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Only four Victory motorbikes heading to Europe in 2017

The Gloss Black with graphics is a striking new color of the 2017 Victory Octane
The Gloss Black with graphics is a striking new color of the 2017 Victory Octane
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The 2017 Victory Octane in Matte Pearl White color
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The 2017 Victory Octane in Matte Pearl White color
The 2017 Victory Octane in Matte Pearl White color
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The 2017 Victory Octane in Matte Pearl White color
Matte Pearl White is one of the two new colors of the 2017 Victory Octane
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Matte Pearl White is one of the two new colors of the 2017 Victory Octane
The Gloss Black with graphics is a striking new color of the 2017 Victory Octane
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The Gloss Black with graphics is a striking new color of the 2017 Victory Octane
The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics
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The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics
The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics
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The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics
This 1,200 cc V-twin was once introduced for the Indian Scout and then transformed with the expertise gained after the Pikes Peak participation with the Project 156
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This 1,200 cc V-twin was once introduced for the Indian Scout and then transformed with the expertise gained after the Pikes Peak participation with the Project 156
The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics
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The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics
When it was first unveiled a few months ago, the 2017 Victory Octane came in a Matte Super Steel Grey color
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When it was first unveiled a few months ago, the 2017 Victory Octane came in a Matte Super Steel Grey color
The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color
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The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color
The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color
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The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color
Cast wheels with fat Dunlop Elite II tires complete the muscle look of the 2017 Victory Gunner
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Cast wheels with fat Dunlop Elite II tires complete the muscle look of the 2017 Victory Gunner
The 2017 Victory Gunner is powered by the 106-ci Freedom V-twin engine
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The 2017 Victory Gunner is powered by the 106-ci Freedom V-twin engine
The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color
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The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color
The 2017 Victory Judge stands out thanks to the Gloss Sunset Red color with black details
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The 2017 Victory Judge stands out thanks to the Gloss Sunset Red color with black details
The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color
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The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color
The side plates of the 2017 Victory Judge signify the presence of the 106-ci Freedom V-twin engine
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The side plates of the 2017 Victory Judge signify the presence of the 106-ci Freedom V-twin engine
The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color
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The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color
The 2017 Victory Judge in action
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The 2017 Victory Judge in action
The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color
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The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color
The 2017 Victory Highball in the new Nuclear Sunset Orange color
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The 2017 Victory Highball in the new Nuclear Sunset Orange color
The 2017 Victory Highball in ape hanger action
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The 2017 Victory Highball in ape hanger action
The 2017 Victory Highball sets the Freedom V-twin engine in a Nuclear Sunset Orange surrounding
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The 2017 Victory Highball sets the Freedom V-twin engine in a Nuclear Sunset Orange surrounding
The 2017 Victory Highball in Nuclear Sunset Orange color
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The 2017 Victory Highball in Nuclear Sunset Orange color
The 2017 Victory Highball in the pre-existing Matte Black color
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The 2017 Victory Highball in the pre-existing Matte Black color
The 2017 Victory Highball in Matte Black color
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The 2017 Victory Highball in Matte Black color
The 2017 Victory Highball in Matte Black color
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The 2017 Victory Highball in Matte Black color
The 2017 Victory Octane in Matte Pearl White color
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The 2017 Victory Octane in Matte Pearl White color

Just four Victory models will make it to the markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for 2017, with the brand new Octane leading the cruiser charge. Bagger and Touring motorcycles will no longer be on offer in the EMEA region, in anticipation of new models in the near future.

For the 2017 model year, Victory Motorcycles has announced an EMEA line-up that has shrunk to four 'Modern American Muscle' cruisers: the Judge, the Gunner, the High-Ball and the Octane. The Bagger and Touring models Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Vision and Magnum that were previously available in these markets will be discontinued as of 2017 – although they will still be available in North America.

According to the official press release, the new Euro 4 emission regulations are the obvious culprit of this strategic decision. The 2016 stock of the discontinued models will still be on offer during 2017, taking advantage of the one-year leeway allowed by European rules for existing models that do not comply to the new emission norms.

The 2017 Cruiser models will come with no significant changes, except for some new color variations and enhanced equipment lists.

Apparently Victory is planning to release some new models in the future that will be in full compliance to the European rules.

"We look to a bright future at Victory, learning from our past successes, while not forgetting the models that have made us the brand we are today," said Rodney Krois, Victory Motorcycles General Manager. "Octane was the start of a new direction for Victory Motorcycles and we can now get ready for the next chapter. Sure, we're sad to see some models leave the EMEA region, but what follows will be even more exciting."

The revised EMEA line-up now looks like this.

Octane

The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics
The 2017 Victory Octane in Gloss Black color with graphics

The Octane took center stage in 2016 as Victory capitalized on the racing success of the Project 156 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The former Indian Scout motor was used for the introduction of a new power cruiser model family, with the Octane taking over the role of the patriarch.

For 2017 the Octane will be offered in two new colors; Matte Pearl White and Gloss Black with green graphics added to the Matte Super Steel Grey guise in which the bike was first introduced.

Victory also announced a new line of accessories for the Octane that include a 2-into-1 performance exhaust intake, bar end mirrors, a gun fighter seat, a complete line of billet style parts, a tank bag and a solo rack bag.

Gunner

The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color
The 2017 Victory Gunner in Suede Titanium Metallic color

Powered by the 106 ci (1,737 cc) Freedom V-twin motor, the Gunner is the essential bobber in Victory's line-up. It comes with no changes for 2017 and will be offered in Suede Titanium Metallic and Suede Sagebrush Green Metallic colors.

Judge

The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color
The 2017 Victory Judge in Gloss Sunset Red color

The Judge is designed to convey a muscular look with its drag handlebars, thick 16-inch cast wheels and of course the torquey Freedom V-twin engine. It will be available in the Gloss Sunset Red color with black striping and the characteristic '106' side plates.

Highball

The 2017 Victory Highball in ape hanger action
The 2017 Victory Highball in ape hanger action

The bobber with the ape hanger handlebars gets a new color scheme for 2017, the striking Nuclear Sunset Orange. Joining the existing Matte Black version, the new color version distinguishes itself with white-walled tires.

Source: Victory Motorcycles

2 comments
Keith Reeder
"Only four Victory motorbikes heading to Europe in 2017". For which Europe is eternally grateful.
CrashFistfight
Lies, all lies.