Hi ! Welcome to these pages. You will find information on the motorcycles of the Victory Motorcycles brand, photo and video galleries, links to friend sites, dealers, cool places to visit ... in short, according to my discoveries and desires that I have want to share this site is enriched with relevant and hopefully interesting content.
Great V to you !
Posted on 26.08.2021
BEING BIKER IT IS
passion... freedom... style... community
unpretentious, just the desire to share and beautiful encounters
WHO AM I ?
my BIO in 255 words
I am Gilles Botteron, born July 10, 1962, webmaster of this website, as well as others. I have been interested in IT since its prehistory. In 1981, I was 19 years old, the 1st IBM PC / XT for everyone is born as well as the 1st version of MS-Dos from Microsoft. I bought my first computer, a Commodore VIC-20 with 32 KB of RAM, it's a dream! I am also a biker, finally, an apprentice biker, since the end of my 18 years.
100% self-taught in assembly, troubleshooting and installation of computer and network under Windows or Mac environment, as soon as it was possible, I am interested in the design of websites.
Passionate about motorcycles since always, I discovered paragliding when I was 30 years old, in 1992. For 26 years, free flight became my main sporting passion, I fly a lot and as often as possible, it follows that I only ride so occasionally on a motorcycle.
Unfortunately, due to health concerns having nothing to do with the paraglider, I have to slow down sharply from August 2017 until completely stop free flight in 2018. But I need my dose of adrenaline, these moments of "freedom" and "space", it is therefore obvious to me to return to the world of bikers.
In March 2019, I fell under the ravaging charm of a Victory Octane.
It becomes an extension of my soul. I feel revived, it's my best medicine ...
I have a passion for motorcycles and Vikings ;-). In 2018 I discovered by chance the Victory brand. Although the Polaris group made the wrong decision to stop production of the Victories in January 2017, I loved them straight away. In addition, with a Victory Octane, I ride a bit "Swiss" while having a motorcycle built in the USA, because the engine was developed at SwissAuto Wenko AG! I am the first mechanic-intervening on my motorcycle, I ensure its proper functioning and basic maintenance, including tire changes. Important services are carried out in concession, you need specific tools that I do not have, so the pro takes over! The Octane was only produced from 2016 to 2017 and already "collector", like all Victories, which makes it even more unique. I always ride well equipped, for my health, out of respect for my life, for my family and my friends.
Age makes you wise ... though! wisdom is acquired. My driving is far from the one I had in Kawa Ninja, that doesn't mean it was smart! What is, on the other hand, is realizing it and understanding that the road is not "just for me". There are as many assholes on a motorbike as in a car, okay, they are often the same, the "basic asshole" motorist is unfortunately sometimes a biker, which does not make him less stupid! :-P. But I am not a lesson giver and do not want to practice the function of organ donor, do like me, "Ride Safe", do not trust anyone on the road, observe and anticipate x1000; the rules are there for everyone and that is fine. If you have to remember one, it is at least this rule: the basis is "broaden your vision, with the other drivers, look at each other, try to understand each other, anticipate and act before having to react and / or suffer! ". Otherwise ride on the track and have fun!
I am ASP, "SocioProfessional Accompanist", in a structure surrounded by nature, Evologia in Cernier / Neuchâtel /
Swiss. I like people, without even knowing them, before approaching them, it's in my nature. I am very intuitive, I operate by feeling, I am rarely wrong, but I am not infallible, the disappointments are more cruel, it does not last I move on when it is not worth it, I do not don't think you're resentful, but when you shit in your boots, the smell lasts a long time! I change my boots and the T ... of Q will no longer have the opportunity to soil them. I have friends, real friends and girlfriends, of those who are not in judgment, without deceptions, without cheats, always there and it is always reciprocal. I also have good boyfriends and girlfriends, with all of them, it is beautiful outings, evenings, laughter, tears, joys, pains and sharing that make our lives and our friendships that neither the distances nor the frequencies of visits cannot taint.
I like to create, I'm not an artist, far from it, but I get by, especially on a website, these pages are an example, I try to find good ideas in design, my writing skills while presenting, speaking of my motorbike, of my desires. I am also active in graphic creations, in sublimation prints, by laser (Forever No-Cut), Flex and Floc vinyl, in laser engraving, pottery, work on wood, concrete and epoxy. I am curious and interested in everything, people, life, nature, technologies ...
One day I was born, so you might as well take advantage of it!
Posted on 26.08.2021
Polaris, Victory Motorcycles & the Octane in details
(Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017 / production Octane : 2016-2017)
The history of Polaris & Victory Motorcycles in general and the Octane in particular, its development & design, its technical data. All Victory models released between 1998 and 2017.
Galleries Images & Sounds
Personal, friends & the web
Friends area, friends websites, dealers, shop, Youtube channels, forum
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