IMS Motorcycle Choice Award
Seen it all before? Well with that in mind, we setout to bring you only the very best or should we say the “Ultimate” from the 28th annual International Motorcycle Show.
Yes, we have shifted through the “has been” and the obvious in order to serve you, our discerning readers, the interesting and the “what’s hot” from the 13-city motorcycle extravaganza.
Our choice award in the category of "Luxury Touring" goes to the 2009 Arlen Ness Signature Series Victory Vision. Victory Motorcycles is celebrating 10-years of manufacturing premium American cruiser and touring motorcycles. Recognition of that journey wholly manifests itself in the 10th Anniversary Victory Vision but with only 100 examples produced for 2009, it is already sold out. While checking out this bike another new Victory Vision Limited Edition really caught our attention for 2009. With around 200 units produced, read-on and then move-quickly if you want one of these eye-catching 2009 Arlen Ness Signature Series.
Built on the fresh, yet proven, award-winning luxury touring platform, the Arlen Ness Signature Series Victory Vision captures the master craft of this iconic custom builder. Ness quickly recognized the forward thinking of the Victory Vision upon the original hit release of the bike in 2007. Ness then built himself a stunning custom version. He later rode it to Sturgis and his one-of-a-kind simply turned heads… now Victory is re-capturing that moment.
The next-generation 106ci/1731cc engine with 92 horsepower and 109 ft-lbs of torque powers the Ness Signature Series. Without even ordering one of the 72 available accessories, this example is loaded with custom billet (wheels, handgrips, engine covers), seat, windscreen, paint, EFI covers, blacked-out parts and metal number plate with Arlen Ness autograph facsimile. The Arlen Ness version may not be available in every dealership as the allocation is less than one bike per dealer. The MSRP is $24,999.