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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.
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