Evil Ethel Octane by Rick Fairless

Turning to the dark side for Operation Octane

Evil Ethel Octane
Evil Ethel by Strokers DallasVictory Motorcycles

Rick Fairless is not known for his 'badass' customs, at least not in the traditional sense of the word. His style has always been far out, his signature being tie-dye style paint and that classic Woodstock vibe of peace and love, which is why we were sort of surprised to his name on this angry little cruiser.

Evil Ethel Octane
Evil Ethel by Strokers DallasVictory Motorcycles

Take a mean bike and make it meaner. That's the vision we had in our mind for our evil Victory Octane that we call Ethel.

The aggressive lines, bullet belt, and just dark feel are unlike anything we have seen come out of Fairless's shop, but most of the parts being used on this bike can be found on his website. Of course, certain more radical aspects like the girder front end and 2-4-1 exhaust were fabricated one-off just for this project. The 18", five-spoke wheels go a long way in getting the stance right and the higher bars pair perfectly with the Octane's forward controls.

With a lot of custom touches on this thing, it still looks like a solid cruiser that would be a ton of fun on everything from a daily commute to a blast through the canyons.

Evil Ethel Octane
Evil Ethel by Strokers DallasVictory Motorcycles

Be sure to check out the other bikes from Operation Octane and head to VictoryMotorcycles.com to cast your vote for your favorite!

Evil Ethel Octane
Evil Ethel by Strokers DallasVictory Motorcycles

Builder: Rick Fairless Strokers Dallas & RF Custom Parts
Owner: Rick Fairless
Bike: 2017 Victory Octane
Motor: Victory 1179cc Liquid Cooled 60 degree V-Twin
Transmission: Victory 6 Speed
Painter: Gary Queen – OSC
Front Wheel: 18" x 5.5"
Rear Wheel: 18" x 8.5"
Front Tire: Dunlop 18" 180mm
Rear Tire: Dunlop 18" 240mm
Front Fender: Victory – Widened 5/8"
Rear Fender: Victory – Shaved & Widened 2"
Side Bags: RF Custom Parts
Fender Struts: RF Custom Parts
Headlight: RF Custom Parts
Taillight: Custom Made – RF Custom Parts
Rear Suspension: Victory Piggyback Shocks with RF Custom Lowing Blocks
Front Forks Girder – RF Custom Parts & Voodoo Vintage
Exhaust: RF Custom Parts – 2 into 4 into 1
Handlebars: RF Custom Parts
Seat: RF Custom Parts
Pegs: RF Custom Parts
Belt Guard: RF Custom Parts
License Bracket: RF Custom Parts
Gauge Mount: RF Custom Parts
Headlight Mount: RF Custom Parts
Fairing Mount: RF Custom Parts
Rock Guard: RF Custom Parts
Grips: RF Custom Parts
Shift Sleeve: RF Custom Parts
Skid Plate: RF Custom Parts
Clutch Arm Cover: RF Custom Parts
Radiator Grill: RF Custom Parts
Cheese Wedge: RF Custom Parts
Bolt Covers: RF Custom Parts

Evil Ethel Octane
Evil Ethel by Strokers DallasVictory Motorcycles