Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
V-Rod finished last
Next time you hear someone talking about how great a V-Rod is, how "fast" it is (I hear this all the time from those who own one), refer them to the latest edition of Rider Magazine.
They tested the big power cruisers (Rune, Vulcan 2000, V-Rod, V-Max, Triumph 2400). The V-Rod finished dead last in the final vote. Piss poor handling and the same for the ergonomics. Oh, and it got totally spanked in an accelleration show down by a bike that has basically remained unchanged since 1985: the V-Max.
First place? Triumph. I wouldn't buy one, but I guess it is not as bad as it looks.
"...If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same....you'll be a Man, my Son!"
- Rudyard Kipling