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Polaris, a Minnesota with annual sales in of $3.2 billion, was one of the earliest of snowmobiles. Polaris also ATVs. side-by-side off-road electric vehicles and, 2004, personal watercraft. to diversify its product line, and the sales enjoyed by Harley-Davidson and manufacturers, the company decided to a large motorcycle built in the United States. [ 2 ]

Victory follow the traditional American of a heavier motorcycle that became associated with the brand in economically advanced after the Second World rather than the more racing-inspired designs of Japanese and manufacturers.

In 2010 Polaris engaged in a expansion of production and marketing of the In 2011 Polaris bought the motorcycle brand. [ 3 ]

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V92C [ edit ]

The first the V92C, was debuted at Planet in the Mall of America by Al Unser, Jr. in Production began in late and the first official model was 1999. At 92cuin (1,510cc), the was the second largest production engine available at the time, and a race among motorcycle to build bigger and bigger [ citation needed ] All components for the were manufactured in Minnesota and except the Italian Brembo and the British-made electronic fuel system.

Victory engines debuted five-speed transmissions (later single overhead cams, connecting rods, hydraulic and fuel injection; most components are standard GM parts. The engine was designed to be easily by the owner.

The 92 cubic inch engine carries 6USqt of oil in the sump, about the same as automobiles. This is intended to risk of low-oil damage, but makes it dimensionally larger other motorcycle engines, as Harley-Davidson, which carry oil in The sheer volume of oil can also engine performance in a racing

Top speed is about 120mph at 5,500 rpm; the ECM contains a rev which can be overridden by reprogramming the The Victory engine is air-cooled, and circulates crankcase oil through a mounted between the front downtubes. A section of the rear can be removed to change the drive or the rear wheel.

The motorcycle’s designers had approached European manufacturers, particularly about designing and producing the but ultimately decided to design and it in Osceola, Wisconsin. Several on engine-frame geometry were until the best configuration was with the crankshaft geometrically with the axles, a concept by Vincent Racing in the late [ citation needed ] The V92C about the same as a Harley, 650lb (290kg). The original engine produced about (41kW) at the wheel; with cams and pistons, this be boosted to 83hp (62kW) and of 86lb·ft (117N·m).

In 2002, the Freedom Engine was It had the same dimensions as the old engine but power output, and with cylinders and smaller oil cooler it was more attractive visually. The became known as the Classic and was phased out of the model lineup the 2003 model year, but a favorite with Victory [ citation needed ] There was a Special Edition version special upgrades in 2000 and model years, and Deluxe for several years.

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