The number is 635 so I am told by a Harley Executive in the know.hey guys... just interested on how many destroyer's were made ? ?
Thought would come straight to the source.......:notworth:
They were not produced with sequential serial numbers.I don't know about that number. Mine is a serial # larger than 2000 (977***), I know where one is that is in the #700 range. I think they made more than 2000, especially with my bike's number...unless they serialized them differently.
lbrown:the destroyer heads were a special casting because the port design would hit water jacket on a standard v-rod head.. no longer available from hd.. but if you sent a v-rod head to wegner automotive they still have the cnc program for the porting so i would assume after doing some welding you could have a copy of the destroyer head..several (3 i was told) of the first destroyers off the line went to a rich collector in japan.. most likely never run.. i know of at least one that is registered on the street and ridden to work in indianapolis.. how they did the registration i have no idea..
the might be what was done. a friend that works in a race car shop up there told me about it but he didn`t know how they made it legal..[/B]lbrown:
I think they may have done the same thing as the person in Europe did.
They moved everythng over to a streetable frame with a legitimite serial number and the certifications from DOT etc.
I posted info on that one not too long ago 3-4 months I think.
You have to remember that the wheels need to be changed as well.
Thanks to racers like you I submit that the program was/is a success.To start off with I have 2 Destroyers. They were not a success. Here is the rest of the story. There was only supposed to be 150 built. Dealers ordered more than 250 before the first day of the show. By the end of the first day harley moved the number to 400. By the middle of the second day they said build as many as they order.
Here is why that are not a success. After the first 100 or so were sold to collectors and diehard racer like myself. The interest died. At the end of 2007 3-400 were still at dealerships. I checked 2008 over 200 were still at dealerships. Dealers that had them were stuck and the greedy dealers that orderd 5 to 10 of them were stuck with a race only bike. In the years since dealers have been discounting them. For 3 years now people that know I race from dealerships call me asking if I want another one. Prices have been from 12 to 19,000 dollars. That is a huge difference from the 32,999 MSRP. Some dealers that had the first ones were selling it way over Msrp. One dealer in texas sold their first one for $60,000. No bs.
The first year when the destroyer was having problems and harley was finding out all the weeknessess on the vrod they drop it like a hot potato. Turned all phone calls over to vance and hines. If wanted a spare motor. They were build during the run of new destroyers and the orders could only be place for a few weeks and that was it. As a racer that sucks.
The bike and its design is a success. As far as sells no.
I dont know the exact number but this is pretty close, i think it was around 700The number is 635 so I am told by a Harley Executive in the know.
Over 90% have been "fired/raced" weather they were titled or not.
That leaves 65-70 unfired at the most.
Some are still at dealers and some are with private owners.
There won't be any more made...ever....so the story goes....
Actually no and yes. They were build to order by the dealer and there was a short window to order the bikes. Every dealer had about 2-3 weeks after the dealer show to put the order in.they originally cost the dealer around 26k with the 32k list.. i had no idea some sold as low as 12k..when they built the destroyer it was from the start a one time deal and they only built what was ordered..