When the Octane first launched last year, they brought a handful of us out to Orlando Speed World to test it out. I realized that first time throwing a leg over it, that the bike had a ton of potential. As a cruiser, it was torquey and exciting straight off the line, putting a big old smile on my face every time I would twist the throttle. But being the speed hungry guy I am, I would scrape the hell out of the pegs on just about every turn that I really threw into. For cruising the highways and byways, the Octane is an awesome machine. But when I was out on the track, Ms. Sharker was the bike I wanted.