Victory motorcycles has introduced the Octane production motorcycle. The 2017 Victory Octane is a 1179cc liquid-cooled V-twin machine that promises to be the fastest Victory Motorcycle ever. The Octane is developed from the Project 156 prototype that was tested at one of the most demanding racing events in the world – The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The 1179cc V-twin liquid engine of the Octane generates a maximum power of 104hp and maximum torque of 103Nm of torque. It features dual overhead cams and four valve heads that enable it to rev beyond 8000 rpm. The horsepower is the highest of any Victory motorcycle so far. The 60-degree V-twin engine features short-stroke engine geometry similar to the Project 156 which allows for higher horsepower and higher rpms. The liquid cooled engine is also a first for victory. The Octane can achieve the 0-100kmph sprint in under 4 seconds. It is also the quickest Victory Motorcycle in the quarter-mile.
The 2017 Victory Octane has a stiff and light cast-aluminum frame that helps to transfer all the horsepower generated to the tarmac. It features a sharp steering geometry and a tight 62.1 inch wheelbase and 32 degrees of maximum lean. The engine is a stressed member of the frame. It connects the front and rear sections with twin tubular-steel backbones for added reinforcement. The suspension setup consists of a 41mm fork equipped with dual-rate springs at the front and preload adjustable dual-rate 53mm springs at the back. The braking setup consists of 298mm disc brakes at the front and rear.
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