The new Victory Motorcycles water-cooled Octane cruiser has just claimed a Guinness World Record for the longest burnout at 2.23 miles (3.58km) before the rear tyre blew.
The record was set during Daytona Bike Week at the Orlando Speed World track by Victory Motorcycles stunt rider Joe Dryden.
The first Victory to feature a water-cooled engine will arrive in Australia in April/May at $18,995 ride away, but pre-orders are being taken now.
“It’s a big deal for us,” Peter says. “I think it will become the top seller for Victory. The price is certainly compelling. I’m pretty bullish about it.”
The Octane muscle cruiser will compete against the Harley-Davidson V-Rod ($27,995 Night Rod Special and $27,495 Muscle) and the new Ducati XDiavel ($27,490 and $32,490 for the S model) with forward controls and belt drive.
It boasts 103 horsepower (77kW) and 103Nm of torque compared with the Harley, which doesn’t reveal power figures but has 111Nm of torque and the XDiavel with 114.7kW of power and 128.9Nm. to set a Guinness record for world’s longest burnout.
All that Octane power and torque was put to the test in the world record.
Fellow stunt driver Tony Carbajal had a go at the record, but came up short, so Joe had a go, working the throttle and front brake for nearly six laps.
“Once I found the ideal balance of braking and throttle, it was just a matter of time – and tyre rubber – before we set the new record,” he says.
The record-setting burnout was certified as an official Guinness World Record by a Guinness adjudicator who witnessed the burnout.
To ensure the accuracy of the world record burnout’s length, a surveyor measured the circumference of the track before the record attempt.