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Victory shuttered, fate of TT race bikes?
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:29:32 AM »
I wonder what happened to the race bikes with Victory gone.

One bike was converted to a steel trellis frame and a higher capacity battery for the 2016 IOM TT race.

One bike was left largely as-is and raced in the 2016 Pikes Peak race.

In 2015 [one of]these bikes were stolen from Brammo HQ.

I wonder if they returned to Brammo after the 2016 races? And what their fate is, now that Victory's race program is gone?

It'd be neat for them to some day make it to a museum. Perhaps the Smithsonian, or the Barber Motorsports museum.

Better still if a way is found to continue to race them, of course.
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Re: Victory shuttered, fate of TT race bikes?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 09:12:55 AM »
In 2015 these bikes were stolen from Brammo HQ.

Bikes, as in plural? Are you sure about that? I recall one race bike was stolen from Brammo HQ by a local who ended up running it through a wall in his apartment, but this one was recovered by Brammo (via the police).  Here's a Facebook post about it:
https://www.facebook.com/victorymotorcycles/photos/pcb.10150553472424955/10150553443834955/?type=1&theater

Here's some news at the bottom of this "article" about the recovery:
http://insideevs.com/victory-motorcycle-stolen-from-brammo-hq-reward-offered/

I have no idea where the IOM and Pikes Peak bikes are now. I'll ask and get back to you.
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Victory shuttered, fate of TT race bikes?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 09:13:38 AM »
No, sorry. It was one bike.
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Re: Victory shuttered, fate of TT race bikes?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 01:32:21 PM »
"All on display at Brammo together with silverware, trophies, race helmets, leathers and other prototypes, memorabilia."



I've never been to Oregon, but it looks like it still would be a destination of interest.
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Re: Victory shuttered, fate of TT race bikes?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 02:18:45 PM »
"All on display at Brammo together with silverware, trophies, race helmets, leathers and other prototypes, memorabilia."



I've never been to Oregon, but it looks like it still would be a destination of interest.

I sure hope that Polaris is smart enough to know what they have !!!!

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Re: Victory shuttered, fate of TT race bikes?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 07:39:39 PM »
Wow. Great picture.. would love to visit Brammo HQ some day :)

Glad they're not sitting in some Polaris / Victory warehouse gathering dust.
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