MINNEAPOLIS — November 15, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® and the Polaris® Slingshot® set to launch the 2016-2017 Progressive® International Motorcycle Show® (IMS) series by roaring into Long Beach, Calif., November 18-20, with the entire line of Victory motorcycles, Slingshot roadsters, a custom bike display, new parts & accessories, a bike give-away, demo rides and much more.
The entire line of 2017 Victory motorcycles, including the all-new Victory® Octane® and best-selling Victory Cross Country® models, will be on display at the show alongside the new 2017 Polaris Slingshot®, Slingshot® SL and Slingshot® SLR.
Attendees will be able to meet Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita and check out the Victory Cross Country Tour® he used this summer to set a new world endurance record by riding 62,000 miles over six continents in 72 days, see the gear that helped the Victory Project 156 and Empulse® RR race bikes conquer the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, inspect a custom Slingshot® created for Kid Rock, enter a sweepstakes to win a Victory Magnum®, and receive a special coupon good for a one-year extended warranty on a motorcycle purchased at participating dealers.
Already the owner of a Victory motorcycle? Show your key and/or a picture of your ride to receive a special gift.
Outside, IMS attendees will have a chance to experience true modern American muscle by riding the entire line of 2017 Victory motorcycles, including the new Victory® Octane® cruiser, Victory Magnum® bagger, Victory Cross Country Tour® and electric Victory Empulse® TT. Demo rides take place from 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday in the Long Beach Convention Center parking lot. All riders must present a valid motorcycle endorsement. Riders and passengers must be 18 or older and wear proper riding attire that includes a DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, long pants and eye protection.
Off-site, Victory and Slingshot will be supporting the Beautiful Bikers Conference, a celebration of women who love the ride, which takes place at the Courtyard Marriott Long Beach concurrent to the motorcycle show. On Friday Nov. 18, registration runs 12pm – 4pm, followed by The Ground Pounders Block Party from 5pm – 8pm. On Saturday Nov. 19, attendees break out into sessions (Long Distance Riding, Adventure Riding, Beginning Riding & Accessorizing Your Ride) from 9am – 12pm, view a Ride the Runway fashion show from 3pm – 4pm, and enjoy the Beautiful Bikers Awards from 4pm – 7pm. Finally, from 9am – 1pm on Sunday Nov. 20, attendees may participate in the Beautiful Bikers Ride, picnic and photo shoot.
“Victory Motorcycles has earned its place in the motorcycle world with a commitment to performance and quality,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “For the first time we are combining our Victory display space with Polaris’ Slingshot brand, and I know we have something for enthusiasts looking for exhilaration.”
IMS Long Beach takes place Nov. 18-20 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Doors open 3pm Friday, 9:30am Saturday and 10am Sunday. Ticket prices are $16 for Adults and free for children ages 11 and under.
In addition to Long Beach, look for Victory Motorcycles at future IMS series stops, including New York, Washington D.C., Dallas, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Chicago.
Visit MotorcycleShows.com for a full schedule of IMS events. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Catch up to Slingshot at www.Polaris.com or try to keep up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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 RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS 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 electricvehicles. www.polaris.com