Victory will have two bikes competing in the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb (PPIHC) this year – one electric and one petrol powered - and this massive gallery of pictures shows off the two bikes in all their glory.
Victory took part in the 2015 PPIHC event with the 1200cc V-twin petrol-powered Project 156 and a modified version of that bike will be joined this year by a new Empulse RR which is fully-electric powered.
Victory Racing’s Project 156 will be piloted by former Pikes Peak Champion Jeremy Toye while the Victory Empulse RR racer will be ridden by American motorcycle journalist at Cycle World magazine, Don Canet.
Project 156, named for the number of turns on the mountain road, is powered by a full race-prepared version of the liquid-cooled four-valve 1200cc DOHC V-twin from the new Victory Octane production motorcycle. The Victory Empulse RR is being brought to Pikes Peak to build on last year’s podium finish at the Isle of Man TT. Victory’s production Empulse TT is the street-legal version of this bike.
The gallery of images were taken while the bikes were undergoing initial testing and set-up work in preparation for the 2016 running of the PPIHC event in Colorado, USA.