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Victory electric at Pikes Peak
« on: February 16, 2016, 01:29:58 PM »
Looks like the Victory electric (Empulse?) will be racing to the top of Pikes Peak this June:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/canet-toye-to-race-in-2016-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb/

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Victory Racing will return to competition in the motorcycle program for a second consecutive year with their Roland Sands Designs custom built Project 156 Prototype bike that will be ridden by 2014 Pikes Peak Heavyweight Champion Jeremy Toye. Victory will also field an electric prototype motorcycle to be piloted by Cycle World's Road Test Editor Don Canet in the Electric Motorcycle Class.

Here's the full competitor list:

http://www.ppihc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016-PPIHC-Competitor-List.pdf

I wonder if this will be a modified Empulse or something totally new?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 05:23:19 PM »
Probably one of the IoM TT bikes.
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Re: Victory electric at Pikes Peak
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 05:40:08 PM »
An "electric prototype motorcycle" sounds interesting. Could it finally be a new "pre-production" Victory electric motorcycle we have been wondering about since they bought out Brammo? :)
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 03:31:26 AM »
Thinking about it, wasn't there a new rule about the handlebar needing to be a single bar?
That will rule out the IoM TT bikes.
Or could that rule be waived for prototypes?
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Re: Victory electric at Pikes Peak
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 10:46:14 AM »
Thinking about it, wasn't there a new rule about the handlebar needing to be a single bar?
That will rule out the IoM TT bikes.
Or could that rule be waived for prototypes?

Or maybe they are running the race bike with a flat bar mounted above the upper triple clamp? That would be an easy enough modification to make. And just to be sure that they were not running afoul of the new rules, they are calling it a "prototype" model.   ;)
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