Victory keeps pushing their focus on building performance machines, and the recent introduction of the Victory Ignition, a concept bike they unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, is no exception. Designed by famed European builder and drag racer Urs Erbacher, the Victory Ignition is actually an iteration of the bike the company ran in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb earlier this year.
A close look reveals the engine has no similarity to the current 106 cu. in. V-twin powering all of the Victory line-up. In fact, this is far more similar to the 1130 cc liquid-cooled power plant found in the Indian Scout. But since both Victory and Indian are owned by Polaris, give the company kudos for some cost-effective cross-pollination here. Hell, General Motors did it all of the time when their lineup included Buick, Chevrolet, and Pontiac.
Victory isn’t releasing any specifications on the bike until some time late next year, but putting the Ignition on public display helped settle any rumors that the bike they raced up Pikes Peak was more than a one-off build. We can’t wait to see what Victory does with this when it joins the rest of their lineup. They’ve needed an entry-level bike since they introduced their first bike in 1999, although this one will probably be more bike and for more money than a typical 1200 cc bike made today.