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Victory Octane coming February 19, 2016…

Victory Motorcycles has shown several teasers for their upcoming all-new machine, the Octane. This time, Victory has Swiss drag racer and bike builder Urs Erbacher and racing engineer Alex Opperman talking about the Octane. Short as these teasers may be, they are still exciting and raise the anticipation thrill.

Alex Opperman describes the engine of the Octane as being an intimidating presence, and this only brings back to memory Zach Ness’ words. The American builder described the sound of the engine as being the closest thing to the rumble of a supercar.

The two custom bikes that anticipate the Octane, Ness’ Combustion and Erbacher’s Ignition, come with very aggressive exhaust pipes that enhance the grunt of the new Victory engine, but the production version will be a little better-behaved.

Still, we can expect the Victory Octane to be a machine that only makes a few compromises.

If anything, it’s obvious that Victory is looking forward to making a change in the American cruiser segment. Right from the start, the company was bent on offering an alternative to the classic, conservative Harley-Davidson machines, so the Octane is just another step in that direction.

How much the new platform will be able to make a significant change remains to be seen.

We still a couple more days until Victory will pull the wraps off the Octane. However, one thing is certain, and that is the fact that the Octane might represent a turning point in Victory’s evolution.

Two of the videos after the jump show a 4-valve cylinder head for the Octane, but reveal nothing more on how the bike may be, nor do they hint to the power of the mill. The only thing we can speculate on is that the final version of the bike will not be radically different from Ness’ and Erbacher’s machines. Cometh Feburary 19!

Read more at: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/victory-octane-advertised-as-intimidating-104598.html

Indian Motorcycle Heads to the 75th Annual Sturgis Rally With Entertainment, Events and the All-New 2016 Lineup

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Jul 23, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Indian Motorcycle(R), America’s first motorcycle company, is announcing its power-packed itinerary for the upcoming 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Started in 1938 by Indian Motorcycle dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, close to 1 million attendees are expected this year in recognition of this important milestone for the Rally, which formally runs August 3 – 9 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Join Indian Motorcycle in celebration of all riders for this historic event that will feature the first appearance of the 2016 model year lineup, entertainment, factory demo rides, Indian Motorcycle owner events and rides, an array of custom bikes and much more. The celebration gets a jump start on Friday, July 31 at the Indian Motorcycle display area located on Lazelle St. Visit the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for updates leading up to the rally.

Indian Motorcycle Factory Display on Lazelle St (Next to Lynn’s Dakotamart) Friday, July 31 – Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Explore the entire lineup of 2016 models at the Indian Motorcycle display in Downtown Sturgis. Several new customs will also be on display, including newly-revealed bikes from the “Scout Custom Series” including the Black Bullet Scout and the USO Tribute Scout built by Klock Werks, along with the 2014 Indian “Big Chief Custom,” a new Chieftain custom from Azzkikr Custom Baggers, and more. In addition, a 1948 Chief commemorating the 75th anniversary will be rebuilt on-site by Starklite Cycle during the rally. A brand-new “torque pit,” demonstrating the power and torque of the Indian Motorcycle lineup will run throughout each day, and an interactive timeline will highlight Indian Motorcycle’s founding of the rally and its important place in motorcycling history.

In celebration of Indian Motorcycle’s roots at Sturgis, rally attendees can fuel up from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day with complimentary coffee and donuts — a tradition started by Pearl Hoel, wife of rally founder “Pappy” Hoel. Attendees can also sign-up to win one of five limited edition Chiefs, get their photo taken on a custom Indian Scout Hill Climb bike, purchase Indian Motorcycle apparel, sign a commemorative rider map and more.

Limited Edition Model Year 2016 Chief Classic Giveaway Sunday, August 2 and Thursday, August 6 Five limited edition Chief Classics will be given away during the rally. On Sunday and Thursday, the bikes will be raffled off live in the Lazelle St. space (visit location to learn exact time). These beautiful, Model Year 2016 Classics are available during the rally only, and will only be available to rally participants. Entries can be obtained with scan of Indian Motorcycle RFID badges at Indian events and locations during the rally; see the registration booth on Lazelle St. to get a badge.

Factory Demo Rides, 2100 Whitewood Service Road (I-90 on Exit 30)

Saturday, August 1 – Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Join the Indian Motorcycle demo team and test ride the latest models fresh from the Spirit Lake, Iowa plant. New Model Year 2016 motorcycles will be ready to demo ride all week long representing every variation and color and some fully accessorized. Demo ride availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Rides will head out daily starting at 9:15 a.m. with the last ride leaving at 4:30 p.m. Riders must be 18 years of age and must provide proof of endorsement along with a helmet and appropriate riding attire. Passengers with protective gear are welcome to ride with no endorsement needed.

“Black Hills Heritage Ride presented by Indian Motorcycle”: Ride-in to Sturgis with American Iron Magazine Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2 Join Buzz Kanter and the editors of American Iron Magazine as they ride vintage and modern motorcycles to Sturgis. The ride will kick off at the acclaimed National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa with a complimentary dinner on Thursday, July 30 and will conclude in Sturgis on Sunday, August 2. The ride route will explore backroads and celebrate both great heritage Indian bikes and modern models. The ride is free and open to all who are interested in joining, regardless of motorcycle manufacturer.

“America’s Block Party” (Between Victory Motorcycles and Indian Motorcycle displays on Lazelle St.) Friday, July 31 – Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Join Indian Motorcycle, Victory Motorcycles, Polaris Slingshot(R) and partner Jack Daniel’s at the biggest party in Sturgis. “America’s Block Party” will feature live music daily, the Jack Daniel’s Experience, beverages available for purchase, complimentary patch sewing, and much more. In addition, the following special appearances will take place courtesy of Jack Daniel’s:

— NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton and Rusty Wallace former driver of
the #2 Cup series Car in NASCAR and now TV commentator, Monday, August
3, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

— Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, Monday, August 3, 3 p.m. –
4 p.m.

— 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Museum, August 2 – 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(across the street)

“Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis” Welcome Event Sunday, August 2, 3:30 p.m., Lazelle St. Display Join us as we welcome a group of American heroes to America’s motorcycle rally. The riders of the “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis,” sponsored by Indian Motorcycle, will be concluding eight days on the road from Los Angeles to Sturgis riding across the country they helped defend on Indian motorcycles. These brave men and women from all branches of the military, some with multiple traumatic amputations, will arrive to a warm and patriotic welcome at the Indian Motorcycle display on Lazelle Street.

Indian Motorcycle Night at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Reveal of Roland Sands Design / GEICO Custom Indian Chieftain Sunday, August 2, 9:50 p.m., Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip(TM) On Sunday night, a fired-up audience will get a chance to see the unveiling of a new custom-built GEICO Motorcycle — the GEICO custom Indian Chieftain built by Roland Sands Designs. The RSD team will reveal the bike on the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The night’s entertainment will include: 38 Special, The Guess Who and Brantley Gilbert.

“Military Monday” Monday, August 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lazelle St. Display Indian Motorcycle will honor and salute veterans and those who serve on “Military Monday” with a complimentary gift for those with a current or honorably discharged Military I.D. Visit the display on Lazelle St. for more information. As a benefit to Indian Motorcycle’s military partner, The USO, and Victory Motorcycles’ military partner, IAVA, riders using the complimentary parking behind the factory display on Lazelle St. throughout the week are encouraged to make a donation.

“Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Rally” Tuesday, August 4, Crossroads at the Buffalo Chip, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Indian Motorcycle and American Iron Magazine are sponsoring a heritage motorcycle celebration at the Buffalo Chip. The event is free to attend and free to register any model year Indian bike or pre-1984 classic American motorcycle. Riders can check out dozens of historic machines from all brands, and will feature a bike show and contest. Class winners will be announced at 4 p.m.

Mike Wolfe Autograph Session Wednesday, August 5, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Stop by the Indian Motorcycle display on Lazelle St. for an up close and personal autograph session with Mike Wolfe, star of “American Pickers” on HISTORY and avid Indian Motorcycle fan.

Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG) and Owner Events Monday, August 3 – Sunday, August 9 Owners, past, present and future are invited to join Indian Motorcycle for exclusive owner activities throughout Rally Week.

— On Tuesday, August 4 at 11:30 a.m. owners are invited to attend a
complimentary Owners Lunch at Game Lodge Pavilion in Custer State
Park. Pre-registration is required and owners can sign up HERE.

— Owners are also invited on Wednesday, August 5 to the Indian
Motorcycle of Sturgis dealership for an owners-only open house and
Wall of Death Show at 10:30 a.m.

Throughout Rally Week, owners will receive a commemorative gift when they present their key FOB at the dealership or the Indian exhibit on Lazelle St. IMRG members can also show their membership card for an additional gift.

Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis Dealership Open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily at 2130 Main St. Visit the Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis dealership’s recently opened 22,000 square foot showroom. The American Motor Drome Wall of Death, featuring the custom 2015 Wall of Death Scout, will be at the dealership with shows each hour starting at 11 a.m., courtesy of Indian Motorcycle. The showroom offers an expanded parts and customization department as well as additional service bays. The dealership is giving away limited edition prizes and will have commemorative 75th anniversary items for sale. For more information please visit: http://www.indianmotorcyclesturgis.com.

“We promise a jam-packed week of activity for this rally, and we’re going to deliver,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles at Polaris Industries. “We look forward to visiting with our friends and riders at the displays and celebrating the Diamond Anniversary of Pappy Hoel’s little get-together that, through the years, has turned into the biggest motorcycle rally in the world.”

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE(R) Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. PII, -2.20% is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit http://www.indianmotorcycle.com.

ABOUT POLARIS(R) INDUSTRIES Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER(R) and RZR(R) side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory(R) and Indian Motorcycle(R) and Slingshot(R) brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin(R), Cycle Country(R) and Pro Armor(R) brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at http://www.polaris.com.

Read more at: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/indian-motorcycle-heads-to-the-75th-annual-sturgis-rally-with-entertainment-events-and-the-all-new-2016-lineup-2015-07-23

Victory Motorcycle Demo Ride Event at Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles!

VICTORY MOTORCYCLE DEMO TRUCK EVENT!

STARTS TOMORROW!
Don’t Forget to Join us THIS FRIDAY and
SATURDAY, June 6th & 7th

For our Demo Ride Event!

Friday Hours: 11am – 6pm
Saturday Hours: 11am – 4pm

Saturday Events:
LIVE Band from 12pm – 4pm
and we will have FREE Refreshments!
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Don’t miss your chance to ride a new Victory Motorcycle!!

http://www.ClassicMotorcyclesDetroit.com

Safe Riding Tips for Motorcycle Safety Month

Though we Indian Motorcycle riders like to stand out from the crowd, we do so with the utmost respect for others and for ourselves. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Indian Motorcycle reminds you to ride safe with the following tips.

Never operate a vehicle if you have been using alcohol or are otherwise impaired.

Wear proper safety gear. Indian Motorcycle recommends DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, eye protection, long pants, jacket, and riding gloves.

Ride within your limits. Safely operate the vehicle with respect for the conditions and within your abilities.

Keep your machine well-maintained.

Follow all traffic laws and posted signs and markers.

Anticipate the unexpected.

Promote a safe riding culture with your friends, family and community.

As read on: http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/stories/ride-safe?wt.mc_id=C8974218-8EDB-E311-BA99-0050569A00BC&wt.mc_ev=email&WT.mc_id=

WIN A 2015 VICTORY GUNNER PLUS A TRIP TO MEET THE NESS FAMILY TO HAVE IT PERSONALLY CUSTOMIZED

Victory Announces the Custom Ness Sweepstakes
Picture this: you and Arlen Ness, hanging out at the shop, having a beer and customizing your brand new 2015 Victory Gunner. Sound like a dream? With the Victory Custom Ness Sweepstakes, it’s a dream that will become a reality for one lucky winner. Victory is going over the top to celebrate their riders, by offering up the chance to not only win a new Gunner, but to also meet Arlen, Cory, and Zach Ness in California, and have the bike personally customized. No catch, no strings – just a dream opportunity Victory is excited to make available to one very lucky motorcycle enthusiast.

Enter to win the Custom Ness Sweepstakes February 8 – March 26 at Victorymotorcycles.com. One lucky winner gets a new 2015 Victory Gunner, and up to $5000 in parts to have it personally customized by the Ness Family. In addition, the winner will receive a 3 day/2 night trip to Dublin, California, where they’ll meet Arlen, Cory, and Zach Ness. Together, they’ll craft a new custom Gunner with one of the best-known, hottest bike-building teams in the world of custom motorcycles.

The new 2015 Victory Gunner is Victory’s hottest new bike. It’s the bobber without comprise, boasting a powerful 106ci V-twin on a full-size chassis, a lowered seat height, and lean-angle engineering that makes it ride like no other bobber currently on the market. “I don’t know a biker alive who doesn’t love to trick out their bike. And the Ness Family? Come on! These guys are legends in customization,” says Steve Menneto, VP-Motorcycles at Victory Motorcycles. “Offering up a new Gunner and the chance to get to spend time with the Ness’s, and then have the bike personally customized – this is as cool as it gets.”
Arlen Ness also commented, “The new Gunner is already a beautiful bike; this is gonna really be a fun one to work on. Victory makes amazing bikes, and the Gunner absolutely holds up to the brand’s standards. Let’s get this thing started; we’re ready to meet the winner of the Custom Ness Sweepstakes!” The Victory Custom Ness Sweepstakes is open to consumers February 8th at Victorymotorcycles.com. Must be 18 to enter, no purchase necessary. For complete details, visit victorymotorcycles.com.

As read on: http://www.hotbikeweb.com/events/win-2015-victory-gunner

2014 Indian Chieftain Review

We first reported on the new Indian Motorcycles after their introduction in Sturgis last August. We’ve shared with you our first impressions of the three Indian models after we experienced them in the Black Hills, and we’ve written about the design and development, detailing the tension of creating – from scratch – a thoroughly modern interpretation of a historic marque. With the Chieftain, the designers had the additional challenge of building Indian’s first motorcycle with a fairing while still making it look like a natural part of Indian’s heritage.

Until now, we haven’t actually had an Indian in our possession to sample over an extended period on our home turf, but we’re now happy to report that our recent time with the Chieftain has only increased our respect for what Polaris has accomplished while creating a premium motorcycle from whole cloth. In a mere 27 months, Polaris’s design crew moved from first research and sketches through development and testing to delivering a polished first-generation motorcycle. The task would be impressive for any motorcycle manufacturer. However, when you take the considerable weight of all the previous wrangling over the name and disastrous attempts at re-launching the Indian marque prior to Polaris’ acquisition of the name, the success becomes downright awe inspiring.

The Chieftain is a clear example of something being more than the sum of its parts. Still, when the parts are top-shelf items themselves, the whole endeavor is lifted to another level.

2014 Indian Motorcycle Review: Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain

Engine

The Thunder Stroke 111 49-degree V-Twin’s undersquare bore/stroke ratio points to torque as a primary motivating force. The 101mm x 113mm cylinders combine for 1811cc, delivering power pulses through a single-pin crankshaft. With torque peaking at 3100 rpm at 102.8 ft-lb and around 75 percent of that available at 1000 rpm, the Chieftain meets those lofty torque expectations with authority. While the engine is relatively slow revving and the peak power is, surprisingly, only 74.5 hp, the Thunder Stroke never feels put upon. It just cranks out the thrust on demand with smooth fuel metering that makes the drive-by-wire connection to the right grip seamless.

While the transmission shifts easily under way, the Thunder Stroke suffers from two noticeable maladies. First, every gear change is announced with a fairly hefty clunk. Some people may feel that this implies solidness of build, to our ears this belies the sophisticated technology that went in to designing and constructing the engine. Second, at a stop neutral can be quite difficult to find, which is somewhat of a nuisance.

Other powerplant quibbles include the early engagement of the clutch (almost immediately after the lever leaves the grip) and the heat cooking the back of a right leg (which came as a surprise, given our experience at the Sturgis launch).

Chassis

The Chieftain’s frame is constructed of forged and cast aluminum (yes, aluminum, not steel), helping it weigh a claimed 58 lbs. The frame’s construction makes it possible to use some of the frame’s backbone section as a hefty percentage of the airbox volume. With a 25-degree rake and 5.9 in. trail attached to a 65.7 in. wheelbase, you would expect the Chieftain to be stable, and it is. It also turns in and easily changes lines mid-corner (note that we didn’t say quickly) thanks to its wide handlebar. Indian’s other models (Chief Classic and Chief Vintage) have lazier steering geometry than the sprightlier yet heavier Chieftain.

2014 Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycles Review

The suspension consists of a traditional fork made super-zoot with tons of chrome. The single shock has air adjustable preload. Both do a good job of soaking up the bumps on a variety of road surfaces. Floorboard scraping cornering speeds are no problem, and when they do drag, they touch down cleanly. Unfortunately, you will run out of floorboard fold fairly quickly.

Braking from the dual front discs and their four-piston calipers and the single rear disc with a two-piston caliper is not as powerful as we’d like. Although they are mostly up to the task of slowing down the big, heavy Chieftain, they require a lot of effort when you want to get maximum power out of them. The ABS is helpful and unobtrusive when the road surface is slippery.

Amenities

Touring cruisers are all about comfort, weather protection and carrying capacity. The Chieftain excels in all three categories.

The seat is wide and nicely shaped. The foam offers the right blend of softness and firmness for long days in the saddle. The weather protection provided by the fork-mounted fairing is ample and can be varied with the height of the electrically adjustable windshield. You can choose maximum air flow of the lowest position or the still air of the highest. The shield is distortion-free, so looking through it when in the full up position is not a problem.

Other comfort features, like the stereo with its Bluetooth connectivity, make long days pass by much more quickly and give vital information. Want to know your tire pressure or oil pressure? It’s right there on the LCD screen. The electrically lockable saddlebags are roomy, and the right one features a 12-volt socket for charging your electronics.

Indian has devised a fantastic package for a first-generation motorcycle from a newly revived marque, delivering exciting performance in an attractive, functional package. It has sparked our interest in what the company has in store for future models. If you feel we left some information out of this quickie test, you would be right. This is meant merely as an appetizer, to whet your appetite. We’ll soon have a shootout between the Chieftain and the best-selling motorcycle model in the United States, The Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

As read on: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/indian/2014-indian-chieftain-review.html

Introducing the 2013 Victory Judge!!

 

Victory reinvented the cruiser riding experience with the premium ride and performance of the Vegas. Now Victory again introduces a high new level of cruiser excitement with the stylish, sport-influenced Victory Judge.

The mid mounted controls put the driver in an active, engaged riding position. The rider is confidently in total command of the bike, and the ergonomics ensure long-riding leg comfort for riders on the open road.
Only Victory offers such distinctive cruiser styling. The Victory Judge is a powerful rolling sculpture showcasing fresh bodywork, blacked-out features, new drag handlebars, a new headlight nacelle and side panels an owner can customize. The Victory ignition cover between the cylinders also features a great new look.
The Victory Judge combines modern high-performance technology with American styling cues of the 1960s muscle car era, such as cast 5-spoke wheels. The 16″ wheels are shod with premium Dunlop Elite II tires with raised white lettering, the perfect look on this cruiser.

 

Beautifully balanced and engineered with a low center of gravity, the Victory Judge is a full-sized cruiser with sporty & performance-oriented handling that instills confidence and delivers an incredibly smooth ride.

 

The pulse of the street beats from within the powerful Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin. Its serves up 113 ft-lbs of torque that lets a rider accelerate through the gnarliest traffic and bask in the freedom of the open road.
Helical-cut gears in the durable, reliable 6-speed transmission deliver consistently smooth shifting. The true overdrive of 6th gear provides a rider with the smoothest highway cruising.
The Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin delivers instant throttle response and outstanding acceleration that gets a rider off the line and through traffic in complete control. Even while cruising in 6th gear, there’s passing power to spare.
Nothing compares to feeling the pavement beneath your tires and watching the heads turn as your ride by on this baby! Make sure to stop by and see for yourself!

It’s time for the 2012 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Visit Jeff and the Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles sales team at this year’s International Motorcycle Show!!

Located at the SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE 46100 Grand River, Novi, MI. 48374

JANUARY 6th-8th, 2012 The 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Show is part of the largest motorcycle show series in the world! It features hundreds of new bikes, scooters and entertainment for the entire family.

This year’s show will again be held at the Suburban Showplace in Novi Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 6th, 7th and 8th, 2012. This great event allows power sports enthusiasts to see the latest and greatest innovations, products and services, as well as the hottest new motorcycles, custom bikes, ATVs, scooters and more.

Plant City police ditch Harleys in favor of Victory motorcycles

PLANT CITY —
The city’s motorcycle officers have new sets of wheels.

The city police department recently rolled out four Victory motorcycles, which officers say are more powerful and safer than the Harley-Davidsons they replace.

“The safety features provided on the Victory motor is second to none,” Senior Officer Russell Bass said. “It turns well, has forged steel roll protectors, pinned down floorboards and a bottom skid plate that protects the bike from impact and debris.”

The Victory Commander I’s also feature a black and white art deco look.

The city revived its motorcycle unit about 10 years ago after a hiatus of several years. Master Patrol Officer Fred Morris, who has been with the unit since its rebirth, said the Victorys make tighter turns and have the ground clearance to drive over curbs without damage.

The motorcycles also come with tip over protection and the fixed floorboards reduce the possibility of an officer breaking or twisting a foot, ankle or knee in the event the bike goes down, officers said.

The city bought the four new bikes at a cost of more than $30,000 each. The city plans to sell three of its Harley-Davidsons at auction and keep the fourth for a historical display.

Plant City police say they are the only department east of the Mississippi River using Victory motorcycles. Public Information Officer Tray Towles said factors in making the switch included five-year wheel-to-wheel factory warranty and maintenance.

The warranty and maintenance agreement will save the city thousands of dollars over the life of each bike, the department said.

A police news release hails the Victory as the “best police motorcycle on the market.”

Officer Kyle Russell, a member of the motorcycle unit since August 2009, likes the powerful, 97-horsepower, 106 cubic inch engine.

“We want to accelerate in traffic and get behind the traffic offender as quickly as possible to limit danger to the public,” he said.

As read on: http://www2.tbo.com/news/plant-city/2011/oct/21/police-ditch-harleys-in-favor-of-victory-motorcycl-ar-273306/

Stealthy Black Victory Police Motorcycle on Patrol in Pasadena, Texas & Lenexa, Kansas

Watch your speed when driving around Pasadena, Texas, and Lenexa, Kansas, or you might meet a fellow Victory Rider – with a badge….

If you’re riding in Pasadena, Texas, a suburb just southeast of Houston, don’t zip past a beautiful black Cross Country and think “Hmmm, that’s a unique trunk.”

That trunk might actually be a mobile office box on a Commander I model, a custom-equipped bike from Victory Police Motorcycles.

The Pasadena [Texas] Police Department recently took delivery of Victory Police Motorcycles, and its first bike is this stealthy black model with minimal department graphics.

So if you’re driving near Pasadena, Texas, watch your speed and watch for an extremely handsome high-performance police bike – a Victory Police Motorcycle.

You’ll also see new Victory Police Motorcycles on the streets of Lenexa, Kansas. Details are below, under the Pasadena bike photos.

http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Victory-Motorcycles/Experience/Pages/000PasTx1.aspx