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February 28, 2016 Comments (0) Two Wheels

Victory muscles up

EVERY high-octane horsepower enthusiast is familiar with the muscle car formula: take a big motor, insert it into a lightweight chassis, then delete any creature comforts or other unnecessary accessories.

What’s left is just what you need to go very fast, and nothing else.

The all-new Victory Octane is the two-wheeled expression of that concept, with a modern twist.

This is raw adrenaline that rules the streets. A 1200cc, liquid-cooled V-twin—Victory’s first-ever liquid-cooled engine—utilizes dual overhead cams and four-valve heads to rev beyond 8,000 rpm and put down an authoritative 103 horsepower.

That’s more horsepower than any Victory motorcycle ever built. And weighing just 242kg, it’s the lightest Victory motorcycle ever built, too. No surprise, then, that Octane is also the quickest Victory down the quarter-mile, and the fastest from 0-60 mph, too.

A stiff and light cast-aluminium frame transmits every last one of those horsepower directly to the pavement.

Sharp steering geometry, a tight, 1577mm wheelbase and 32-degrees of available lean angle deliver agility previously unknown to American V-twin motorcycles.

Muscular styling cuts an undeniably modern profile and a sports bike-inspired bullet cowl improves airflow over the rider at the triple-digit speeds Octane is built to achieve.

With a high-revving engine character and surprising high rpm power hit, it behaves more like a sports bike than any American V-twin that has come before.

With unexpectedly low weight and lots of available lean angle, a well-ridden Octane will embarrass many replica-racers down a twisty stretch of pavement.

And with pricing starting at just $18,995 ride away, the Victory Octane is the formula for the Modern American Muscle bike.

The all-new Victory Octane will be available on Australian shores from mid-year.

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