Axed Victory model marks historical past

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A 12 months after Polaris surprisingly axed Victory Bikes, the corporate is celebrating the American model with a e book of its quick 20-year historical past.

The 192-page tome is named “Victory Bikes 1998–2017; The Full Historical past of an American Authentic”.

Authentic it might have been, but it surely wasn’t authentic sufficient for the patrons and was unceremoniously axed and even tooling was bought off.

2016 Victory Octane
2016 Victory Octane

E book historical past

The co-authors, Michael Dapper and Lee Klancher, began with the corporate on the unique prototype in 1997.

Their e book additionally features a reprinting of their 1998 e book, The Victory Bike, concerning the first mannequin, the V92C.Victory Motorcycles-1998 book history

The brand new e book covers the complete fleet of Victory bikes through the years, together with prototypes, ideas and their electrical bike, the Empulse TT.

It additionally contains beforehand unpublished pictures, styling renderings of Senior Industrial Designer Mike Track, manufacturing numbers not beforehand revealed, behind-the-scenes tales, a whole checklist of paint colors for each mannequin, and a recap of the model’s enterprise success and eventual demise.

Victory Empulse TT
Victory Empulse TT electrical bike

Victory success

After the demise of the model, Victory flooring inventory was out of the blue in demand and was rapidly bought out.

Actually, so profitable was the selloff in Australia that Victory Bikes was one in all solely 4 manufacturers to document progress in a dismal 2017.

Victory Bikes Australia bought 284 bikes, up three.6% on 2016.

For many who jumped in and purchased one and for many who gained, owned and nonetheless love the model, this e book is a should.

The magazine-sized e book is writer by Octane Press and can be launched on April 1, 2018, at $US60. t can be out there in e book shops or on-line at

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