Just flipping through the November Motorcyclist and saw a short reference to the latest project from Roland Sands. It's called Mission 200 and the simple purpose is to take a Victory Hammer and run it up over the 200mph mark. They took off the forward controls and mounted rearsets, then grafted a fairing from one of Roland's old 250cc GP bikes, added a steering damper, wheels, a new tail section, and swapped the belt for a chain so they could get the gearing they needed. Spray on a nice paint job, then without touching the engine they took it out to see what they had to work with. A few runs in the desert and they saw 147mph, easy enough on a sport bike but a respectable start on a big cruiser like the Victory. Next step in the process is a turbo.
I haven't been keeping track of Roland Sands lately but this project just struck me right. I like the look of the bike with the fairing and paint. Nothing exotic, just good old fashioned hot rodding. Pretty neat. Hope they get the 200mph they're shooting for.
Link: Roland Sands Design