Please send a note down to hell. Weather is going to be abit cold. I'm out to defend a harley.
No, really, follow me on this one. Ignore the original v-rod. The one that was selling for double MSRP. Hey, I cant really blame the dealers for that one, people were buying them. If someone came up to me and offered me $20k for my bike, I'd sell it too.
So lets look at MSRP 17k. Thats abit high, but not too bad in comparison to 13k cruisers. After all the HD name carries some weight to some people, and that could be worth extra. I mean, people buy dicati's right?
But the first V-rod had its flaws. Sails for wheels, and no ground clearance, and way too much rake. Next year, enter the street rod. Now there is an impressive machine. This one does go (sort of) fast, Turns well, stops well. For a cruiser. Please dont compare that to a sportbike, of course it doesnt stand a chance. Compare it to the power cruisers of the other 4. The numbers start looking better, only at a higher price. Assuming reliability is up to par, this is not a bad bike. I wouldnt say its the best, but it is the best step HD has taken. Cmon guys, they are on the right track, give them some encouragment.