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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2001, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Harley VROD

If you haven't already seen it, check it out

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/12july01hdvrod.html

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I'm not much into cruisers but I think this one has the sexiest lines I've seen. Everything on it flows, it's a piece of art. Dual overhead cams, liquid cooled, FI, four valve heads, and they're spinning it to 9000RPM. It's a complete departure from traditional Harley that has the masses crying foul. But I think it's great.

Two thumbs up for Harley for taking a chance. I hope they are rewarded for it. I think there are enough dentists and lawyers buying Harleys now that don't want to spend hours working on their shovelhead or panhead or..... I think they'll sell really well.

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I don't linke the design, but the engine isn't bad... Pete, I think I see your new bike. *RUB* !
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I've been a die hard Harley nut since I was 15 and up until a couple of years ago (I'm 22 now) I never dreamed of owning a Japanese crotch rocket. I've changed my mind because I developed a need for speed in a bad way starting with my Mustang. So obviously sick fast motorcycles were the next step. I still like Harley's but thought they were kind of ancient and now with this new engine I like Harley's more all over again. I think it has sweet lines and the new engine is the new face of Harley in the coming years in my opinion, same as the 4.6L modular engine in the new Mustangs. Pushrods are dead and it's about time these American auto/cycle companies are getting out of the dark ages of the internal combustion engine. It's die hard Harley guys and drag racers that refuse to see the advantages of these newer engine designs.

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I'm hopeing to see this motor in a new Buell, I have no use for a motorcycle with a 60 something inch wheel base and a 650 pound dry weight.

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I've owned two Harleys in the past and I like the VROD.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2001, 06:53 PM
 
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It's still gonna be an overpriced bike!! Techno dinosaur......
The Honda or Yamaha version of this "new" craze are better bargains!!

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2001, 08:54 PM
 
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Harley's are in high demand. I don't know if it's still true but there used to be a three year waiting list for a new one. I think that is true anyway. There is nothing else like a Harley either. The demand, uniqueness (is that a word?) and the name plate on the tanks costs the money admitedly but imported cruisers aren't too much less for a comparable bike are they? I've never inquired, I wouldn't know.

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Pretty cool lookin!

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2001, 10:34 PM
 
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I sit corrected, the 2002 Yamaha Roadstar Warrior looks a heeell of a lot like a Harley and is around 12 grand when a comparable Harley is around 16 grand. Now that is a sweet bike, uh, not the Harley.

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It looks like a Yamaha Warrior to me, just give me the Honda VTX 1800.
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