The Octane's marketing has been a joke...Why not add burnouts to the ridiculousness now? Sad, just sad.
My guess is Polaris want's to market Victory bikes to the young & stupid crowd(no offense to anyone young & stupid) that hasn't become loyal to HD while getting more matured riders to Indian.
Which seems really asinine because Victory X Bikes and Visions are some of the best touring and distance riding bike in the world. Every day it seems more and more riders are discovering what we know and buying into Vic baggers and tourers. One would think that Polaris would want to capitalize on this instead of wasting resources on foolishness like Octane.
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That marketing got me on a V65 Magna back in the early 80s.Remember PeeWee Gleason doing a burn out on a track.
The Octane is aimed at the same crowd 20-30 yr olds that are still "wild and crazy"
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I can understand why they do it because they want you to see it as OMG the power!!! And yes I think it is definitely a target audience they are shooting for aka the younger crowd. I don't think its wrong but I think they need to market the rest of their bikes the same way. I don't mean with burnouts but showing tourer's on tour bikes etc. Just get the name out in the market more!
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Octane and touring bike should not even be in the same sentence. Yes the Octane can burn rubber and I betting with Lloydz help. Look last year Vic had the CC doing burn out at rallys demonstrating how powerful they are.
If you think about it if Vic came out with the Octane and just rode it down the road and back who would care. They have to make a big splash to get us talking about it.
I think its a shame that Victory is not upgrading their bikes. No improvement to any models for the last 6 or 8 years. Changing the tranie gears that should of come that way in the beginning doesn't count.
Octane is more than likely designed for overseas and we get part of it
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