All that shimmers and shines means nothing if you don’t have the proper engine for your ride. At least, that’s the motive behind Victory’s all-new 2017 Octane. Self-proclaimed as the “Modern American Musclebike,” the two-wheeled powerhouse maintains an “engine first, body second” mentality. Victory hopes the concept, familiar to muscle car enthusiasts throughout the industry, gains traction in the bike world as they use this release to forge a new frontier for the company as a whole.
The Octane breaks new ground when compared with their other offerings. Featuring an all new engine that produces 104 horsepower and 74 lb-ft or torque, it’s the quickest Victory to reach a quarter mile (in just under 12 seconds), also getting you from 0-60 in under 4 seconds. Here, high horsepower and RPMs reign supreme and for lovers of speed, simplicity and power, the Octane certainly delivers the goods for under $10,500.