Motorcycle Types Cruiser Victory to auction motorcycles for US Armed Forces

Victory to auction motorcycles for US Armed Forces

Victory Motorcycles recently announced that it will auction two motorcycles to benefit families and soldiers impacted by the Fort Hood tragedy. A custom Victory Kingpin 8-Ball and a Victory Hammer S were designed in honor of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and donated in response to the tragic events of a month ago.

"We certainly appreciate the freedom to ride though this wonderful country, and that freedom comes with a price," said Mark Blackwell, vice president of motorcycles. "We at Victory Motorcycles and Polaris Industries are proud to support those who have made the greatest commitment to this country, and we thank them for their dedicated service. It was a unique experience to build these two American motorcycles that represent the freedom, quality and lifestyle of our country that our Armed Forces protect each day."

Victory Motorcycles’ Industrial Design Team outfitted the Victory Kingpin 8-Ball and the Victory Hammer S in military schemes that honor current and veteran American heroes. The Victory Kingpin 8-Ball was painted in the traditional olive drab and features markings reminiscent of past decades. The Victory Hammer S features a design scheme that reflects the modern military.

The auction is another component of Victory’s Full Throttle Salute, a program that offers enlisted and former military men a women the opportunity to purchase a new Victory motorcycle at a reduced cost.

"We know that a pretty significant number of our Victory owners are current or former military personnel," said Blackwell. "We receive letters and communications from many of them and so we were very proud to recently announce a program to offer our support and say ‘Thank You’ to the men and women of the US Armed Forces."

The eBay charity auction will culminate, appropriately, on Memorial Day of 2010. Bidding for the bikes will start at $10,000. For images of the customized bikes and more details about the auction next spring please visit:

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Harley-Davidson Road King Special First Look: Hot Rod Bagger

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Road King Special is a Touring model that The Motor Company puts in a sub-category—Hot Rod Bagger. To earn that title,...

2021 Honda CRF300L and CRF300L Rally Coming To America

We told you all about the new 2021 Honda CRF300L and CRF300L Rally last month. Although we fully expected the pair to be imported...

2021 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114 First Look (Specs, Photos, Prices)

The distinctive Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is back for 2021, with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 powerplant and machined solid cast aluminum Lakester wheels. We tested the...

2021 Husqvarna 701 Lineup First Look (6 Fast Facts + Photos)

There are two 2021 Husqvarna 701 motorcycles to choose from—the Enduro and the Supermoto. Although they are closely related, with the same frame and...

2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide First Look (5 Fast Facts + Photos)

The 2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide is here, and it has several updates. Returning is the Milwaukee-Eight 177 V-twin powerplant that cranks out a...

Bring the Honda Solo to America: One More MiniMoto

We were poking through the archives, and this little gem re-caught our attention. The 2003 Honda Solo was part of Honda’s N Project. According...