the design
a new look in
American motorcycling
Combustion concept
the bike
Introducing the third concept motorcycle that wraps around the newest engine in the Victory Motorcycles® line-up. 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.
  combustion concept highlights  

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.

Combustion concept
the build
“This platform is awesome—loads of power, and an insane engine sound too. 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.” – Zach Ness
  About Zach Ness  

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.

  2017 Victory Octane  

Liquid-cooled with 4-valve heads and dual-overhead cams, Octane’s 60-degree V-twin makes more horsepower than any Victory ever built—104 horsepower and 76 foot-pounds of tire-shredding torque. Geared for quick acceleration, Octane sprints down the quarter-mile in 12 seconds and rushes from 0-60 mph in under four seconds. With the heart of a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb™ racer, Octane has power to burn.


See the Bike