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Old 01-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Well, I guess 1 Porsche designed engine in my garage wasn't enough.

Haven't been on this site in a while...not since I bought my other toy. In fact, you can see my old girl parked squarely behind my new one. Still, I can't wait until spring to drive/ride both!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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I heard Harley designed the motor in that.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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I heard Harley designed the motor in that.

If they did, then they did a great job! Just like most Harley's, I had to go with aftermarket exhaust on the Porsche.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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I heard Harley designed the motor in that.
And almost as true a statement as the other way around.

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Haven't been on this site in a while...not since I bought my other toy. In fact, you can see my old girl parked squarely behind my new one. Still, I can't wait until spring to drive/ride both!
Fun ride!
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #5
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:37 AM   #6
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I heard Harley designed the motor in that.
Ya but they stole the design from Steve Prentice during the time when Erik Buell worked for him on the Maxsym. It's all very sleazy corporate espionage stuff.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:32 AM   #7
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I heard Harley designed the motor in that.
Well if you watch "Birth of the VROD" then you be told that the Digger prototype took the engine from the VR1000 (which was designed by Harley-Davidson's skunkworks) and plugged it into a bike. They liked it and took the engine to Porsche and with some Harley-Davidson engineers hardened the engine and made it less expensive.

At best it was a collaboration with Porsche. Porsche did allot of good work on the engine including increasing the displacement from 1000cc to 1130cc and making it damn near bullet proof. After over ~500 hours they disconnected it from the test stand.

So technically, Porsche did not design the Revolution. The 60 degree liquid cooled V-twin was designed by H-D, handed over to Porsche for improvement and handed back to H-D for building and installing on VRSC.

Some people believe that the guys building the engine on the H-D line were actually Porsche employees. When I toured the factory in 2007 they wore H-D apparel and I did not see any Porsche logos.

Nice car BTW.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:48 AM   #8
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Please dont Luxo you wear Porsche garments everywhere......
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #9
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hey Tony now your posts are much more appealing to the eye after removing the ugly bike in your signature and adding that avatar, great job!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #10
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Sweet selection!

Both of these machines broke with the calcified traditions of their respective manufacturers to move the performance game forward.

Similarly both companies have reserved advanced model development in order to not totally eliminate their obsolete market leaders. Porsche refuses to offer its most powerful engines in the Boxster/Cayman line and HD has never offered a touring Rod.

Congratulations on leaving the flock in your dust.

In my garage it's a 944, but its parked behind the V Rod.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #11
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Me too - plus a 911 C4S

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:35 PM   #12
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hey Tony now your posts are much more appealing to the eye after removing the ugly bike in your signature and adding that avatar, great job!
A Late Xmas present for all of us!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #13
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Wait a second, what the HELL are you talking about?
Me on Bike, no branding.





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Damn, that HD jacket is almost as bad as those ugly assssssss NASCAR jackets I see people at Walmart wearing !!
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hey Tony now your posts are much more appealing to the eye after removing the ugly bike in your signature and adding that avatar, great job!
A rat isnt ugly ?

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A Late Xmas present for all of us!!!
Im waiting for mine still..............
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