New Octane a Scout in Different Clothing? - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
RLinNH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: MA
Posts: 68
Default New Octane a Scout in Different Clothing?

Sorry from the get go if this topic ruffles some feathers, but from a laymen, the new Octane sure does look like an Indian Scout in different clothing. The family and I went to the local Indian/Victory dealer yesterday and I had a good close look at the Scout. Sure as hell looks like the new Octane to me. Is the motor the same displacement?

2015 GI Olive Drab Green High Ball

Lloydz Torque Tubes
Lloydz Advanced Timing Wheel
Lloydz VFC III
Conquest Customs Octanes
RLinNH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
 
PaiN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 4,046
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RLinNH View Post
Sorry from the get go if this topic ruffles some feathers, but from a laymen, the new Octane sure does look like an Indian Scout in different clothing. The family and I went to the local Indian/Victory dealer yesterday and I had a good close look at the Scout. Sure as hell looks like the new Octane to me. Is the motor the same displacement?
Its a Scout after it watched an episode of SoA..... lol
Octane has a slightly big displacement.
Chattanooga Mark likes this.

PaiN's Rides on YouTube

"Living life is a great idea, but riding a motorcycle actually gives you a tool to do it..." -me
2013 Sunset Red Cross Country
Vic Tri-Oval Mufflers, Lloydz VM1-DR cams, AF, PC-V @112hp/113tq
Corbin Dual Tour seat, Klock Werks Klip Hanger bars, Vicwapz
Avon Contour grips, Kuryakyn Kinetic boards and rear SwingWings
Victory black LED headlight and Touring Pack, Madstad 9" windshield
PaiN is online now  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:17 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,949
Default

Maybe the new Indian coming out will look like the Octane
SubDude likes this.

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:17 PM
Senior Member
 
rhino 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: North/Cenrtal N J
Posts: 632
Default

From a distance except for the gas tank, It has a strong resemblance to my Gunner, Maybe it's because of the color ??

If you don't wave to them'
They won't wave back to you....
2015 Gunner.
2011 Tri-Glide.
rhino 2 is offline  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
RLinNH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: MA
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by visionjohnny View Post
Maybe the new Indian coming out will look like the Octane
Now that is Funny!!! Come on March 3rd!!!

2015 GI Olive Drab Green High Ball

Lloydz Torque Tubes
Lloydz Advanced Timing Wheel
Lloydz VFC III
Conquest Customs Octanes
RLinNH is offline  
post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,125
Default

A lot of things look like other things, what's the point?
SubDude likes this.
vcc14 is offline  
post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
RLinNH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: MA
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vcc14 View Post
A lot of things look like other things, what's the point?
Read the first post in the thread Vic. Exactly what it says. Is the new Octane the same as the Indian Scout.

2015 GI Olive Drab Green High Ball

Lloydz Torque Tubes
Lloydz Advanced Timing Wheel
Lloydz VFC III
Conquest Customs Octanes
RLinNH is offline  
post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:43 PM
Senior Member
 
SubDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Irish Hills area, MI
Posts: 313
Garage
Default

The motor factory has been doing this for decades. They all look alike outside the hideous Road Glyde. I'll never understand how someone see that bike as attractive. Maybe they have an ugly woman at home?

Bryan P. Johns - Southeast Michigan
2016 Indian Chieftain - Silver Smoke
SubDude is offline  
post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 07:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,125
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RLinNH View Post
Read the first post in the thread Vic. Exactly what it says. Is the new Octane the same as the Indian Scout.
Yeah, there similar. I'm guessing a lot of the stuff inside the engine is similar too. I knew before the octane came out, that it would be similar to the scout.
vcc14 is offline  
post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 07:59 PM
Member
 
VictoryisMine!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 74
Default

When the Scout first came out, I thought something was a little 'off' with the look of the bike to begin with. The engine looks completely different than the 111 Thunderstroke engine. I understand that it's a different displacement, and water-cooled... but the styling of that engine just seemed a little different... a little too modern looking for a line of bikes that were supposed to be so 'classic'.

Anyway, the day before the Octane was finally released, I was in one of the biggest Victory/Indian dealerships in Maine, and was speaking to the owner. He said that the thought among the dealers was that the water-cooled Victory was in the works in around 2013, but the Corporate folks felt that slapping an Indian badge on it and releasing it as an Indian would fetch a little more money, as well as build on their newly acquired Indian line. They felt that they would get a hell of a lot more bang for their buck by doing this, as opposed to releasing it as a Victory.

I'm not sure if that is true or not... but honestly, that does make sense. In my opinion, that engine looks a hell of a lot more at home in the Octane than it does in the Scout. Don't get me wrong... I love the Scout. I just think that it ties in nicer to the look of the Octane.

I personally wouldn't mind driving the hell out of either of the bikes. I was all set to get a Scout this year as my second bike to go with my XC 8 Ball. But I'm wondering if the Octane may show up in my garage instead...
VictoryisMine! is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome