July 17, 2015 – Medina, MN: Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Engineering wish to alert traditional and social media outlets that the historic Isle of Man TT racer piloted by Lee Johnston has been stolen overnight from Brammo headquarters in Talent, Oregon. The specific time of night has yet to be determined and police are reviewing security footage for further information.
The motorcycle was on display with its complete race bodywork, as shown in the image. Johnston’s Racer #3 was on this particular machine. However the body may have been removed or over-painted to mask its origin.
The Frame VIN is stamped #004 and there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of this historically significant motorcycle. Individuals with information or who feel they may have seen this motorcycle should contact:
INVESTIGATING OFFICER: BILL MAY, CASE# 15-2149, at the Talent, Oregon, Police Department at 541-535-1253
The teams from Victory and Brammo are gutted that thieves made off with this important piece of motorcycling history, and appreciate the diligence and assistance of motorcycle enthusiasts across the country. We request in particular that those in the Pacific Northwest be on the lookout. We will update both the Brammo Facebook and Victory Motorcycles Facebook pages as new information becomes available.