Welcome to the October issue of Victory Riders News.
It may be time to put the shades away for another year and break-out the thermals, but we’re still riding and this month we’ve got some great tips to keep you safe as the evenings draw in.
Also this month we highlight the 2016 Victory Judge, showcase a great range of accessories to customise the Gunner and inspire your Christmas wish-list with some cool gift ideas.
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2016 JUDGE IS READY FOR THE STREET
The 2016 Victory motorcycle line-up has been built to reflect the future direction of the brand, bold modern styling and fresh paint schemes clearly define the range – It’s all about American Performance, just cast your eye over the sporty lines of the 2016 Judge.
Born to carve canyons in the US, the Judge is just as at home on European streets. 16″ wheels are fitted with imposing Dunlop Elite 11 tyres. The chiseled tank dominates the tubular steel frame, featuring Black Rally Stripes over Sunset Red paint. A sculpted sports seat holds you in position as you unleash the mountain of torque from the 106 cubic inch motor.
JUDGE SPEC SHEET
106 cubic inch Freedom® V-Twin (1731cc)
139Nm at 2,800rpm
6-speed overdrive transmission
17.8 litre tank
Two-up sport seat
658mm seat height
18 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop 491E2-RWL tyre
18 x 8.5” rear wheel with a Dunlop 491 E2-RWL tyre
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ACCESSORIES TO GIVE THE GUNNER A CUSTOM TOUCH
The best selling Gunner now boasts a full line of custom accessories that are simple to fit, so why not give your ride a style thats all your own.
The Gunner has been one of Victory Motorcycles’ best-selling cruisers this year – and it’s one of the easiest models to customise too. There’s a great line-up of official accessories that are simple to fit, yet can transform the look of the Gunner.
A suggested set-up is to fit the red leather ‘Solo mission seat’ and a fix the ‘solo luggage rack’ directly behind, add the Victory approved Akrapovič slip-on performance exhaust for a deeper tone and you’ll have one sweet ride.
Winter riding needn’t be something to avoid, with a few simple adjustments to your gear and riding style, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying the changing seasons on two wheels.
As Autumn closes in follow our top tips:
– Give your tyres a proper check. The tread should be no less than 2mm in the winter, as opposed to the legal requirement of 1mm. Consider changing your tyres now, before road conditions become increasingly slippery.- The colder it is, the more work the battery has to do. Check your battery is fully charged and in a good condition and keep terminals protected against corrosion using solid Vaseline or paraffin. If your battery is not working properly, replace it now.- The cold weather can cause moisture to collect in electrical connections. Take time to spray them with an anti-corrosion product to keep them lubricated.- Check the front and rear brake fluid reservoir levels. If they’re low top them up or consult your dealer. It’s worth checking your brake pads too – if they are a near the wear limit then get them changed as soon as possible.- Keep an anti-mist product with you to prevent your visor building up with condensation in rain and foggy weather.
– If road conditions are wet and slippery, leave more distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Ride at a steady pace and don’t rush through pools of water that will force your bike to lose traction.
– Avoid riding through puddles as they might be concealing potholes. Keep an eye out for hazards ahead and adjust your riding accordingly.
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM VICTORY MOTORCYCLES
Plan ahead and get the gifts you really want this festive season with our top selection of Victory Apparel and Gifts.
Small Backpack– This handy small backpack has multiple zippered cargo compartments, adjustable padded shoulder straps and Victory branding. The shell is made from nylon and the inner liner is polyester. Height: 15” (38cm) Width: 11.4” (29cm) Depth: 7.9” (20cm). SRP £49.99 Cat No. 2863881
Bi-Fold Wallet– This leather wallet has embossed logo on the front, a branded lining, an inner logo in silver, red piping details and multiple compartments for cards and notes. SRP £39.99 Cat No. 2863866
Victory Logo Bike Mat– Perfect for the man-cave or garage. Water and oil resistant coating and a non-slip PU backing. Size 103.94” (2.64m) x 52.36” (1.33m). SRP £209.99 Cat No. 2863886