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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-03-2016, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Is the Octane the same platform as the Indian Scout.

I did a review of the Indian Scout at the following link, and i suspect its the same platform, but not entirely sure

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Having both side by side, yea they share some similarity's, But riding both back to back, the Octane felt more power full off the bottom end, the scout seemed to have to wind up then go, could just be how the throttle is dialed in as well, the scout I was on seemed to have more lag in the throttle, not the case with the this octane, twist it and it responded, no lag.

I could flat foot both bikes no problem, but at being at six foot, I kinda liked the octane seating a bit more, but the seat itself on the scout does not have that little hump in the back, its flat and your butt sinks right into it, had to wiggle around on the octane to find a good spot, bars felt better on the octane, didnt get the chicken wing out on the octane, but a buddy of mine has a 15 scout and he has done a set of bars and it helped out a ton, instead of reaching for the bars they are closer in, I think on the octane the bars are back and have less swept on them.

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Did Polaris/Victory screw buyers. 7/8's bars and no accessories for them. You want bars you're going to travel back in time to get some and then they will not work with fly by wire and those terbil grips.

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The accessories catalog just hasn't come out yet.


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I have test drove all three bikes (Scout 60, 69, Victory Octane) and the Octane was the last one I rode. H.E.T. is right about both Scouts, have to wind them up. It was a night and day difference riding the Octane versus the Scouts. I'm only 5'7" and a bit chubby at 235 lbs but when I rolled hard into the throttle in fourth gear I felt like I was going to slide off the bike even with its humped seat. That was a Rush meaning it almost scared the poop out me and was thrilling at the same time. My Harley Davidson Street 750 at half the horse power felt more like a scooter on the way home from the dealership. Don't get me wrong. I like my Street 750 and I consistently get 50-53 mpg. I'm still waiting to see someone post what the Octane's gas mileage is. In the mean time, waiting on the dealership to run my application to see what the final numbers will be before I become an Octane owner.
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You suspect it's the same platform? Not much gets past you, does it?
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I have test drove all three bikes (Scout 60, 69, Victory Octane) and the Octane was the last one I rode. H.E.T. is right about both Scouts, have to wind them up. It was a night and day difference riding the Octane versus the Scouts. I'm only 5'7" and a bit chubby at 235 lbs but when I rolled hard into the throttle in fourth gear I felt like I was going to slide off the bike even with its humped seat. That was a Rush meaning it almost scared the poop out me and was thrilling at the same time. My Harley Davidson Street 750 at half the horse power felt more like a scooter on the way home from the dealership. Don't get me wrong. I like my Street 750 and I consistently get 50-53 mpg. I'm still waiting to see someone post what the Octane's gas mileage is. In the mean time, waiting on the dealership to run my application to see what the final numbers will be before I become an Octane owner.
We traded our street 750 for an octane and never looked back
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Who in hell buys a motorcycle based on the gas mileage it gets? It's a friggin toy fer crying out loud and you know if its an Octane or a Scout, its gonna produce 45+mpg and maybe 50+. Mileage is a non issue. Get over it!
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Who in hell buys a motorcycle based on the gas mileage it gets? It's a friggin toy fer crying out loud and you know if its an Octane or a Scout, its gonna produce 45+mpg and maybe 50+. Mileage is a non issue. Get over it!
For the rare few it's primary transportation not a toy but yea gas mileage is a non issue with these bikes.
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For the rare few it's primary transportation not a toy but yea gas mileage is a non issue with these bikes.
Like you I use mine as my transportation...I've never even checked the fuel milage...don't care...when the light goes on...she's thirsty so I give her a drink. I have a V-8 in my pickup, same drill..of course that one hurts a little
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