Moore Speed Racing of Poole in Dorset is setting the pace in the Operation Octane custom contest in which 20 dealerships across the globe are vying to “unleash the tyre-shredding potential of Victory’s performance cruiser”.
The dealership’s Octane incorporates switchable nitrous oxide fuelling, which explains its Nostane name.
Colin Moore of Moore Speed Racing (also known as MSR) says his company has built an enviable reputation in the custom and performance scene. “Our knowledgeable team and in-house dyno facilities have made us a mecca for tuning enthusiasts.
“Our mission was to build a bike that maintained the superb road manners of the stock machine, but could become a snarling 10-second beast on the drag-strip at the flick of a switch.”
Whilst the Nostane maintains the silhouette of the production machine at first glance, closer inspection reveals Victory Performance accessory upgrades to the suspension, brakes and so much more, with a host of Rizoma aftermarket components.
The trademark matt grey paintwork features a blue racing stripe and wheel centres, complemented by concealed led lighting in the side panels and a crystal Victory logo set into the ignition cover.
Two nitrous oxide tanks feed a custom-built dry-injection system with twin purge valves. An aviation toggle switch activates the system, which allows the rider to choose between optimised ECU maps – via a DynoJet Power Commander 5 – for regular fuelling or “nitrous-boosted insanity”.
“As nitrous is engaged, the horn button switches function to deliver a shot of laughing gas to the air intake on demand. All that burned gas exits through a hand-built Bassani two-into-one full exhaust system.
“We wanted to show the true performance of Victory’s Octane” commented Moore.
Nate Secor, Victory Motorcycles’ marketing manager, said: “We are extremely happy with the level of talent and dedication from our dealers for this custom contest. It has really shown the creativity and skill in our dealer networks and we’re thrilled at some of the looks and designs that they have come up with. We hope the different builds will inspire current and future Octane owners to carry out some customising work over the winter in their garages or to bring their bike in at their local dealer for a few modifications using official accessories.”
Votes can be cast on the UK Facebook page or the special Operation Octane page on the Victory Motorcycles’ website.
Visitors can cast one vote per bike per day and voting will be open until midnight CST on Monday, 21 November. The winning dealers will be notified on Wednesday 30 November.
There will be a champion and runner-up in North America and a champion and runner-up for the rest-of-the-world. The champion wins $5000 and a print advertisement in a leading motorcycle magazine while runner-ups win $3000.