Victory Racing used a new camera system offering 360-degree coverage that allowed the team to gauge how the racers were behaving on their bikes while traversing various parts of the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak Hill Climb course.
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.
Victory Motorcycles will be racing up the mountain with two very different motorcycles in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), an event that marks its 100th anniversary in 2016. Victory Racing’s Project 156 will be piloted by former Pikes Peak Champion Jeremy Toye while the Victory Empulse RR racer will be ridden by Cycle World’s Road Test Editor Don Canet.
The two new concepts from Victory include the “Ignition,” which was unveiled at EICMA in November, and the “Combustion,” which was recently unveiled in New York. The two bikes offer a whole new take on a what a modern muscle bike could be.
Victory Motorcycles has revealed the production version of the engine that powered Project 156 up Pikes Peak this summer, and will power an upcoming 1200cc class motorcycle. The engine was designed to deliver power and performance, and was shown off in a concept motorcycle built by European builder Urs Erbacher.