Victory Releases Daytona Bike Week Schedule
With Daytona Bike Week only days away, Victory Motorcycles has released its events schedule for the riding season opener. Naturally, these activities will cater to current and prospective Victory owners. The good folks at Victory want you to be part of the family.
The hub for all of the manufacturer’s Bike Week activities will be the all-new Victory Display at the Daytonal Int’l. Speedway. With daily hours from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on March 8–15, riders will have plenty of time to check out the 2014 Victory line and even take a gander at the 2015 Victory Gunner.
If you’ve already got the motorcycle, then Victory offers its Fit Stop to fondle accessories and gear. Since this tactile interaction usually leads to purchases, the items will also be available for pickup on the spot. Other Victory vendors will be showing off their wares at the display, too. Attendees can register to win a Victory Gunner.
The display area will be the location for meet and greets with the legendary Ness family and the ever popular “Gunny,” the Victory rider, actor, and retired U.S. Marine Drill Instructor otherwise known as R. Lee Ermey. Stop by on March 12 from 11:00 AM-noon and 3:00–4:00 PM or on the 13th from 11:00 AM-noon and 2:00–3:00 PM to see what Gunny has to say. For the Ness’ schedule, stop by the display or check out the Victory website.
Other Victory activities include demo rides and the amazing Victory Police Motorcycle riding team, who will show what a patrol duty equipped Victory is capable of performing. Look for the free Victory Demo Rides are outside the backstretch of Daytona Int’l. Speedway. Enter at Gate 70 off Midway Avenue, or take a free tram from the vendor midway.
The Fuel Your Day with Victory free breakfast on Tuesday, March 11 will take place from 9:00–11:00 AM. All you need to do to chow down is register for a Victory Demo Ride.
The 5th Annual Victory Custom Bike Show takes place at Volusia Motorsports located at 1701 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Wednesday, March 12 from 3:00–4:00 PM. Registration begins at 1:30 PM. Go for the bikes but get food truck food and live music, too.
Victory will be pulling out all the stops for Victory owners at the Victory Bike Night at HT’s Pub 44 on March 11 and Victory Bike Night at BJ’s Brewhouse on the 13th. Victory owners get VIP parking, food specials and giveaways.
Finally, two special events for Victory riders will round out the week on Friday, March 14. First, the Victory Owners Ride will take Victory owners on a silt-guided tour from Volusia Motorsports to the Blue Grotto in Daytona Beach for the Victory Owners Lunch. Preregistration is available.
Steve Menneto, Polaris VP Motorcycles sums up the Bike Week schedule by saying, “Victory is going to keep riders busier than ever throughout Daytona Bike Week with the new Victory Display, Victory Bike Nights, and special events exclusively for Victory riders…We plan on making this the best Bike Week ever.”
Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.
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