Victory Combustion Concept Motorcycle
Victory Motorcycles has ended its year with an unveiling of its final concept motorcycle built around the new pre-production 1200cc engine – the Victory Combustion concept.
The bike, built by Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles in Dublin, Calif., was unveiled Thursday at the Unions Garage in Brooklyn, N.Y., just ahead of its first public showing at the New York City Progressive International Motorcycle Show.
Zach Ness, grandchild of master builder Arlen Ness, says: “Our family has a long-standing relationship with Victory Motorcycles customizing many Victory production bikes in the past. It’s always fun to look into the future – so to have the trust of Victory to create a more conceptual bike has been great. Also, as one of the first to ride this new engine it absolutely RIPS!”
The Victory Combustion concept follows the design idea of Urs Erbacher of Switzerland. Erbacher unveiled his Ignition concept at EIMCA Milan Motorcycle Show, the bike built around the pre-production version of Victory’s 1200cc engine.
Both the Ignition Concept and the Combustion Concept are propelled by production-intent engines that will power a new model Victory Motorcycle to be revealed in 2016. The Engine is a 1200cc liquid cooled 60 degree V-Twin design with four valves per cylinder that will deliver the kind of engine performance enthusiast riders find exhilarating, Victory says.
“This new engine platform offers the most versatility in American Motorcycling.” says Motorcycle Product Director Gary Gray. “Both concepts, Ignition and Combustion, are intended to show what this motor is capable of in very distinct, visual forms. While the bikes are very different, the powertrain is capable of delivering the performance required of the look in both cases.”
“Victory Motorcycles have taken a strong positioning as the Modern American Muscle brand,” says Steve Menneto, President of the Polaris Motorcycles Division. “We are excited about our path for this brand. Our latest work will complement the existing line-up of motorcycles powered by the award-winning Freedom 106 design.”
For more information on the Combustion concept bike, visit www.victorymotorcycles.com/COMBUSTION.