Post and Courier
October 22, 2014

American Biker brings 2014 Victory motorcycles to town to give enthusiasts the chance to ride them

Posted: 11/08/2013 12:01 a.m.
Updated: 11/08/2013 02:29 p.m.


By Jim Parker

The new lineup speaks for itself.

These bikes stand ready for long trips across the countryside, sporting plenty of space to carry gear and tuned to buzz the open road.

Supplying the juice are 106-cubic-inch V-twin engines.

One more thing: The cycles arrive from a U.S. manufacturer whose name represents winning.

They’re the 2014 Victory motorcycles. Victory promoters travel the country this time of year hauling the latest models to local dealerships such as American Biker in Ladson.

The Victory Motorcycle Demo Tour pulls into American Biker today. The shop stands just off Interstate 26 exit 203 at 679 Treeland Drive. Anyone interested in the bikes can sign up to ride.

According to American Biker, the Victory cavalcade includes “a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring bikes.” They’re all powered by the V-twin engines.

The demo tour crisscrosses the country in the fall. Victory’s website also puts the tour in Broken Arrow, Okla., Kennesaw, Ga., San Angelo and Odessa, Texas and El Cajon, Calif. today.

Launched in 1998, Victory builds its large motorcycles in the Midwest. Models start from $12,499 to $29,999.

According to the online site, Victory’s cruiser line-up consists of the Vegas 8-Ball, High Ball, Judge, Hammer 8-Ball, Boardwalk and Jackpot; bagger bikes called the Cross Country, Cross Country 8-Ball, Ness Cross Country, Cross Roads 8-Ball and Cross Roads Classic; and Touring cycles such as the Vision Tour bike, Cross Country Tour and 15th Anniversary Cross Country Tour. Buyers can choose factory custom paint on a limited basis.

The manufacturer pens a few words about each model. For instance, the Vegas-8 Ball is described as, “The lean-and-mean blacked out Victory icon.”

American Biker sells the Victory brand at its large retail outlet and shop visible from the interstate. “You really owe it to yourself to test ride a Victory at American Biker,” the dealership says.

To get there, travel on I-26 and get off at College Park Road. Turn toward Goose Creek and make a left on the Treeland Drive frontage road.

For more details or to register, visit www.americanbikerofcharleston.com or call 843-641-0258.

Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.