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Victory unveils slimmed-down range

Many models dropped, meaning a leaner line-up for Europe in 2017

VICTORY has announced its 2017 model range for Europe, which will no longer include the Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Vision, Magnum, Vegas and Hammer models, which are not Euro 4 compliant.

Victory’s significantly slimmed-down European lineup will be headlined by the new 1200cc Octane cruiser and will include the Gunner, Judge and High Ball. Changes are minimal, with some models getting new colour schemes and new accessories – full details are below.

Octane

The Octane gets two additional colours for 2017 and the existing Matte Super Steel Grey is joined by 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 Octane’s accessories range is also doubled, with highlights including a 2-into-1 performance exhaust, bar end mirrors, a gun fighter seat, various billet parts, a tank bag and, a solo rack bag.

High-Ball

Victory’s performance bobber gets a new colour scheme for 2017 – ‘Nuclear Sunset Orange’, which counterpoints the existing matte black option, which for 2017 is slightly altered thanks to the removal of white wall tyres and graphic on the tank. The orange paint scheme includes white wall tyres.

Gunner

The 106ci V-Twin-powered Gunner remains unchanged for 2017 and is still available in ‘Suede Titanium Metallic’ and ‘Suede Sagebrush Green Metallic’.

Judge

The Judge remains unaltered for 2017 and is only available in ‘Gloss Sunset Red’.

Speaking about the changes for 2017, Victory’s General Manager, Rodney Krois, said: ‘We look to a bright future at Victory, learning from our past successes, while not forgetting the models that have made us the brand we are today. Octane was the start of a new direction for Victory Motorcycles and we can now get ready for the next chapter. Sure, we’re sad to see some models leave the EMEA region, but what follows will be even more exciting.’

Comments

snave's picture

...they realise Victory cannot compete with H-D on the retro side, so they concentrate on the muscle cruiser to create the gap and separate brand focus for the new more sporting machines?

Looks like Polaris are finally accepting a dividing brand identity is necessary to create fewer overlaps with Indian, which is taking the fight to the Harley classic-style market.

BubbaDaytona's picture

..outlining its obvious racing heritage.
Overall, meh, still better than any Harley.

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