Head tech at Victory Brisbane Robertino Salbatecu says the rev limit is now up from 5500 to 6500, power has increased from 88hp to 124hp and torque is up from 110Nm to 170Nm at the wheel.
“It’s a pretty kick-ass engine,” Robertson says.
“The power comes in above 2800 revs and you have to hold gears longer and ride it like a sports bike.”
Even so, it’s still not enough for Darius.
“I feel like I want more power, but I’m not sure how to to fix that,” he says.
The most radical element, of course, is the 26-inch front wheel which required a new triple clamp with an increased rake of 10.5° and 25mm fork extenders so the front wheel wouldn’t hit the fairing.
Despite the out-there wheel and styling, we love the low-sheen grey metallic paint which is more understated than the original bright orange.
Robertino says most of the modifications included aftermarket parts, but they also had to adapt and build a lot of pieces.
“Because it was such a one-off project, it was a long process but gave us a lot of satisfaction,” he says.
The bike has been lowered about 8cm and includes panniers that wrap around the custom exhausts, ceramic brake discs, custom floorboards, bar-end mirrors, custom fairing and a smaller sprocket to lower the gearing for improved acceleration.
“It develops a little bit of a speed wobble at highway speeds because of the low profile tyre which is almost flat,” Robertino says.