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Special Retrospective: Victory V92C | First Ride Review

Victory V92C

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the September 1997 issue of Rider. If an American company like Polaris is going to jump feet first into the motorcycle market with one bike in the late 1990s, it has to be with a cruiser. The trick was, how do you make that cruiser stand out in the veritable sea of V-twins, ...

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Like it Loud? Check Out Victory’s Latest Magnum X-1

2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition

The Magnum X-1 from Victory Motorcycles is the loudest Victory bagger ever built, designed for serious music and motorcycle fans. The new 2016 Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition is powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound audio system. Loaded with custom features such as billet wheels, a monochrome paint scheme featuring color-matched components and LED lighting, plus a MSRP that’s $1,000 ...

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Victory Motorcycles Reveals 'Combustion' Concept Built Around Newest Production Engine


Victory Motorcycles revealed the final installment in its 1,200cc concept series at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City. The concept, called “Combustion,” is powered by the production version of the engine that made its debut last month at EICMA in Milan. Combustion was built by Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles in Dublin, California and revealed at the ...

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2016 Victory Empulse TT vs. 2015 Zero SR | Rider Comparo


Motorcycling is often compared to flying, since riders and pilots both enjoy a special blend of freedom, maneuverability and grace. But motorcycles and airplanes are often loud, with their engine and exhaust noises—for better or worse—dominating the sensory experience. I love the pulsing cadence of a V-twin or the high-pitched howl of an in-line four as much as the next ...

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Victory Unveils the All-Electric Empulse TT


Building on the innovative design and engineering that produced the fastest U.S. electric motorcycle at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero race, Victory Motorcycles has introduced the 2016 Empulse TT, the first all-electric addition to the Victory lineup. The Victory Empulse TT is a fully electric street-legal sportbike. Building on Victory Motorcycle’s focus on performance, the Empulse TT features ...

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2015 American Victory Rally Comes to Colorado Springs in June


The 2015 American Victory Rally (AVR) will be held in Colorado Springs on June 25-28, 2015. Registration for the event can be found online here. The new location was chosen so riders can enjoy the power and performance of their motorcycles alongside other Victory owners as they ride on some of the world’s most scenic roads. “For Victory owners, it’s ...

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2015 Victory Magnum – First Ride Review


Photography by Riles & Nelson Motorcycle customization trends ebb and flow. Choppers, with their spindly, raked-out forks, beach-ball rear tires and bizarre riding positions, seemed ubiquitous a decade ago. But when the Great Recession popped the bubble of easy money, the chopper craze deflated. Chromed-out bling machines were out and more practical baggers, with wind-cheating fairings and handy luggage capacity, ...

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2015 Victory Magnum—First Look


Victory Motorcycles has added another new bike to its 2015 lineup alongside the Gunner bobber. This time it’s a nice variation on the Cross Country called the Magnum with a custom 21-inch front wheel (vs. the standard 18-inch). The back of the bike has been slammed (lowered) one-inch, and the Magnum’s seat is just 25.7 inches high. Four custom color ...

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2015 Victory Gunner—First Ride Review

web-2015 Victory Gunner

From its gray matte paint to its straight dual exhaust and solo seat, Victory Motorcycles’ new Gunner is brazenly targeting Harley-Davidson’s Softail Slim. Victory’s press information even uses the catty tagline, “Slim chance you’ll find another bobber like it.” Me-ow. I had the opportunity to run the Gunner up and down the backroads on a bright Daytona Bike Week morning. ...

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