I used to own a VRSCA vrod until I totaled it last year. I was looking at an octane before I ended up buying a cross country instead. I like the cross country quite a bit, and the wife loves riding on it which is good, but it definitely is not a thrilling ride. So that leaves me wanting another "fun" bike. The vrod is the only harley I've ever had any interest in owning, and I will likely own another one some day unless something better becomes available. You would think Victory or any other bike manufacturer would have the vrod in it's sights when releasing a power cruiser, but it seems they all fall short in one way or the other... The vrod is a great ride, fast, fun, and I used to throw mine around quite a bit in the curves without any problems... damn I miss that bike, but would still like to go for a ride on an Octane.