Ducati has set its sights on taking back the course record at the 96th annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, set to take place June 24.
Victory Motorcycles announced that Victory Racing’s electric Empulse RR ridden by Cycle World’s Road Test Editor Don Canet and gas-powered Project 156 piloted by Jeremy Toye accelerated away from the competition to win their respective classes at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Victory Racing’s gas-powered Project 156 will be piloted by former Pikes Peak Champion Jeremy Toye. Project 156 is a custom race bike built by Roland Sands Designs to serve as a test bed for a prototype engine Victory race technicians developed to analyze the limits of the powerplant that now propels the new Octane production motorcycle.
In an effort to provide enhanced safety to the racers at Pikes Peak, Honda has again partnered with the American Motorcyclist Association to provide soft-barrier technology for some of the dangerous sections of the 12.42-mile race course.
Victory Motorcycles, in partnership with Roland Sands Design and Cycle World, will race a new prototype engine at the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb on June 28. The prototype racing motorcycle is named Project 156 for the 156 turns in the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb.