Victory Motorcycles is no stranger to speed having slightly modified a Hammer to set the 2014 AMA Bonneville National M-BG/2000 record of 173.321mph (278.933km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats on September 28.
The Smiths will take their new rides to a wind tunnel for a test today (January 30) before the season opener on February 6-8 in Pomona, California.
“I won’t know how I might have to adjust my riding stance until we get to the wind tunnel, but I think it’s going to be better,” Smith said. “It’s pretty different from what I’ve ridden in the past, but it’s got a smaller frontal area than the Buell, which is always a good thing.”
Victory will join other brands in the series including Harley-Davidson and Buell.
UPDATED JUNE 5: Racing has begun with Matt winning his opening round elimination with an ET of 6.86 at 191mph at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Matt Smith Racing got knocked out in the semifinals with a 6.89ET at 191mph.