I work at a bar that is frequented by both cruisers and sportbike riders. I make friends with both. Most, including myself, understand that everybody wants something different from there riding experience. While some want comfort and tradition (Harley riders), others want pure aggressive power and handling (sport bike riders).
There are that small handful of people on both sides that choose a side that one is better then the other. I find that most of these people are on the Harley side, maybe because I ride a sportbike. I encounter these people every once and a while and they always say the same thing. They swear that they witnessed a V-Rod, tear up a “crotch rocket” all day long at the track:
. I never argue, I just state that a sport bike is designed for track and not quarter mile runs. However, in an effort to educate myself, I did some research. All I found was this;
I couldn’t find a ¼ mole time on the newer V-Rod, but the old one has 120hp and runs a ¼ mile in 11.7 sec.. Not bad for a Harley, but way slow compared to a modern spotbike. What is the catch? I want to spout off statistics, but I want to know if any of you know something that I don’t. Have any of you been smoked by a Harley, or any cruiser for that matter?
If any of you are going to reply with insightful knowledge like “Harleys suck,” please don’t. I am looking for knowledge and experiences, NOT opinion. Furthermore, after doing my research, if I ever switch to a cruiser, the V-Rod would be at the top of my list!
Great looking cruiser!