V Rod

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  1. norton

    norton

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    Watched a show on TV last night about the H.D. factory that builds the VRod.
    Pretty amazing to watch the robots work, the skilled factory people building engines, running wiring looms etc.

    Anyone own a VRod?

    If I ever decide to buy another bike, it might be one of these.
     
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    The only design negative I can think of is the poor cruising range. The fuel tank is actually under the seat and it is quite small. HH
     

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    Not sure how they handle but the motors are supposed to be very tough. Sadly the hardcore Harley fans stick their nose up in the air when it comes to the new motor. Designed by Porsche the motors are assembled in semi clean rooms to very close tolerances.
     
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    My preference would be the Street Rod. It has a much better ergonomics for "spirited" riding.:banana: Less rake so that it steers quicker, rearsets for footpegs, more ground clearance, upgraded suspension bits and better Brembo for stopping.
     
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    A buddy of mine had one. He liked it untill he bought a Softail Deluxe at which point he realized that the VR wasn't really a Harley. I rode it and it didn't do anything for me. YMMV.
     
  7. freakshow10mm

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    ...looks better, less chrome, lower price. I like the Street Rod better too.
     
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    Seems a lot of women riders choose the V-Rod. Dunno why.
     
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    Not for me, I am a road king type of guy.
     
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    Because real men ride 60-HP motorcycles and the chickie-doos ride 120-HP motorcycles?:tongueout:
     
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    :laughabove:

    The V-rod is the only Harley I would even think about buying. I would still take a Yamaha Warrior over it though.
     
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    I like the V-Rod lineup too. Most everything doesn't excite me. I'm getting a '95 1200 Sporty from my dad soon. Probably the only HD I'll own and won't pay a penny for it. Even that doesn't excite me much but hey, a free cycle is a free cycle.
     
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    Yup, any bike featuring designs invented after the second world war can't be a manly bike. ;)
     
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    I wonder if this bike is a "real" Harley? Probably not since that it doesn't have the manly 45-degree V-twin.

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    Don't forget about the handlebar tassles. ;)
     
  16. norton

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    Man that bike started out with such high hopes. they were going to take on the Japanese in the AMA superbike wars.
    Miguel Duhamel, Scott Russell, Doug Chandler-all great riders-couldn't win on that boat anchor.
    But we did get the V rod out of it.
     
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    Even at 5 gallons, that 1130cc Porsche Twin drinks it like a wino with a bag of Boone's. Its a nice machine for short blvd cruising. Traditionalist will turn their heads away in discuss, rice rockets will want to embarrass you at every stop light. Overall its a hard niche, my best friend got rid of his after having it for only a year.
     
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    The only thing the VR1000 shares with a V-Rod is a 60 deg twin and water cooling. Other than that zero, zilch, nada. In spite of what Willie G says.

    I have seen one or two up close.........

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  19. norton

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    I don't doubt that you are right ClydeGlide
    But to have harley build any engine configuration that wasn't an air cooled push rod v twin was a miracle in itself.
     
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    I'll stick with the Dyna in town and Geezer Glide on the road!