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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2016, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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Default Video review of the Octane from Revzilla CT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfYVdLjLbU8

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Well...I'm completely underwhelmed, same as I was at its launch.
and what's with Vic giving not giving the reviewers stock bikes..? They must really be a let down in stock trim.....
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Maybe they even put a PCV and filters on the test bikes .... Haaaaa good going Vicky ....

NICE bike though ... Good review also

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It's likely they discussed this with the test rider and considering his weight (275 lbs) agreed that the upgraded shocks were better suited to his physique. The Cycle World tester took the time to sample both so I assume it was as simple as asking someone to trade rides for a while.

Stop looking for conspiracies where there aren't any.......
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It's likely they discussed this with the test rider and considering his weight (275 lbs) agreed that the upgraded shocks were better suited to his physique. The Cycle World tester took the time to sample both so I assume it was as simple as asking someone to trade rides for a while.

Stop looking for conspiracies where there aren't any.......
I thought it was very observing and objective of pAiN .... No political constipation ehh contraptions ehhh conspiracy as far as I read ??

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It's likely they discussed this with the test rider and considering his weight (275 lbs) agreed that the upgraded shocks were better suited to his physique. The Cycle World tester took the time to sample both so I assume it was as simple as asking someone to trade rides for a while.

Stop looking for conspiracies where there aren't any.......
The add-ons that were mentioned in the review (tach, rear shocks and stage 1 exhaust) would cost a buyer at least $2000 extra putting the Octane at $12,500. None of it addresses the crap front suspension, weak breaks or lack of hp to weight. BTW: it was all done out in the open, I noticed all three of the add-ons before they were even mentioned, nothing was hidden so sorry but this doesn't qualify in my book as a conspiracy.
All I can say about the Octane is.....give me a base BMW R1200R any day over that thing.

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does the Octane not come with progressive fork springs and shocks to differentiate it from the Scout?
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does the Octane not come with progressive fork springs and shocks to differentiate it from the Scout?
No. They're built to a price.
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does the Octane not come with progressive fork springs and shocks to differentiate it from the Scout?
I rode an Octane last year with the optional piggy-back shocks(stage1 engine also), they were some serious business. It was in a group ride so I couldn't push it much but it could feel the sportiness of the suspension....that little bike was a blast to ride
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btw: I read back in this thread and it was made right after the launch of Octane when most of us were very disappointed as to what was released. After riding the Octane I came around to it a bit more and did like it for what it is. That said, I, like most of us, would have liked Octane to have been more a "true sport bike", closer to the Project 156 it came from.

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Odd, I've both watched videos and saw in person that the shocks have indeed progressive springs.
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