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2013 Victory Judge – First Look Review

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After unveiling its new 2012 Hard-Ball at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, Victory Motorcycles is revealing another all-new model at the New York IMS, the early-release 2013 Victory Judge, a power cruiser inspired by classic American muscle cars like The Judge, a special-edition 1969 Pontiac GTO. With deeply sculpted bodywork, blacked-out components, mag wheels and availability in ...

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2012 Victory Hard-Ball – First Look Review

2012 Victory Hard Ball

After presenting R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey, the former Marine Corps drill instructor best known for his roles in Full Metal Jacketand on History Channel’s “Mail Call,” with a custom USMC-themed High Ball on December 9 at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, Victory Motorcycles pulled the covers off a new model, the 2012 Victory Hard-Ball. The blacked-out, Vegas-based High ...

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2012 Victory Cross Country Tour – Road Test Review

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photography by Kevin Wing A year ago this fall, as I was riding a 2011 Victory Cross Country to New Mexico and back from Southern California, I wondered, “What could make this bike even better?” The cruise control worked great, its luggage system held a huge amount and I was enjoying the radio—but we always want a little more now, ...

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2012 Victory Motorcycles

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour

With the recent acquisition of Indian, Polaris Industries, a company best known for its off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and watercraft, has deepened its commitment to the cruiser market, still the largest segment of U.S. motorcycle buyers. But Victory Motorcycles, an in-house cruiser brand that has steadily grown in model diversity, engine displacement and overall quality since being launched in 1998, is ...

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2010 Lehman Crossbow Powered by Victory Road Test

2010 Lehman Crossbow Powered by Victory Review | Rider Magazine

photography by the author and Mike Callahan [This 2010 Lehman Crossbow Powered by Victory Road Test was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider] Trikes, with one wheel in front, two behind, have been around the motorcycle world for more than a hundred years; the earliest picture I can find is an 1895 DeDion. But touring trikes are ...

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2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country – Comparison Test Review

2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country

Photography by Rich Cox Ask any group of long-distance riders what they want in a tourer, and chances are they’ll list all the amenities: A big engine with six-speed transmission, comfortable ride, wind protection, great luggage capacity, sound system, available cruise control and enough load capacity for two people and all their gear. And, of course, the answer is that, ...

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Victory Motorcycles Announces the Vegas Limited Edition

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Medina, Minnesota (January 22, 2010) – The 2010 Victory Vegas Limited Edition motorcycle represents the leanest, meanest, fastest Victory ever offered. Featuring the Freedom 106/6 with Stage 2 cams, The Vegas LE pumps out 97 Horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque, and features a Bonneville Salt Flats inspired paint scheme. “We wanted to honor racers that have brought Victory Motorcycles ...

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2010 Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country – Road Test Review

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photography by Brian J. Nelson [This 2010 Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country Road Test was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The east Texas Hill Country is made for motorcycles. Countless curves and elevation changes on the roads near Austin are a sporting rider’s delight, particularly around Leakey on Ranch Roads 335, 336 and 337, ...

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2009 Touring Cruiser Shootout: Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide, Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager, Victory Vision Tour Premium, Star Royal Star Venture S

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Photography by Rich Cox Cruisers have been the dominant type of motorcycle for the past couple decades now,and touring by motorcycle has been big ever since Craig Vetter first bolted one of his Windjammer fairings to a bike back in the early ’70s. Cruisers exude an aura of unhurried presence and competence, along with that coveted chugga-chugga sound, so they ...

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