This Is Not A Fat Tire Motorcycle. It’s A Muscular Custom Victory.

0VictoryPM4VictoryPM5VictoryPMPersonally, I didn’t see many customized Victory Hammer models. So, I find it interesting that this creation is not only a bike show winner during the recent CCE Competition at the Verona Motor Bike Expo, but is also the new custom platform used by CCE to showcase and promote after-market Victory parts in its 2016 catalog.

7VictoryPM10VictoryPM8VictoryPM9VictoryPMBehind this creation is Patrick Meyer, a household name builder in his native Switzerland and also an official Indian & Victory dealer who jumped on an opportunity to create his own line of custom parts for both brands. A marketing approach whose merit is greater in Switzerland because of the country’s very tough regulation and homologation procedures.

12VictoryPM6VictoryPM13VictoryPM11VictoryPMA couple of years ago, Custom Chrome Europe started to acknowledge the increase of European sales of Polaris motorcycles by featuring new custom parts from independent vendors dedicated to both Victory and Indian models. This custom “PM Springer” Victory by Patrick Meyer of PM American Cycles features some proprietary custom parts from the shop (or adapted ones) and others from well known vendors of the industry like Arlen Ness wheels, Beringer inboard brake assembly, Paughco front end, etc… See them HERE.

1VictoryPMWith a 300 mm rear tire, and an ultra low position and the hot sound of a set of BSL pipes, this 1.731 cc custom Victory Hammer means performance exactly the way Polaris wants it to be perceived by its potential clients. PM American Cycles Switzerland(photography H. Roesler for Cyril Huze)

36 Responses to “This Is Not A Fat Tire Motorcycle. It’s A Muscular Custom Victory.”


  1. 1 Boss Hawg Apr 25th, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Nice, very nice and clean.

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 Seymour Apr 25th, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Yah that’s pretty sweet.

  3. 3 Jay Horton's Private Shop Apr 25th, 2016 at 8:26 am

    It’s a great looking bike. Later Jay

  4. 4 Domino Apr 25th, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Prettiest Victory I have seen.

  5. 5 Patrick Bunel Apr 25th, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Fantastic job.

  6. 6 Sharkey Apr 25th, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Very nice bike, but what we still don’t see are many “spontaneous” builds where an independent has chosen a Polaris machine for a custom build “just because”…just sayin’

  7. 7 BobS Apr 25th, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Nice build but it copies what Conquest Customs has been doing for years.

  8. 8 René Apr 25th, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Hey Patrik
    Is a fantastic bike, great job you have done.
    It’s a mix of new and retro styled bike, looks sharp and fast.
    Congrats Patrik an team.

  9. 9 Steal Your Face Apr 25th, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Front brake is very interesting.

  10. 10 Paul Corso Apr 25th, 2016 at 11:50 am

    The execs at Victory should be proud of this one.

  11. 11 nicker Apr 25th, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Nicely done.
    But next time ditch the rubber-band for a chain.

    -nicker-

  12. 12 Duke Apr 25th, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Not bad the girl, too.

  13. 13 takehikes Apr 25th, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    it is a fat tired pile. Nice bike except for that……..I’m stunned these abortions are still being built. Anyone buying them?

  14. 14 Brett Garner Apr 25th, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Excellent Victory creation. “Takehikes”, send a picture of your bike(s) to Cyril. And yes, this type of bikes still sell and most like it. See comments above yours.

  15. 15 Dave Blevins Apr 25th, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    A word to Victory/Polaris: This is how nice your bikes look with all the clunky square-lined stuff that comes on them from the factory.
    A very nice looking bike indeed.

  16. 16 Dave Blevins Apr 25th, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Ahem.. I meant (without) the clunky, square looking stuff… 🙂

  17. 17 Denny barto Apr 25th, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    That’s bad ass,I wonder if HD MC is sleeping good??

  18. 18 Vrat Apr 25th, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Good looking bike. Nice work. The only piece that I’d change is the air box.

  19. 19 domino Apr 25th, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Nice work Patrick ………….

    .Domino Dave…………

  20. 20 Highrider Apr 25th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Love my Jackpot

  21. 21 highrpm Apr 25th, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    beautiful. nice proportions and flow lines. and paint. and model, too. like the big cylinders stuffed into the minimal space. (thought immediately of a local big h-d done similarly, with the 300mm tire.)

  22. 22 Zenaldo Apr 25th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Everything u need…nothing you don’t…very minimal clean…that’s a real custom…wonder what it weighs in this condition ?

  23. 23 Woody's Apr 25th, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Interesting tank/sidecover work, nice & clean.

  24. 24 James just another crazy kiwi Apr 26th, 2016 at 12:49 am

    It is a Fat Tire but it looks good, Cool

  25. 25 JohnnySpeed Apr 26th, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Fat tire bike with an ugly Victory tank. I’d like to see a Victory without one of those hideous tanks.

  26. 26 B'COOL Apr 26th, 2016 at 6:30 am

    That is a very cool bike. If you are on this side of the pond and like that style check out Conquest Customs in Boca Raton Florida. They’ve been building them for the last 8 years or so.

  27. 27 REV. JIM Apr 26th, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Nothing new here except it’s a Polaris . I’ll take the victory Matt Smith is currently racing in NHRA pro stock for style over this “copy ” of a custom.

  28. 28 that_damn_gavin Apr 26th, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Beautiful bike. It’s very refreshing.

  29. 29 MDSPHOTO Apr 26th, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Really pretty bike. Would buy one and ride the heck out of it with a little narrower back tire.

  30. 30 Spaz Apr 26th, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Gotta agree with most: nice looking, but nothing new. Conquest was doing the rear fender treatment like this year’s ago and Reno Victory was putting Paugho springer front ends on Vic’s back around 08. Noting new.

  31. 31 D Ray Apr 26th, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I own a Hammer. That said, it is great to see such a sweet custom job.
    My stock 250 tire sticks like glue to the twisties here in E Tenn and W NC.
    BobS and others are correct pointing out this model shows what Conquest and others have been doing for years.

  32. 32 18bravo Apr 26th, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Again with the suggestion to ditch the belt. I have to ask why.

  33. 33 Bob Apr 26th, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Call it what they will, but if that’s not a “fat tire” bike, is a “fat tire” bike one with a tire *larger* than 300mm?

    Bob

  34. 34 bigalyts Apr 27th, 2016 at 10:40 am

    If the Fabricators keep doing Creations like this, then there will be an entirely new Trend in a Brand of Victory’s and their complete Line. Beautiful Custom!

  35. 35 Blackmax Apr 29th, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I like it !!
    Definitely, can see the European influences
    But everyone is right ConQuest Customs
    has been doing & showing bikes like this for awhile !!!
    (I’d find some room for a P-pad if the young lady wanted to come along for a ride) !!
    BWHHAHAHHAHA !!!

  36. 36 troll Jun 29th, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I remember a story of when Scott at Conquest was starting out … and you told him that the Victory Hammer .. “was not worth customizing”. But now you are jumping on board. What a hypocrite!!!!

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