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Victory Dealers Compete against each other in ‘Operation Octane’ Custon Build Contest
Victory Racing's Empluse RR & Project 156 Take The Checkered Flad at Pikes Peak
Victory Racing elated with a 115mph TT lap on the electric Victory RR in second practice
Performance in the TT Zero comes down to the initial amount of electrical energy that can be stored on-board and then it’s down to the skill of the rider to unleash this power while being mindful of how hard to push it, particularly towards the end of the lap when the dash starts to warn of low battery.
Brian adds: “We’re certainly discovering that trying to achieve just a 1mph increase in average lap speed takes a lot of effort.”
William was happy with breaking the 115mph mark and achieving sub 20-minute lap. He stepped off the Victory RR and simply said: “I’m ready to race this bike now.”
The TT Zero race takes place at 16:25 on Wednesday 8th June.
Victory Motorcycles Racing For a Return to the Podium at Isle of Man TT
TECH SPEC VICTORY® RR
|2089 / 680 / 1218|
Seat Height (in.)
Metzeler 120/70 R17
Metzeler 200/60 R17
Trellis Steel and Composite Monocoque
Parker GVM Water-cooled, 3-phase, IPM AC
Max Power (kW/HP)
130 / 174
Max Torque (Nm)
Brammo Power Lithium-Ion
Battery Voltage (Vdc)
370 or more
Zach Ness reveals "Combustion" concept based on new Victory Motorcycles engine
Victory Octane will lead the Daytona 200 and host the biggest party to kick off the riding season
MINNEAPOLIS — February 26, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® plans to roar into the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12, led by the new Victory Octane®, with demo rides, performance demonstrations, custom bike displays, organized rides and much more including the presenting sponsorship of the historic Daytona 200 roadrace featuring the Victory Octane as the official pace bike for 2016.
“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.”
Victory 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.
Victory 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. Visitwww.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)
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)
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 http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/ for more information.
Visit VictoryMotorcycles.com/en-us/event for an up-to-date schedule of events. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow onTwitter and Facebook.
Victory Motorcycles reveals production engine based on Project 156
Victory Motorcycles participates in NYC Veterans Day Parade
Victory Racing’s Matt Smith Finishes Second at Charlotte on Pro Stock Gunner,
Great News! Stolen Victory Isle of Man TT Zero Racer Recovered
The Talent Police Department worked the case aggressively throughout the weekend and were able to get information on the bikes whereabouts by late Sunday afternoon. A warrant was served for a rental residence ending in the custody of two individuals. The main suspect, who has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement, told police he intended to disassemble the bike and sell the parts, though nobody has admitted actually breaking into the Brammo headquarters where the race bike was on proud display.
No current or former Brammo Inc. employees have been implicated in this case.
The fastest American motorcycle in the class, Johnston took the #3 all-electric racer to a top speed of over 145 miles per hour and an average lap speed of 111.062 miles per hour in the SES TT Zero class finishing in third place in the class.
The employees of Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Inc. wish to thank all of those who shared the news of the theft of this valuable piece of racing history. The sharing of this news through social media would have made it almost impossible for the transportation or sale of the motorcycle to have gone un-noticed. It’s another example of the motorcycle community watching out for each other. The Brammo Motorcycles products were purchased by Polaris Industries in January of 2015. Brammo Inc, continues the development of electrical powertrains including battery and controller technology. The Isle of Man / SES TT Zero effort was the first public project for Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Inc.
ALERT: Victory Isle of Man TT Podium Bike Stolen
Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Engineering wish to alert traditional and social media outlets that the historic Isle of Man TT racer piloted by Lee Johnston has been stolen overnight from Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR. The specific time of night has yet to be determined and police are reviewing security footage for further information.
Victory Motorcycles Project 156 hits highs and lows at Pikes Peak
· Project 156 qualified fourth overall out of 60 entries and top of class
· Don Canet posted the second fastest time of the day in section one
Third place for Victory Racing in its first ever TT Zero race
Third place for Victory Racing in its first ever TT Zero race
· Lee Johnston rides a 111.62mph lap to his second TT podium
· Fourth for Guy Martin on a 109.717mph lap, just shy of the 110mph mark
· “It’s a proper fast bike, the Victory boys were spot on,” says Guy.
Isle of Man: Victory Racing is celebrating its first ever TT podium after Lee Johnston rode a 111.620mph lap in the SES TT Zero race to take third place.
Lee had ridden increasingly fast laps on successive practices throughout the week as he became more familiar with the intricacies of riding the electric motorcycle – including energy management and regeneration – and he rode his fastest lap to date just when it mattered most.
Lee said in the winner’s enclosure: “Yeah, awesome to be back on the podium again. Every time we go out, we’re getting faster. Think we had a little bit of battery left, so maybe could have went a bit quicker. Fair play to the Mugen boys, but at the end of the day they have been coming here for three years and in their first year they did nowhere near 110mph, so credit to the whole Victory team, it’s an absolutely awesome job. The bike’s so fun to ride because it’s so small, I really like riding it.”
Guy Martin, who stepped in to ride the bike on behalf of the injured William Dunlop, placed fourth, an equally sweet victory in some ways, as he had only ridden two practice laps on William’s No.6 machine ahead of the race. He also posted his fastest lap of the week in the race – a 109.717mph, just shy of the 110mph mark.
“It’s a proper fast bike,” he said. “The Victory boys judged it just right to use up all of the battery power as I came over the finish line. I’d need more time to properly get my head around it but I’m happy to have had the opportunity to ride it.”
For a first time at the TT, the team is thrilled that it has been so competitive. Victory Racing Team Manager, Brian Wismann, said: “I’m feeling very, very good. It was good day for Victory Racing on our first ever time at the TT. We accomplished what we set out to accomplish… got on to the podium, but we also got a 111mph average in our first ever TT Zero race. Speeds were good, the bikes were good and reliable, they looked great out there. I’m just very, very pleased with all the hard work the team’s put in and the work that the riders have done to get the bikes round here so quickly.”
Out of the 10 electric bike teams on the Isle of Man, seven of them entered the race. It is also the very first time that five teams have all achieved over 100mph laps under race conditions and is a strong indicator that electric racing technology is being taken seriously by many brands in anticipation of mass-produced consumer vehicles.
For Gary Gray, Director Motorcycle Product for Victory Motorcycles, the third and fourth place is reward for all the efforts the brand is putting into proving ‘American Performance’. He said: “I couldn't be prouder of the team for putting a bike on the podium the first year out and for building the fastest American electric bike ever at the Isle of Man TT. I promised we would be competitive and beating nine of the 10 teams proves American performance.”
A podium result has also excited Parker, the makers of the GVM electric motor that propelled the bikes. Parker’sUS-based strategic account manager, Kevin Holloway said: “We are proud of the entire Victory Racing team for the third and fourth place finishes in the TT Zero. Everybody worked so hard and we exceeded our expectations by setting an American lap record today.”
Victory Motorcycles has been flexing their muscles in various forms, not only by entering the Isle of Man TT, but also by taking part in professional drag racing, running a stunt team and fielding an entry in the iconic Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a prototype and custom race machine built by Victory Racing and Roland Sands Design, all which will be exhibited at the upcoming American Victory Rally in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO. http://www.victorymotorcycles.
Project 156 rebounds from practice crash
Victory Motorcycles only second brand to lap over 110 mph average
Lee Johnston, clearly buoyed from his first ever TT podium in the Superstock race, rode an 110.97mph lap and reached 144.9mph through Sulby on the Victory electric prototype that’s powered by Brammo battery modules and supported by Parker Racing (the makers of the electric motor).
Guy Martin rode a 108.674mph lap, just 1.3mph shy of also achieving a 110mph lap. His ride was made even more impressive as it was only his second time on the bike.
Lee was thrilled to go beyond the 110mph mark for the first time and said: “It feels good yeah, I’m still just getting used to the bike, feeling a bit more flowing and trying to think about saving the power rather than rolling it on and off. Yeah it feels really good.”
Guy Martin was measured and contemplative after his second ever ride of an electric motorcycle. He said: “Interesting, interesting… yeah, it’s just…it’s just getting your head round what it’s doing. Just the momentum I think…just keeping the momentum up, don’t waste energy by braking late, or by braking at all, don’t evenlook at the brake lever, just roll off and let the regeneration do the work.”
Injury forces rider change on Victory TT team
Victory Racing breaks the 100mph average lap speed barrier
Victory Motorcycles’ New Spring & Sumer 2015 Apparel & Gift Collections
Rider Wear for All-Weather Comfort
The new Lite Mesh Jacket ($149.99) is a simple, lightweight summer jacket at an entry level price point that features black mesh construction that promotes cooling airflow during warm weather riding. This jacket provides protection with CE-certified armor in the shoulders and elbows, and the action back and side adjustments ensure a comfortable fit. The powerful Victory branding includes an understated chest logo and large Victory “V” Badge branding on the back.
The Valor Jacket ($179.99) is a stylish, military-inspired jacket. It looks great on the bike or around town with its all-black construction, smart styling, and bold Victory branding on the back. The fabric is lightweight and water-repellent, and this jacket also has CE-certified shoulder and elbow armor.
New Casualwear Revs Up New Style
The Victory Men’s Casualwear line includes apparel in three distinct style segments – Modern, Attitude and Classic designs – and there are new additions in every segment with the new 2015 Spring & Summer collections.
The Modern segment features a newMen’s Pique Short Sleeve Tee and Men’s Pique Long Sleeve Shirt, both of which use a sublimination print technique to produce a premium feel and ensure the branding remains prominent mile after mile.
The Attitude segment includes the new Men’s Skull Tee, which has distinctive graphics on the chest and back, and theMen’s Attitude Race Neck Zip Thru that is made of premium 100% cotton. It features a fine French rib and is detailed with red zipper pull and Victory branding.
The Classic segment now features the new Men’s Ace Raglan Tee and the Men’s Classic Flat Collar Ace Shirt, both of which feature exciting graphics that combine the Ace of Spades, a warbird nose art bomber girl, and Victory branding.
Exciting new items in the Victory Women’s Casualwear collection include the Women’s Black Chambray Shirt, the Women’s Skull ¾ Sleeve Tee, the Women’s Skull Tank, and the Women’s Sequin Logo Tee, which is available in gray and in red. All of these shirts feature a flattering, comfortable fit and dynamic Victory branding and graphics.
Gifts & Accessories to Promote Your Ride
Victory riders can enjoy Victory branding on an expanded selection of premium gift and personal accessory items such as a large collection of Victory branded black wallets, a convenient flashlight, a garage bike mat, and Victory truck decals that add Victory style to your “other” ride. The Victory bags & luggage collection now includes backpacks in two sizes, a waist pack, a cargo bag, and a cabin luggage bag that’s perfect when traveling.
Victory Motorcycles - Project 156 Pikes Peak Hill Climb prototype
And in case you missed Part 1:
Victory Motorcycles to Race Prototype Electric Motorcycle at Isle of Man
Project 156 Part 1 - Victory Motorcycles
Victory Demo Ride - BC
Sea to Sky Motorsports will be hosting Demo Days at #105 - 8860 201 street Langley B.C. May 1st and May 2nd!
2013 Halifax International Motorcycle wraps up
Check out our big picture gallery from the show. The Honda FB6 was definitely a stand-out motorcycle for me. It's impressive looking and feels all day comfortable.
One lucky attendee took home a Honda CBR250R as a door prize. His odds were a little better because of all the snow!
2013 Victory Judge
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Victory rider Magazine Offers Digital edition and Mobile app
The Spring 2012 Edition is HERE.
The digital format utilizes technology embraced by leading consumer motorcycle magazines and features convenient searching, HD color and a mobile app that allows access anywhere. Embedded videos will be included to bring dynamic road tests and product evaluations to the readers. Victory owners and other motorcyclists can share interesting stories by e-mail and social networks directly from the digital edition toolbar.
The mobile app is free and downloadable to most mobile devices.
For more information about the entire line of Victory Motorcycles visit www.victorymotorcycles.com.
Halifax International Motorcycle Show brings motorcycles to downtown
The Halifax International Motorcycle Show is kicking-off their inaugural gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts at the Cunard Centre on February 17-19, 2012. Industry leading motorcycle manufacturers and accessory products will be on site and under one big roof.Major manufacturers and dealer representatives will be there to answer your questions and provide you with an opportunity to throw a leg over the latest machines or try on the latest gear.
With 45,000 square foot of column free floor space the Cunard Centre sits on the scenic Halifax waterfront with big bright windows overlooking the harbour. The event and venue offer up a powerful mixture of salty sea air and visual stimulation. Anticipated attendance is expected to approach 20,000 and draw attendees from all the Atlantic provinces and beyond.
With the top motorcycle manufacturer product lines represented this event is the first of its kind east of Quebec.The show has attracted a lot of industry attention and support in this first year. Kawasaki Canada chose the event as one of the few venues to bring their national tour. They will be showcasing the hottest 2012 models like the supersport ZX-14R, KX450F motocross, cruisers from their revered Vulcan ine-up, street/touring, dual-purpose, and off-road motorcycles.
Event organizer Tim Leslie indicates,"Halifax is the gateway to Atlantic Canada, and its largest city. There's a vibrant and active motorcycle culture here, which makes Halifax the perfect location for a world-class motorcycle show. We're excited to be bringing the best the motorcycle world has to offer to downtown Halifax and already making plans for next year!"
With motorcycles from all the top brands, this event will be the first, and only, opportunity to see many of these machines in Nova Scotia before they appear in dealerships in the spring.There's going to be some rare models too that you might not otherwise get a chance to see at all except in the pages of a magazine. Motorcycles like the limited production Norton Commando 961. With production of this bike limited to 200 models they're sure to be very rare. Zero Motorcycles is sending some of the first production 2012 electric motorcycles in Canada to Halifax to be displayed at the show.
Aside from all the special interest motorcycles, enthusiasts of every level will find something to surprise and delight from new 2012 models and the latest in accessories to unique touring destinations. Cruisers, sport bikes, off-road, trials, touring, sport/adventure touring, even 2WD sidecar motorcycles - there's going to be something for everybody.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran motorcyclist or just somebody with a passing interest there will be something to excite you at the Halifax International Motorcycle Show.
Halifax International Motorcycle Show
February 17 to 19, 2012
961 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Friday, February 17, 2012: 5 pm – 8pm
Saturday, February 18, 2012: 10 am –8 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2012: 10 am – 5pm
- $10 in advance at the show website(www.TheRealMotorcycleShow.com)
- $15 at the door
Free parking all weekend (Friday after 4PM).
Moncton Motorcycle Show opens Feb. 10, 2012
Here's the full details on the event:
The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show will roar into Moncton, this Friday thru Sunday. This event will encompass the entire Moncton Coliseum complex and will showcase the latest products for motorcycle, ATV and off-road enthusiasts available on the market today. The nation’s leading manufacturers will be well represented and visitors will not be left disappointed.
The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show is one of 7 successful, national manufacturer supported motorcycle shows from coast to coast. Owned by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) this event is the only show of its kind and caliber in Atlantic Canada. Since 2008, the event has delivered over 50,000 qualified buyers who have enjoyed the biggest and best names in motosports.
Show Manager Scott Sprague is revved up about the 2012 edition of this event. “Being a part of this huge chain of manufacturer supported shows is phenomenal. For a visitor to be able to see a booth that is the same display at the MMIC-COHV Shows in Toronto, Vancouver or elsewhere right in Moncton, the hub of the Maritimes, is fantastic and convenient for all of Atlantic Canada and beyond,” said Sprague.
The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show is where Atlantic Canada RIDES and BUYS! Visitors will be shopping the show and trying that new ATV or Motorcycle on for size and discussing the purchase with their local dealer plus getting all of those tough questions answered right from manufacturer representatives. Visitors can take home awesome deals on parts & accessories, clothing and apparel and so much more. The event is also the leading venue to meet the organizers of local rallies, motorcycle and ATV clubs, destinations, anything and everything to do with the lifestyle that comes with this pastime.
Visitors can enter to win His and Hers Riding Gear compliments of Speed and Strength Gear and Toys for Big Boys. Simply fill out a ballot and it could be you!
Triumph Motorcycles have come out in a big way this year with several custom show bikes including the Tom Cruise Mi3 Scrambler, the Orange County Choppers Triumph Retro Bonneville Custom and many more. Also Triumph, in partnership with Atlantic Motoplex will be presenting Juno Award Winner, Clayton Bellamy of the Road Hammers. Clayton will appear on stage performing during ladies night and in the Triumph booth alongside THE WILD ONE.’ Sucker Punch Sally builds us a modern day BRANDO WILD CHILD, this Bird will be ridden in the release video of Clayton’s new album. See them both at the show.
This year’s highlights include the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids that will also feature ALL NEW ATV training for youth. ATV Training available upon request. In addition to that there will be Yamaha Scooter School training, especially appealing to the ladies; this will be held on Friday and Saturday evening.
And speaking of the ladies, join us on Saturday night from 5 pm – 9 pm when it’s free admission for ladies night, when a regular admission is purchased. There will be special prizes and giveaways just for women, plus our fashion show at 7 and Ladies Scooter training at 8.
The Women on Wheels Fashion Show will also be on each day so be sure to check out the terrific line up of manufacturers clothing modeled on stage from Yamaha, Honda, Harley Davidson, KTM, Victory, Ducati, Suzuki, Triumph and BMW.
And join world rider, Rene Cormier, as he talks passionately about his moto-adventures through Africa and beyond. Meeting him is an adventure YOU won’t want to miss. Also, visitors can check out the all new show and shine featuring local motorcycles. Proceeds to benefit the Bernice McNaughton Bike Club.
Join special guests from River Glade Speedway, as they celebrate 35 years and showcase some of the hottest bikes from the 70s right there on display including a slide show of racing at the track from past and present. The bikes that will have on display for comparison purposes are a 1977 Cr-125 Honda, a 1987 CR-125 Honda as well as a 1997 CR-125 Honda. There will also be a 1979 Can-Am MX-5 250. These Honda's will illustrate the many changes the bikes have undergone over the years. Although 125's are no longer made for the most part, as the 250 4-stroke took over that class of racing we will most likely have a four stoke on hand as well to show further enhancements. These bikes will show the progression from air cooled to liquid engines, from drum brakes to disc brakes, steel frames to aluminum frames and from four inches of suspension travel to twelve. Also, horse power more than doubled over the years!
VIctory motorcycle sales for 2010
On-road vehicle sales, for the Victory brand - which consists primarily of Victory Motorcycles, generated $81.6 million in sales for Polaris in 2010. That's a reported increase from $52.8 million reported in 2009. The 2010 fiscal year marked the first year-on-year sales increase for Victory since 2007 and the largest percentage increase since a 70% rise reported in 2003.
Cardo Systems, Inc. Announces Partnership with Polaris and Victory
The Global Leader Bluetooth® Headset for Off-Road ATV, Motorcycle and Snowmobile Helmets
2009 Pittsburgh, PA (November 19th, 2009) Cardo Systems, Inc., the world’s market leader in wireless Bluetooth® communications for motorcycle and all-terrain helmet headsets, today announced its new distribution partnership with Polaris & Victory Motorcycles.
Polaris is well known within the industry as an expert in design and manufacturing of off-road vehicles and snowmobiles. Victory Motorcycles specializes in the manufacturing of American-made motorcycles for the touring and cruiser motorcycle enthusiasts. Polaris & Victory Motorcycles will become the newest valued addition to Cardo’s targeted distribution channel to carry the Cardo Scala Rider® Q2™ Bluetooth® headset featuring rider to rider intercom communication up to 500m/1,640ft*
“We are very pleased to be forming this relationship with Polaris & Victory Motorcycles,” said Abraham Glezerman, Chairman and CEO of Cardo Systems. “Both companies are leaders and experts in their fields; Cardo, at providing the most innovative and technically advanced Bluetooth® helmet headsets with features that are ground-breaking to the industry and Polaris and Victory Motorcycles, as a leader in the development of an array of advanced, fun-to-ride off and on-road vehicles for a multitude of riding enthusiasts across markets, including ATV, side-by-side, motorcycle and snowmobile markets. Both companies strive to continue to redefine a rider’s experience.”
“Adding the Cardo Scala Rider system to our catalog is a natural fit’” says Jason Toso of Victory Motorcycles. “We strive to engineer the best American luxury cruisers and touring motorcycles on the market, and an industry leader such as Cardo is a perfect accessory for our products and our owners, particularly as our touring line has developed.”
The Cardo SCALA RIDER® Q2™ headset features all-terrain rider to rider intercom communications up to 500m/1,640ft, depending on traffic, terrain and line of site. It also allows riders to connect wirelessly by Bluetooth® to one of the following audio sources including: in-helmet voice instructions from a GPS unit, mobile phone conversations with third parties and intercom conversations with passengers and with other riders.
The headsets also feature high-quality FM radio transmissions from the embedded FM radio. It sports a noise-canceling microphone and speaker booster and is fully rain, snow and mud resistant. A MP3 player can be connected to the headset’s embedded auxiliary jack to receive wired STEREO music. Whether you are riding your motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side, or snowmobile, the SCALA RIDER® Q2™ is a great way to communicate with another rider.
The Cardo SCALA RIDER® Q2™ headset (Polaris part number 2859994) is now available from your local authorized Polaris or Victory Dealer or online at www.purepolaris.com.
*results may vary according to terrain
About Cardo Systems, Inc.
Cardo Systems, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a world leader in motorsports wireless Bluetooth® communication systems. Cardo products include the SCALA-RIDER® line of innovative helmet-mounted Bluetooth® headsets, audio kits and accessories for motorcycle helmets.
With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER(tm), snowmobiles and Victory Motorcycles for recreational and utility use. Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry, and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory Motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace.
Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII," and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories, is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.
Victory dealer demo day - Bowmanville, ON
Full M License required, as is proper motorcycle attire. See their website or call for more details.
1898 Baseline Rd
Victory ups warranty to 5 years
The offer is valid in Canada and the US only, and only for a limited time. It's transferable and provides full coverage for any new and unregistered motorcycles sold since Jan. 1, 2009.
The warranty is basically a 4 year extension through Polaristar ESC coverage tacked on to the Victory factory 12-month limited warranty. A deductible of $50 with unlimited mileage applies to claims under the Polaristar ESC warranty. The POLARISTAR ESC will be mailed in six to eight weeks from receipt of purchase.
Press Release follows:
Victory Motorcycles is offering the motorcycle industry's only full-line, five-year limited warranty and it's available on all new Victory bikes sold through its national dealer network. In ten years, Victory Motorcycles has made its mark on the industry by creating a class-leading, full-line of premium cruisers and touring motorcycles based on creative styling and innovative engineering.
Featuring a total cost of ownership that is 22 percent less than the cost of a similar Harley-Davidson over a five-year period, Victory Motorcycles are not only attractive on the road, but built to ride for many worry-free miles. Low-maintenance, high-horsepower and enduring reliability have been the backbone of the Victory Motorcycles brand for a decade. With more than 50,000 units sold, Victory Motorcycles has proven itself in the marketplace and is poised for continued growth.
"The Victory Motorcycles brand translates into tremendous value for our owners," says Mark Blackwell, vice president of Victory Motorcycles. "Our resale value is in line with the industry leader, and Victory is at the top of consumer satisfaction charts with a 95 percent owner's satisfaction rating. We work hard to ensure every Victory Motorcycle is built to our highest standards. The new extended warranty is our way to share the confidence we have in our products."
The limited time offer and transferable warranty program is valid for any new and unregistered Victory Motorcycle and is a full-coverage program inclusive of the whole motorcycle. Motorcycles sold after January 1, 2009 will be retroactively included in this program.
For more information, visit your local Victory Motorcycles' dealer
2009 Victory Motorcycle Models
With the introduction of the Victory Vision last year, the changes this year seem relatively minor and less dramatic. There’s a new 106 cubic inch Freedom V-Twin and a new Kingpin Low and some minor changes to some of the rest of the lineup.
The Freedom V-Twin is a new 106, not the 106/6 found in the Vision. The 4 valve overhead cam engine puts out 97 hp and 113 foot pounds of torque compared to 92 hp and 109 foot pounds. This new engine will be found in the Hammer and Jackpot cruisers.
The Kingpin Low is just that, a lower to the ground version of the Kingpin cruiser. It's got a seat height of just 22.5 inches, which should make anybody who is short in the leg a little happier. Many women in particular are on the lookout for bikes with a more accommodating seat height.
For more details about the 2009 lineup from Victory check out their website here: Victory Motorcycles