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Old 11-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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V-Rod riders are Squids

Huh? I was informed today by a few buddies that ride I with that most Harley riders don't consider Vrods real harleys. Also, I found out that the majority of V-ROD owners are new to riding and buy there vrod as there first bike for the cool factor. I will say this is my first Harley but coming from sportbike racing, I wanted to have a smoother transition by getting a VRod than going to a full blown cruiser. Is this true all true? If it is I give a rats ass cause I really like my V-Rod.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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The Cool Factor was the 1948 Panhead Duo Glide I had 40 yrs ago... My Vrod has the WOW Factor
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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I don't give a F what other airhead owners have to say. The same goes for those V-Rod owners bad mouth the Muscle. I also come from sport bikes and choose something that still has power, handle quite well, can brake and doesn't leak oil from every possible spot. Rant ended lol.


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Old 11-17-2012, 01:49 AM   #4
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It's too fast and too reliable to be a real Harley.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:56 AM   #5
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There's a variety of vrod owners on this forum.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:01 AM   #6
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I don't give a F what other airhead owners have to say. The same goes for those V-Rod owners bad mouth the Muscle. I also come from sport bikes and choose something that still has power, handle quite well, can brake and doesn't leak oil from every possible spot. Rant ended lol.


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Really? Man I really like the Muscle, can't imagine a vrod owner hating on it, or anyone for that matter.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:04 AM   #7
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Our bikes aren't Harley ? Are they ? Damn Ive been misled ....

Fuc em all.......
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:05 AM   #8
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Really? Man I really like the Muscle, can't imagine a vrod owner hating on it, or anyone for that matter.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:59 AM   #9
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Our bikes aren't Harley ? Are they ? Damn Ive been misled ....

Fuc em all.......
I still paid the "Harley" full price for mine then!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:08 AM   #10
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First bike for me. I'm new to owning, been riding since the 70's. I definitely bought it for the cool factor. But if there was no ABS, liquid-cooled, and dozen other features, there's no way I'd bring it home!
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:02 AM   #11
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When I get the occasional "that's not a REAL Harley" I respond with "that's why I bought it!" Never, ever have had a good comeback to that. However, most Harley owners are seriously intrigued and impressed by my V, I almost never get shit about it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #13
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I think you're mixing genres. I rode all the "cruisers" and the V-Rod was the best overall (cool - WOW - handling - braking - etc.). When you say "full-blown cruiser" I think you're meaning "touring" and that goes to the Goldwing, although the K1600 BMW is very close.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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I thought a "Squid" was a young person on a very powerful bike they cannot handle Such as a Busa, Duc 1198 etc..?
I saw the 2002 and said "I like that bike, I am going to buy one" so I took some cash and got one. Does that constitute "Wow" factor? What I consider "Wow" factor are idjits who finance motorcycles and things such as that for several years, Thats "Wow' to me.
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