Victory Logo
Victory Logo
July 4th, 1998

Our first bike roared to life on July 4th, 1998. This was more than a patriotic gesture. It was flag in the ground that marked the rebirth of the American V-Twin, and we’ve been claiming more roads ever since. From numerous awards to leading innovations, we have given new life to American muscle with industry changing cruisers, baggers, and touring bikes.

Victory Motorcycles® Ride

WE ARE A BRAND ON THE THROTTLE
WE HAVE A PURPOSE, A DESTINATION, AND EVERYONE IS INVITED ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

Victory Magnum
Victory Magnum

The history of Victory Motorcycles® doesn't stretch back over the past hundred years. We are young, full of drive, with our eyes on the horizon.

We have an inextinguishable passion for American performance

that has raged since 1998, when a small group of riders, designers, and gear heads came together in Minnesota, and decided to engineer power and performance back into American V-Twins.

HISTORY OF VICTORY MOTORCYCLES

THE PURSUIT OF performance

1998

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

The first Victory production model, an Antares Red & Black V92C, is born on the Fourth of July at the Spirit Lake, Iowa, production facility.

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

1999

AN AWARD-WINNING DEBUT

The Victory V92C is named “Cruiser of the Year” by Cycle World Magazine, the first of numerous awards for this historic model.

AN AWARD-WINNING DEBUT

2001

FREEDOM DELIVERS THE POWER

Victory introduces a new generation of V-Twin power: The Victory Freedom V-Twin engine.

FREEDOM DELIVERS THE POWER

2003

THE ORIGINAL CUSTOM CRUISER

Victory revolutionizes American cruiser style and performance with the introduction of the award-winning Victory Vegas.

2004

LEGENDARY CUSTOM PARTNERS

The Victory-Arlen Ness partnership expands with the introduction of the first-ever Arlen Ness Signature Series model.

2005

IT’S HAMMER TIME

Victory introduces the concept of a “Power Cruiser” with the Victory Hammer® and its 100ci V-Twin with a 6-speed transmission. Motorcycle Cruiser magazine names the Hammer® “Cruiser of the Year.”

IT’S HAMMER TIME

2006

ULTIMATE CUSTOM STYLE

The Vegas Jackpot raises the bar in the “Custom Cruiser” category and is named “Best American Bike” by Forbes.com.

2008

TOURING REDEFINED

The complete production run of the limited-edition 10th Anniversary Victory Vision® sells out in just seven minutes. Among the Victory Vision’s many awards is Motorcycle Cruiser magazine’s 2008 “Motorcycle of the Year” honor.

2009

RECORD SPEED ON THE SALT

Victory rider Gregor Moe sets a world land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats with a race-prepped Victory Kingpin. His “World’s Fastest Victory” sets a record at 165.863 mph.

RECORD SPEED ON THE SALT

2010

CRUISING WITH ATTITUDE

The Victory High-Ball® is introduced.

2013

THE NEW TOP GUN IN CRUISERS

The Victory Gunner® ushers in a new generation of Victory cruisers with its timeless styling, powerful performance, and unforgettable riding experience.

2014

SETTING MORE SPEED RECORDS

A Victory Hammer® that was race-prepped by teens from the Helping with Horsepower program led by Laura Klock and Lloyd Greer sets a world land speed record of 173.321 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

2015

FULL THROTTLE & FULL VOLUME

Victory Factory Racing is launched through a partnership with NHRA® Pro Stock Motorcycle Racers Matt Smith and his wife/co-driver Angie Smith. Victory also introduced the Magnum® X-1 with a 200-watt audio system that pushes the sound barrier.

TRY TO KEEP UP

WE’RE NEVER SLOWING DOWN

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