Victory Project 156 Engine Revealed, a Liquid-Cooled Race Beast of Yet Unknown Power

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Victory Motorcycles decided to offer the first glimpse of their all-new prototype engine that will be used in the Project 156 machine later this summer. Project 156 will tackle the steep road at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and hopefully serve as the development basis for a new generation of motorcycles.
The entire bike is new and Victory used major input from its best mechanics and engineers to develop a machine that can withstand the rigors of a hardcore, tough-as-nails race to the clouds. On the other hand, Roland Sands was also brought into the team, as his expertise in bike design proved a most valuable asset, especially when crafting a bike from scrap.

Victory Racing is getting bolder

It's awesome to see that Victory Racing is becoming bolder by the day. It looks like Polaris understands that these are great times to push the pedal to the metal and take decisive steps in the industry.

We recently learned about Victory's debut electric bike that will also represent the maiden racing effort across the pond, entering the Zero TT at the 2015 Isle of man Tourist Trophy. And what's even cooler is that Victory has big plans: while most expected a single bike racing around Snaefell, we're in for a two-rider team.

William Dunlop will have "General Lee" Johnston as a teammate and attempt to rewrite history in the Manx island. This, and the Project 156 are huge moves from Victory, and we can even expect more from the V guys.

No tech specs transpired over to the media, but judging by what we can see in this second episode, the engine is quite evil. The chaps that are designing the engine mappings for this Victory seem very happy with the first results.

They say it can take even weeks to create a fuel amp to comply with such a demanding circuit as the Pikes Peak. The main issue is that the circuit is very steep, and the bike gains a lot of altitude as it races towards the finish line.

Atmospheric pressure going down and oxygen becoming scarcer, the engine must not suffer from improper "breathing". The Victory technicians say they're already on the good path to deliver top-performance from the new liquid-cooled mill.

We'll let you enjoy the video after the jump and invite you to leave your browsers open for tomorrow's editorial. We've got some pretty wacky ideas to share with you...

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