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VICTORY MOTORCYCLES LAUNCHES ‘THE ROAD HOME CHALLENGE’ TO RAISE AWARENESS AND AT LEAST $100,000 FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA
First 500 who donate to IAVA will receive exclusive branded merchandise
MINNEAPOLIS — May 12, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® invites everyone to take “The Road Home Challenge” and make a contribution to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), an organization committed to providing support and resources to the newest generation of U.S. military veterans. The goal of The Road Home Challenge is to raise $100,000 for IAVA by the end of May, and the first 500 donors will receive exclusive merchandise co-branded with the logos of Victory Motorcycles and IAVA.
This fundraising effort is one of the ways Victory Motorcycles and Victory riders and dealers are saluting military veterans and those currently serving.
Participating Victory Motorcycles dealerships across the country will salute veterans with military appreciation events on Armed Forces Day, May 21. Visit the Events page on the Victory website for the list of participating dealers. Victory riders and dealers are also taking part in the Rolling Thunder ride in Washington, D.C., on May 29, the day before Memorial Day.
Special Memorial Day Weekend Events
Victory Motorcycles invites riders to gather on Memorial Day weekend for special activities in the Washington, D.C., area, including:
· On Saturday, May 28, riders can join Victory and IAVA on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to meet Victory rider, film star, and...
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Swiss endurance rider on his fourth of six continents in 100-day ride challenge
MINNEAPOLIS — May 2, 2016 — Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita is 25 riding days and 16,932 miles into his quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 riding days aboard his Victory Motorcycles® Cross Country Tour.
Grizzly rode away from Daytona International Speedway on March 11 flanked by hundreds of owners of Victory motorcycles who joined him to ride one lap of the Daytona 200 road course and escort him out of town for the first part of his journey.
From Daytona Beach, Fla., he traveled 3,971 miles in six days and 14 hours to complete the first leg of the ride in Panama City, Panama. He then continued traveling south 6,269 miles for nine days and 23 hours to reach Ushuaia, Argentina, at the tip of South America. From there, he returned 2,088 miles to Santiago, Chile, loaded his bike onto a plane and transferred to Australia, where he spent six days and five hours riding 4,604 miles west across the continent from Sydney to Perth.
From Perth, Grizzly and his Victory were flown to Cape Town, South Africa, on April 27, where they currently await clearance through customs. Thereafter is a 6,503-mile journey from Cape Town to Cairo, Egypt, where he’ll then point his front wheel toward Tunis, Tunisia, and a ferry to take him across the Mediterranean.
From Africa, Grizzly’s path will lead him north through Europe, then east through Asia. An eventual arrival in Singapore will have him load his bike onto a plane and travel to Anchorage, Alaska, before resuming his tour across North America to a planned finish in Daytona Beach.
“I had a very good start of my world record attempt from the Daytona Speedway...
The essential “how-to” automotive television program swings a leg over the Modern American Musclebike
MINNEAPOLIS — April 29, 2016 — The World Record holding 2017Victory Motorcycles®Octane® is set to make its television debut Saturday, April 30, at 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET, in the season premiere of Velocity’s Car Fix, the essential “how to” automotive series that features the talented dynamic duo of Lou Santiago and Jared Zimmerman. In each episode of “Car Fix” Santiago and Zimmerman take on special automotive projects including modifications, upgrades and repairs using high-end performance and aftermarket products that car junkies can’t wait to get their hands on.
In this 30-minute “Car Fix” episode, the guys take a look at what makes the Victory Octane a Modern American Musclebike – the sharp-edge styling, the race-bred V-twin engine producing 104 horsepower and 76 foot-pounds of tire-shredding torque, and the stiff and solid chassis that delivers outstanding power to weight performance in the class. Zimmerman then customizes an Octane and puts it up against Santiago's Mustang GT. Who will win in the quarter mile?
“Vehicle enthusiasts are familiar with the musclecar formula: take a big motor, shove it into a lightweight chassis, then delete anything that does not contribute to performance – the Victory Octane is the two-wheeled expression of that concept,” says Alex Hultgren, Director of Marketing for Victory Motorcycles. “The guys at ‘Car Fix’ couldn’t have found a better challenger to go up against Lou’s Mustang.”
“Car Fix”, which premieres on Velocity at 10 AM (CT)...