Victory has announced Australia’s first five-year motorcycle warranty.
The offer, valued at $1250, expires at the end of October and includes platinum roadside assist for the full five years.
Spokesman Adrian Givoye says the extended warranty applies to all current stock in an effort to “refocus attention on the brand” and move 2013 models before the new models arrive in November.
He says their research shows that an extended warranty is preferable to a discounted price, however Victory also slashed prices earlier this year, so customers are virtually getting a double deal.
Victory motorcycles handle well, go hard and have very high build quality, but they have largely been overshadowed in recent months with the high-profile launch of the 2014 Harleys and the re-emergence of Indian Motorcycles, which is a sister brand of Victory and also owned by Polaris Industries.
The warranty deal is a tasty sweetener to entice people on to Victory before the new models arrive.
Adrian says about 90% of the new models will be at the Sydney Motorcycle and Scooter Show from November 15-17.
For 2014 – Victory’s 15th year – the company is adding new accessories, new apparel, two new bikes and follows Harley’s lead with its Hard Candy paintwork by introducing their own factory custom paint.
The new models are 8 Ball versions of the Victory Cross Country and Cross Roads which are blacked out, stripped down and cheaper.
They’ve also introduced a tricked-up Ness version of the Cross Country with limited edition numbered badging, custom seats and paint.
Their Cross Country Tour and Vision Tour now come with more standard features including cruise control, heated seats and grips, ABS and adjustable floorboards.
The Cross Country Tour also now comes with a fork mounted fairing and two-tone paint, while the Vision Tour gets a stunning sunset orange paintjob option.
The cruiser line-up has dropped the Hammer S, but continues with the badass High-Ball, Vegas 8-Ball, Hammer 8-Ball, Judge, Jackpot and Boardwalk. In the USA, the Judge is now less aggressive with the bars moved back 10cm, the pegs moved forward 10cm, a two-piece seat and modern side panels replacing the retro racing “number plates”.
However, Adrian says the Australian models will stay with the mid-mount legs and retro plates.
Meanwhile, the Jackpot gets a new headlight, cast wheels, colour-matched frame, a 250mm back tyre and new colours.
Adrian says prices for the 2014 models will be announced at the Sydney show.