Victory Electric Prototype Race Motorcycle

May 18, 2015 View Comments by

Front RS 34Polaris Goes Electric at the Isle of Man –

Remember when Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire made waves last year as the Motor Company’s first foray into battery powered motorcycles? Well, not to be out done, Polaris bought out Brammo, a company already established in the EV market. Now we have the first fruit of the union between the small electric bike maker and the industrial juggernaut. Victory has just announced that they will be competing in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, one of the most revered motorcycle races on the planet.

The bike is a prototype-racing machine that bears an obvious resemblance to Brammo models. The bike is clearly built for speed with a full fairing and performance pieces like Brembo brakes and Öhlins suspension (quite the departure from the street bikes in Victory’s stable). However, apart from what we can see in the pictures, Victory has not disclosed any technical information about the bike, simply saying that it has an “electric racing motor and power cells.”

The bike will challenge the legendary Isle of Man TT race on June 10 piloted by William Dunlop and Lee Johnston. Victory’s general manager, Rob Krois, says, “The entire Victory team is excited to make this effort. We know that William Dunlop’s experience and the continued Victory Motorcycles development of this electric race bike … will propel us into a strong future with electric motorcycles.”

What we want to know is, when can we test the street version?

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