Victory Motorcycles, an Iowa-based American motorcycle company best known for making classic cruiser-style bikes, is ceasing production immediately. It had an 18-year run under corporate overlord Polaris.
Powersports giant Polaris has announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has ordered 144 MRZR-D4 diesel-powered buggies dispatch with each of the Corps’ active infantry regiments. These rigs will help Marines get around where speed and maneuverability are more important than armor.
Minnesota-based powersports outfit Polaris has been around forever, but hit serious paydirt recently with the immense success of its RZR UTVs. The vehicles basically blazed a trail into an entirely new motorsport segment that’s blowing up. Now it looks like the company’s planning an even bigger takeover of the…
“That was a brand new rig...about four hours ago.”
The Victory Ignition Concept is the most exciting thing to happen in the cruiser space, well, since the Indian Scout. The two come from the same company Polaris, who are likely on the cusp of renaissance in the cruiser realm. As a guy who doesn’t really get cruiser, I’m insanely excited.
The premise here is simple. Take a farm buggy, completely redesign it to haul ass and hit jumps, put a talented driver with balls of steel in the seat and cut him loose in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Here’s RJ Anderson in XP1K3.
Two years ago XP1K opened our eyes to how insane a modified Polaris RZR could be. Then the same crew got one to jump further, go faster, and slide harder in XP1K2. On October 31st XP1K3 is going to, well, why don’t you just watch the trailer.
Snow is sort of like dirt right? Anyone with a dirtbike who lives somewhere it snows has wondered if there was a way to ride their bike in the snow, and now that dream is finally a reality.
The Polaris Slingshot and Dennis Rodman are a lot alike. They’re both a little odd looking, both flashy, they both love to party, both love to make a highlight reel, and both love donuts.
When Polaris asked me if I wanted to drive a Polaris Slingshot for a week, I knew the answer was yes - I just didn’t know why.
In their infinite wisdom, the car/motorcycle/three-wheeler/I-don’t-know-what-to-call-them gods have decided to bless me with a Polaris Slingshot for the week. What should I do with it?
India’s a vast country, but with a population over 1 billion humans their cities still don’t have space for the kind of gargantuan pickup trucks we get to drive here in America. So Polaris and Eicher Motors have combined forced to build the Multix for Indians to do the same things we do with F-150s.
Victory Motorcycles bought long-time electric motorcycle partner Brammo in January. The first fruit of that appears to be participation at next month’s Isle of Man TT Zero race, where the company will be campaigning two de-tuned Brammo Empulse RRs.
A Polaris RZR side by side is good at lots of things: driving on dirt roads, driving off dirt roads, driving around in dirt in general. But how is it at driving up a huge rock wall?
It's been less than a month since Polaris acquired electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo, and the first fruits of that partnership may have been revealed in a trademark filing for the Victory Charger.
The launch of the Polaris Slingshot hasn't gone exactly well. Beyond the legal hurdles of calling a trike a motorcycle and expecting DMVs across the country to be cool with that, Polaris is now issuing a stop sale and "stop ride" because the steering might fail and the roll hoops aren't up to spec. Nice.
Brammo is now part of the Polaris family. The Oregon-based electric motorcycle manufacturer has been totally consumed by the Minnesota powersports juggernaut in its latest bid to own all the things. But why Brammo and why now?