To take on the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb championship the American motorcycle maker has finally come-up their newly hand built prototype called as Project 156. This motorcycle is made in with the collaboration of custom bike builder and former racer Roland Sands.Even though the glimpse of this bike has been shown before teasing the frame and bit of the engine but this is for the first time the complete built has been revealed to the world.
American motorcycle Journalist Don Canet will ride this bike who works for Cycle World Magazine.Victory motorcycles embark on a new beginning with this year’s Pikes Peak event, both Victory and Indian motorcycles are a part of Polaris Industries Company. Indian motorcycles is locking horns with Harley Davidson while the Victory Motorcycles is taking down more of a ‘sports’ segment of motorcycle market. It is interesting to note that Project 156 is named 156 because there are 156 turns in the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb which is also known as the Race to the Clouds. The bike features a liquid-cooled engine that will be ridden by Cycle World lead test rider Don Canet.
Rod Krois, Victory General Manager said “We have an intense focus at Victory Motorcycles to prove the performance of our vehicles, competing as an American OEM at America’s race is an exciting opportunity. The grueling conditions at Pike’s Peak provide the perfect proving ground for our new Project 156 race engine.”
The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb is a second oldest Hill Climb championship that started back in 1916. This year it is scheduled to start on June 28th this year. It features a track that measures 12.42 miles (19.99 km) having 156 turns, climbing 4,720 feet (1,440 m) from the start at Mile seven on Pike’s Peak Highway, to the finish at 14,110 feet (4,300 m).
“Ever since Victory and Roland Sands introduced me to this project I’ve been counting down the days to the event,” said Cycle World Road Test Editor Don Canet. “This will be my second time racing the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Now that I’ve had a taste of what it’s like I’m ready to get back and finish stronger in 2015.”