly Vic is the taillight and even that fades over the horizon rather quickly letting them get back to their badassedness. How lucky we all are to have so many choices today!

  15. 15 Blackmax Nov 13th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    You guys act like there is nothing out there for Victory
    You might want to check out Kewl Metal and Hot Vic sites
    & they have been out for awhile along with some other lesser known
    I agree with BobS, 100% if you like it buy it, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it !!!!
    The market always sorts itself out

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