Victory Motorcycles has finally revealed its Project 156 streetfighter which could be the template for a new model range to target the youth market.
Project 156 will tackle the challenging Pikes Peak hillclimb in Colorado later this month (June 2015).
It’s called Project 156 because that is the number of corners on the famous “Race to the Clouds” hillclimb and it’s been developed with Roland Sands Designs of California.
Over the past month, Victory Motorcycles has released three videos each revealing more about the bike.
Now in this third instalment we can see that it has a water-cooled V-twin engine, possibly with the bottom end from the Indian Scout Check, upside-down Ohlins forks and Ohlins shock, double-sided swingarm, Brembo brakes and undersea exhaust system.
As a street fighter it looks pretty ugly with all that plumbing exposed, however the rules of Pikes Peak International Hillclimb disallow faired motorcycles.
We can’t imagine Victory would develop such a project with a totally new engine just to go racing, a production version could very well have a fairing.
All current Victory models use the 106 Freedom engine, so this gives the company a whole new model range and a new direction.
It’s certainly exciting times for Victory which is flush with R&D funds thanks to the economic powerhouse of its parent company.
When the final product is publicly unveiled we’ll be there on Pikes Peak to broadcast the first images, so stay tuned.
It’s not the first time Roland Sands has teamed up with Victory or Indian and maybe it won’t be the last!