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HARLEY-DAVIDSON TAPS FANS TO HELP CROWN THE NEXT ‘CUSTOM KING’


H-D Dealerships across the Country Battle for Ultimate Bragging Rights in 2016 Sportster Motorcycle Customization Contest

MILWAUKEE (March 1, 2016) – Out to prove that custom truly is king, Harley-Davidson invited dealers to showcase their individuality in the Custom Kings Customization Contest. Dealers from all over the country turned a Sportster® motorcycle into a “Custom of One” work of art – earlier today the top 64 creations were revealed for fans to help choose the ‘king’ in a bracket-style competition at www.H-D.com/CustomKings.
The Sportster was selected for its unrivaled ability to be transformed into the very definition of performance art and its attainable pricing, which makes the bike a realistic goal for nearly any rider.
Initial entries were scored by the Harley-Davidson styling team based on criteria including quality of customization and build, fit and finish, use of paint, design, technique and how teams utilized Harley-Davidson® Genuine Parts & Accessories.
“Customization is one of the biggest ways riders showcase and celebrate their individuality,” said Dino Bernacchi, director of U.S. marketing at Harley-Davidson. “Custom Kings brings that forward by redefining performance through the expertise and ingenuity of Harley-Davidson dealers throughout the country. All of the competitors have put in months of planning, building and straight-up creative thinking into each of the bikes featured in the contest.”
The entries with the most votes in each match-up will move on to the next round of the competition. Fans will select the final winner after six rounds of bike-to-bike battles.
Fans can view all of the bike builds by following #HDCustomKings or H-D.com/CustomKings for more information and to cast their vote today.
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson at www.h-d.com
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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ANNOUNCES THE 2016 INDIAN SPRINGFIELD – THE PURE, ESSENTIAL TOURING MACHINE


Simplicity and versatility are hallmarks of minimalist touring powerhouse that converts to lean urban cruiser in minutes, featuring class-leading power, handling and comfort
MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding experience, the Indian Springfield is a soulful and versatile new addition to the 2016 lineup. It features true, authentic American craftsmanship, superior refinement and only the most essential touring features for the ultimate in open road touring without distractions.
Inspired by the rich heritage of Indian Motorcycle, the Indian Springfield offers classic styling blended with thoroughly modern technology for a purist’s take on both touring comfort and urban versatility.
The Indian Springfield can be quickly converted into a cruiser with the quick-release windshield and saddlebags removed, or transformed into a high-capacity touring model with Genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories. While maintaining the style and luxury for which Indian Motorcycle is renowned, the Indian Springfield makes its own distinctive mark in the bagger and touring category. While related to the iconic Indian® Chief® family, the multifaceted Indian Springfield hard bagger was developed with a unique new trunk-compatible chassis for higher loading capacity and a premium touring experience without sacrificing handling prowess.

Designed for an unobstructed view of the road ahead, the Indian Springfield sports a bespoke quick-release windshield that creates a large air pocket for rider and passenger comfort. Other comfort features such as remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards come standard along with real leather seating, high-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes, tire pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights. Standard front and rear highway bars allow mounting of accessories and offer valuable protection from tip-overs. Brightly chromed forks, headlight housing, fender trim, engine covers, exhaust and handlebars with internal wiring bring the shine along for the ride.

“The new Indian Springfield wasn’t designed to fill a space in our lineup; it was built to fill a space in the hearts of riders who value the rich heritage and fine craftsmanship of Indian Motorcycle, and who want both a pure touring bike and a sleek urban cruiser,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The Springfield’s unmatched versatility will win the hearts of motorcycling purists around the world.”

Powered by the highly regarded Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, the Indian Springfield delivers 119 ft./lbs. of torque (North American models) to conquer any highway in any weather. Its unique new chassis was designed to handle a wide load range, featuring cartridge forks and an air adjustable rear shock with 4.5 inches of travel for safely transporting up to 533 lbs. in style. Touring comfort can be further enhanced with a full line of accessories including a tall and low windshield, heated driver and passenger seats, soft lowers, a 17-gallon accessory trunk and heated grips to keep riders comfortable in cool temperatures. Yet in minutes its quick-release windscreen and saddlebags can be removed creating a classically styled, high performance cruiser. The split seat, featuring a unique stitch and stud pattern, can likewise be trimmed down to create a tight and low solo look, giving the Indian Springfield a truly customizable personality.

The 2016 Indian Springfield starts at $20,999 in Thunder Black and $21,549 for Indian Motorcycle® Red. It comes with a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and, as with all new Indian Motorcycles, includes free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year. For more information, visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
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 electric vehicles. www.polaris.com 

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON SET TO DOMINATE 75TH DAYTONA BIKE WEEK

Over 100 Motorcycles Available for Demo Rides, Largest-Ever Speedway Display Venue, Brand-New Editor’s Choice Bike Show & Main Street Nighttime Parties


MILWAUKEE (February 25, 2016) – Sunscreen and gasoline will fuel the fun when Harley-Davidson® rolls into Florida as the only official motorcycle of the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12. Harley-Davidson knows how to throw an anniversary celebration, and the Motor Company is ready to kick Daytona 2016 into high gear with an expanded slate of parties, free demo rides on its most powerful lineup of Cruiser motorcycles ever and a new Editor’s Choice Bike Show that will make the best motorcycles and their owners famous.

“Harley-Davidson invites all riders to pack their saddlebags and shake off the winter blues with us at Daytona Bike Week,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson U.S. Marketing Director. “For 75 years, riders have gathered in Daytona to celebrate the sport and jump start a new year of moto-freedom, and Harley-Davidson has always been at the heart of this tradition. Warm weather, music, bikes and good vibes; you can’t beat Daytona in March.”
For complete information on Harley-Davidson activities and events during Daytona Bike Week visit h-d.com/daytona and download the H-D Daytona mobile app.
Harley Headquarters at the Speedway
Harley-Davidson is setting up Bike Week camp at a new location just off International Speedway Blvd. on the recently remodeled grounds of Daytona International Speedway, where it has consolidated all of its official Bike Week activities into one spacious, action-packed venue. Open March 5-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily with free motorcycle parking, this expanded Harley-Davidson location will offer:
  • Motorcycle Demos: See and ride more than 100 new 2016 Harley-Davidson models including 16 fully customized bikes. Demo models include the new Road Glide® Ultra motorcycle, three powerful S Series models, the just-announced CVO Pro Street Breakout® and the new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight® models.
  • NEW See It/Try It/Buy It: A selection of new Genuine MotorClothes will be available for purchase on site, including Willie G. and H.O.G.® Commemorative Merchandise. Also, visit with Harley-Davidson fit consultants at the H-D1 Fit Shop for any of our motorcycle customization needs.
  • H.O.G. Rally Point at the Speedway: Meet Harley-Davidson staff at the H.O.G. Rally Point. Pick up a cool pin (only for Harley Owners Group members), check out the new Harley-Davidson Museum® racing heritage display and the H.O.G. P&A Project Bike.
Harley-Davidson Events during Bike Week
Grand Opening
Monday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Band Shell at 70 Boardwalk in Daytona Beach (Behind the Hilton Hotel on North Atlantic Ave.)
Join Harley-Davidson, Daytona dignitaries and other major sponsors of Daytona Bike Week as we kick off a week of activities. Musical entertainment, food and beverages will be available.
Harley-Davidson Main Street Party
Monday, March 7, 7 p.m. to close
Location: Dirty Harry’s on Main Street
Kick off Bike Week with the Harley-Davidson crew and arena-rock tribute band Hairball.
H.O.G. Rally Rendezvous
Sunday, March 6 and Thursday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Full Moon Saloon on Main Street
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week with fellow H.O.G. members. These events are open to members and one guest with valid H.O.G. membership card. Each attendee will receive two beverage coupons and one food coupon. Capacity is limited.
NEW MDA Women’s Ride
Tuesday, March 8, 8 a.m. registration
Location: Harley-Davidson display at the Speedway
This new all-day woman’s ride, led by a team of Harley-Davidson female employees, will take riders through the back roads of Daytona Beach to lunch on Flagler Beach and an afternoon of rest at the Broken Spoke. For more information and to sign up, go to MDA Daytona Women’s Ride.
NEW Editor’s Choice H-D Bike Show
Wednesday, March 9, 8 a.m. registration; awards at 4 p.m.
Location: Broken Spoke, 1151 North US Highway 1, Ormond Beach, Fla.
This prestigious custom bike show will be judged by top employees from the Motor Company as well as celebrity editors from leading motorcycle publications, such as Cycle Source, American Iron, Easyriders, The Horse, Bikernet, Thunder Press and Hot Bike, awarding trophies and cash prizes. Don’t miss the chance to get your bike published in one of these magazines.
For the duration of Bike Week, Harley-Davidson is partnering with three iconic Daytona Beach Main Street establishments as the official motorcycle sponsor at The Bank and Blues Club, Dirty Harry’s and the Full Moon Saloon.
Be sure to follow Harley-Davidson on Facebook to join in the action, daily videos will post to check out all the activity virtually.
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com
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ROAR THROUGH THE 75th ANNUAL DAYTONA BIKE WEEK WITH VICTORY MOTORCYCLES

The New Victory Octane, demo rides, performance demonstrations, organized tours, special events

MINNEAPOLIS — February 26, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® plans to roar into the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12, led by the new Victory Octane®, with demo rides, performance demonstrations, custom bike displays, organized rides and much more including the presenting sponsorship of the historic Daytona 200 roadrace featuring the Victory Octane as the official pace bike for 2016.

“Bike Week kicks off the riding season and serves as the perfect place to showcase our modern American muscle with the all-new Victory Octane – the lightest, most powerful and quickest Victory Motorcycle ever produced,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Victory’s goal this year is to highlight the outstanding performance of all of our models, and Victory’s activities and displays in Daytona are the perfect place to see how we’re pushing the performance envelope.”

Victory Motorcycles’ Daytona Bike Week schedule:

Octane –Launch Party (316 Main Street)

7 p.m. – Midnight, March 5

Victory Motorcycles made Daytona Main Street history last year by throwing the biggest party on the strip, and this year promises to take it to the next level! Red Bull action sports athlete Aaron Colton will join Velocity TV’s Bryan Fuller in hosting the launch party for the all-new Victory Octane – the lightest, most powerful and quickest motorcycle Victory has ever produced. Live music from Raw Adrenaline, tons of giveaways and the reveal of a brand new motorcycle World Record insure this will be the party not to miss at Bike Week! Visit the company display at the speedway for more information.

Victory on Display (International Speedway Blvd., in front of the track)

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

See the entire line of 2016 Victory motorcycles, including the all-new Victory Octane, check out the Victory Gunner NHRA drag racer and Project 156 Pike’s Peak Hill Climb bike, inspect the Urs Erbacher ‘Ignition’ and Zach Ness ‘Combustion’ concept models, witness hourly shows by the Victory Stunt Team and Victory Police Motorcycles operators, and sign up for the chance to win a new Victory Octane. The latest Victory apparel will be available for purchase, and Victory owners can pick up their 2016 Daytona Bike Week commemorative pin from any staff member at the display by showing proof of Victory ownership.

Victory Demo Rides (International Speedway Blvd., adjacent to the Victory Motorcycles display)

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.

Bike Week attendees will have a chance to experience true modern American muscle by riding the entire line of 2016 Victory Motorcycles, including the new Victory Octane cruiser, Victory Magnum® bagger, Victory Cross Country Tour® and electric Empulse® TT. 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.

Victory at Main Street Station (316 Main Street)

6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Victory Motorcycles will be at the Main Street Station historic garage bar music venue all week. Be sure to stop by for giveaways, live music and other activities.

Daily Activities At Two Local Dealers

9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

Stop in at IMC Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach) and Volusia Motorsports (1701 State Rd. 44, New Smyrna Beach) for motorcycles, accessories, apparel, and a host of unique special events. Visit www.Volusia-Motorsports.com and www.IndianMotorcycleDaytonaBeach.com for full details.

Grizzly Launches Around the World Record Attempt on a Cross Country Tour (Daytona International Speedway Victory Display)

1 p.m., March 11

Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita will ride away from Daytona International Speedway at 1 p.m. in a quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Owners of Victory motorcycles are invited to join Grizzly for one lap of the Daytona 200 road course prior to the start of his world record-breaking attempt.

Victory Owners Ride (Daytona International Speedway)

March 11

Always a major Bike Week event, the Victory Owners Ride this year will incorporate Grizzly’s world record attempt. Get together at Daytona International Speedway, ride one lap of the Daytona 200 road course, then escort Grizzly out of town during this first part of his journey. Volusia Motorsports will be hosting a gathering at 9 a.m., prior to the Owners Ride. Visit the company display for more information.

75th Running of the Daytona 200 (Daytona International Speedway)

March 12

Victory Motorcycles is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 75th Running of the Daytona 200. Come and check out this historic race and witness the all-new Octane thunder down the track as the Official Pace Bike for the race. Log on to http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/ for more information.

Visit VictoryMotorcycles.com/en-us/event for an up-to-date schedule of events. Learn more about Victory Motorcycles at VictoryMotorcycles.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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 electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

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Celebrate the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week With Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company

New, Vintage & Custom Models, Demo Rides, Racing, Organized Tours, Special Events

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (Feb 22, 2016) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, loves making history at Daytona, whether it’s winning the first Daytona 200 or drawing the best crowds with our Daytona Bike Week events. This year Indian again has a full schedule of events, including demo rides, new models, vintage & custom bike displays, racing, organized rides and much more during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12.

“Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first Bike Week race, our team is inspired to honor that legacy and showcase our future,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Whether you’re a cruising enthusiast or long-haul tourer, into customs like those shown in our Project Scout contest or a race enthusiast cheering on the SuperHooligan Scout Sixty bikes, we know that anybody hanging out with Indian Motorcycle will have great stories to tell.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd., across from the Florida Hospital Gate)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout® Sixty cruiser, Indian Chief® Vintage bagger, Indian Roadmaster® tourer and a very special new model. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Indian Motorcycle Display at Daytona International Speedway (Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
In addition to the demo site at the historic Daytona Speedway, a display in the Midway area will feature the entire 2016 Indian Motorcycle line-up, as well as engine cutaways, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel. Register for your chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty, check out the finalists from the ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ custom contest, see how an Indian Chieftain® with performance accessories handles the dyno, and make sure to pick up an exclusive Indian Motorcycle Daytona 75th patch simply by showing your Indian Motorcycle proof of ownership (key-ring, badge, etc.)

Hooligan Race Night (Ocean Complex West Parking Lot, downtown Daytona Beach)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., March 8
Enjoy live music, food & refreshments as Roland Sands and fellow Team RSD racers battle handlebar-to-handlebar in pursuit of the checkered flag on their RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers. Winners of the Project Scout contest will be announced at this event, and you’re welcome to join a celebratory after-party at the Boot Hill Saloon.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)
9a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach for all of your bike, accessory and apparel needs, as well as a variety of special events.

Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group & Veterans Ride (Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach, 290 North Beach Street)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 10
Owners of Indian motorcycles join veterans from the Veterans Ride program in an organized tour that begins at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and travels to Orlando for lunch. Owners can roll alongside a Vet rider from last year’s inaugural Veterans Charity Ride as he captains a new custom Indian Trike. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m.

Celebrate The 75th With Indian Motorcycle (Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main Street)
6 p.m., March 11
Put a stamp on the end of a legendary week by joining Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to ‘Celebrate the 75th’.

Visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com/en-us/daytona for the most up to date schedule. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

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 globally in adjacent markets with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com  

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2017 VICTORY® OCTANE®

DELIVERING RAW ADRENALINE: THE MODERN AMERICAN MUSCLEBIKE

Every high-octane horsepower enthusiast is familiar with the muscle car formula: take a big motor, insert it into a lightweight chassis, then delete any creature comforts or other unnecessary accessories. What’s left is just what you need to go very fast, and nothing else.

The all-new 2017 Victory Octane is the two-wheeled expression of that concept, with a modern twist. This is raw adrenaline that rules the streets. A 1200cc, liquid-cooled V-twin—Victory’s first-ever liquid-cooled engine—utilizes dual overhead cams and four-valve heads to rev beyond 8000 rpm and put down an authoritative 104 horsepower. That’s more horsepower than any Victory motorcycle ever built. And weighing just 528 pounds, it’s the lightest Victory motorcycle ever built, too. No surprise, then, that Octane is also the quickest Victory down the quarter-mile, and the fastest from 0-60 mph, too. And with a price starting at just $10,499, Octane runs in a class of its own.

A stiff and light cast-aluminum frame transmits every last one of those horsepower directly to the pavement. Sharp steering geometry, a tight, 62.1-inch wheelbase and 32-degrees of available lean angle deliver agility previously unknown to American V-twin motorcycles. Muscular styling cuts an undeniably modern profile and a sportbike-inspired bullet cowl improves airflow over the rider at the triple-digit speeds Octane is built to achieve.

A RACE-BRED POWERTRAIN
Developed from the Project 156 prototype that was tested at the most demanding racing event in the world—the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb—the 60-degree V-twin features short-stroke engine geometry just like the Project 156 racer to allow higher engine rpm and more horsepower, and a quick-revving engine response more like a sportbike than any traditional American V-Twin. An electronically metered 60mm throttle body feeds high-flow, 4-valve heads operated by dual overhead cams, and liquid cooling quenches the heat that is the byproduct of generating 104 horsepower and 76 foot-pounds of tire-shredding torque. Geared short for quicker acceleration, Octane can sprint down the quarter-mile in 12 seconds and rush from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds. With the heart of a racer, Octane has power to burn.

A STIFF AND SOLID CHASSIS
Raw power is only half the musclebike equation. You also need a solid chassis that can transmit all that power to the pavement and also hold a tight line when bent into a corner. Octane’s solid-mounted powertrain is a stressed member that connects cast-aluminum front and rear frame sections, with twin tubular-steel backbones for added reinforcement. This rigid assembly is suspended up front by a 41mm fork equipped with dual-rate springs for solid front-end feedback over any type of pavement, and out back with stylish laydown shocks mounted 53 degrees off-horizontal, also equipped with preload-adjustable dual-rate springs. Oversized, 298mm disc brakes with stainless-steel lines at both ends wait at-the-ready for those rare occasions when you want to shed speed, instead. Cast aluminum, 10-spoke wheels are sized and shod for sure-footed handling. The 18-inch front wheel wears 130/70-18 rubber, while the 17-inch rear wheel is wrapped with a 160/70-17 tire. A low-slung solo saddle that rides just 25.9-inches above the pavement, an equally low pullback handlebar and semi-forward-set foot controls create a riding position that looks properly badass but still provides adequate support when the rider grabs a big handful of throttle and the bike wants to rocket off the line.

SHARP-EDGED STYLING
There are no smooth, flowing lines here. Octane is the most aggressive Victory motorcycle ever built, and the styling has been revised to suit with harder lines, sharper creases, a more-pronounced center spine and other details that make Octane look leaner and meaner than any American motorcycle ever before. The bullet cowl is standard equipment and screams to oncoming traffic that this bike is built for speed—the only thing other riders are going to see is the LED taillight disappearing into the distance. Chrome won’t get you home, so there’s hardly any shiny stuff on Octane. The bulk of the chassis, running gear and powertrain are blacked-out, and Matte Super Steel Gray bodywork looks all business. Even the tank badge has been cast in gray instead of the traditional Victory red to create a modern, monochrome look.

THE MODERN AMERICAN MUSCLEBIKE
Based off a proven Polaris® platform, Octane uses a significant number of unique parts specifically designed and engineered to deliver the high-performance, raw-adrenaline riding experience Victory riders demand. With a high-revving engine character and surprising high-rpm power hit, it behaves more like a sportbike than any American V-twin that has come before. With unexpectedly low weight and lots of available lean angle, a well-ridden Octane will embarrass many replica-racers down a twisty stretch of pavement. And with pricing starting at just $10,499, it’s less expensive than most supersports—and tougher looking, too. Fast, capable, stylish and affordable, Victory’s Octane is the formula for the Modern American Musclebike.

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SCHEDULE YOUR KLOCK WERKS POWERED BY KICKER AUDIO INSTALL AT DAYTONA BIKE WEEK!

(Mitchell, SD) February 15, 2016 – 
Klock Werks is now accepting scheduling requests for Kicker Audio Fit Kit installations during Daytona Bike Week, March 3rd – 10th. 
The 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week is here, and Klock Werks will be on sight at Destination Daytona with more promotions than ever before!  
Klock Werks has raised the bar for quality audio with legendary KICKER sound for motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere. FREE Installation of all Klock Werks Powered by KICKER audio fit kits is available exclusively at the Klock Werks booth. Not only will Team Klock Werks install your Fit Kit for free, but you will also receive a Benjamin Franklin discount to the tune of $100 off! 

“We are excited to do FREE installs of the Kicker Audio product as the schedule permits. Team Klock Werks and Kicker factory experts will be on hand to facilitate the process,” said Brian Klock, president and visionary of Klock Werks. “Be sure you send an email or give us a call to reserve your spot!”

KICKER® Performance Audio and Klock Werks joined forces to bring motorcycle riders the clearest and loudest audio equipment available, specifically designed and tuned for power sports applications. The Klock Werks Powered by KICKER® Audio Fit Kits include speakers that fit into factory openings, small footprint amp that mounts inconspicuously using the provided custom stainless steel bracket, and the included custom wiring harness offers 100% plug-n-play installation. Also included in the FIT KIT is all necessary hardware and instructions for easy installation for Harley, Victory, Kawasaki and Indian motorcycle fitments.
Every purchase at the booth not only includes FREE installation, but also includes a FREE 4oz bottle of Shine Werks, the recommended cleaner for your Klock Werks Flare Windshield, and more! Shine Werks cleans, shines and protects plastic, leather, acrylic, plexiglass, lexan, chrome, fiberglass, and paint. It dries quickly and buffs to a streak free shine! And, as has been the case since 2007, you can also Try A Flare Windshield through Klock Werks FREE “Try It Before You Buy It” Flare Windshield Demo Rides!
Book the time slot that is most convenient for you now by emailinginfo@kustomcycles.com or calling 605-996-3700. Find Team Klock Werks at J&P Cycles and Destination Daytona during Daytona Bike Week!
About Klock Werks
Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a nationally and internationally recognized Brand. Achieving status as “Air Management Experts”, Klock Werks credits this to the success of the original, patented, Flare Windshield. Also supplying fenders, handlebars, and other motorcycle parts, Klock Werks proudly leads the industry through innovation in design and quality of materials and fitment. Team Klock Werks has been successful for years designing parts, creating custom motorcycles, and setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. You will find motorcycles, family, and faith at the core of Klock Werks, along with a commitment to caring for the needs of enthusiasts around the world who enjoy their products.
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Grizzly to start his round the world record attempt from Daytona Bike Week

‘Grizzly’ – the Swiss endurance biker – has announced he will be starting his round the world record attempt from the famous Daytona Bike Week in the USA.
February 15  2015, Medina MN: Grizzly (real name Urs Pedraita) plans to roll out of Daytona’s packed and bustling main street at 1pm on Friday 11th of March 2016.
True to his name, Grizzly has been bear-like in his preparations to ride a Victory Cross Country around the world through all six continents in under 100 days (the record currently stands at 120 days). His aim is to ride with a continuous speed with as few stops as possible and he even plans to put the wheels on the ground in Antarctica. 
Over the past year Grizzly has put himself through challenging acclimatization rides in sub-zero temperatures and he says he is now ready to flex some ‘Modern American Muscle’ on board his Victory Cross Country. While this powerful bagger might

be more used to cruising on paved highways, Grizzly shows that this kind of bike can be ridden everywhere – even on ice, snow, sand, mud and gravel.

Additional items on his Victory Cross Country include navigation systems, a 33-liter fuel tank, a customized seat with back support and two LED headlights added on the front for better visibility during his long night rides.
This won’t be Grizzly’s first big ride on a Victory Cross Country – in 2013, he completed a 9,000 mile trip in just 37 days – during the winter.
After leaving Daytona in March, Grizzly’s route can be seen in the attached imagery to this release.
Fans can follow his progress using the ‘Grizzly Tracker app‘ which shows where Grizzly is at any time during the attempt. The web page for this is at http://www.grizzlyraceteam.ch/?page_id=1540
The 100-day mark puts the date as Friday 20th May 2016 and he’ll need to finish by then to achieve his goal.
With his boundless energy, ability to survive on very little sleep and the ultra-reliable Victory Cross Country, we can count on Grizzly to add this attempt to his growing list of world distance riding records.
Owners of Victory Motorcycles are invited to join Grizzly for one lap of the Daytona 200 road course prior to the start of Grizzly’s record breaking attempt on Friday 11th March 2016.
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