When the Victory story came to an end in 2017, the brand left behind a legacy. Or rather, the departure of Victory left a hole in the market that still hasn’t been filled. While many riders may state that the market is already saturated with American-style cruisers, Victory offered something different.

It breathed a breath of fresh air into a stagnant market right when it needed it most. And just when things were starting to get really exciting for the brand, Polaris went and pulled the plug.

This is the short history of the greatest American brand that could’ve been.

The Beginning Of Victory Motorcycles

The concept behind Victory first emerged in 1994. Polaris Industries, a company renowned for building power sports products such as jet skis, ATVs, and snowmobiles, announced plans to enter the motorcycle arena. To do that, the company embarked on a market research exercise that produced interesting results.

Polaris learned that there was room in the market for something to rival Harley-Davidson. Big American cruisers were (and always will be) popular, but consumers were looking for another manufacturer to buy from, rather than buying into the Harley-Davidson dream.

During the mid-90s, motorcycle sales were soaring, and the likes of Harley-Davidson were experiencing an unprecedented sales boom. Polaris decided to capitalize on that demand by offering a more affordable, yet still American made, product.

In 1997, Victory was born. In the same year, Polaris pulled the covers off of a new American cruiser: the V92C.

Victory V92C Side View

The Victory V92C went on sale in 1998. The new kid on the block featured a 1,507cc V-twin engine, making it the largest displacement cruiser on the market at the time. But there was more to this exciting new model than size.

The engine was modern. It featured modern engineering that resulted in a smooth, fast, and reliable power that outclassed everything Harley-Davidson had on offer. If that wasn’t enough, the new Victory V92C boasted a unique, head-turning appearance.

Retro design themes swept across the V92C from tank to tail. Taking inspiration from the automobiles of the 1930s, the new Victory has curves in all the right places.

What’s more, the entire motorcycle was almost 100% American-made in Minnesota and Iowa. Everything was American aside from the Brembo brakes and British-made fuel-injection system.

Victory Motorcycles had arrived, launching a new era for the American motorcycle industry.

The Return Of Indian

Success didn’t occur overnight. Like many fledgling brands, Victory took a few years to establish itself in the market. By 2002, Victory began to turn a profit. This allowed the brand to expand, tempting Polaris to develop new models and broaden the product range.

One of the most unusual and exciting Victory motorcycles to roll into production was the Victory Vision. The Victory Vision first appeared in 2008. It was a 21st-century touring machine built on the legacy of traditional American tourers, but with a futuristic edge.

2008 Victory Vision Street Side View Studio

Its arrival was ill-timed, with the 2008 economic crisis just around the corner. Sales weren’t as high as expected. Still, it proved that Victory was a brand that could innovate. Proof that there was more to the marque than edgy Harley copies. This enthusiasm helped keep sales up despite the global economic hardships.

The success of Victory increased Polaris’s interest in the motorcycle market. This led to Polaris making an incredible investment. This investment was a momentous event for the American motorcycle industry, but it would have a knock-on effect that would hail the end of Victory in the years that followed. In 2011, Polaris purchased the Indian Motorcycle marque and revived it for the 21st century.

With a lineage that dates back further than Harley-Davidson, Indian was a true heritage brand.

Armed with two impressive marques in its portfolio, Polaris planned to promote Victory as a contemporary power cruiser brand, while pushing Indian as a more traditional, heritage manufacturer. Victory was for the more modern rider. Indian was for the old-school crowd. Together, they were a formidable force and managed to corner an impressive percentage of the US market share for road motorcycles.

A New Direction?

Polaris’s portfolio expanded once more in 2015 when it purchased Brammo. Brammo was an American electric motorcycle manufacturer. To help keep Victory relevant as an innovative brand, Polaris decided to lend Victory Brammo’s technology to launch the Victory Empulse. This would be the brand’s first electric motorcycle—which was essentially a Brammo with a Victory badge–and it was an absolute firecracker.

In 2016, the Victory Empulse RR raced at Pikes Peak and secured second place in the competition’s overall standings, and first place in its class. The Empulse’s gas-powered counterpart, the Victory Project 156, also managed to win its class and third place in the overall standings. In the weeks before, Victory also managed to secure an exciting second place in the Isle of Man’s electric TT.

Victory Empulse Side View

Victory’s new pivot towards electric motorcycles and mainstream racing success was an unexpected direction, but one that was lauded by the motorcycling press and motorcycle riders of all stripes. A new breed of American motorcycle was on the way.

However, for traditionalists, Victory also offered a sleek new cruiser that straddled both the contemporary and the heritage worlds: the Victory Octane. Though it shared a lot of DNA with the Indian Scout, it was a fresh model that helped push Victory more into the spotlight.

But alas, this new and exciting direction for Victory was short-lived. Unfortunately, just as things were beginning to get interesting, the Victory dream was over.

Victory’s End

In January 2017, Polaris issued a press release stating that Victory would cease operations and the brand would be discontinued. The release explained that Victory was no longer profitable, and it would take significant investment to make it a viable product.

It was true.

Within Victory’s last five years, it only managed to turn a profit in three of those years. What’s more, Victory was significantly underperforming when compared to Indian.

2016 Victory Octane Side View

In a short time, Indian had managed to surpass Victory’s sales and turn a greater profit. It also seemed that Indian’s potential was far greater than Victory’s ever could be, as customers seemed to prefer the look and feel of the Polaris heritage brand over the opinion-dividing but innovative Victory.

“Given the significant additional investments required for Victory to launch new global platforms that meet changing consumer preferences, and considering the strong performance and growth potential of Indian Motorcycle, the decision to more narrowly focus Polaris’ energy and investments became quite clear,” the press release stated.

Production of all Victory models ceased at the brand’s Iowa factory. The existing stock was sold off, and the Victory story came to an abrupt end. Just like that.

The Legacy That Victory Left Behind

Victory Motorcycles may be no more, but the brand’s legacy lives on. Today, used models are still available, and Polaris will still provide parts and dealership support until 2027 at the earliest. The brand may have been discontinued, but it will be remembered for more than just its excellent range of more than 60 motorcycles. Here are a few key things that Victory brought to the cruiser arena:

Firstly, it brought the fight to Harley-Davidson. The brand produced American-made power cruisers to rival the Bar and Shield, and for a significantly cheaper price. American-made V-twins had never been so affordable and accessible.

Secondly, Victory was able to break away from traditional American cruiser stereotypes. Futuristic and daring shapes replaced the bling and chrome more commonly associated with the cruiser scene. It wasn’t for everyone, but Victory proved that there was more to the cruiser market than previously thought.

Lastly, Victory brought performance to the cruiser scene. Not only did the brand enter into world-class racing competitions, but it also added unexpected performance parts to its stock models. Brembo brakes were equipped as standard, and the rear suspension of Victory’s models really was a cut above the rest.

Victory is no more, but its legacy lives on in Indian and will continue on in the next chapter of the Polaris story.

Victory Motorcycles Logo

 

59 Comments

  1. September 21, 2020
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    I think the association with Ness doomed Victory. The gaunt sharp edges and swoopy lines, avant-garde wheels – and especially those weird headlight cowls, turned off the masses. There will always be a lunatic fringe that will buy anything, but the vast majority of bikers like smooth, clean, aerodynamic, ergonomic design cues.

    • Hahahaha
      March 16, 2021
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      As opposed to bikes that look like parts bins thrown together… Don’t confuse the design of one Ness bike, the Vision with all the other Ness designed bikes, especially the Jackpot and Hammer that look custom, right off the showroom floor. The only attractive HD’s are the aftermarket customized ones.

      • Steve Herrington
        April 12, 2021
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        Except that Ness “designed” none of the Victory’s, Michael Song did. Ness did appearance packages to existing models.

      • Keith Perry
        June 23, 2021
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        I agree with you 100%. I own a Jackpot and love the bike. It is kinda like a factory custom bike and the Ness version added even more custom parts such as billet aluminum wheels, tear drop mirrors, side cases and diamond cut cylinders. The Jackpot is a masterpiece in my opinion.

      • Aron
        September 2, 2021
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        Completely agree! I own an 07 Jackpot and a 2016 Mangum. Two of the best bikes Victory ever made.

    • jv
      April 11, 2021
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      Wow, the internet is full of folks that don’t know what they’re talking about. Ness had far less to do with design than Michael Song, the chief designer. Plenty of Ness paint and goodies, but no, they didn’t design these bikes, folks.

    • Bob
      April 14, 2021
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      Better built, better looking and stock for stock would leave Harleys in the rear view mirror. Oh, and no oil leaks.

    • April 27, 2021
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      Yea buy a slower more maintenance less style Harley and you should be happy. Slower and cost more not a hard decision!!!

    • Larry
      June 16, 2021
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      You are right on! My thoughts exactly.

  2. Carlos Ferraro Chavez
    September 21, 2020
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    Perhaps, maybe, the brand might resurrect one day, but for the entry level, ie 250, 500, 750 cc motorcycles for the young crowd that do not want huge bikes.
    But that is a thought.
    In the end, it is all business.

    • March 17, 2021
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      I just picked up a vision 2008 so the bikes resale. Resells make the victories still valuable and a lot of people Why solid engineer that went into it. The balance of the machine is superb when driving it and even to up I will still recommend and looking one.

  3. Christopher E Johnson
    September 21, 2020
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    I was a fan of the Victory marque from the very beginning, having ridden pre-production bikes at their demo during Bike Week at Daytona. Alas, they remained aspirational as I was limited to a budget more in line with my KLR-650. To this day I would like a Victory Cross-Country in my garage, as one of the most comfortable touring machines I’ve ever ridden. But Victory suffered from the same issues as other aspirational marques like Moto-Guzzi in my neighborhood – no significant dealer support.

  4. RobG
    September 21, 2020
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    They went away because they didn’t sell!

    • James H Wiiliams
      November 19, 2020
      Reply

      Kinda like harley in the 70’s you know when they needed AMF to keep them from going under and turned the bike into a shit show

  5. Rob G
    September 21, 2020
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    Their only legacy is that they didn’t sell.

    • Matt
      April 13, 2021
      Reply

      Obviously coming from a hater. Thank God not everyone is a conformist and rides a Harley. Didn’t need to own a Harley to feel cool or special.

    • Arron
      April 28, 2021
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      Those of us that didn’t want a H.D, the Victory was it, a far better machine even in stock form out performs H.D bar a V-Rod, set of camms, eats the V-Rods. I own a H.D and I love it but my Victory Vision, I’ve owned two, is hands down the best bike I have ever ridden, unlike H.D owners I got a bike on its merits, not a look, I wasn’t concerned about an image, which lets face it, that’s why people buy H.D. My 1st Vision, completely stock, two up runs rings around a H.D with pipes air intake, for me was a no brainer.

  6. Olly Downie
    September 22, 2020
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    I fully embraced Victory in Melbourne Australia. The company was steadfastly behind Australia and NZ, offering great support and the riders were all great advocates of the brand here. I still have two Vics, a 2008 Vision and a 2013 Hardball. Both are great big powerful, great handling, great looking machines. Beauty is afterall, in the eye of the beholder. They will live on in the hearts of their current owners forever.

  7. Carol
    September 25, 2020
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    The Victory Cross Country is one SMOOTH bike! Luv it!
    I have not ridden anything that comes close to the feel, balance and handling of this bike.
    It looks awesome too….. have received so many complements on it.
    In fact, I think the Indian is starting to look a bit like a Victory 👏
    Please bring Victory back.

  8. Joe Kunkel
    January 17, 2021
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    Hands down a head and shoulders above engine design with the Freedom 106. It surprises me that harleys antique engineering and indian didn’t take more from that engine design.

    • C W
      March 17, 2021
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      They did, it is called the Scout and Challenger, both started as Victory patents…

    • August 29, 2021
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      Polaris does NOT still support Victory. Finding parts is a nightmare. Lost a wind deflector mount and there is no replacement, and it’s a small part. I LOVE my Vision but I will never buy another Polaris product again.

  9. Clark Hunlock
    February 25, 2021
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    In 2016 looking for a bike thinking Harley or Indian but a buddy had a2013 Victory C C tour unbelievable deal ,bought it and couldn’t be happier ,smooth dependable comfy.Harley bros need to stop more than me on cruises

  10. Allen Cooper
    March 14, 2021
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    I bought my v92c in March of 2000, Im still riding it and it still looks great and runs great.

    • Schaefer
      May 10, 2021
      Reply

      If you want more power out of your victory go to Lloyds performance. Com they have alot of performance parts for victorys

  11. Rick Gordon
    March 15, 2021
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    I love my victory so much I had to I will never ever sell this bike I was so into Victory I even got a tattoo on my arm to commemorate it I was in an accident and the bike saved my life so it was rebuilt thank God it was just cosmetic I had no marks on me the bike was built like a shitbrick house the bikes I have own been Bulletproof it was sad that they had to stop making it but what a great bike

  12. Steve M.
    March 15, 2021
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    My KingPin is the bike I purchased after my Hd Springer was just another pretty face on the block. When I got my HD in 1988 there was a 6 month wait for new HD’s but by the end of the century they were EVERYWHERE. If you wanted to be different, to rebel against what everyone else had, Victory was and still is the way to go

    • Schaefer
      May 10, 2021
      Reply

      You got that right victory motorcycle are a bad ass bike i owne 3 of them and love them.

    • Jan Hedmark
      May 24, 2021
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      I bought my 2017 victory hammer s (second last brand new bike in Canada)
      I went on a coast (Vancouver BC) to coast (New Orleans) to coast (Jacksonville, Florida) to (vancouver BC) in 19 days.
      The only problem I had was faulty 02 sensor (under warranty)
      It’s hands down best performing bike I’ve ever ridden…

  13. Mark Glynn
    March 15, 2021
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    I have owned a Victory Jackpot for 3 years but drooled over them since they arrived in Australia in 2009. Sadly bike riders are conservative and were unwilling to leave HD
    for the modern engineering and design of Victory. Dollars talk so Polaris walked.

    • Matt
      April 13, 2021
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      To own a Harley is to be. A conformist I’m my opinion. I didn’t need to own a Harley in order to be cool or special. I owned 3 Victorys and I loved all of them. Harley likes to say that they are a lone wolf…HA! The real lone wolves were the people that didn’t conform and rode anything but a Harley!

    • Winifred Craig
      May 20, 2021
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      I have a 2009 victory Street vision burgundy one of the best bikes I’ve ever owned still running good and strong today is a day when I first bought it

  14. Johnny Dee
    March 15, 2021
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    Yes, Victory lives on with Indian. Two of the three Indian chassis were designed for Victory. The Scout was to be a Victory but was switched to Indian right before it was released. The Challenger was going to be the next generation of the Victory Cross bikes. Polaris learned how to make motorcycles with Victory and money through Indian.

  15. Darrell R Hannah
    March 16, 2021
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    Victory Motorcycles are excellent bikes. My first Victory was a black 2011 Cross Roads. It had great road manners and I loved it. I bought my wife a 2012 Victory King Pin which she loves and will never part with. She has logged 50,000 trouble free miles on it. In 2013 I bought an Antifreeze Green Cross Country that I have over 40,000 trouble free miles on. Since they no longer make Victories, we will just have to keep on riding what we have. And that isn’t a problem becaues they all have been incredibly reliable motorcycles. Just do the pre ride inspection and go. Some don’t care for the design but I think they are awesome. to each their own. Ride one and you’ll own one.

  16. D Harris
    March 17, 2021
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    Bought one in 03, traded it on another one in 06 and when I heard they were stopping production I raced out and bought another. Love em, More reliable and faster than it’s main competitor. Impressive in stock form and respond well to modification without sacrificing reliability. Ya just put gas in and go, like you would a Honda.
    However all air cooled engines are doomed as they have to run lean to meet the new E5 emission standards. Harley had to water cool their cyl heads and the new liquid cooled Indian Challenger motor was originally slated for Victory. Business decision…..If you have to redesign the power plant you might as well cut your losses and put the new engine in the Iconic brand name. And what an engine it is. Read any test report on it.

  17. Jim Collier
    March 18, 2021
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    I bought a 2007 Victory Hammer from a local dealership and still have it today. The Nuclear Orange paint is a Love it or hate it color and one of those that always attracts people. The fat rear tire, low center of gravity, inverted front forks, smaller and wider front tire and overall stance is something that is hard to beat. I have added many OEM chrome accents, stage 3 performance kit (cams, filter and swept pipes) and other OEM accessories. When they announced that Victory was to be discontinued I was PISSED and still am. Indian bikes are nice but in my opinion the failure was a lack of marketing on the part of the parent company and not and the bikes. As with Indian I hope that someday soon we will see the return of Victory

    • Schaefer
      May 10, 2021
      Reply

      Hey man i have 3 victorys love them . You don’t need to buy alot of oil for victorys or parts to keep it going like a Harley lol.. i should know i owned HD . going to keep riding my victory till the wheels don’t roll.. keep riding on with your victory man

  18. April 6, 2021
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    Victory was just starting to get its feet wet .My friends were all going to get rid of their harleys and switch to victory.When Polaris slammed the door in out face I saw everyone I stead of going to Indian go back to Harley. Even though they where so happy to have the Victory choice and everyone who had a Victory like me had 2 was nad and just went back to Harley even though we all loved our Victory.

  19. Stan silber
    April 6, 2021
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    Have an ‘’08 kingpin eight ball. Never had a moments problem. Wherever I go people admire it. Sold my last Harley a few years ago

  20. Micah
    April 7, 2021
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    I’m a first time rider and like a fool I bought the biggest engine I could find. The V92C. It had less than 9k miles on it and in the short time I’ve had it I’ve already put nearly 6k miles on it myself. I absolutely love the bike and will buy another Victory down the road.

  21. Rick Wiedenhoeft
    April 11, 2021
    Reply

    Is anyone else concerned with the political (non) correctness of the Indian brand?? Perhaps they rebrand them as Victorys??

  22. April 17, 2021
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    Victory’s are everything a Hardley is suppose to be: smooth, fast, comfortable all day, no leaks, and dependable. #1 per JD Powers for many years now. And now what do you see in the Indian lineup? A victory with an Indian headdress. The Challenger!! Take that tank and seat off and what’s
    underneath? The same frame design and motor design that were on the Vic’s.. Make sure everyone watches the Bagger Series this year . HD vs. Indian!! Indian is up 1-0..!!!!!

    • Schaefer
      May 10, 2021
      Reply

      Hell yaa been watching the bagger series indian is the new American bad ass bike… the Indian motorcycle is more American than the HD and it rides a hell of aot smoother than than a Harley any day … i have rode Harleys worked on them and cleaned up the oil from them … as a victory owner of 3 bikes the victorys are a bad ass American made bikes. They are more American made than Harley and that is a fact lol

  23. Randy "Repo" Craig
    April 30, 2021
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    I bought the Victory Hammer in 2005 I was able to secure the “Cosmic Starburst” special edition. Once I started riding it I found myself being late for everything. It was because every fuel stop took an hour , ppl at red lights would ask me to pull to the side I was even stopped by police just so they could learn more about what I was riding. I’ve owned and ride alot of bikes but nothing like my Victory I was truly in love. There was nothing bad to say about it. I knew years before that Victory was going to fall and it was all there fault. I tried so so many times to contact Victory management yet either they didn’t get any of my letters or they thought I was a joke. Where Victory was slacking , their Cancer was there piss poor Advertising rarely did I see a commercial for them and when I did I could do nothing more than shake my head. I’m not a professional advertiser but I went to work and wrote some fantastic works for them and I wrote and tried to call them it was dead end after dead end in one of my letters I (stated and meant it ) that if I couldn’t increase sales of Victory 30% in less than a year I would eat the boss’ socks in front of them. My Hammer I got over 104,000 mi when I tore it down u could still see the swirls from the factory honing . I would actually pay to have a few min. with ceo to say Please give it one more go if you will put me in charge of advertising I would bet my life we would go to the top. But now we have a new animal amongst us . The Ebikes it won’t be long and they are going to lead. They are already the fastest. I wish Victory would contact me. It’s getting time for a new bike and there’s nothing out there.. Please polaris/ Victory. Either way Thank you so very much for the few fantastic years. You were the captain of the best years of my life ..

  24. Jeff Carpenter
    May 25, 2021
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    I have a 2005 Kingpin, after 10years riding the Road star. The roadster looked and road like a HD, but heavier. I thought at the time that the weight was an advantage. And Like 99% of riders, I put the roadster on the ground in minor mishaps. When the insurance decided it’s age was the real death after the last spill, I found the kingpin on consignment with 6000 miles on it. I can say that the handling is so much better, I know at least half a dozen times I did not have a spill when had I been on the RoadStar, I definitely would have been on the pavement. That said, I’m very disappointed in it cosmetically, as well as the clutch cable. I have the Ness series. The higher grade chrome is flaking off everywhere. The blinker mounts all dry rotted and just fell off. I’ve had at least a dozen clutch cables, 2 fuel pumps, and the heeltoe shifter fell off. Oh, and the plastic side covers, the gromets rotted, and I lost one. Replacing that piece of plastic is $400.! Rediculous! So with styrofoam and fiberglass resin I made my own. Not perfect, bit close enough and less the $20! The engine, torque, handling and braking, Victory wins hands down. But whoever they used to chrome, they got ripped off because it’s the poorest chrome job I’ve ever seen.

    • September 19, 2021
      Reply

      Haye my fellow victory Brothers and sisters in my opinion we owned one of the best bikes that has ever been created yes I said created because no one can make something that is so perfect so it had to be created, I bought my victory vision this past July and I love it, and the crazy thing about it is that I seen the vision when it first came out and I said that I would never own anything like that, it looked like nothing I had ever seen,it looked like it should have been in the movie Judge Dredd with Sylvester Stallone,I find myself spending more time in my garage just thinking about what I want to do to it,but thin I remember that there are not many aftermarket parts being sold,but I’m still satisfied with my victory vision 09 with 25,230 miles on the odometer, if I could I think the only thing that I would change would be some aftermarket slip-on mufflers for a little bit more rumbling out the back,I’m so empress with how it handles for being such a big bike,I can lean it in the twists as well as my gen one 89 zx10 that I have owned for 30 years and is still preforming well, I think that victory will be around as long as my zx10 because of how well it’s been created Polaris made a very big financial mistake by doing away with victory, just the name alone says winner, I agree with the gentleman that says that Polaris didn’t market the victory well they were trying to compete with HD,they didn’t have to the victory would have stood on its own,everything that has ever been grate has always taken time,I know that it was a money decision for Polaris but if you would have waited it would have paid off greatly, just like the HD riders owns HD’s,so does victory owners but for all of the right reasons because they are heavenly!!!!

  25. Chris Aranyos
    May 27, 2021
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    I have a 2016 CCT and I love it. Rented HDs for my brothers 50th birthday rode from Reno to Las Vegas most of the ride my wife was complaining about the loss of feeling in her legs many many stops. After I got my Victory we rode to Seattle to visit my brother it was our first ride on the new bike The only reason to stop was for gas. Wife did not complain at all. Unless I’m with my HD friends then it’s stops for gas and to get feeling back from there ass down. The only thing I changed from the stock was the seat. Like that Mustang seat.

    • mike
      July 8, 2021
      Reply

      Do you store your bike outside? Seems weird for all the flaking and rot issues happening.

  26. Metalb
    June 8, 2021
    Reply

    I miss victory, great bikes, nothing matches beats the style. Shame I’ll never buy another Polaris product due to them poorly handling Victory’s end instead of rolling it into Indian as a performance line.

  27. Ferrier
    July 12, 2021
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    I have fun watching Harleys break down trying to keep up with my victory Hammer. 2 harleys blown up and one Harley off in the local canyon trees!

  28. BRUCE RAYMOND
    July 22, 2021
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    I literally rode the wheels off almost every bike I have owned! When it came time to replace wheel bearings, that was my way of saying “time for a new bike”. Anyway, my “geezer” bike (2013 Cross County Tour) has not failed me. My only complaint is the size of the small 106 engine, but it’s reliable and gets me where I want to go in comfort. As per the Indian, the only thing I saw that resurrected the brand was the redesigned engine. I have seen Indian thrive and die a few times during my lifetime, but with the new engine, it just might survive.. If Indian does last longer than my Cross County Tour’s wheel bearings, I might just buy one!

  29. Mike
    July 27, 2021
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    It’s there the possibility they might bring victory back.?

  30. JAIME in NM
    August 4, 2021
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    I was shopping for a bike and found the Victory Vegas. Good bike with alot power so I decided to buy another Victory Cory Ness C C. Love them both. Get alot of heads turning in parades. In long trips they are very comfortable. My next bike will be an indian not an HD!

  31. Nelson
    August 8, 2021
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    Absolutely love my ‘14 Vegas 8-Ball 🥰.
    So glad that my insurance provider wouldn’t cover the bikes I was thinking of, a V-Rod or a Sportster 1200C, as they were on their Restricted list. Found my 8-Ball at an ex-Victory dealer at an ideal price, lots of $$$ accessories and with only 8700 miles on the odo.

  32. James Mitchell
    August 20, 2021
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    I purchased my 08 Victory Vegas 8 ball 3 years ago and love it to this day! Due to some recent medical issues, I’m thinking I might eventually trike it? In my opinion, Polaris made a shit move in stopping the Victory brand. The only reason they did was that they wanted to acquire the indian brands nostalgia to compete against HD, it was easier to just buy it rather than creating their own legacy via the Victory brand…….

    • Travis Hallam
      August 31, 2021
      Reply

      I hadnt ridden a bike for over 25 years and I saw an 08 Victory Vegas 8 Ball and Oh Yes, It will be mine. I have been told numerous times b6 many people it is the best looking bike they have seen. I now have a Jackpot, a Highball, A Kingpin and an Octane and they are all awesome in their own way but my main bike is the 08 Vegas 8Ball

  33. Pierre Roy
    August 24, 2021
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    I have a 2006 Vegas Jackpot Arlen Ness. Most beautiful machine ever built. Awesome blue with Arlen Ness custom paint. It’s a monster and it takes all I have to keep it from getting away from me when I give it some throttle. Even H.D. owners can’t help themselves from complimenting on it. Breaks my heart to know that they’re not making them any more. The good thing is that they only made 250 like mine.

  34. September 7, 2021
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    The day before I bought the Vic, I went to the HD Salon. I hadn’t ridden in a while, but felt it was time again. As I look had the HD (of which I owned two in the past) they seemed the same with little improvement from the tech I was riding in the 70’s-80’s and not impressed. Went to the nearby ATV dealer with a Victory sign out front. Waded between the Boats and Ski-dos to find a small cache of Victory’s. The salesman handed me the keys to the Bike I was sitting on with one mile on it and said take her for a ride. I handed the keys back stated I hadn’t ridden in a very long time. He handed them back to me and smiled, say go ahead. The ride was superior to anything I had ridden with the V-Twin period, she has a new home…

  35. Henry Will
    September 12, 2021
    Reply

    09/09/2021
    I heard it in the mountains over the weekend the mountains of Nevada Victory Motorcycle is coming back so hold on what you have and enjoy yourself

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