Victory has shown off the second and final concept in their series of bikes that is based around their brand new 1,200 cc engine – an engine that will feature in a production motorcycle next year. The ‘Combustion’ as it’s called was crafted by Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles.
Both the Ignition concept – which was shown last month in Milan – and the Combustion concept are propelled by production-intent engines that will power a new model Victory Motorcycle to be revealed in 2016. The Engine is a 1200cc liquid cooled 60 degree V-Twin design with four valves per cylinder and was used at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb earlier this year.
“This new engine platform offers the most versatility in American Motorcycling.” says Motorcycle Product Director Gary Gray. “Both concepts, Ignition and Combustion, are intended to show what this motor is capable of in very distinct, visual forms. While the bikes are very different, the powertrain is capable of delivering the performance required of the look in both cases.”
So, which one will the production model more resemble? We’d wager the combustion is more in keeping with the tastes of most Victory owners are after – and perhaps non-Victory owners, too.