The return of the US bike maker Victory may signal the start of increased demand for American muscle motorbikes. Victory’s first new model will be the Octane, which features a stunning 1179cc V-twin engine and is capable of producing 104 bhp. Despite being a cruiser, it is estimated the bike will cover the quarter mile in 12 seconds and do 0 to 60 mph in four seconds.

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Details of the new bike have been slowly leaked in recent months but this is the first time official images have been released by Victory – with fans of statement bikes not disappointed by the tough exterior.

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This bike is meant to look mean, with designers deliberately staying away from shiny chrome and retaining as much grey bodywork as possible.

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“We want to bring the American motorcycle into the 21st Century,” explained Mike Song, chief designer of the new Victory model.

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He added: “Octane is for anyone who likes excitement. It handles well, offers a lot of performance, and contemporary styling to go with it.”

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The Octane will be available to buy from June in the UK and prices for the base model start at £9,799.

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