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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Vrod pros and cons?

Pros and cons for the HD V-Rod? My GF and I went in to the Harley Dealer to check out the V-Rod and she loved it and wants me to go that route. I checked insurance for it and it really is inexpensive compared to what I am considering...Any comments or complaints on the V-rod?
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Pros: high top speed, fairly comfortable.
Cons: weight and ground clearance.

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I've heard they're uncomfortable for the long haul. If you're looking for something to do lots of miles on, and your back is giving you problems (I got this from your other threads) then I think you might not want to go with a V-Rod. In my opinion, they're too much new for what they are. Don't get me wrong, I like Harley's -- primarily Evos though. And I like the V-Rod. But if I was only going to own one motorcycle, and wanted to do long trips now and then, it wouldn't be the one I'd get.
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Which models were you looking at? Many of the Vrods have forward controls...I know a couple of models over the years have had mid controls....I find those more comfortable for longer rides....but you might be able to swap.

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Pro: The engine wasn't designed by Harley.
Con: The rest of the bike was.


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Pro: The engine wasn't designed by Harley.
Con: The rest of the bike was.

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The V-rod is a solid mount and I for one found it quite comfortable at above 200 miles in one rental day. It has plenty of power and the new 1250 engine flat purrrrs. The 240 rear tire really made things nice and it isn't hard at all to tip it into a corner. If you are really looking to bury it into a set of twisties ground clearance is an issue but not a real problem. The new 2009 model can be had with pipes running on either side as opposed to both being on the right.
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Put some miles on a shop-bike Vrod. It was an original Vrod. I actually found it quite comfortable, and I normally don't like cruisers. I rode a couple Street Rod versions, and one Night Rod, and liked them as well.

If I were going to buy a cruiser, and I will be eventually, The Vrod and M109R are at the top of the list.

Also, the new Vrod Muscle is pretty awesome!
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Yeah , but why would someone ask about a Harley on a sport bike network , I guess you might find 1 or 2 folks that might say something pro Harley

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Yeah , but why would someone ask about a Harley on a sport bike network , I guess you might find 1 or 2 folks that might say something pro Harley

I'm not sure if you noticed, but this is actually the "Sport Cruisers" section. You're clearly lost. The General Sportbikes section is here.
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Yeah , but why would someone ask about a Harley on a sport bike network , I guess you might find 1 or 2 folks that might say something pro Harley


I'm sure there are quite a few people here that have more than one bike. What's wrong with someone wanting a cruiser to back up their sport bikes?
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I'm not sure if you noticed, but this is actually the "Sport Cruisers" section. You're clearly lost. The General Sportbikes section is here.
Your right I alway's go to the chevy.com site to get info on my ford



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I'm sure there are quite a few people here that have more than one bike. What's wrong with someone wanting a cruiser to back up their sport bikes?
Nothing, do you have one to comment on for this gentlemen, if so please do he's been waiting for months now
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Nothing, do you have one to comment on for this gentlemen, if so please do he's been waiting for months now
I did respond. See my comment above.


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Put some miles on a shop-bike Vrod. It was an original Vrod. I actually found it quite comfortable, and I normally don't like cruisers. I rode a couple Street Rod versions, and one Night Rod, and liked them as well.

If I were going to buy a cruiser, and I will be eventually, The Vrod and M109R are at the top of the list.

Also, the new Vrod Muscle is pretty awesome!
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Your right I alway's go to the chevy.com site to get info on my ford


I'm not sure if you know this, but many people buy more than one vehicle, either at the same time or at different times in their lives. On top of this, asking questions on multiple forums can give you more information than asking on one alone.

Wait. Never mind. I see that you're just trolling.
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