Victory Motorcycles marks history with book

Axed Victory brand marks history

A year after Polaris surprisingly axed Victory Motorcycles, the company is celebrating the American brand with a book of its short 20-year history. The 192-page tome is called “Victory Motorcycles 1998–2017; The Complete History of an American Original”. Original it may have been, but it wasn’t original enough for the buyers and was unceremoniously axed …

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Motorcycle predictions for 2018

While 2017 was a rollercoaster year for motorcycles, our predictions for 2018 are much more positive. But let’s start with a quick recap on the rollercoaster ride in motorcycling during 2017. Good and the bad of 2017 For the first time since the GFC, motorcycle sales were down for three consecutive quarters and we don’t …

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Victory Magnum tourers

Victory Motorcycles recalls cruisers and tourers

Victory Motorcycles, axed in January by owners Polaris Industries, is recalling several heavy cruisers and tourers over a possible brake failure issue. The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It says the affected the Magnum (main photo), Cross Country, Cross Country Tour and Cross Roads tourers and Hardball cruiser. When …

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Indian launches test ride competition

Indian launches test ride competition

Indian Motorcycle Australia is offering test riders the opportunity to win a motorcycle with their 1 in 50 Competition. If you book a “Weekend Escape” on any Indian motorcycle before the end of September 2017, and buy a bike from their Polaris-owned Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth dealerships, you have a one-in-50 chance of winning …

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Independence Day sale

Indian and Victory celebrate Independence Day

Australian riders can celebrate American Independence Day with a sale of Victory and Indian bikes and gear starting today (Saturday, July 1) until July 7, 2017. The four Polaris-owned stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth will host free barbecues today along with a stack of special discounts on Indian and Victory accessories, apparel and motorcycles. …

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Indian Roadmaster Classic - elite - revenue machine

Indian sales boost Polaris revenue

Despite axing Victory Motorcycles, a bump in Indian Motorcycle sales has helped Polaris reach a better-than-expected 17% increase in sales revenue in the first quarter of 2017. The company recorded $1,153.8 million in sales revenue, but a net loss of $2.9m partly due to the $38.6 million cost of winding down Victory Motorcycles. Polaris Industries …

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Erik Buell racing

Erik Buell Racing follows Victory into closure

For the second time in as many years, Erik Buell Racing is ceasing operations, following closely on the heels of compatriot Victory Motorcycles. The American motorcycle market is in a slump, particularly in motorcycles over 900cc, which includes almost every American-made motorcycle. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles are counteracting the trend with strong sales overseas, particularly …

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Victory Motorcycles marks history with book

Victory Motorcycles now collector bikes?

The recent announcement that Victory Motorcycles is ceasing production seems to have started a rush on sales of the bikes in Australia with some wanting them as a collector item. Sales people tell us that some customers and the odd collector or two are snapping them up. There are plenty of demo deals and discounts on …

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