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 design for Combustion features key elements that speak to performance styling and power including a quarter fairing, aggressive semi-matte paint, sculpted side covers, a trim fender and the characteristic Victory Motorcycles raised spine that flows through the body.
“This platform is awesome – loads of power and an insane engine sound,” says Ness.”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.”
The American automotive scene is fillled 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®.
The design for Combustion features key elements that speak to performance, styling, and power. Key features for the design includes a quarter fairing (1), aggressive semi-matte paint, sculpted side-covers, a trim fender (2) and the characteristic Victory Motorcycles raised spine (3) that flows through the body.
Ness’ custom background shows up in the wire wheels, intricate pinstriping, and clean details that include: Arlen Ness®: knurled grips, shift pegs & foot pegs, “Torque Box” air cleaner, custom handlebars, beveled brake rotors, Arlen Ness® by MagnaFlow® exhaust (4): a 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. Paint by Eric Reyes.
Our family has a long-standing relationship with Victory Motorcycles®, customizing many Victory production bikes in the past,” says Zach Ness. “It’s always fun to look into the future—so to have the trust of Victory to create a more conceptual bike has been great. Also, as one of the first to ride this new engine, it absolutely RIPS!”
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® industrial design team, led by Michael Song, to create this concept motorcycle.
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