What does it take to add a ‘1’ to the top speed of an air-cooled v-twin? A giant turbocharger and a 320-hour engine build help. The net result was 214bhp, 243lb/ft and a 185mph top speed in a timed mile at Maxton, where Roland Sands raced the Victory alongside JT Nesbitt and his Bimota SB8R. Only a blown piston kept him from reaching his 200mph goal.

Roland Sands does 185mph on a cruiser


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