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Old 08-05-2008, 08:54 PM   #11
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...Which is interesting because the V-rod had so many things in common with the V-Max.
Such as.....................?
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:09 PM   #12
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The handling. The old V-Max was well known for its superb handling.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:18 AM   #13
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Mid controls on a Street Bob and ridiculously stretched out forward controls on their "performance" bike. WTF is wrong with designers these days? How idiotic would you look on a V-Max with your legs poked out straight in front of you? Buy a V-Rod and find out.

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Old 08-06-2008, 07:52 AM   #14
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I agree. That "clamshell" riding position on the v-rod sucks. And cooking your legs on the muffler isn't acceptable either.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:14 AM   #15
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...on the Yamaha Warrior.

Which is interesting because the V-rod had so many things in common with the V-Max. Except the V-Max did it all in 1985.
"The Muscle comes in a 121 hp/85 ft-lbs flavor."

And before any tuning whatsoever, the VMax II comes in with 197 hp. Muscle, anyone?
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:35 AM   #16
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"The Muscle comes in a 121 hp/85 ft-lbs flavor."

And before any tuning whatsoever, the VMax II comes in with 197 hp. Muscle, anyone?
H&ll, "classic" Max would churn 118hp in it's last year. In the 80's these things turned out 130hp to the ground with little help. I like the new V-Rod but any designer that would route the exhaust in such a way as to cause body parts to cook should be re-assigned to test development for a while.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:43 AM   #17
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H&ll, "classic" Max would churn 118hp in it's last year. In the 80's these things turned out 130hp to the ground with little help. I like the new V-Rod but any designer that would route the exhaust in such a way as to cause body parts to cook should be re-assigned to test development for a while.
It's just that Pete has incredibly short legs and amazingly large calves.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #18
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It's just that Pete has incredibly short legs and amazingly large calves.
"Not that there's anything wrong with that."
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:19 PM   #19
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...on the Yamaha Warrior.

Which is interesting because the V-rod had so many things in common with the V-Max. Except the V-Max did it all in 1985.
V-Rod has less power,less torque and weighs more than the V-Max designed when Joan Collins was still a virgin. A name like Muscle is not going to sell. You really have to squint hard, after popping some acid, to see some connection to Charger R/T. It would in fact be more attractive had they called it Little Lord Fauntleroy.

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Old 08-07-2008, 03:59 AM   #20
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So, which muscle do you think HD is referring to? There are so many opportunites for jokes here that one doesn't know where to begin.

I guess it's better than calling it the VSRC Rubbie.
Well since it's an obvious love muscle extension...
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