On February 29, 2016, the official stunt team for Victory Motorcycles set their sights on an entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records. Given the performance focus of the new, 2017 Victory Octane, the record for the world’s longest burnout seemed like the perfect goal for the 1167cc V-Twin with a nasty attitude. While you or I may think we can outdo this record (a highly dubious thought, but go ahead, if you like), some hurdles other than simply doing a super-long burnout are required. Within the various forms of documenting any record attempt, we think that having the snappily-dressed Guinness representative holding an “Officially Amazing” clipboard witness your effort is the most important component – aside from actually shredding the Octane’s rear tire.

officially amazing

Don’t try this at home. This man is a professional. You can tell by his tools.

In the video below, Victory Motorcycles Stunt Team riders Tony Carbajal and Joe Dryden, whose tire-smoking antics you may remember from last year’s Drift Video, featuring a pair of supercharged baggers (a Cross Country and a Magnum, to be exact). Now, using the Orlando Speed World oval track where Victory would host the Octane world media launch on following day, Dryden rides his essentially stock Octane into the record books. (We know there was a Two Brother’s Racing exhaust system on both bikes featured in the video below.)

The final result was an official record distance of 2.23 miles, besting the previous record by almost a quarter mile. Congratulations, Joe Dryden and Victory Motorcycles on your new record!

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  • DickRuble

    The onslaught of BS Victory infomercials has begun. It’s on track for getting the Official Guiness record for the biggest collective yawn.

    • Old MOron

      Despite my profound disappointment with the Octane, I thought I’d watch the video before replying. Uh, yup.

      • Sayyed Bashir

        What does Victory have to do for you to agree that the Octane is a good motorcycle?

        • Ser Samsquamsh

          Only turn it into a KTM Adventure for $5000. That’s pretty reasonable isn’t it?

          • Sayyed Bashir

            Yeah, right! An American company will never be able to make a KTM Adventure or anything like it at any price.

          • Kenneth

            Um, Ser S. was being sarcastic…

          • Kenneth

            Um, Ser S. was being sarcastic…

        • Old MOron

          Oh, the Octane is probably a fine motorcycle – albeit a clam shell cruiser.

    • Ducati Kid

      Dick,

      Why assemble then distribute a ‘worthy’ motorcycle when marketing lackluster product does just fine?

      POLARIS – VICTORY customers deserve better!

    • Ducati Kid

      Dick,

      Why assemble then distribute a ‘worthy’ motorcycle when marketing lackluster product does just fine?

      POLARIS – VICTORY customers deserve better!

      Why do you believe VICTORY is about to sponsor many events at DAYTONA?

      This occurs with UTV sales down while America’s lifeguards await a suitable land and sea vehicle from POLARIS.

      Perhaps a POLARIS ‘Water Rescue’ UTV …

    • Auphliam

      When you employ an official stunt team, you gotta find something for them to do :)

  • SRMark

    I guess this is meant to be for real. Pity.

  • Auphliam

    Curious who held the previous record

    • Craig Hoffman

      A squid kid on a beat up Honda CBR900 with rashed plastics, a 12:00 bar and stunt cage on it perhaps. 😉

  • Scott

    The sad thing is there is someone somewhere–all too many of them probably–who are thinking this is the coolest thing ever.

    • Evans Brasfield

      Knowing how hard it is to do an extended rolling burnout (than add in that they are doing it on a banked oval), I find it to be pretty cool.

  • John Files

    Isn’t this the Indian Scou-Tane?