At the 2015 EICMA Milan Show, Victory kept its word and unveiled the engine that powered the Victory Project 156 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climbing. This is a two-cylinder in vee at 60º liquid cooled, with four valves per cylinder and DOHC distribution. Although at the moment the exact displacement has not been revealed, there is talk of 1,200 cc, nor the power and torque figures that it is capable of developing.
What they have done at Victory has been to hire Urs Erbacher, the Swiss manufacturer, and they have given him total freedom to build a motorcycle around this engine. The result is called Victory Ignition Concept and uses the first engine of this model manufactured at the Osceola factory in Wisconsin (USA).
According to his own words Urs Erbacher:
The opinion of Rod Krois, General Manager of Victory Motorcycles:
And the words of Steve Menneto, President of Polaris Motorcycle Division:
To me, personally, it seems that this Victory Ignition Concept It is much more finished and offers a more rounded image than some of the production motorcycles that we have seen so far at the EICMA Show in Milan. But since it is an exclusive unit, it will have to be quarantined until we know the new Victory that they develop around this engine.