Voting open for Operation Octane.docx [EMEA]
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October is the month for Octane
• Special offers throughout dealerships
• Cast votes for the Octane builds you think look the best between now and 21st November

Voting opens today to determine the winner of Victory’s Operation Octane contest – at http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/operation-octane 

The custom dealer contest kicked off in August and since then 26 dealers around the world have been working away (on top of their normal day jobs) to reshape and re-vision Octane.

To vote, simply visit the special Operation Octane page on the Victory Motorcycles’ website. Here visitors can look at the different Octane builds, scroll through photo galleries and read about what inspired the customising.

Visitors can cast one vote per bike per day and voting is open until midnight CST on Monday 21st November. The winning dealers will be notified on Wednesday 30th November. There will be a champion and runner-up in North America and a champion and runner-up for the rest-of-the-world.

The champion wins $5,000 and a print advertisement in a leading motorcycle magazine while runner-ups win $3,000.

“We are extremely happy with the level of talent and dedication from our dealers for this custom contest,” says Nate Secor, Victory Motorcycles’ Marketing Manager. “It’s really shown the creativity and skill in our dealer networks and we’re thrilled at some of the looks and designs that they have come up with.

“We hope the different builds will inspire current and future Octane owners to carry out some customising work over the winter in their garages or to bring their bike in at their local dealer for a few modifications using official accessories.”

Test rides of Octane are still available at EMEA dealerships with many countries running special offers and finance deals. Please contact your local marketing/PR specialist for more information.

UK                  – steve.cain@polaris.com
France            – melanie.dubois@polaris.com
Germany        – senta.mueller@polaris.com
Sweden         – stephan.nordstrom@polaris.com
Norway          – stephan.nordstrom@polaris.com
Benelux          – christophe.thevenet@polaris.com
Switzerland    – christophe.thevenet@polaris.com
Italy                 – matteo@polarisitalia.com
Middle East   – jeanfrancois.camier@polaris.com
Africa               – bryanb@cardinalsgp.co.za

High res images of the following Operation Octane builds are on the media site:

Octane Track 200
Built by: AS Motorradtechnik in Germany
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Desert Racer
Built by: IWAN-BIKES GmbH in Germany
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Fast and Sporty Octane
Built by: Auto-Herold GmbH&Co.KG in Germany
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Octane S
Built by: PM American Cycles AG in Switzerland
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Michael Delaney
Built by Britam Bikes AG in Switzerland
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High Octane
Built by: Biker-Syndicate in Switzerland
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The Nostane
Built by: Moore Speed Racing in the UK
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Racecar-inspired Octane
Built by: Victory and Indian Center Poitiers in France
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Costra Nostra
Built by: GM & Co in France
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Octane Lightning
Built by: Motostrada in Portugal
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Octane Japan Limited
Built by: White House Automobile Co., Ltd.
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MS. SHARKER
Built by: Victory Motorcycles Taiwan
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HIGH-OCTANE
Built by: Canberra Motorcycle Centre in Australia
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Grifter
Built by: Brisan Motorcycles in Australia
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ABOUT OPERATION OCTANE
Victory launched Operation Octane in August 2016. Dealers submitted their final build photos on the 19th of October and a three-week period of online voting then opened from the 31st October to the 21st November. The top two winners in both North America and the rest of the world will be notified on 30th November. First place wins $5,000 and a print advert in a leading motorcycle magazine while the runner-up wins $3,000.

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

ABOUT POLARIS INDUSTRIES
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGERRZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN and ACE all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK, INDY, SWITCHBACK and RUSH snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

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