Polaris/Victory Donate $154,125 to Wounded Warrior ProjectTue, 21 Aug 2012
As part of its annual summer sales meeting and its presence at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Polaris Industries Inc., Victory Motorcycles, and the Company’s dealers donated $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The donation was part of Polaris’ continuing relationship with the WWP, an organization that raises awareness and aids injured servicemen and women. Earlier this year, Polaris also gave away three special, blacked-out RANGER RZRXP4 900 side-by-side vehicles to WWP veterans.
Results of FIM e-Power/TTXGP Race at OscherslebenMon, 13 Aug 2012
Team Zongshen rider Yu Tang came through in a surprise win in Sunday’s FIM e-Power International Championship event at Oschersleben. After teammate Ho Chi Fung’s respectable third place in Saturday’s three-lap sprint, Tang found himself on the highest step of the podium after favorites, and Munch Racing teammates, Matthias Himmelmann and Katja Poensgen experienced mechanical trouble. The Zongshen rider took the chequered flag at the end of the ten-lap race ahead of Udo Reichmann (Reichmann Racing-Mavizen) and Christian Amendt (epo-Bike). The early part of the race saw Matthias Himmelmann in front as expected, as he set a blisteringly fast lap of 1’37.771 in warm-up.
2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in PicturesFri, 10 Aug 2012
Untold thousands of motorcyclists from around the world have converged in South Dakota for the 72nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Of course, Motorcycle.com made the trip to cover the most storied motorcycle rally in the world. We rode up from Southern California on a Victory Hard-Ball we outfitted with a host of accessories from the Victory catalog, including a wind-blocking batwing fairing.
Bell Helmets Giving Away Commemorative MotoGP Star Carbon Helmet at Laguna SecaThu, 26 Jul 2012
If you’re headed to MotoGP at Laguna Seca this year, and in need of a new helmet, make sure to stop by Bell Helmets exhibit for your chance to win a new Star Carbon model helmet adorned with special graphics commemorating this year’s GP at Laguna. From July 27-29 at Mazda Raceway (Laguna Seca) in Monterey, Calif.,Fans can test their virtual mettle in Bell’s road racing video game competition, with each day’s top rider winning a limited edition Bell Star Carbon Red Bull US Grand Prix helmet. All participants will get a free commemorative podium photo with the Bell Victory Lane Girls.
Polaris Reports Q2 2012 ResultsTue, 24 Jul 2012
Polaris Industries reported a 110% increase in sales from its On-Road division over the second quarter of 2012. The On-Road division consists primarily of Victory Motorcycles but also includes Indian Motorcycles, electric vehicle brands Global Electric Motorcars and Goupil. The acquisitions of the latter three brands contributed to nearly a third of the overall growth.
2013 Victory Boardwalk Teaser VideoTue, 17 Jul 2012
Victory released a video teasing a new model for 2013, set to be unveiled at the end of the month. The video only offers the briefest glimpse of the new model, the 2013 Victory Boardwalk. What we can see is the white paint color, a Kingpin-style rear fender and a similar fuel tank design as the Judge with its hard edges.
848 Challenge Oulton Park official race reportMon, 09 Jul 2012
An emphatic and confident double win for James Folkard (Minards Pavlou Solicitors/Win43.com) this weekend cemented his position as one of the front-runners in the Ducati 848 Challenge. After some strong results at Snetterton and Misano, a first win for the man from Liverpool seemed inevitable, and this weekend at the Ducati Manchester sponsored Oulton Park round he walked away with a maximum points haul. Robbie Brown (Ducati Manchester) could only manage a third and a second despite feeling good about his chances for a victory, but he won’t be getting too worried yet as he extended his lead over closest rival Darren Fry (Hirebase Ducati Coventry) to 62.5 points.
Tommy Aquino Draws Moto2 Wild Card for Indianapolis Grand PrixThu, 21 Jun 2012
Former AMA Daytona Sportbike racer Tommy Aquino is coming back to the U.S. to compete as a wild card entry in the Moto2 race at the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix. The California native has been racing in Spain’s CEV Moto2 class this season for Canadian-owned FOGI Racing this year.
Playboy Playmates Vie for Cover of 2013 Victory Motorcycles Brochure – VideoThu, 14 Jun 2012
Playboy and Victory Motorcycles are working together in a promotion that will see a Playmate grace the cover of Victory‘s 2013 brochure. Fans can vote for one of three Playboy Playmates to appear on the brochure at PB-Victory.com. The Victory motorcycle that will appear with the winning playmate will later be auctioned to benefit Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to United States service personnel stationed overseas.
WSBK: 2012 Misano Results – VideoTue, 12 Jun 2012
Max Biaggi strengthened his hold on the 2012 World Superbike Championship lead with a pair of wins at Italy’s Misano circuit. The Aprilia rider out-battled the Althea Ducati duo of Carlos Checa and Davide Giugliano to win Race One before taking a relatively easier Race Two victory. Before the races, WSBK riders lined up on the starting grid to hold a banner expressing their support for the Emilia region in northern Italy which has been suffering from earthquakes and continuing aftershocks since late May.