I have seen photos of him on his Victory. Heard he logged over 30,000 miles on it in one year.Has anyone seen this? Why would he be caught dead on anything but a Harley, especially with his history with them. What does this say about Harley or Victory for that matter????
I've read his book, and based on what he wrote on the book I am hardly surprised. He really really really doesn't like the motor company, he went into the early reasons for HAMC and their loyalty to harley. namely cheap used police bikes they bought, and chopped. He even threatened to go japaneese, purely out of spite.
Also, Sony Barger didn't create the biker image for Harley. Harley created the image based on Sony Barger and HAMC to sell things. Something Sony never liked.
Victory is an American motorcycle, Arleen Ness designs them. I'm surprised it took him this long....
real kicker. Arlen ness designs bikes for victory now...Great point. I read that Harley would try to build bikes to copy what Sonny, HAMC, Arlen Ness and a lot of other riders were doing to their rides. I can see why he would despise them. There's nothing original about that. At least the Victory doesn't look like another copycat.
Actually the various rolling customs are usually gleaned from back yard mechanics. Willey G himself admitted a large part of his eventual designs came from innovations he would see at all ther various rallies he attends.Great point. I read that Harley would try to build bikes to copy what Sonny, HAMC, Arlen Ness and a lot of other riders were doing to their rides. I can see why he would despise them. There's nothing original about that. At least the Victory doesn't look like another copycat.
absolutely not. I'm just saying its a bit of a kick in the pants to HD motor company. Maybe a bit deserved though.Are you saying that's a bad thing? Is it the same when you provide the design inspiration versus some corporation copying what you do? I actually think that's admirable.