Project 156 Engine Revealed – Indian Scout V-Twin?

The collaborative project between Victory Motorcycles and Roland Sands Design to enter a motorcycle in this years Pikes Peak event has released its second update, with this one showing us a clear view of the engine powering the bike. And it looks a lot like the V-Twin found in the Indian Scout.

While the current Indian Scout produces a fairly average (for a race bike) 83 hp and 63 lb-ft of torque, the general consensus is that the 1,133cc power plant has a lot more capability than that just waiting to be unleashed. It wouldn’t be unrealistic to see the engine bored out to 1,200cc and power increased to around 150 hp with various modifications.

Project 156 Engine Revealed - Indian Scout V-Twin?

A picture of the engine from Roland Sands’ Instagram

As we stated in our previous report, it would appear that Victory is pivoting away from cruisers and into sportsbikes and roadsters – differentiating itself from sister brand Indian Motorcycles. With an entry using Brammo electric technology in the Isle of Man TT and a race bike entering Pikes Peak, it’s clear to see that Victory is making a concerted effort to get its name publicized before revealing production versions of these machines in the next few years.

Named Project 156 after the amount of turns at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second video discusses the engine and the difficulties faced with naturally aspirated motors due to the altitude changes during the ride to the top. Perhaps Victory will next enter their Brammo powered electric bike next time?


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