Victory Motorcycles At 75th Daytona Bike Week. The New Victory Octane. Demo rides. Performance Demonstrations. Daytona 200 Race. Tours. Parties.

cyril-huze-octane“Bike Week kicks off the riding season and serves as the perfect place to showcase our modern American muscle with the all-new Victory Octane – the lightest, most powerful and quickest Victory Motorcycle ever produced,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Victory’s goal this year is to highlight the outstanding performance of all of our models, and Victory’s activities and displays in Daytona are the perfect place to see how we’re pushing the performance envelope.”

vicbaggerVictory Motorcycles’ Daytona Bike Week schedule:

Octane –Launch Party (316 Main Street)
7 p.m. – Midnight, March 5
Victory Motorcycles made Daytona Main Street history last year by throwing the biggest party on the strip, and this year promises to take it to the next level! Red Bull action sports athlete Aaron Colton will join Velocity TV’s Bryan Fuller in hosting the launch party for the all-new Victory Octane – the lightest, most powerful and quickest motorcycle Victory has ever produced. Live music from Raw Adrenaline, tons of giveaways and the reveal of a brand new motorcycle World Record insure this will be the party not to miss at Bike Week! Visit the company display at the speedway for more information.

Victory on Display (International Speedway Blvd., in front of the track)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
See the entire line of 2016 Victory motorcycles, including the all-new Victory Octane, check out the Victory Gunner NHRA drag racer and Project 156 Pike’s Peak Hill Climb bike, inspect the Urs Erbacher ‘Ignition’ and Zach Ness ‘Combustion’ concept models, witness hourly shows by the Victory Stunt Team and Victory Police Motorcycles operators, and sign up for the chance to win a new Victory Octane. The latest Victory apparel will be available for purchase, and Victory owners can pick up their 2016 Daytona Bike Week commemorative pin from any staff member at the display by showing proof of Victory ownership.

Victory Demo Rides (International Speedway Blvd., adjacent to the Victory Motorcycles display)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have a chance to experience true modern American muscle by riding the entire line of 2016 Victory Motorcycles, including the new Victory Octane cruiser, Victory Magnum® bagger, Victory Cross Country Tour® and electric Empulse® TT. All riders must present a valid motorcycle endorsement. Riders and passengers must be 18 or older and wear proper riding attire that includes a DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, long pants and eye protection.

vicoctaneVictory at Main Street Station (316 Main Street)
6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Daily
Victory Motorcycles will be at the Main Street Station historic garage bar music venue all week. Be sure to stop by for giveaways, live music and other activities.

Daily Activities At Two Local Dealers
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily
Stop in at IMC Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach) and Volusia Motorsports (1701 State Rd. 44, New Smyrna Beach) for motorcycles, accessories, apparel, and a host of unique special events. Visit www.Volusia-Motorsports.com and www.IndianMotorcycleDaytonaBeach.com for full details.

Grizzly Launches Around the World Record Attempt on a Cross Country Tour (Daytona International Speedway Victory Display)
1 p.m., March 11
Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita will ride away from Daytona International Speedway at 1 p.m. in a quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Owners of Victory motorcycles are invited to join Grizzly for one lap of the Daytona 200 road course prior to the start of his world record-breaking attempt.

Victory Owners Ride (Daytona International Speedway)
March 11
Always a major Bike Week event, the Victory Owners Ride this year will incorporate Grizzly’s world record attempt. Get together at Daytona International Speedway, ride one lap of the Daytona 200 road course, then escort Grizzly out of town during this first part of his journey. Volusia Motorsports will be hosting a gathering at 9 a.m., prior to the Owners Ride. Visit the company display for more information.

75th Running of the Daytona 200 (Daytona International Speedway)
March 12
Victory Motorcycles is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 75th Running of the Daytona 200. Come and check out this historic race and witness the all-new Octane thunder down the track as the Official Pace Bike for the race. Log on to Daytona International Speedway.for more information.

Visit Victory Motorcycles Events VictoryMotorcycles.com/en-us/event for an up-to-date schedule of events. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

9 Responses to “Victory Motorcycles At 75th Daytona Bike Week. The New Victory Octane. Demo rides. Performance Demonstrations. Daytona 200 Race. Tours. Parties.”


  1. 1 BobS Feb 27th, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Dear Mr. Menneto,
    I love your bikes. I own two Victorys, I’ve probably spent more than enough on them on aftermarket modifications that I could have had a third. ( I think you’d agree that a vibrant and successful aftermarket is good for your brand). I have absolutely no doubt that for 10.5k the Octane will be outstanding when it comes to fun and affordability in a powerful mid size cruiser. But please stop saying you’re pushing the performance envelope. Your bikes are great, they can fully stand on their own merit. The Vision and Cross Country are the most comfortable, best handling big bikes out there, and of course you can fit a whole case of beer in a Cross Country saddle bag. The Magnum is everything a bagger should be, uber cool with a great stereo. And while my Kingpin was your best overall cruiser (handling, comfort, versatility) the Gunner isn’t far behind. The Triumph Rocket III pushes the performance envelope for a big bike. The K1600GTL pushes the performance envelope for a touring bike. Ducati and KTM push the performance envelope for smaller mid-sized bikes. When your bikes put out the kind of power those bikes do, the motorcycling public will quit ridculing your company for making such claims. I honestly wish the best for Victory.

  2. 2 fuji Feb 27th, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    When will Victory build a GNC purpose built 750 cc flat tracker

  3. 3 fuji Feb 27th, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    If they do go flat track racing would they use the Indian GNC flat track 750 cc motor

  4. 4 Chief Waldo Feb 28th, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Now that Daytona has reduced what was a very prestigious, super bike race, to a circus side show sportsman race, Victory jumps in to be the “Presenting Sponsor”. The trouble is, the only place that information seems to be coming from is Victory’s press releases. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places, but I don’t see any mention of Victory Motorcycles on Daytona Speedway’s Daytona 200 page, nor on the Championship Cup Series site.

  5. 5 bigalyts Feb 28th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Well said and highly truthful without prejudice, BobS. The Scale of performance and handling using Triumph Rocket III and the Ducati, KTM are handling & performance MONSTERS. The BMW 1600 is the ULTIMATE Bagger i stated earlier when the new Manufacturer that is Co-owned by Keanu Reeves and the Gunt, designer have a performance Wonder for well, Ducati has a f Bike with all the Composite Materials and unique styling that will run with their Bike and its $20,000 with no deposit, sounds better than $85,000 and $15,000 Deposit. i think that they deserve to have all the exposure they can get and there is a market for their bike, also. At least it is very pleasing to look at and it looks rideable. The Competition for their Bike is more money and looks like it is to be taken off the Trailer and walked in to an Event. That be a Confederate, and I’m sure the deposit would be safer with Keanu than Matt ?#%

  6. 6 Woody's Feb 28th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    @CW, as I read it, the race is the same as always, and an “Octane” will be the pace bike?

  7. 7 Chief Waldo Feb 28th, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    @Woody’s. In 2008, AMA sold its pro racing series to the Daytona Motorsports Group (aka DMG). This included motocross (but not the extremely popular Supercross), flat track, and road racing. The DMG quickly reduced the Daytona 200 from the premier, top level of American Professional road racing, the Super Bike class, to the lower level, smaller displacement (600cc) Sport Bike class. The side effects of this move included marginalizing American Super Bike racing in the world view, and alienating AMA Pro’s best road racers. At the beginning of 2014, after several years of declining viewership, DMG announced that is was going to return the Daytona 200 to the Super Bike class in 2015. What ended up happening instead, was that DMG, having lost television coverage for the series, tracks willing to host the series, and the respect of world motorcycle racing, threw it’s hands up, and gave up… Handing professional road racing back to AMA, who teamed up with Moto America to pick up the pieces. As a result, DMG was left standing alone with the Daytona 200 race, but with no one to sanction it, no championship for it to be a part of, no TV coverage, and very little pro interest. Desperate to continue the race, Daytona turned to the American Sportbike Racing Association to put on the event as part of the Championship Cup Series, which bills itself as “The #1 Sportsman Level Road Racing Organization in America”. Strangely enough, ASRA races are sanctioned by AMA, but as club races, not as pro.

    So now, what was the USA’s premier Motorcycle road race, is now a club race, with no TV coverage, and very little significance in the world of motorcycle racing.

    Certainly not the same as always.

    But they DO have Victory claiming to be the “Presenting Sponsor”, with the Octane as the “Official Pace Bike”. This is despite nothing yet being posted by Daytona backing that up (hopefully, we’ll see something soon!), and also ignoring the fact that motorcycle road racing doesn’t use pace vehicles, bikes, cars, or other!

  8. 8 Woody's Feb 29th, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Ah, thanks. I appreciate the lengthy response.

  9. 9 EyYoMoto Feb 29th, 2016 at 9:13 am

    That X-1 launch party they did last year was insane. I don’t know if they can match that for the Octane party but I’ll still be there haha Looking forward to riding one.

    Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach also has a Victory appreciation show on Thursday the 10th: http://www.indianmotorcycledaytonabeach.com/biggest-indian-motorcycle-party-in–daytona-bike-week-2016

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