THE HOLY GRAIL OF

THE HOLY GRAIL OF

PERFORMANCE

MAKING HISTORY

MAKING HISTORY

Every year, speed worshippers pilgrimage to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a chance to chase the land speed record. Fully aware that whoever catches the record may only have it for a moment, because the competition is only a couple hundredths of a second behind.

Our champion of American V-twin performance is a team led by Laura and Brian Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, Lloyd Greer of Lloydz Motoworkz and the students of the Pine Bush High School’s Starz Program, Helping with Horsepower  was a program created by Laura Klock to help keep at-risk kids in school.

Currently they are moving at 173.321mph, but the race to 200mph is on. On this hallowed salty racetrack,  performance isn’t just about muscle. At these speeds, wind resistance separates the winners from the  hopefuls. The combination of these two custom builders, the hard work of the Helping with Horsepower  students, and the performance leader in the American V-Twin segment are on a crusade to conquer the land speed record.

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TEAM LEADERS

LLOYD GREER

BRAIN KLOCK

LAURA KLOCK

Q & A

WHEN DID YOUR OBSESSION WITH SPEED BEGIN?

BK: My dad was a weekend drag racer. I loved to go there on and watch him race. And Laura’s dad was a circle track racer. She loved helping out her dad in the garage. Both of us had mentors who were obsessed with speed. Seeing them find the love in speed and racing inspired us as well.

LG: My dad was a factory racer for Arctic Cat growing up. My brother and I did some modeling for them and received two Kitty Cat youth snowmobiles. One year there was too much snow for our small Kitty Cats, so my dad put us on our sister’s 100 Colt Polaris Snowmobile. Once I felt the rush of the throttle and how it felt to push the limit of the machine I was hooked.

WHAT IS HELPING WITH HORSEPOWER INITIATIVE AND HOW IS IT INTEGRATED INTO THIS PROGRAM?

BK: Laura started Helping with Horsepower in 2011 to help at-risk kids to stay in school and graduate. Through the program, the students take a wrecked bike and learn how to put it back together. Laura met Lloyd back at the 2010 at the American Victory Rally and were great friends ever since. Lloyd is a board member of the Pine Bush Schoolboard and they reached out to him to be involved in the STARS Academy to help students at risk. He knew Laura already had the Helping with Horsepower program up and running and knew she was the perfect person to get involved. The school was very open to the program and it has been successful ever since the launch in February of 2013. Hands-on learning is a key piece of the program. The kids have really started to believe in themselves after having achieved back-to-back records at the Salt Flats.

WHAT'S THE PROCESS YOU GO THROUGH TO BUILD a LAND SPEED BIKE?

BK & LG: First off is evaluating and researching which class to be in. Then the geometry and power of the motorcycle has to be evaluated since it has to reach over 150mph and go through 3 miles to reach that speed, not like drag racing. The salt is always a hard variable to value as well. What is the drag, the airload, the horsepower to push through that air wall – these are all variables we have to consider. We’ve also partnered with Stratasys. They are printing the entire FDM body off of their 3D printing technology to reduce some of these variables. This is the first one body work ever produced on a 3D printer for a land speed bike. The CAD drawings were 100% hand designed by the students in the Helping with Horsepower program. The printer will take 4-5 hours to produce the bodywork. Meanwhile the students will be working under the direction of Lloyd and his team to install the supercharger and other hardware within the Victory Cross Country®.

WHY USE A VICTORY?

BK: Victory® has always thought outside box. The Victory Vision® is the perfect example of this! Laura has loved the bike since the beginning for that very reason. Victory® is the maverick brand of the Polaris family. Additionally, the fact that you can supercharge the 106 without a ton of crazy modifications means there is endless potential. The power plant, the transmission can all handle the additions of power and performance, which is what we need to break records.

LG: I’ve always known a Victory could out perform any other bikes. That’s why I’ve dedicated my business to amping up the performance of Victory Motorcycles. It’s a great bike that only has endless potential in the performance sector.

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