Well, it's too late for me. I sold the V-Rod and picked up a 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer (1200) for a steal.
It's faster than the V-Rod, more comfortable, handles better, has more storage, is better on gas, weighs less, turns a tighter corner, and is easier to move around in my garage. It doesn't look as cool, though, but for me, it's a much better bike.
2012 VRSCDX - sold!
2016 KTM Duke 390 - sold!
2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer