Victory's latest model, the Octane is unveiled at an exclusive Australian launch.

BikeReview.com.au head along to the Australian Victory Octane launch, at the Victory & Indian Motorcycle Sydney store in Ashfield, to see the unveiling of the much hyped Octane, which makes claims such as being the most powerful Victory with 103hp, a 12-second quarter-mile, and 0-60mph time of under four seconds.

Another new feature is the fact it features a liquid-cooled 1200cc (or 1179cc to be exact) four-valve, 60-degree V-twin with dual overhead cams and 103nM of torque.

Other features include a belt final drive, EFI with single 60mm throttle-body, 12.8L fuel tank, 41mm forks and twin rear shocks, forward controls, and a dry weight of 242.2kg.

The 10-spoke cast wheels are an 18 x 3.5in front with 17 x 4.5in rear, while brakes are a single 298mm front rotor with twin-piston caliper, with the same size rotor mated to a single-piston caliper on the rear.

Check out the Victory Octane:

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Victory are proud to reveal the new Octane, which looks set to create a ripple in the cruiser segment with sporty performance figures and a competitive price tag.

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The cover comes off for the first time, with plenty of eager press and public waiting for a first glimpse in person.

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Even with the cover on the Octane had a small profile, with a nice low seat height and down-stated styling soon revealed.

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With impressive performance figures such as 103hp and 103nm of torque and a price of just $18,995 Ride-Away in Australia the Octane claims to be Victory’s formula for the new Modern American Muscle bike.

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Forward controls keep the rider more stretched out and comfortable, but also have their detractors.

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The liquid-cooled 1179cc 60-degree V-twin engine, with EFI, double-overhead cams and power to the rear wheel via a belt final drive.

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Victory have done a great job on the details, with branded components serving to highlight the new powerplant.

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A comfortable single seat puts the bike’s sporty aim as a top priority. This isn’t like Victory’s bagster and touring models, aiming to fill a different niche entirely. Likely competition seems to be HD’s V-Rod

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Basic instrumentation with a multi-function LCD display incorporated into it.

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The single rear rotor shares its size with the front at 298mm, but only sports a single-piston caliper.

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The exhausts are simple in black but are likely to be most buyers first mod, with standard exhausts not allowing anywhere near enough volume for most motorcyclists.

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A single front rotor and two-piston caliper combo seems a strange choice for the powerful machine. Suspension is basic which matches the bike’s price.

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Styling is cool, with great attention to detail.

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The rear profile reveals a well integrated tail light and sporty indicators, along with the very nicely contoured tank.

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103hp and 103nm in cruiser terms certainly impresses, with liquid-cooling a feature that is becoming more common on cruisers, albeit as something that is best added with little to no visual give-aways according to American manufacturers.

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