For 2017, Victory Motorcycles continues its push forward as the American performance motorcycle brand, but will do so with a leaner, meaner line-up in the EMEA region. With new Euro IV emission regulations impacting every global motorcycle manufacturer in Europe, Victory will offer a more concise range in the EMEA region for the 2017 model year, headlined by the new 1200cc liquid-cooled V-Twin Octane, that was launched earlier this year. It means the line-up in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2017 will be spearheaded by Victory’s ‘Modern American Muscle’ cruisers, namely the Judge, the Gunner, the High-Ball and the Octane.
The existing stock of MY16 Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Vision and Magnum models will still be sold in the EMEA region during the coming months.
Octane has two additional colours for 2017 – Matte Pearl White and Gloss Black with graphics. The graphics on the Gloss Black model are green and include the word 'OCTANE' on the fly screen and hatching on the fuel tank. The number of accessories for Octane has also been doubled; highlights include:
- a 2-into-1 performance exhaust
- bar end mirrors
- a gun fighter seat
- a complete line of billet style parts
- a tank bag
- a solo rack bag"
Available in grey and dark green, the Gunner remains the same for 2017 and continues to be a top-seller. This sexy-looking cruiser has the ride and handling that comes standard in a Victory cruiser, along with ABS, a 106ci V-twin engine, mid-mounted foot pegs and a low-seat height."
If any bike in Victory's range shouts 'American Muscle' then it's the sunset-red Judge, identified by the '106' race number plates, its drag handlebars and 5-spoke wheels. It is modern performance with an old racer's soul."
Victory's performance bobber gets a new colour scheme for 2017 – and it's a bright one – a fiery Nuclear Sunset Orange. The existing Matte Black version remains and is now even darker having lost the white-walled tyres and the graphic on the fuel tank. Meanwhile, the new orange version comes with the white-walled tyres making this a unique-looking model in the marketplace that's starting to build a loyal following.
Models no longer in the 2017 Victory EMEA range are: Vegas, Hammer, Cross Country, Magnum, Magnum X-1, Cross Country Tour and Vision. These models will, however, still be on sale in the North American market in brighter, musclecar-like colour schemes."