The latest information we have from Victory Motorcycles is that the all-new 1200cc, liquid-cooled, V-Twin motorcycle will be called the Victory Octane and will be officially introduced to the world on 19 February.
What do we know about it? Well, the engine's bottom-end is based on the engine used in the new Indian Scout, but the design has been revamped with new cylinders and heads for far improved performance. It's a DOHC liquid-cooled engine, which Victory Motorcycles hopes will have 'class-leading' performance. Given that the class arguably includes the Ducati Diavel, that might be interpreted to mean it pumps out in excess of 119kW of torque, but even if its toned down to 89kW or so it will still be far ahead of the power made by most V-Twin cruisers.
The chassis I an unusual cast aluminum design, making for a motorcycle that's lighter and stiffer than the average cruiser.
Much of the Victory Octane 1200, including the frame, suspension and even some of the styling – including the fuel tank and instruments – has already been shown in the media. The changes for the production version include longer front and rear guards, new tail lights and a different frontal design. But otherwise, from what we can see in the new teaser video, it's virtually identical to those designs we saw in early 2014. You can view the Victory Octane 1200 teaser video on our forum, Teaser Video of the Victory Octane 1200