Vic­tory forced to slash model range for 2017

Euro4 regs hit US firm but new bikes are com­ing

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The lat­est Euro4 emis­sions and noise reg­u­la­tions have forced Vic­tory to cut back the num­ber of mod­els avail­able in Europe. While Vic­tory can con­tinue to sell the cur­rent mod­els in the US mar­ket, the new rules mean only bikes with full Euro4 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion can be sold in the UK.

As a re­sult, mod­els that won’t be car­ried into the 2017 Vic­tory range in­clude: Ve­gas, Ham­mer, Cross Coun­try, Mag­num, Mag­num X-1, Cross Coun­try Tour and Vi­sion. A small num­ber of al­ready-built ma­chines will still be al­lowed on sale.

Vic­tory Mo­tor­cy­cles Gen­eral Man­ager Rod­ney Krois said: “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. 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 Euro­pean re­gion, but what fol­lows will be even more ex­cit­ing.”

MCN un­der­stands there will be rush of new Vic­tory mod­els com­ing in the next few years as the com­pany ex­pands the num­ber of bikes that fit with the firm’s ‘Amer­i­can Per­for­mance’ mantra, while sis­ter com­pany In­dian con­tinue to im­merse them­selves in the her­itage end of the mar­ket, tar­get­ing Har­leyDavid­son’s dom­i­nance.

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