Motorcycle Types Cruiser 'The Gunny' to Represent Victory Motorcycles at Rolling Thunder Ride

‘The Gunny’ to Represent Victory Motorcycles at Rolling Thunder Ride

'The Gunny' to Represent Victory Motorcycles at Rolling Thunder Ride
‘The Gunny’ to Represent Victory Motorcycles at Rolling Thunder Ride

2013 Rolling Thunder Ride in Washington, D.C.

Every year on Memorial Day Weekend, hundreds of 1,000s of motorcyclists rumble into Washington D.C. for the Rolling Thunder Ride.

The gathering, which is expected to attract around 1 million riders this year, is a huge salute to U.S. military personnel who have sacrificed everything for our freedom.

And this year’s Rolling Thunder XXVI will features some notable guests, including retired U.S. Marine R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey. Gunny, who is known for his famed role as Sergeant Gunny in “Full Metal Jacket,” will represent Victory Motorcycles at the event, saluting U.S. military personnel and their families on behalf of Victory employees and the community of Victory riders.

Steve Menneto (VP of Victory Motorcycles) says: “We enjoy the freedom to ride because of the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military personnel, and we’re honored to have the Gunny represent our brand at this Memorial Day weekend event.”

On Saturday, May 25, Gunny will make appearances in four Washington, D.C., area Victory Motorcycle dealerships. Riders can join him as he rides between dealerships. Visit the Victory Motorcycles Facebook page for details on where and how to ride with Gunny.

Rolling Thunder XXVI

An estimated 1 million motorcycle riders, volunteers and supporters are expected to participate in the 26th annual Rolling Thunder in the Washington, D.C., area. This ride pays tribute to U.S. military personnel who gave all in service to their country, advocates on behalf of wounded warriors and their families, and calls for full accountability for military personnel such as Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIA).


About Victory Motorcycles

Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory continues to be produced today.  Information about Victory motorcycles, apparel and accessories is available at

Harley-Davidson Gift of Riding H-D Riding Academy Contest

There is no better gift in the world than turning a non-rider into a motorcyclist. Of course, it takes more than best wishes to...

2021 Suzuki 650 V-Twins: New Colors Sneak Peek First Look

It’s always interesting to check into Europe’s latest to see what might appear on dealer showroom floors in the United States. We look at...

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE First Look (5 Fast Facts)

After an upgrade last year, Honda has more plans for the now-midsize Rebel. There is now a 2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS—an accessorized version...

Sena SRL2 Review: Bluetooth Communications for Select Shoei Helmets

The Shoei Neotec II is a sweet upgrade from the original Neotec, and it incorporates many improvements. Nic de Sena reviewed the Shoei Neotec...

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini First Look (12 Fast Facts)

It is virtually impossible to go wrong when combining two iconic brands, such as Ducati and Lamborghini. With the two marques owned by the...

Classic Superbikes by Frank Melling Book Review: Motorcycle History

Frank Melling is an old-school moto journalist and former factory racer. He lives with his wife Carol on a beautiful farm in northwest England....