For 2017, Victory Motorcycles continues its push forward as the American performance motorcycle brand, but will do so with a leaner, meaner line-up in the EMEA region.
With new Euro IV emission regulations impacting every global motorcycle manufacturer in Europe, Victory will offer a more concise range in the EMEA region for the 2017 model year, headlined by the new 1200cc liquid-cooled V-Twin Octane, that was launched earlier this year.
It means the line-up in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2017 will be spearheaded by Victory’s ‘Modern American Muscle’ cruisers, namely the Judge, the Gunner, the High-Ball and of course the Octane. When it comes to an overall balance of power, handling and style, nothing compares to a Victory cruiser – and the successes at the Isle of Man TT and Pikes Peak in 2016 are helping the firm with its future product development.
The existing stock of MY16 Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Vision and Magnum models will still be sold in the EMEA region during the coming months.
Rodney Krois, Victory Motorcycles General Manager said: “We look to a bright future at Victory, learning from our past successes, while not forgetting the models that have made us the brand we are today. Octane was the start of a new direction for Victory Motorcycles and we can now get ready for the next chapter. Sure, we’re sad to see some models leave the EMEA region, but what follows will be even more exciting.”
Victory has some exciting new colour schemes for its cruisers in 2017, as well as new accessories to see the brand through this transitional year.
Here’s a rundown on what’s coming to market:
Octane has two additional colours for 2017 – Matte Pearl White and Gloss Black with graphics. The graphics on the Gloss Black model are green stripes and run across the fuel tank.
The number of accessories for Octane has also been doubled; highlights include:
- a 2-into-1 performance exhaust
- bar end mirrors
- a gun fighter seat
- a complete line of billet style parts
- a tank bag
- a solo rack bag
Matte Super Steel Grey
Matte Pearl White NEW
Gloss Black with graphics NEW
Available in grey and dark green, the Gunner remains the same for 2017 and continues to be a top-seller. This sexy-looking cruiser has the ride and handling that comes standard in a Victory cruiser, along with ABS, a 106ci V-twin engine, mid-mounted foot pegs and a low-seat height.
Suede Sagebrush Green Metallic
Suede Titanium Metallic
If any bike in Victory’s range shouts ‘American Muscle’ then it’s the sunset-red Judge, identified by the ‘106’ race number plates, its drag handlebars and 5-spoke wheels. It’s modern performance with an old racer’s soul.
Gloss Sunset Red with black
Victory’s performance bobber gets a new colour scheme for 2017 – and it’s a bright one – a fiery Nuclear Sunset Orange. The existing Matte Black version remains and is now even darker having lost the white-walled tyres and the graphic on the fuel tank. Meanwhile the new orange version comes with the white-walled tyres making this a unique-looking model in the marketplace that’s starting to build a loyal following.
Nuclear Sunset Orange NEW
Models no longer in the 2017 Victory EMEA range are: Vegas, Hammer, Cross Country, Magnum, Magnum X-1, Cross Country Tour and Vision. These models will, however, still be on sale in the North American market in brighter, musclecar-like colour schemes.
ABOUT VICTORY MOTORCYCLES
Victory Motorcycles® designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory motorcycle continues to be produced today. Information about Victory Motorcycles®, apparel and accessories is available at www.victorymotorcycles.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/VictoryMotorcycles
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