Urs Erbacher is synonymous with custom bike building and drag racing throughout Europe. The 54-year-old has been customizing motorcycles to make them faster and better looking since he was 12 years old.
"I have been playing with motorcycles for over 40 years," enthuses Urs. "My brother is seven years older and we used to play around on mopeds that went 30m/hr. I modified them, doubling their speed to 60km/hr and changed their style. Very soon all of my friends wanted the same. I guess this is where it all started."
Erbacher took up drag racing in the 1980s. After wining three FIA European championships in the Top Methanol Funny Car class between 2003 and 2005, he then moved up into the Top Fuel dragster class, winning the FIA European Championships in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
The Swiss custom bike builder and champion drag racer has dedicated his life to seeking out more performance, building strong teams and winning races - as such he is the perfect partner for Victory Motorcycles® to work with in Europe. Indeed, Victory Motorcycles® sponsors his drag racing efforts and he owns a thriving Victory® dealership in Arlesheim in Switzerland, just south of Basel. At Faak Am See in Austria earlier this year, Erbacher wowed Victory® fans with a live ring of his nitro-fuelled dragster just meters away from the crowd.
Today, Urs continues to compete in the Top Fuel class and still holds the European speed record of 514 km/hr in 4.74 seconds. He displays all of his winning trophies on the wall of his modern workshop in Switzerland.