Victory Motorcycles Racing to the Clouds at Pikes Peak With Roland Sands Designs, Team Cycle World and Prototype Project 156 Engine.
MEDINA, Minn., USA (June 2, 2015) - Victory Motorcycles, in partnership with Roland Sands Design and Cycle World, will race a new prototype engine at the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb on June 28.
The prototype racing motorcycle, named Project 156 for the 156 turns in the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb, also known as the Race to the Clouds, will feature a liquid-cooled engine and be piloted by Cycle World Road Test Editor Don Canet.
"We have an intense focus at Victory Motorcycles to prove the performance of our vehicles," said Rod Krois, Victory General Manager. "Competing as an American OEM at America's race is an exciting opportunity. The grueling conditions at Pike's Peak provide the perfect proving ground for our new Project 156 race engine."
The Roland Sands Design team developed and built the chassis to cradle the Project 156 motor. "This truly has been an All-American effort," said Roland Sands. "The Race to the Clouds is a legendary event and we couldn't be more proud to partner with Victory on the endeavor. We've built lots of custom motorcycles, but building a purpose-built race bike for this project has been a unique experience that we'll remember for a long time."
"Ever since Victory and Roland Sands introduced me to this project I've been counting down the days to the event," said Cycle World Road Test Editor Don Canet. "This will be my second time racing the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb. Now that I've had a taste of what it's like I'm ready to get back and finish stronger in 2015."
To support the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb, Victory Motorcycles has moved the 2015 American Victory Rally to Colorado Springs, Colorado from June 25-28. The weekend will feature not only Project 156, but loads of riding through stunning scenery, and a showcase of Victory Racing initiatives including the NHRA Drag Racing team. Victory owners can visit Redirecting... for more details.
To learn more about Project 156, our sponsors, and Victory Motorcycles, visit www.VictoryMotorcycles.com/en-us/project-156 or follow on Twitter @VictoryBikes and on Facebook at facebook.com/VictoryMotorcycles.
Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory motorcycle continues to be produced today. Information about Victory motorcycles, apparel and accessories is available at www.VictoryMotorcycles.com.
About Roland Sands Design
Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two-wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, supermoto and custom bike builders and riders. It's this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a variety of projects. Information about Roland Sands Design motorcycles, product and apparel is available at www.rolandsands.com
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