The first Victory Motorcycle rolled off the assembly line on the Fourth of July 1998. Ten years later, Victory launched a year-long 10th anniversary celebration that extended across the country and reached Victory riders all around the world.
There were major celebrations at events such as the 2008 Sturgis rally, the 2008 American Victory Rally (AVR) and Daytona Bike Week in 2009. Plus, Victory paid tribute to its first bike ever when it unveiled a special anniversary model.
It was a great year for Victory riders, just as 2013 will be for Victory and Victory riders celebrating the brand’s 15th anniversary.
To commemorate its first decade on the road, Victory created a limited-edition 10th Anniversary Victory Vision. It was a spectacular bike loaded with special features, numerous accessories, extra chrome, and an incredible paint scheme. The bike was Antares Red over Black with Gold Pinstripes – the same colors used on Victory No. 1 in 1998. It’s also the same combination featured on the 15th Anniversary Cross Country Tour Limited Edition, which was just introduced in January.
Only 100 of the 10th Anniversary Victory Vision models were built, and each featured a numbered plate, custom wheels, stylish exhaust tips, 10th anniversary badges, GPS and reverse, making it the only Victory Vision to date to come with reverse as a standard feature.
To purchase the bike, a rider had to go online and reserve one. Once the process started, the 100 bikes were reserved in seven minutes.
Along with an extra special Victory riders party during Daytona Bike Week in 2009, owners of 10th Anniversary Victory Vision models held a reunion.
Owners of the anniversary bikes came from across the country and from Canada and attended a special evening reception during Bike Week. It was a great turnout and a great time.
And it meant that about 20 of the limited edition models were in one city at one time – a true rarity that won’t likely occur again. That made for some historic photos of the bikes parked together by the boardwalk during the Victory party during Bike Week.
Along with the anniversary-themed Victory parties, the brand celebrated its milestone with special content on its website throughout the year.
year, Victory riders can celebrate daily that they ride the best bikes in the world. The celebration was extra special in the 10th anniversary year – just as it is this year with Victory celebrating being 15 Years Young and Just Getting Started.
• Learn about 2013 Victory touring models, including the Victory Vision, and the 15th Anniversary Cross Country Tour Limited Edition at the Victory home page.
The 10th Anniversary Victory Vision was a spectacular limited edition model.
This Victory rider came to the 2009 Daytona party with a side cover and with a photo from a previous year’s Daytona party at the Speedway, both of which Arlen Ness and Cory Ness autographed.
The 2009 Victory party at Daytona was an outstanding gathering overlooking the boardwalk.
After the 2009 Victory party during Daytona Bike Week, Victory riders cruised en masse down Main Street.
These 10th Anniversary Victory Vision riders held an informal reunion during the Sturgis rally in 2009.
The remaining photos show the 2009 Victory party during Daytona Bike Week, where an historic collection of 10th Anniversary Victory Vision models was assembled.