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Victory Octane coming February 19, 2016…

Victory Motorcycles has shown several teasers for their upcoming all-new machine, the Octane. This time, Victory has Swiss drag racer and bike builder Urs Erbacher and racing engineer Alex Opperman talking about the Octane. Short as these teasers may be, they are still exciting and raise the anticipation thrill.

Alex Opperman describes the engine of the Octane as being an intimidating presence, and this only brings back to memory Zach Ness’ words. The American builder described the sound of the engine as being the closest thing to the rumble of a supercar.

The two custom bikes that anticipate the Octane, Ness’ Combustion and Erbacher’s Ignition, come with very aggressive exhaust pipes that enhance the grunt of the new Victory engine, but the production version will be a little better-behaved.

Still, we can expect the Victory Octane to be a machine that only makes a few compromises.

If anything, it’s obvious that Victory is looking forward to making a change in the American cruiser segment. Right from the start, the company was bent on offering an alternative to the classic, conservative Harley-Davidson machines, so the Octane is just another step in that direction.

How much the new platform will be able to make a significant change remains to be seen.

We still a couple more days until Victory will pull the wraps off the Octane. However, one thing is certain, and that is the fact that the Octane might represent a turning point in Victory’s evolution.

Two of the videos after the jump show a 4-valve cylinder head for the Octane, but reveal nothing more on how the bike may be, nor do they hint to the power of the mill. The only thing we can speculate on is that the final version of the bike will not be radically different from Ness’ and Erbacher’s machines. Cometh Feburary 19!

Read more at: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/victory-octane-advertised-as-intimidating-104598.html

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WIN A 2015 VICTORY GUNNER PLUS A TRIP TO MEET THE NESS FAMILY TO HAVE IT PERSONALLY CUSTOMIZED

Victory Announces the Custom Ness Sweepstakes
Picture this: you and Arlen Ness, hanging out at the shop, having a beer and customizing your brand new 2015 Victory Gunner. Sound like a dream? With the Victory Custom Ness Sweepstakes, it’s a dream that will become a reality for one lucky winner. Victory is going over the top to celebrate their riders, by offering up the chance to not only win a new Gunner, but to also meet Arlen, Cory, and Zach Ness in California, and have the bike personally customized. No catch, no strings – just a dream opportunity Victory is excited to make available to one very lucky motorcycle enthusiast.

Enter to win the Custom Ness Sweepstakes February 8 – March 26 at Victorymotorcycles.com. One lucky winner gets a new 2015 Victory Gunner, and up to $5000 in parts to have it personally customized by the Ness Family. In addition, the winner will receive a 3 day/2 night trip to Dublin, California, where they’ll meet Arlen, Cory, and Zach Ness. Together, they’ll craft a new custom Gunner with one of the best-known, hottest bike-building teams in the world of custom motorcycles.

The new 2015 Victory Gunner is Victory’s hottest new bike. It’s the bobber without comprise, boasting a powerful 106ci V-twin on a full-size chassis, a lowered seat height, and lean-angle engineering that makes it ride like no other bobber currently on the market. “I don’t know a biker alive who doesn’t love to trick out their bike. And the Ness Family? Come on! These guys are legends in customization,” says Steve Menneto, VP-Motorcycles at Victory Motorcycles. “Offering up a new Gunner and the chance to get to spend time with the Ness’s, and then have the bike personally customized – this is as cool as it gets.”
Arlen Ness also commented, “The new Gunner is already a beautiful bike; this is gonna really be a fun one to work on. Victory makes amazing bikes, and the Gunner absolutely holds up to the brand’s standards. Let’s get this thing started; we’re ready to meet the winner of the Custom Ness Sweepstakes!” The Victory Custom Ness Sweepstakes is open to consumers February 8th at Victorymotorcycles.com. Must be 18 to enter, no purchase necessary. For complete details, visit victorymotorcycles.com.

As read on: http://www.hotbikeweb.com/events/win-2015-victory-gunner