Victory Motorcycles confirm 1200cc production model based on Project 156 engine
Named after the 156 turns it takes to complete the famous Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado, Victory Motorcycles has confirmed their Project 156 engine will be used in a 1200cc production model.
The concept engine was used in a Roland Sands-designed race bike at the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the USA will now head to the Wisconsin-based production line and Victory claim the liquid-cooled, four-valve, DOHC, 60-degree V-twin has been “designed to deliver the strongest power and performance in its class”.
A prototype version of the engine was handed to custom bike builder Urs Erbacher, Owner of Switzerland-based Fat Attack Custom Bikes AG, who created the sharp-looking ‘Victory Ignition Concept’ which was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this week.
The concept features a cruiser-style frame with a cast aluminum chassis, adjustable suspension, as well as a series of high-spec components including Marzocchi forks, a rear Ohlins shock absorber and Brembo brakes all within a Project 156-inspired paint scheme.
Twin headers that snake out from the cylinders into a single pipe and then in to a short Akrapovic muffler for maximum performance.
More information is due to be released at the International Motorcycle Show in New York next month.