Octane Press’ new guide, Victory Bikes 1998-2017, is a richly illustrated guide that covers the model’s historical past model-by-model and analyzes why the father or mother firm introduced in early 2017 that its Victory division would stop operation.
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New E book, Victory Bikes 1998-2017, Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Victory Bikes – Accessible in April 2018
Austin, Texas – February 2, 2018 – Victory Bikes 1998–2017 is a whole historical past of the underdog cruiser motorbike model that challenged the dominance of Harley-Davidson by producing distinctive cruiser bikes—bikes that had been extra modern, dependable, and highly effective—however in the end couldn’t compete with the Milwaukee model’s standing as a worldwide cultural icon. This guide options an insider’s view of how Victory developed its first mannequin, the V92C, together with detailed descriptions and pictures of each subsequent Victory mannequin.
Co-authors Dapper and Klancher had been concerned with Victory from the day the primary prototype debuted in June 1997 to the wintry morning in January 2017 when father or mother firm Polaris introduced it was “winding down” the Victory enterprise. This new guide covers the model lengthy billed as “The New American Motorbike” from its authentic pre-production fashions to the ultimate Victory ever inbuilt January 2017.
Victory Bikes 1998–2017 tells how in 1997, Polaris, a worldwide motorsports business chief with multi-billion-dollar annual gross sales income, launched Victory Bikes as its first on-road car division. Whereas Polaris was profitable, its Victory model was a real underdog that regularly struggled uphill to take market share from the large within the room, Harley-Davidson.
For nearly 20 years, Victory produced excellent V-twin-powered heavyweight cruiser bikes. Victory bikes had been superior to the better-selling Harley fashions by way of know-how, efficiency, and trendy model, however Victory couldn’t match the legendary model attraction loved by Harley worldwide. The story of every Victory cruiser, bagger, and touring mannequin is roofed in Victory Bikes 1998–2017, together with the model’s idea automobiles, and the world data set on Victory fashions.
This new guide consists of beforehand unpublished pictures, styling renderings of Senior Industrial Designer Mike Music, manufacturing numbers not beforehand revealed, behind-the-scenes tales, a whole record of paint colours for each mannequin, and a recap of the model’s enterprise success and eventual demise.
Within the mid-1990s, co-authors Michael Dapper and Lee Klancher had been granted unprecedented entry to Victory engineering and testing. In 1998 they printed The Victory Motorbike, chronicling the start of the model and improvement of the primary Victory mannequin, the V92C. That extremely collectible guide is reproduced in full in Victory Bikes 1998–2017, together with full protection of each different Victory mannequin, together with the groundbreaking Vegas, the best-selling Cross Nation, and the polarizing Victory Imaginative and prescient.
The Victory Bikes Story
Title: Victory Bikes 1998–2017
Subtitle: The Full Historical past of an American Unique
Pages: 192 pages
Writer: Octane Press
Accessible: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: eight.5×11 inches
Retail Worth: $60.00
Accessible from Octane Press or wherever books are bought.
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