Kurt Sutter, the mad genius and driving force behind the only American television show dedicated to motorcycle culture which has captured the imagination of U.S. viewers since Then Came Bronson, says it’s time his show reflected the trend for serious club members to switch over to, or at least consider, riding machines from manufacturers other than Harley-Davidson.
Sutter’s gritty biker drama, Sons of Anarchy, is some of the best stuff on television, and his plans for Season 5 should keep pipes hot and grind the chicken strips off the rubber.
“The club is potentially facing a very dangerous foe because of their actions,” Sutter said. “I don’t know the level of threat yet. I’d love to be able to bring in the character of Damon Pope … that has a lot of swag and is just a few steps above the club in terms of influence and connections. I haven’t really given specific thought yet to what that conflict looks like and whether or not it will take precedent over internal conflicts. The internal conflicts will be on a slower boil, it won’t quite be as fast and kinetic as this season was with the cartel and Jax wanting to get out.
Sons of Anarchy will be back September 2012 on FX.
Zach Ness on his custom Victory
“This new model features signature Victory style and is inspired by the muscle car era,” according to the company. “Featuring outstanding power and handling, it promises to bring a new level of riding enjoyment to the class and will be comfortable for riders of all sizes.”
Victory handed over the first 2013 pre-production bike off the line and handed it over to Ness to apply his signature touches.
What Ness came up with is based around a new, high-quality chassis and the handling which is a Victory hallmark.
“I had to spend a weekend riding the new bike around the hills outside of Dublin to get a real feel for this bike,” said Ness, the grandson of custom builder and motorcycle legend, Arlen Ness. “We actually delayed starting to build the bike because there was so much inspiration gained after riding the stock machine — it changed completely what I first thought I was going to build.”