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post #11 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-16-2001, 10:16 PM
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They should of given the engine to Buell, now HE could of made something special with it.

Try it...........You'll like it!

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post #12 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-17-2001, 05:59 AM
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Hell NO! And its Frickin' Ugly too! Whats up with that instrument cluster!?!
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post #13 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-18-2001, 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by elodello
Nope. Not a sportbike. But if it runs well and doesn't act like a Harley, it's a pretty cool bike!

Let's just hope when someone buys a V-Rod, the Harley attitude is sold seperately.....
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post #14 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-19-2001, 01:38 PM
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Absolutely NOT! Muscle Cruiser YES. V-Max, Magna, Intruder 1400 etc...
post #15 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-20-2001, 11:39 AM
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NO way! Its ugly too .would"nt own a h.d.OVERPRICED!!well If someone gave me one I might.Ilike Yamaha roadstar or roadwarrior better.I just turned 44and one of these years I"ll have to put myself out to pasture with a cruiser bike.NOW IM GETTING DEPRESSED!!
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post #16 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-20-2001, 12:27 PM
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The V Rod has overhead cams. The only similarity to a sportbike.
Now the 02 Yamaha Road Warrior has R1 forks, R1 front brakes, aluminum frame, fuel injection, aluminum rims and......
Much more sportbike stuff on this muscle cruiser. Prostar is even running a muscle cruiser class for 2002. Not to mention Yamaha offers a hop up kit to push the hp over 100. When the day comes for me to ride a motorcycle where my knees don't touch my elbows it will be a bike like the Warrior <-----(cool name too).
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post #17 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-21-2001, 02:53 AM
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oh hell no
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post #18 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 02:49 AM
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Only in the minds of those who buy one.

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post #19 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 07:49 PM
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Sportbike? NO
Motorcycle? Barely, after all it's a Harley.
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post #20 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-28-2002, 04:16 PM
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Drop about 400 lbs, shorten the wheelbase, and it might qualify....

In the mean time every legitimate sportbike especially the repli-racer rice burners will blow the mirrors off it anywhere...

And for around $20,000:
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