"The Modern American Muscle brand"
Victory Motorcycles revealed the final instalment in their 1200cc concept series at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City in December.
This concept, called "Combustion," is powered by the production version of the engine that made its debut last month at EICMA in Milan. It was built by Zach Ness and revealed at the Unions Garage in Brooklyn, NY, just prior to its public showing at the NY IMS.
"Our family has a long-standing relationship with Victory Motorcycles as a dealer, special edition designer and building one-off customs based on many Victory production bikes in the past," says Zach.
"It’s always fun to look into the future, so to have the trust of Victory to create a more conceptual bike at such an early stage in the development of such an exciting new project has been great. Also, I have to say that as one of the first to ride with this new engine, it absolutely RIPS"!
This Ness concept follows the Milan, Italy, EICMA reveal of a concept bike built by Drag Racer and custom bike builder Urs Erbacher of Switzerland (Fat Attack Custombikes). His concept bike, known as "Ignition," took the first pre-production engine and wrapped it in an aggressive sportbike-inspired stance intended to satisfy needs of European riders.
Polaris go on to say that 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.
"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 that this motor is capable of very distinct, visual forms. While the bikes are very different, the powertrain is capable of delivering the performance required 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 engine design."