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Victory Motorcycles Reveals 'Combustion' Concept Built Around Newest Production Engine

Rider Magazine StaffDecember 11, 2015
Cory Ness, Zach Ness and Max Ness post with the Victory 'Combustion' concept bike that Zach Ness built.

Cory Ness, Zach Ness and Max Ness post with the Victory ‘Combustion’ concept bike that Zach Ness built.

Victory Motorcycles revealed the final installment in its 1,200cc concept series at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City. The concept, called “Combustion,” is powered by the production version of the engine that made its debut last month at EICMA in Milan. Combustion was built by Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles in Dublin, California and revealed at the Unions Garage in Brooklyn, New York, just prior to its public showing at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City.

“Our family has a long-standing relationship with Victory Motorcycles customizing many Victory production bikes in the past,” says Zach Ness, third-generation custom builder and grandson of the “Godfather of Customs,” Arlen Ness. “It’s always fun to look into the future—so to have the trust of Victory to create a more conceptual bike has been great. Also, as one of the first to ride this new engine it absolutely RIPS!”

Mike Song, Roland Sands, Urs Erbacher and Zach Ness pose with the Victory Combustion concept bike.

Mike Song, Roland Sands, Urs Erbacher and Zach Ness pose with the Victory Combustion concept bike.

This Ness concept follows the Milan, Italy, EICMA reveal of a concept bike built by Urs Erbacher of Switzerland. His concept bike known as “Ignition” took the first pre-production engine and wrapped it in an aggressive sportbike inspired stance intended to satisfy the needs of European riders.

Both the Ignition Concept 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 1,200cc liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin design with four valves per cylinder that is said will deliver the kind of engine performance enthusiast riders find exhilarating.

Victory's Project 156, Ignition and Combustion concept motorcycles.

Victory’s Project 156, Ignition and Combustion concept motorcycles.

“This new engine platform offers the most versatility in American Motorcycling,” said 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.”

“Victory Motorcycles have taken a strong positioning as the Modern American Muscle brand,” said Steve Menneto, President of the Polaris Motorcycles Division. “We are excited about our path for this brand. Our latest work will complement the existing line-up of motorcycles powered by the award-winning Freedom 106 design.”

For more information on the Combustion concept bike, visit victorymotorcycles.com/combustion

Urs Erbacher with his Victory Ignition concept bike.

Urs Erbacher with his Victory Ignition concept bike.

Roland Sands poses with the Project 156 motorcycle from Victory.

Roland Sands poses with the Project 156 motorcycle from Victory.

2 comments

  1. Harley Davidson is in big trouble now!

  2. Looks like a copy of an FXR

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