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Old 01-23-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Although I generally consider Harleys to be a type of farm implement, this actually makes sense - I remember seeing fuel sportsters hitting around 150 at Fontana a couple of decades ago, and the new VRod drag bike continues that trend. Plus, as I recall, dragstrips don't have corners.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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Now what do you know about "farm implements"?
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:24 AM   #3
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I find that ironic...drag racing is supposed to about speed & power. The only thing Harley has in common with drag racing is noise. Oh, the water HOG, yeah my Valk laden with luggage can run with that. That's why there's the AHDRA...where bicycles aren't even allowed. It's disappointing to see our (US) manufacturer resort to the usual smoke & mirrors in marketing. Sure, it's good business, but bad motorcycling. Really, where's the performance? Not "assembled in America" anymore.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:20 AM   #4
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How are those new Valks selling these days?
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:53 AM   #5
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Isn't VALK an acronym for ""*****"" in Japanese.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:01 AM   #6
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What happened to the Yamaha Warrior? I know for years it could beat the V-rod in drag racing. This part I am not sure of but doesn't Harley drag racing only race Harley's?I love America just like the rest of us but drag racing is drag racing.

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Old 01-24-2006, 06:20 AM   #7
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'bout as good as a Rune.........



The V-rod, specially the Street Rod, on the other hand is selling like hot cakes in the Seattle area. Downtown Harley in Seattle sold 4 in one day awhile back, I'd be happy to score one myself when I get rich like K-pee
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:19 AM   #8
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"the only major U.S.-based manufacturer of motorcycles," Seems to be short changing Victory, who doesn't move as many units as Harley, but seems to be on solid ground and continues to make inroads into the cruiser market.
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:29 AM   #9
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I tested the StreetRod last summer right here on MO. It's a very nice motorcycle. I preferred the V-Rod, but either one is pretty cool. So what did I do? Took a nice road trip to pick up an 82 FLH. That makes Shovel # 2. Is 4 bikes too many?
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:30 AM   #10
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I think they meant the only US based manufacturer of motorcycles that aren't copies of Harley's.
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