Victory Octane Gets a Stunt-Bike Makeover from Aaron Colton

When you usually think about a stunt bike, you usually picture yourself a stripped-down sportbike with some improvements to the chassis and suspension in order to cope with the thrashing is about to get. Well, you can now include sport cruisers like the Victory Octane in this class, as stunt rider Aaron Colton is building one.
Aaron Colton working on his Victory Octane 1 photo
Photo: Aaron Colton
Tipping the scales at 533 lbs (242 kg), the Victory Octane doesn’t usually make it on the top list for stunt riders, but Aaron here is trying to prove something - where there’s a will, there’s a way.

We’ve seen stunt riders using Harleys before, but the Octane is a relatively new bike in the segment, and it deserves its fare share of attention. Besides that, it looks gorgeous, and the 1,179 cc V-twin offers enough grunt at low revs to aid with stuff like wheelies and power burnouts.

"Why am I building this? I’m building it because I want a bike that puts the power to the ground, and I can shred on,” said Aaron. "The build on the #93Octane is going to be pretty cut and dry, it’s not going to have a lot of thrills, but the components are going to be second-to-none and we’re changing the ergonomics more to the sport side of things. Once this bike is done, there’s going to be quite a few playgrounds it’s going to be ready for."

The talented young rider is also good when it comes to using a wrench. He built all his stunt bikes at Garage 93, his own workshop where both the FZ-09 and the Groms seen before were built as well. The custom-made Victory will be known as the 93Octane and, judging by the last photo of it posted on social media, he’s taking care of the wiring part.

You can have a sneak preview of the bike in the video below.

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