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captainwhoopass 03-19-2003 08:25 AM

Re: KPaul
 
That's only if you compare it to a sportbike engine. If you compare it to any of the big-inch cruiser motors out there, the low-end torque sucks.



And yes, I have ridden one.

john 03-19-2003 09:11 AM

Re: V-Rod Test ride
 
Id rather have a Vmax....ever heard a supercharged vmax at full tilt? it sounds like it runs off of small children!



its a beast. the vmax stock, is a beast. although the Vrod is a nice bike, its like a bodybuilder.....whereas a vmax is a UFC fighter. one is built with show in mind, although can perform, while the other one is balls out lunacy.

KPaulCook 03-19-2003 09:54 AM

My exaggeration habit.
 
I should of said using 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears sorry :).

sarnali 03-19-2003 01:13 PM

Re: My exaggeration habit.
 
Well, there you go, now you've got Sean all mad at us, You should go demo one Kpaul, I think you'd be impressed, or at least surprised, as you know I lean towards sportbikes myself but I was impressed by how well this one works. within it's design parameters.

KPaulCook 03-19-2003 07:14 PM

Re: My exaggeration habit.
 
Good advice. I'll do that. I just wanted to see if Sean was awake. :)

KPaulCook 03-19-2003 07:20 PM

Re: KPaul
 
Good to hear that the Harley demand is still strong in the MidWest. Out here on the Left Coast (Seattle) we tend to get a warped view of things. Sometimes I think I should go back to my relatives back in Kansas every year back on grandpas homestead just to get a taste of reality i.e real America. So far the money I spent on Harley stock is the best thing I have done finacially in the past 4 years.


Pacer 03-24-2003 05:04 AM

Re: V-Rod Test ride
 
I don't think that the ZRX and Bandit are Hooligan bikes. I would say an aggressive standard (or just standard) with a lot of cc's. I wouldn't choose either of these bikes for stoppies etc.

captainwhoopass 03-26-2003 10:52 AM

Re: V-Rod Test ride
 
He's not hitting the bong too hard... it'll run a mid to low 12.

12er 03-27-2003 04:49 PM

Re: V-Rod Test ride
 
That last comment was my point, only 3.5 gallons, that = no range.


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