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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Default Who's gonna go see the Octane?

I see the event to kick start the newest Victory is this Saturday. I'm intrigued with a liquid cooled model. Would like a bit more quarter fairing. I always liked the Rifle fairing that was out in the late 80's. It does look very 'scoutesque'.

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Yeah I got the email last night and thought " theyve already had a release weeks ago,...I went to it!"
Suppose the marketing dept are in overdrive still on the Octane front.
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Mine did anyway.
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I rode an Octane last weekend at a demo event.

What a fun little bike. 500 and change compared to over 700 pounds on my XC, and 104 HP. It is fast and easy to ride.

I like it, I'm too spoiled with creature comforts now to own one though. I like having a full faring, storage, etc.
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Seen it. It comes primered. You paint it what color you want. Seat is hard - you add padding to your liking.

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Like Tarzan, I rode one last Saturday at a Demo event. I couldn't stop smiling. Nearly got the front wheel off the ground twice, not trying! The throttle response is much more sensitive than my CCT, and I twisted the throttle the same as my bike and up she tried to come. I am thinking of going by there again today. I also have a 15-30% discount coupon, need to see if there is something I can spend it on!

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Seen it. It comes primered. You paint it what color you want. Seat is hard - you add padding to your liking.
lol. Not a fan of satin or flat. Makes cleaning bugs off more of a chore.

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lol. Not a fan of satin or flat. Makes cleaning bugs off more of a chore.
Steel wool, scouring powder, angle grinder, sandpaper, all these will get the bugs of of flat/satin in a jiffy.

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Went today actually and saw it. Cool bike. But compared to my 07 hammer... no comparison. Feels like a toy.

Personally, I can't shake looking at the octane and seeing a dressed scout. Maybe just me.... but to me it's just a scout.
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Went today actually and saw it. Cool bike. But compared to my 07 hammer... no comparison. Feels like a toy.

Personally, I can't shake looking at the octane and seeing a dressed scout. Maybe just me.... but to me it's just a scout.
But a Scout on steroids. I've not ridden a Scout, but those who have ridden both say there is a big difference.

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I rode a scout this weekend. The octane definitely is faster and more fun to ride in my opinion.
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