Steven Menneto's rise to VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries is one of those rare, ground floor to the corner office success stories. If you want to start from the beginning, Steve's journey was sparked by riding dirt bikes - as he phrased it, "as a little guy."
Edgar Hetteen is thought by many as the father of the snowmobile. For this he was inducted in the Snowmobile Hall of Fame, and yes, there is an actual Snowmobile Hall of Fame, located in Saint Germain, Wisconsin. Read On: http://www.allaboutbikes.com/motorcyle-news/industry-news/6723-victory-motorcycles-steve-menneto
SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA -- Polaris Industries' motorcycle plant is revving up, with a new brand of bikes set to come roaring into its sprawling complex next year.
The factory already cranks out multiple models of Victory bikes. Heavyweight cruisers and touring models stream through 20 workstations on a horseshoe-shaped assembly line, while forklifts zip in to feed the stations with parts. Read On: http://www.startribune.com/business/139542563.html
Sticking to the winning formula that brought us one of Victory’s top sellers, the blacked-out, Vegas-based High Ball, Victory’s newest Hard-Ball model is a blacked-out Cross Roads with height-adjustable ape hangers. Except for minimalist red pinstriping, the entire bike is slathered in flat black paint. Like all models in Victory’s 2012 lineup, the Hard-Ball is powered by the 106-cubic-inch, 50-degree, air/oil-cooled Freedom V-twin, which is fuel-injected and belt-driven with a six-speed transmission. Read On: http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-news/2012-victory-hard-ball.htm
Tracking down pursuit motorcycles to cover the Ironman Triathlon on Hawaii’s “Big Island” was challenging in the past, so this year Victory stepped up by providing Cross Roads and Cross Country motorcycles to help cameramen shoot the prestigious triathlon. The bikes had to meet certain criteria, from being maneuverable at both low and high speeds to being able to support two riders plus a ton of heavy equipment, including cameras, lenses, and battery packs. Read On: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/17/1335/6/Motorcycle-Blog-Post/Victory-Motorcycles-Video--Chasing-Ironman-.aspx