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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


Styling is cool, with great attention to detail.


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


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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