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My second bike is a 2007 V-ROD (VRSCX) and was seriously thinking on trading it for a Highball but now with the Octane out I do not know what bike will be better regarding power and handling. The Octane or the Highball.? Also how the engines compare? I am a big fan of the Freedom 106 engine.

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My second bike is a 2007 V-ROD (VRSCX) and was seriously thinking on trading it for a Highball but now with the Octane out I do not know what bike will be better regarding power and handling. The Octane or the Highball.? Also how the engines compare? I am a big fan of the Freedom 106 engine.
I think that depends on what you'll be doing with the bike. If your goal will be spirited riding through twisty back roads, i'd go with the Octane. It's just lighter on it's feel and has all the power you'll ever want in that small chassis. But if you like comfort, strong torque and are more of a straight line kind of guy, then there's no replacement for displacement. 106 bikes will be more comfortable and a modded 106 engine will always make more power than the 1200 octane engine.

I like low end grunt, big block kind of power delivery myself, so the buzzy smaller engines that rev to infinity don't cream my twinky...

Just one mans opinion.
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Ride them both and decide for yourself. Nothing like personal experience. I think you already know this though.

Of course you could ride them both and like them for different reasons and not be able to choose. Then you really would be in a pickle.
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There's also another debate: Air/oil cooling or liquid cooling? A new design or one that's been around long enough to have huge aftermarket and forum support?

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My second bike is a 2007 V-ROD (VRSCX) and was seriously thinking on trading it for a Highball but now with the Octane out I do not know what bike will be better regarding power and handling. The Octane or the Highball.? Also how the engines compare? I am a big fan of the Freedom 106 engine.
I think what you'll find and you may not like is the 106 red lines at around 55 hundred rpm's and the Octane red lines over 8 thousand rpm'. I love my Gunner but it smacks into the red line way too soon... My Tri-Glide 103 red lined at about 55 hundred.. I had it upped to about 64 hundred so i can hold 2nd and 3rd longer and not have to up shift if i just need a quick burst of speed to get around someone moving slow in front .

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My second bike is a 2007 V-ROD (VRSCX) and was seriously thinking on trading it for a Highball but now with the Octane out I do not know what bike will be better regarding power and handling. The Octane or the Highball.? Also how the engines compare? I am a big fan of the Freedom 106 engine.
Wow...its tough when you have to choose between two ends of the spectrum, in this case; somewhere(Highball) and nowhere(Octane)....

lol...I'm kind of kidding I'd say if you want a more direct replacement for the V-rod go for the Octane. If you're looking for something different to replace it, Highball all the way.

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I guess first question would be how you fit on each bike.
Being uncomfortable is only OK if the bike has a tremendous cool factor and your only going to go to the bar and home again. Can't really go too much further in your search till you know the answer to that question.

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One of each would be fine,
Your second bike should be a counterpoint to your first.
For Example:- I previously rode a 1973 XS650 and also had a
1989 GPZ900R in my stable.
Two very different bikes.
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From Lloydz Facebook page today, right on schedule....
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We're pretty pleased with the output of the new Victory Octane, laying down a sweet 92 hp in stock form - and, a more impressive 108 hp with a LLOYDZ tuned exhaust and intake. Weve gained +16 hp and +15 Ft lbs of tq at the rear wheel while playing with this 'lil beast! Exhaust sound on this bike is absolutely incredible, and the new name for our pipe is the "LLOYDZ RLB" pipe which stands for 'RASPY 'LIL *****'.
While nearing the completion of our intake, we saw the release from another company,offering a similar design to what we had going on. This made me think Sum *****! Im NOT going to release another cookie cutter airbox for this bike!" SO... Im stepping it up, and were gonna blow some more minds with a killer intake that is not some generic clamp on.

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Your second bike should be a counterpoint to your first.
Really....I was completely unaware of this rule. Good thing it doesn't apply to underware..

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