Victory Race Motorcycle Stolen - Update! Found!

Isle of Man electric race prototype stolen from Brammo HW

Update: Bike Recovered

The first Victory electric race bike that Irishman Lee Johnston rode to the podium in the Isle of Man / SES TT Zero race event has been returned to Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR after police tracked the machine down to a local individual. The Victory prototype electric TT motorcycle, powered by Brammo, was recovered with damaged bodywork and the rear wheel removed, but largely complete, by police in a search of an individual’s rental residence at 10:30 pm Sunday night.

The Talent Police Department worked the case aggressively throughout the weekend and were able to get information on the bikes whereabouts by late Sunday afternoon. A warrant was served for a rental residence ending in the custody of two individuals. The main suspect, who has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement, told police he intended to disassemble the bike and sell the parts, though nobody has admitted actually breaking into the Brammo headquarters where the race bike was on proud display.

No current or former Brammo Inc. employees have been implicated in this case.

Victory Motorcycles and Brammo Engineering wish to alert traditional and social media outlets that the historic Isle of Man TT racer piloted by Lee Johnston has been stolen overnight from Brammo Headquarters in Talent, OR. The specific time of night has yet to be determined and police are reviewing security footage for further information.

The motorcycle was on display with its complete race bodywork, as shown in the attached image. Johnstons Racer #3 was on this particular machine. However the body may have been removed or over-painted to mask its origin.

The Frame VIN is stamped #004 and there is a $1000 reward for information leading to the recovery of this historically significant motorcycle. Individuals with information or who feel they may have seen this motorcycle should contact:

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: BILL MAY, CASE# 15-2149, at the Talent OR Police Department at 541-535-1253

The teams from Victory and Brammo are gutted that thieves made off with this important piece of motorcycling history, and appreciate the diligence and assistance of motorcycle enthusiasts across the country. We request in particular that those in the Pacific North West be on the lookout. We will update both the Brammo Facebook and Victory Motorcycles Facebook pages as new information becomes available.

please send any information to: facebook.com/BrammoInc or facebook.com/victorymotorcycles