‘Ethel-The Evil’, a custom built bike by Rick Fairless

Designed by Rick Fairless of Strokes Dallas Motorcycle Shop, ‘Ethel- The Evil Octane’  is one mean Victory machine. Named after his pet dog, it took him almost 4 months to buld this custom bike.


The modified Victory Octane bike got the  front and rear fenders chopped and widened, and the whole bike was lowered a couple of inches. Another piece of design that hits your sight right from the start is the custom exhaust that comes into an unusual 2-into-4-into-1 configuration.  Rick feels that the toughest part of the build was designing and making the Girder Front End, but this and the 180mm front tire are the design features he’s most proud of. The other custom parts on the bike, such as the seat, grips, handlebars, belt guard, license plate holder, gauge mount, fairing mount, headlight, rock guard, shift sleeve, skid plate, clutch arm cover, and radiator grill are all from RF Custom Parts.

Ethel is a participant for custom build competition, organized by Victory Motorcycles for its dealers called Operation Octane. Dealers need to submit their final build photos by October 24. A two-week period of online voting will then open from November 14 – 28, where everyone can vote for their favorite build. The top two winners in both North America and the rest of the world will be notified on November 30. First place wins $5,000 and second place wins $3,000.


Source credits : www.rideapart.com