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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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So, in our new park we are next to a bunch of suthern boys, great guys, even better cooks. But they do give me a hard time about my "lawnmower". Does harley make anything stock that can outperform a new 600? both on the strip and in the hills?
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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 10:25 AM
 
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Harley's use lawnmower technology but their wiring isn't as good as the Troy Bilts.
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post #3 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 11:17 AM
 
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The HD "V-rod" was Harleys attempt at making a bike that could outperform a sportbike - as far as i know, it still can't get the job done.
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The HD "V-rod" was Harleys attempt at making a bike that could outperform a sportbike - as far as i know, it still can't get the job done.
I'm sure I saw one overtake a scooter the other day!

I've embarrassed several HD's on our ZZR 250.




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The HD "V-rod" was Harleys attempt at making a bike that could outperform a sportbike - as far as i know, it still can't get the job done.
I don't think even Harley thought they could outperform a sportbike with a cruiser. The V-Rod actually holds its own very well in the cruiser world though.
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The V-Rod was not intended to take on a sportbike.

However, the version "StreetRod" is a very capable bike, but still not intended to outperform a rocket.

If Harley wanted to compete in the sportbike market, they would.
Or actaully give Erik Buell something other than the Sportster engine platform to work with.
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Harley released the Destroyer this year, which has all the street trims, but take them off, tune the suspension, put a wheelie bar, and it's a good 9 seconds drag bike.



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HD's got nothing in there lineup that would still be in front of your F4 after 30mph. Their big bore cruisers and the V-rod have a load of torque and jump off the line pretty well, but you'll be passing them before you get to 5k rpm.

I have an 82 yamaha XJ650 (maxim, not seca) that will get up and run with or in front of any stock Harley with the exception of the V-rod and the previously mentioned Destroyer.

A new 600 is no contest. An R bike is almost comical.
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post #9 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 05:18 AM
 
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night rod

My in laws are coming to visit this week and my father in law rented a night rod. I guess I'll see how it compares to my 636. He said it had like 120hp but it also weighs 600 lbs.
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post #10 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 06:17 AM
 
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Harley's got nothing that can out perform a sport bike.

They're yesterday's tech at tomorow's price.

This is a re-post, but its a great point about HD; Check it.....

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