Ask anyone involved with IAVA – Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America – and they’ll confirm that military personnel returning home from deployment can face myriad challenges. In fact, IAVA’s primary objectives include helping returning military personnel to adapt to civilian life back home.
In the summer of 2014, Marvin Stepherson treated himself to a well-deserved retirement present by purchasing a new Victory Gunner. Now he has doubled the size of his personal Victory “fleet” with the addition of a new Conquest Custom bike he won in the Victory/IAVA sweepstakes.
Victory salutes first responders this month – and every month – with Hero’s Metal, the Victory-exclusive program that provides a first responder, military veteran, and currently serving military personnel with $1,000 [USD] off the purchase of any new Victory model. In this Victory Riders Blog, we’re featuring a first responder who is also a Victory owner.
POLICE CHIEF MIKE BEREZIN RIDES A VICTORY
If you live in the snowbelt, fall is a season that’s both good and bad. The changing colors can be gorgeous, but every falling leave is like sand through the hourglass as winter – the dreaded “off-season” for northern riders – approaches.
* = All time since 1998
For some of the competitors, it was more than six days, but for those of us on the Victory Demo Tour squad, the 2015 Hot Bike Tour was a sun-soaked, six-day rolling circus featuring a tremendous collection of 2-wheeled custom motorcycles.
Justin Stephens and Greg Thayer met and became good friends while serving in the U.S. Army. Check out another Victory Riders Blog that features Greg’s account of the "Western Ride for Veterans."
Greg Thayer and Justin Stephens met and became good friends while serving in the U.S. Army. This blog describes the ride from the viewpoint of Greg Thayer. The next Victory Riders Blog will feature Justin’s account of the trip.
As demonstrated in countless live shows, videos, and TV and movie appearances, Victory Stunt Team rider Tony Carbajal is a wizard on sport bikes. We caught up to Tony after a recent performance to learn how he got started and what’s required of a successful film and TV stunt rider.
Joe Dryden’s motorcycle riding skills have taken him around the world. And they’ve landed him on television and on the big screen in several movies. We caught up to Joe, age 34, during a break between performances at the American Victory Rally in Denver.
Matt Smith rides fast bikes – fast. Faster than anything most of us ever have, or ever will ride. For most of us, it we rode a motorcycle at 191 mph, we’d likely self-combust from anxiety. To Matt, it’s all in a day’s work.