**May 25th, 2010 - **Last week, we received a news release from Polaris Industries, Victory Motorcycles' parent company, outlining a new strategy for its manufacturing operations. Part of the plan included opening a new production facility in Mexico, but another portion of the strategy mentioned the closure (or sale) of the Osceola, Wisconsin plant, where the Freedom V-twin engine is manufactured. Victory Motorcycles spokesman Robert Pandya elaborated, saying that Victory Motorcycle assembly will remain at the Spirit Lake, Iowa facility, while assembly of the Freedom V-twin engine will also move to the Spirit Lake factory in the very near future. This allows all Victory manufacturing and assembly to occur in a single location, and lets the manufacturer continue to state Victorys are "American-made motorcycles". Pandya also said there are "planned investments going into the Spirit Lake plant as it becomes the Victory Motorcycles Center of Excellence."