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Old 12-07-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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V rod or Thunderbird?

I have a Triumph Speedmaster and would love a Vrod. Also i like the Thunderbird storm,has anyone rode both? If so what is your opinions?
A guy who rides with us has a NightRod and i think it looks sweet but a bit low?



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Old 12-07-2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:47 AM   #3
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:52 AM   #4
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My mate has a Victory,but i do like the Vrod more. Think they look like a proper cruiser.


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Old 12-07-2012, 02:56 AM   #5
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Most people ive spoken to say the Vrod is not a proper Harley. But dont think i could be doing with a vibrating sportster,bits fall off my mates all the time!


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Old 12-07-2012, 03:01 AM   #6
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Most people ive spoken to say the Vrod is not a proper Harley. But dont think i could be doing with a vibrating sportster,bits fall off my mates all the time!


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Old 12-07-2012, 03:20 AM   #7
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V is not old school Harley. It's a niche bike so not everyone will like it. A great bike if you like a cruiser but don't want to run out of throttle.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:35 AM   #8
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depends on how you like to ride I think. I looked at a Thunderbird (the factory is not too far from me) but ultimately decided on a V-Rod

the Thunderbird is an alternative to a traditional Harley cruiser for sure. Its a bit heavier than a V-rod and not as powerful. It handles well for a cruiser style bike and is reliable. It sounds different to a HD

the V-Rod is something different again.....

Over here in UK the V-Rods hold their value a lot better too, which was another plus point
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:31 AM   #9
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Is there any models better than others?


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Old 12-07-2012, 08:01 AM   #10
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #11
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Vrsca,vrscd etc etc?


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Old 12-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #12
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You are totally missing the point dude. YOU have to ride them and decide what you like. We are not going to be riding your bike - YOU are. Don't listen to fools - Go ride them and decide for yourself.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #13
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lots of info on here and V-Rod wiki page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-Rod

mostly its styling differences. Engine size went from 1130 to 1250 about 5 years ago, along with back tyre size from 180 to 240

Street Rod had a bit more ground clearance "out of the box"

some models have reduced controls/seats/bars etc so the actual ergonomics of the bike are a little different and may/may not suit depending on your height/leg/arm length

if you really like the look of a particular model and out of the box it dosent fit so well there are many solutions available - thats half the fun of it, customising the bike to suit yourself and how you ride
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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Why choose one over the other??

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Why choose one over the other??

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