New models, celebrity bikers and a bunch of cool-looking motorcycles set the stage for Victory’s weekend plans for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) taking place November 18-20.
The entire line of 2017 Victory motorcycles, including the all-new Victory Octane and best-selling Victory Cross Country models, will be on display at the show alongside the new 2017 Polaris Slingshot, Slingshot SL and Slingshot®SLR.
Attendees will be able to meet Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita and check out the Victory Cross Country Tour he used this summer to set a new world endurance record by riding 62,000 miles over six continents in 72 days. Clutch and Chrome was told Victory could only show this amazing motorcycle at Sturgis if they promised they wouldn’t wash it, rinsing away all those hard-earned layers of dirt. It will be interesting to see if that pact holds true for Long Beach this weekend.
Also on show, the gear that helped the Victory Project 156 and Empulse RR race bikes conquer the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a custom Slingshot created for Kid Rock as well as the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a Victory Magnum and receive a special coupon good for a one-year extended warranty on a motorcycle purchased at participating dealers.
Already the owner of a Victory motorcycle? Show your key and/or a picture of your ride to receive a special gift.
Outside, IMS attendees will have a chance to experience true modern American muscle by riding the entire line of 2017 Victory motorcycles, including the new Victory Octane cruiser, Victory Magnum bagger, Victory Cross Country Tour and electric Victory Empulse TT.
Demo rides take place from 9am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday in the Long Beach Convention Center parking lot. All riders must present a valid motorcycle endorsement. Riders and passengers must be 18 or older and wear proper riding attire that includes a DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, long pants and eye protection.
Off-site, Victory and Slingshot will be supporting the Beautiful Bikers Conference, a celebration of women who love the ride, which takes place at the Courtyard Marriott Long Beach concurrent to the motorcycle show. On Friday Nov. 18, registration runs 12pm - 4pm, followed by The Ground Pounders Block Party from 5pm - 8pm.
On Saturday Nov. 19, attendees break out into sessions which cover Long Distance Riding, Adventure Riding, Beginning Riding & Accessorizing Your Ride from 9am - 12pm, view a Ride the Runway fashion show from 3pm - 4pm, and enjoy the Beautiful Bikers Awards from 4pm - 7pm. Finally, from 9am - 1pm on Sunday Nov. 20, attendees may participate in the Beautiful Bikers Ride, picnic and photo shoot.
“Victory Motorcycles has earned its place in the motorcycle world with a commitment to performance and quality,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “For the first time we are combining our Victory display space with Polaris’ Slingshot brand, and I know we have something for enthusiasts looking for exhilaration.”
In addition to Long Beach, look for Victory Motorcycles at future IMS series stops, including New York, Washington D.C., Dallas, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Chicago.