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Old 07-06-2004, 09:39 AM   #41
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Default Re: Harley V-Rod vs. Victory Kingpin

I'm waiting for a more Vincent-like sport tourer. The V-Rod is too much of a locomotive. Get the pegs under the rider's butt and up off the ground, shorten the wheelbase, put some real luggage on it and increase the tank to about 6 gallons. And paint it black while you're at it. Now I'll think about buying one. That motor is far too good to be lost in some styling exercise.
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:44 AM   #43
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Default Re: Harley V-Rod vs. Victory Kingpin

I agree totally.

Needs:

standard postion pegs.

ground clearance.

decrease rake.

lose the solid wheel.

bring the seat forward .. just a little.

make the bars narrower.



then you can call it the V-Rod RR.

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Old 07-06-2004, 09:49 AM   #44
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It doesn't matter what it costs to make. My point was that people aren't going in droves to see it like the media claims they are, because most people can see it's propaganda bull*****.
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:55 AM   #46
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I'm thinkin' I see some adam's apple there too dude. Good Eye.
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:58 AM   #47
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Default Re: Harley V-Rod vs. Victory Kingpin

Was this a bike review? It says bike review.. but I don't see a bike review. I go into this knowing almost nothing about the Victory bike, and I come away... knowing almost nothing about the victory bike.



but hey... the pics are cool.. and I did get several chuckles... so what the heck...



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Old 07-06-2004, 10:07 AM   #48
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It's easy to see why an ignorant propagandist would fall in love with another. Birds of a feather you know.
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:08 AM   #49
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Default Re: Harley V-Rod vs. Victory Kingpin

I thought the v-rod was the only thing that HD had that was worth anything but I was wrong after a test ride. It sucks like the rest of their product line. I really didn't think the engine had any power? I'll take a jap cruiser/tourer/sport bike any day!



Buells are even worse! Wow, people actually buy those things?
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:17 AM   #50
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Yo.



I took my R1 for a 2500 mile tour last summer. My longest days were about 500 miles. I have Heli-Bars which for the R1 raise the bars about an inch from stock (truly not such a big deal--probably where they should have been anyway) and a double-bubble "sport-touring" screen which is still damn small.



And it was great. After a 500 mile day I was waaay ready to go and ride some more.



Bottom line, I think that for most motorcyclists our definition of "comfort" is different than what non-bikers mean...anyone in a car just has a different concept of what is comfortable.



I suggest that reliability is much more important than comfort when you're on the road. Hey, I get stiff I can stop and eat, chat up the locals....if I'm on a motorcycle trip am I in a hurry?



But what profoundly sucks is to break down 50 miles from the nearest town with a *insert the brand of your bike here* dealer.



In a tangentially related idea, I just came back to Seattle from Medford, OR. It was hot and sunny and there were quite a few bikes prowling the freeway. 1. I'd guess that 80% of them were "uncomfortable" Harleys. 2. I also saw maybe 8 bikes on trailers and pickups. ALL of them were Harleys.



So where were the Honda Blackbirds and Yamaha FZ1's? Get out and ride, people!



And unless it's broken, no bike should be in the back of a truck on a sunny day.

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