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Old 05-01-2015, 06:14 AM   #1
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Is Victory building a factory flat tracker?

I suspect we will see such a machine in the next few months, after their Project 156 custom (built with Roland Sands' help) debuts at Pikes Peak ... http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/05/0...y-project-156/


Curious to hear if anyone has heard any similar rumblings?
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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I'd love to see something small and sporty come out from Victory. Hoping this is true! Whether or not it's for me would remain to be seen though
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:27 PM   #3
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The word is that they are using the scout engine from Indian, and tunning it to be more performanced inspired. This actually confirms what my dealer told some months ago. Prepare to see a Victory Scrambler coming out this either this summer or next.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:08 PM   #4
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If it comes out i can see Victory selling a lot of them. It would be nice if Victory(Polaris) took the classic American V-twin to the next step the way the Buell tried to with HD .
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:27 PM   #5
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I would own one in a heatbear! That scout engine would be perfect for a lot of things, including a scrambler. Just please keep the weight below 550lb!
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Old 05-03-2015, 12:05 AM   #6
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Just please keep the weight below 550lb!
You sir do not posses high expectations, do you?
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:41 AM   #7
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You sir do not posses high expectations, do you?
Just being realistic. The scout weighs 550lb, without abs or traction control, and comperable bikes are the bonnie at ~500lb with only 900cc and then u have the cb1100 at 600+ lb. So given these bikes, I dont see how victory builds a 1200cc scram much lighter than 550lb.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:54 AM   #8
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Just being realistic. The scout weighs 550lb, without abs or traction control, and comperable bikes are the bonnie at ~500lb with only 900cc and then u have the cb1100 at 600+ lb. So given these bikes, I dont see how victory builds a 1200cc scram much lighter than 550lb.
Reality sucks then. I like my 1100cc 550lbs sport tourer at 100mph on the highway but a scrambler with that much weight? Well maybe if it is just a style thing.

Oh and reality can be pleasant after all. It is called ducati scrambler. 420 lbs ready to ride. 800cc is overkill for a scrambler type bike. Or 800cc can be too little if style is all that matters
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:40 PM   #9
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The word is that they are using the scout engine from Indian, and tunning it to be more performanced inspired. This actually confirms what my dealer told some months ago. Prepare to see a Victory Scrambler coming out this either this summer or next.
If you look at the plastic mock up engine in this pic, you can see the engine looks an awful lot like the scout one...

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Old 05-04-2015, 01:38 AM   #10
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If you look at the plastic mock up engine in this pic, you can see the engine looks an awful lot like the scout one...

Well, it's got twin overhead cams in approximately the right places, but otherwise, the casting looks very different from this:

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Old 05-04-2015, 03:39 AM   #11
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Just being realistic. The scout weighs 550lb, without abs or traction control, and comperable bikes are the bonnie at ~500lb with only 900cc and then u have the cb1100 at 600+ lb. So given these bikes, I dont see how victory builds a 1200cc scram much lighter than 550lb.
It is unfortunately on the porky side, but not 600+

Honda lists the CB1100 at 540 wet: http://powersports.honda.com/2014/cb...fications.aspx
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:22 AM   #12
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Just being realistic. The scout weighs 550lb, without abs or traction control, and comperable bikes are the bonnie at ~500lb with only 900cc and then u have the cb1100 at 600+ lb. So given these bikes, I dont see how victory builds a 1200cc scram much lighter than 550lb.
Not a Scrambler , but , Ducati built an 1100 cc air-cooled bike that weighed 400 lb.s with oil ,gas and acid in the battery. 100 HP too. It can be done in Italy , if it can be done even with 60 lb.s more in the US , it will be a sucess.
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:25 PM   #13
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They need to build a damned flat track bike. A real one that actually competes at Springfield.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:16 PM   #14
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:47 AM   #15
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New article on Cycle World:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/05/07...b-project-156/

They've gone to a lot of trouble to keep you from seeing the engine clearly in the photos. The more I look at it, the more I think this engine is a re-styled Scout engine with smaller cam covers and probably other details differences. Those kind of changes might help it shed a few pounds as well.
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