Ride Gunner, Meet Gunny: Victory Bike Week

March 4, 2014
Courtesy of Victory Motorcycles
The 2010 Arlen Ness Victory Vision was the perfect bike for cruising around and even on Daytona Beach during Bike Week.
Victory Motorcycles has a full schedule of events planned for Daytona Beach Bike Week 2014.

Victory Motorcycles has advice for riders heading to Daytona Bike Week: Get some sleep in advance and keep your fuel tank full.

Victory has a busy week of activities planned for all motorcyclists who plan to kick off the new riding season at Daytona Beach from March 7-15. And if you’re a Victory rider, you’ll be kept even busier with special events exclusively for Victory owners.

“Victory is going to keep riders busier than ever throughout Daytona Bike Week with the new Victory Display, Victory Bike Nights, and special events exclusively for Victory riders,” said Steve Menneto, Polaris VP Motorcycles. “You can get a free breakfast, meet ‘Gunny’ and the Ness family, and see and ride the new Victory Gunner cruiser. We plan on making this the best Bike Week ever.”

The new Victory Display will be in the vendor midway at Daytona Int’l. Speedway, right where Victory Demo Rides have traditionally been based, just off Midway Avenue. Due to Speedway construction, Victory Demo Rides will be based behind the Speedway.

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Victory has planned. Updates and news will be announced at www.VictoryMotorcycles.com and on the Victory Motorcycles Facebook page.

The New Victory Display
The new Victory Display will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, March 8-15. It is located at Daytona Int’l. Speedway, outside turn four, where Richard Petty Boulevard intersects Midway Avenue. The 2014 Victory models will be on display – along with the new 2015 Victory Gunner. Plus, riders can check out the Fit Shop to learn about Victory accessories, purchase Victory apparel and accessories, register to win a new Gunner, and purchase merchandise from several Victory vendors.

The new Victory Display will host meet & greets featuring either the Ness family or “Gunny” (details below), and Victory riders will have exclusive access to the Victory Owners Booth, where they can pick up their Victory Daytona Bike Week pin, take a break, and enjoy a cold drink.

Victory Demo Rides
Ride a 2014 Victory or the new 2015 Gunner from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, March 8-15. The free Victory Demo Rides are outside the backstretch of Daytona Int’l. Speedway. Enter at Gate 70 off Midway Avenue, or take a free tram from the vendor midway. Ride, compare, and be ready to visit your Victory dealer because it’s like we say: Ride one and you’ll own one!

Victory Police Motorcycle Demonstrations
Every half hour near the Victory Demo Rides, from March 8-15, you’ll see law enforcement professionals demonstrate the incredible handling, balance, power, and braking of Victory motorcycles that are equipped for patrol duty. The team from Victory Police Motorcycles will ride on a tight cone course and show how you, too, can confidently execute precise, tight turns and U-turns on your Victory.

Fuel Your Day With Victory
Start your day on Tuesday, March 11, with a free breakfast provided by Victory from 9-11 a.m. Simply register for a Victory Demo Ride and enjoy a free breakfast that includes coffee, juice and doughnuts to fuel your busy day in Daytona Beach.

5th Annual Victory Custom Bike Show
You’ll see custom paint and endless bling at the annual Victory Custom Bike Show at Volusia Motorsports, the Victory dealer at 1701 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. The show will be held Wednesday, March 12. Register from 1:30-3 p.m. Judging runs from 3-4 p.m., followed by the awards presented to the top three finishers in the Victory Best Cruiser, Best Bagger, and Best Touring Bike classes, and the Best Other Brand class. There will be food truck and live music all afternoon.

Gunny and Ness Family Meet & Greets
Get an autograph from Victory rider, actor, and retired U.S. Marine Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey – The Gunny! He’ll be at the new Victory Display: Wednesday, March 12, 11 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m.; and Thursday, March 13, 11 a.m.-noon, and 2-3 p.m. The Ness family of legendary custom builders – Arlen, Cory and Zach Ness – will also conduct meet & greets at the Victory Display. Check their schedule at the display or at www.VictoryMotorcycles.com.

Victory Bike Night at HT’s Pub 44
Victory riders will enjoy VIP treatment on Tuesday, March 11, 7-10 p.m., at HT’s Pub 44 at 1889 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Victory owners receive VIP parking and food specials, and there will be Victory merchandise giveaways.

Victory Bike Night at BJ’s Brewhouse
Victory riders park right up front at BJ’s on Thursday, March 13, starting at 5 p.m. It’s Victory Bike Night at the most Victory-friendly restaurant in town. Victory riders will enjoy VIP parking, food specials and give-aways. BJ’s is near the Speedway at 2514 W. Int’l. Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

Exclusive Events for Victory Riders
There are two special events on Friday, March 14, exclusively for Victory riders: The Victory Owners Ride followed by the Victory Owners Lunch. This year’s Victory Owners Ride is a self-guided run from Volusia Motorsports in New Smyrna Beach to the Blue Grotto in Daytona Beach, where the Victory Owners Lunch will be held from 1-3 p.m. Victory riders should start at the dealership any time between 10 a.m. and noon. Pick up a ride map and free poker chip for the prize drawings at the lunch. Both events are exclusively for Victory riders only. Victory riders can pre-register for the ride and/or the lunch here.