Zach Ness created “Combustion” as an answer to what an American Musclebike can be, with taut bodywork and graphics that emphasize the excitement Victory Motorcycles® is bringing to the American Motorcycle market.
The first and second bikes in this series included Roland Sands’ Project 156 and Urs Erbacher’s Ignition Concept that celebrate the evolution of the newest engine for Victory Motorcycles®.
The American automotive scene is filled with inspiration for this latest concept motorcycle. Legendary Muscle Cars that emphasized power and light weight to maximize street performance were the inspiration for Ness’ build. The new engine promises stellar performance in the 1200cc musclebike class, and is part of the future for Victory Motorcycles®.
Born into custom motorcycle royalty, Zach Ness is the third generation of custom builders. His grandfather, Arlen, and father, Cory, established a relationship with Victory Motorcycles® when Zach was only twelve, so the brand has been part of his entire adult life. Surrounded every day by horsepower, style and innovation, Zach was the ideal builder to take on the challenge of creating the third concept around the new Victory Motorcycles’ engine.
Ness worked with the Victory Motorcycles® Senior Industrial Designer, Michael Song, to create this concept motorcycle. “This platform is awesome – loads of power, and an insane engine sound,” says Ness of the new engine. “The inspiration for the bike came fully from the throttle – I wanted to create a bike that was fast – light and ready to attack the next green light.”
COMBUSTION CONCEPT HIGHLIGHTS
The design for Combustion features key elements that speak to performance styling and power. Key design features include a quarter fairing, aggressive semimatte paint, sculpted side-covers, a trim fender and the characteristic Victory Motorcycles® raised spine that flows through the body.
Ness’ custom background shows up in the wire wheels, intricate pin striping and clean details that include: Arlen Ness® Knurled Grips, Shift Pegs & Foot Pegs, Custom Handlebars, Beveled Brake Rotors, Arlen Ness® by MagnaFlow® Exhaust: One-off stainless steel header featuring Arlen Ness® by MF® exhaust billet clamp found on our “Low Down” series exhaust, custom Piggyback Shocks & Billet Accessories: Hand Control Clamps, Top Riser Clamps, Engine Covers, Master Cylinder Covers and custom RideWright® Spoke Wheels. Billet hub and rim with stainless steel spokes, Goodridge® Brake Lines & Fittings with custom painted Brembo® Radial Brake Calipers on custom caliper brackets front & Rear. The engine also features a protype Stage One air cleaner. Paint by Eric Reyes.
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