Victory pulls the cover off its latest entry in the V-Twin muscle bike segment with its 2017 Octane. With an MSRP of $10,499, the Octane is thousands less than similarly categorized cruisers from the Bar & Shield brand, as well as Japan and Italy.
The 2017 Victory Octane sources a production version of Victory’s prototype Project 156 mill. Engineered for competition, the engine powered Victory’s racebike during last year’s Race to the Clouds at Colorado’s Pikes Peak. Unfortunately, its race was ill-fated resulting in a DNF due to vapor lock (a condition when fuel evaporates from liquid to gas). However, engineers learned a lot from their mission up the mountain.
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