Polaris Industries reported a 26% increase in net income over the first quarter of 2013, but a 2.9% decline in on-road vehicle sales (comprised almost entirely of Victory and Indian Motorcycles). The company’s first quarter filings report a net income of $75.5 million, up from the $60.1 million reported over the same period in 2012. […]
Klock Werks Custom Victory Kingpin Raffle for Organ Donor Awareness – Video
South Dakota-based Klock Werks Kustom Cycles is raffling a custom Victory motorcycle to benefit the family of a late employee and raise awareness for organ donation.
Klock Werks created the one-off custom, based on a 2010 Victory Kingpin, to honor the life of Vic Bragg, an employee and tattoo artist who died in a car accident in 2011 at the age of 29. The tribute custom, dubbed “Tattooed for Life” was presented at the New York stop of the 2012 International Motorcycle Shows tour in January.
The cafe-styled Tattooed for Life Kingpin will be raffled off, with the funds raised going to a trust fund for Bragg’s four young children, Brooke, Brittany, Brandy and Brycen. The raffle also seeks to raise awareness for organ donation. Bragg was a registered organ donor, and after his death, his heart was given to help save the life of a teenage boy.
Austin Shimon, a close friend to the Klock Werks crew, was also killed in a separate car accident in 2009 at the age of 20. Shimon was also an organ donor.
The Tattooed for Life bike is equipped with Vortex clip-on handlebars and rear-set footpegs. Klock Werks removed the stock fender and replaced it with a hand-built tail section with a taillight from a Victory Hammer. Klock Werks also added a second front brake disc for added stopping ability.
The Kingpin’s 100 ci. engine has received a Lloydz Motor Werkz cam and torque tube upgrade as well as a gloss black powdercoat. Fueling has also been refined by a DynoJet PowerCommander. The exhaust system was also custom built with a Kerker silencer.
Klock Werks gave the one-off a satin white paint scheme with tattoo graphics to memorialize both Bragg and Shimon. Some of the graphics are based on Bragg’s own tattoos.
Tickets for the raffle are available online at http://www.kustombaggers.com/vic.htm. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for six.
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For more information on organ donation, visit: www.donatelifeamerica.org.
[Source: Klock Werks, Victory]