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Polaris Celebrating Victory Book. Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017

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  1. BBob

    BBob Well-Known Member

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    Polaris Celebrating Victory With Hardcover Book. Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017. The Complete History Of An American Original.
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    One year ago I announced the demise of Victory, an American brand of stylish heavyweight cruiser, bagger and tourer motorcycles. The number of loyal buyers was quite high for a new brand, but after a 20-year ride, not high enough for Victory to survive. So, parent company Polaris decided to pull the plug and to focus on its other brand, Indian Motorcycle.

    One year after shutting Victory’s operations, Polaris is celebrating Victory with a 192-page Hardcover Book, telling the complete history of the brand from the first original prototype showcased back in 1997 and first model in 1998, the Victory V92C.

    Not only this book includes never seen before sketches of prototypes by Senior Industrial Designer Mike Song, displays superb photography of all released models (even the Empulse TT electric bike concept), but also contains unheard information about the company.

    The co-authors, Michael Dapper and Lee Klancher, have a connection with the American motorcycle manufacturer. Michael Dapper was a Polaris employee since the beginning of idealizing the company entering into the motorcycle business. He was present at the time when a pre-production model was showcased to the world. Lee Klancher is a writer of more than 20 books, a dozen of large-format calendars, and hundreds of feature magazine articles. Pre-order this book on Amazon by going to Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017. The Complete History Of An American Original.


    Lots more info at link above....
     
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    I'm sure I'm not giving Polaris a dime for it.
     
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    I'll let them pay me to take one, but it won't be cheap.
     
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    hey, were all a part of the legacy weather you want to admit it it or not,,, i'll probably pick one up at a rally in a few years when there $15.55 a copy :ride:
     
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    I'll find one at a garage sale in 15 years for $0.25 and I'll haggle the price down.
     
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    I hate to say it, but I'll probably buy one. Only because it looks real interesting.
     
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    Just pre-ordered two, one for me and a friend. Not available until early April though. Thanks for the heads up!!
     
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    The book isn't published by Polaris. Pretty sure I'll own one because I'm proud of my bike and will never sell it. Nothing to do with my feelings about what Polaris did to us or the brand.
     
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    An author stopped in and made a statement:

    Michael Dapper Feb 10th, 2018 at 9:12 am
    A clarification: The book is not a licensed Polaris project. It is being published independently by Octane Press. Thank you.
     
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    Correct. The title to the article is bogus. Polaris isn't celebrating sh!t and probably wishes this book doesn't sell a copy in hopes people will forget how they ran such a great brand into the ground. The book is independently being published by an author who is very knowledgeable when it comes to all things Victory. I will definitely buy one and I hope they sell 100,000 copies as a big FU to the brass at Polaris.
     
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    Thank you for the clarification. Now that I know Polanus has no affiliation with this book I will buy one.
     
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    I like Mike Dapper and I have had a chance to meet him three times.
    First time was in Milwaukee, I had just completed the 49 states in 10 days ride and he was doing his first Iron Butt ride that included a stop in Milwaukee. I met his group and took pictures of their stop. It was the day after I got home from Alaska.
    Second time was in Nashville, he invited me to be the guest speaker at the Polaris Dealer Meeting to talk about the Victory IBA rides.
    Third time I was riding home from Alaska after completing the north of the Arctic Circle ride (UCC) and I met him at a restaurant in Minnesota for lunch to share stories and photos about the ride.
    Mike always enjoyed the ride stories, Polaris had no interest.
     
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    I will buy it for shure.
     
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    Speaking at the Polaris Dealer meeting. Mike Dapper with the camera.

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