By totalmotorcycle @VICTORY MOTORCYCLES #RACING FOR A RETURN TO THE PODIUM AT ISLE OF MAN TT WITH ALL-NEW VICTORY RR #ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
William Dunlop set to pilot new race bike that serves as a test bed for future powertrains
MINNEAPOLIS — May 18, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles®, a brand that delivers Modern American Muscle™ by producing motorcycles with head-snapping acceleration, power and handling, is returning with the Victory Racing® team to compete in the Isle of Man TT Zero race with an all-new electric race bike called the Victory® RR.
The Victory RR has been developed over the past year using data gathered during last year’s TT Zero and will be ridden by William Dunlop.
“One way we continuously push ourselves in performance is through our Victory Racing initiatives,” says Alex Hultgren, Director of Marketing for Victory Motorcycles. “The Isle of Man TT is one of the most challenging motorcycle races in the world, so of course we have to be there.”
Victory’s international R&D development program is well underway and the Victory RR bike serves as a test bed for technology that will be used in the brand’s future products.
According to Brian Wismann, Victory Racing’s team manager: “Our electric Empulse™ RR race bike placed third on the podium in the TT Zero race last year, which we were thrilled with. Using the data we gathered on our laps of the TT course has helped us to develop a new battery module as well as improving the powertrain. We feel like we can return to the TT with more performance as well as being able to test this technology for our future products.”
“This year with a new machine and new technology behind us we continue to have high expectations,” Hultgren adds. “We are working to develop the best platform for our racer, William Dunlop, who is familiar …read more