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Any HD Vrod owners here?

I'm looking around for a HD Vrod Bikes something to slow me down from the Rockets on streets.. Just want opinions an what to lookout for? Thanks guys

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A guy I work with just laid his vRod down doing 70 through the hill country without a helmet. He's alive but not happy.

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As a sport bike man.. I have also thought about something like a NightRod or Vrod.

Girls bike my ass haha.
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I have debated for a while on getting a streetrod. A bike with more comfort, and can do more lean angle than 90% of the sportbike riders up in the twisties.

Decided against it but it may be something in my future, or something along those lines.

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I have seen some pretty clean looking baggers of late.. but I couldn't pull that look off just yet.
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The VROD is not a bad bike at all. I'm not a Harley guy, but I like them.
Mainly because it's a basic Honda motor architecture that was expanded and refined by Porsche. So it's actually decent when it comes to displacement versus power, it's a lot better than a typical HD.
I've ridden one and it actually does handle and accelerate well.

BadDad is right about the new HDs coming with 103s and a 110 option. Unfortunately he is not right about it moving an 800 lb bike quickly...

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I still think Muscle or Night Rod over softails or baggers reason look better and its built by Porsche it rides same and has good powa! Baggers or other softails maybe when I'm 50+ or so..lmao!

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and HD Sportsters are girly bikes..lol!

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V-Rod/night Rods are pretty bad ass looking with that fat rear tire drag bike look. But two things I didn't like when I road one were one at about 80 mph and above it felt like my body was a parachute and the wind was bashing my chest. Two, maneuvering in a parking lot at low speed was a bit of a challenge for me, my lack of saddle time on that type of long wheel base bike.
But other then that it was cool muscle bike worthy of the HD badge IMHO
But I do like the baggers with the big front faring and wind screen too it seems more practical and comfortable for longer rides

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Front fairing / small windshield with a bagger would be legit.. I think some of them have radios wired up in there?

Gotta stop this motorcycle talk.. I dont have the money for one right now haha.
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May really be a matter of taste. If you like riding two up, not sure how comfortable the VRod would be. Back in 2010 I bought a new Super Glide Custom, 103 inch. First HD in about 30 years, last one was a 1956 Pan Head. Couldn't get over the amount of torque these engines produce. Wasn't very comfortable riding with the wife. Traded up to a 2012 Street Glide in Sept. 2011. This bike did not seem as guick, maybe the extra weight, still had lots of torque and was much more comfortable. This past Sept. I traded up the Street Glide for a 2013 Electra Glide Ultra Classic. By far the most comfortable. Guess I was looking for comfort over speed. Like I say, a matter of taste.
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their is nothing Harley Davidson about a vrod, except the emblem.
And that is precisely why they're good bikes.

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I like the Vrod Muscle.
But it's solely based on looks. (and that it's not really a Harley )
Never rode one and they actually look like they would be uncomfy for long rides.
But they look badass.
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Yeah, there's radios up there

I'm undecided on my next bike, either street glide or road glide. Road glides are ugly as shit, but throw a 23" wheel up front and slam it, and they are hot. Stock for stock, I like the way the street glide looks better, but the road glide handles better, since the fairing is mounted to thw frame (like a sport bike), whereas the street glide fairing is mounted to the forks, which makes for awkward slow speed maneuverability.
You're worried about handling when you're gonna put a 23" wheel on a Harley and slam it?

I'm worried about how to improve handling on my Z750S. I'm gonna be dropping some money on suspension on stock height to improve it.

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