Victory Motorcycles will be displaying several prototypes built in-house by its engineering team at this weekend’s IMS in Minneapolis. Many of the vehicles featured, like the Axe above, have never been displayed publicly before.
Prototype vehicles displayed together for the first time outside of the secured doors of the Polaris Industrial Design compound include the Victory CORE, the Victory Vision 800 concept, and the Polaris Revolver sport ATV concept. These machines were created to push the boundaries of modern American style and are rarely seen outside of the company perimeter let alone in a public collection together.
Custom built Victory Motorcycles will also be on display. In 2005 the Victory Engineering Department saved a Freedom Motor and Victory Chassis from the crusher to stretch their own skills. The evil result was the “Axe” a motorcycle that was designed to take no prisoners. The head of the Polaris Industrial Design group, Greg Brew, will have his early frame V92 bobber on display. Known as “Fuelie,” it features injector stacks punching through the fuel tank and a healthy dose of raw gearhead attitude. Engineering manager Jeff Wolf took the modern Freedom-V-Twin and shoved it into an old school chopper chassis. Featuring more attitude than a prison yard, Jeff’s Chopper will stake its claim alongside of Axe and Fuelie in the Ultimate Bike Build-off near the Victory Display.
Inside the Victory Motorcycles display more pro custom machines will be featured including the Café Racer styled Judge recently revealed by Zach Ness, and two custom Victory Motorcycles from the Klock Works Kustom shop including the “Klock Roads” bagger and the “Tattooed for Life” charity motorcycle that could end up in your garage!
The Victory Motorcycles display features the new Victory Touring Nation presented by RoadRUNNER magazine. Editors from RoadRUNNER will be on hand offering touring tips and handing out free copies of magazines featuring Minnesota area tours and their review of the new Cross Country Tour as well as a chance to win a free Garmin Zumo GPS directly from Victory.
With company HQ only a few miles away there is sure to be loads of Polaris employees, engineers and fans on hand to enjoy the weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For more show information and online ticket sales log on to www.motorcycleshows.com.