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Old 05-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Test drove a V-Rod awhile ago

Went to Mancuso Harley-Davidson and test drove a V-Rod today. It was fun expect they aren't as maneuverable as the ol gixxer lol
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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Howd it whoolie? Was it comfortable at 120+?
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:58 PM   #6
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i've seen a lot of them around, doesn't look comfortable at all.

Don't know that I'd go out of my way to buy one, though they do clean up pretty good with some mods
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:16 PM   #7
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"Hooligan vrod wheelie" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #9
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Thought about a wheelie, just didn't seem right, not being "my bike." The salesman said it would of only boiled the back tire, so he says. It was very comfortable and it took a little while but I got it up to 130 mph.
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I just got one and I love it! ('07 Night Rod) it does not accelerate as fast as my Speed Triple but the "cool" factor is priceless plus more easy to use/adapt saddle bags and easy for carrying a passenger. A very different engine (designed by Porsche) from traditional HD.


MEASURED TOP SPEED: 137mph
0 - 1/4 MILE: 11.38sec
0-60MPH: 3.52sec
0-100MPH: 8.22sec
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Model years: 2006–2008. The Night Rod was introduced in 2006 as the “new hot rod-inspired motorcycle” built around the Revolution engine. The Night Rod featured Mid-mount controls, supplemented by highway-pegs. Straight-shot mufflers, helping the Revolution Engine to produce a claimed 120 horsepower (89 kW) at the crank. The Night Rod featured a black frame, black and chrome engine, Brembo Brakes, slotted aluminum disk wheels, and a color-matched fairing.
In 2008 the VRSCD Night Rod's Revolution was boosted from 1,130 to 1,250 cubic centimetres (69 to 76 cu in), producing a claimed 85 pound force-feet (115 N·m) @ 7,000 rpm, and peak power of 125 horsepower (93 kW) at the crank, a slipper-clutch was also added, as was an ABS option. For the 2008 model year, the VRSCD was the only remaining VRSC model to still feature a 180 mm rear tire or mid-pegs. 2008 would also be the final year of production for the VRSCD Night Rod.
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Yea, but you're not exactly Rossi
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The liquid cooled V-Rod motor was originally a Buell design. H-D told Erik that Buell would have primary user of this motor, with H-D secondary. Somewhere along the way, H-D changed their mind and wanted to be the primary user. H-D took the design in-house, then sub-contracted the rest to Porsche. That's when the motor became big, heavy, and complicated.

Erik decided NOT to use this motor on the XB due to its size and weight. The design goal for the XB engine was around 140 lbs. The liquid cooled V-Rod motor weighs in at a porky 220 lbs. Erik said no thanks.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #13
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"Hooligan vrod wheelie" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #14
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I just got one and I love it! ('07 Night Rod) it does not accelerate as fast as my Speed Triple but the "cool" factor is priceless plus more easy to use/adapt saddle bags and easy for carrying a passenger. A very different engine (designed by Porsche) from traditional HD.


MEASURED TOP SPEED: 137mph
0 - 1/4 MILE: 11.38sec
0-60MPH: 3.52sec
0-100MPH: 8.22sec
POWER TO WEIGHT: 1:5.99
BRAKING 60-0 MPH (FEET): 109.5

Old setup ('01 Triumph Speed Triple)

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New Setup ('07 HD VRSCD Night Rod). Same saddlebags and tank bag

dscf5319

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my friend ahs a vrod & asked where did you purchase your saddle bags ?
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #15
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my friend ahs a vrod & asked where did you purchase your saddle bags ?
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Those are the Motocentric Sport Saddlebags from Cyclegear but you can find them on-line cheaper.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #16
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Those are the Motocentric Sport Saddlebags from Cyclegear but you can find them on-line cheaper.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #17
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With that long wheelbase and most of the weight hung low, the Vrod probably is not the best wheelie machine.

Not that you couldn't do it... some people do pop wheelies on Geezer Glides and Gold Wings.
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With that long wheelbase and most of the weight hung low, the Vrod probably is not the best wheelie machine.

Not that you couldn't do it... some people do pop wheelies on Geezer Glides and Gold Wings.
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