The lead-up to the Octane release is marching right along. We are just over two and a half weeks away from the Feb 19th release date and here is another video. This time Zach Ness, who was responsible for the Combustion Concept bike is talking about the sound of the engine. According to him it sounds like a "crate engine out of a damn race car."
The marketing seems to point to power, noise, and grit. Who is ready to see what Vic has coming?
The name and reveal date of the new Victory Motorcycles model have been announced in this short video snippet.
Modern American Muscle: get ready for the next chapter from Victory Motorcycles.
We have all known that something has been coming from Victory for the last several months. Victory has released two concept bikes: Ignition Concept and the Combustion Concept. Both with similar lines and both featuring the same new motor.
The tire smoke indicates that we will see plenty of power coming from this new model, and the lines of that tank look like they have spent some hours in the clay shop. I cannot wait for February!
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And there we have it! The Combustion concept bike from Victory and Zach Ness. I think it is safe to assume the rough look of the new bike that will be coming out in the coming weeks or months from Victory.
This bike is as muscled as it gets! The tank and many of the body panels are very very similar to that of the Ignition Concept Bike that we saw a few weeks ago at EICMA.
Zach's bike features a really fancy Brembo caliper on the rear that I don't recall on the Ignition bike, but it might be a repurposed front caliper as well. The Combustion bike is running a single front brake on the front with wire wheels front and rear as well.
MagnaFlow stepped in to work with the Ness crew to produce a shotgun-esque exhaust that terminates just before the rear tire, and it looks GREAT! That rear head tube looks like it gets a little hot, but I will take it. That can probably be sorted out with some tuning.
The paint job was done by Eric Reyes, but the base coat looks to be the same sort of grey that was on the Ignition bike as well as the Scout. I think this is the stock grey that will be available in the showroom.
The frame features the same sort of ground-up design that we saw in the Scout in it's integration of the radiator as well as...