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What do ya say we change the name of the R, (what the hell does the R mean anyway), from Street Rod to....

RAPTOR

It may be going the way of the dinosaurs but it sure is a mean little beastie!
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davetpilot said:
What do ya say we change the name of the R, (what the hell does the R mean anyway), from Street Rod to....

RAPTOR

It may be going the way of the dinosaurs but it sure is a mean little beastie!
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Sorry but not digging it....I don't think Harley letter deignations are suppose to stand for anything. It's just their way of classifying their bikes. Hell look at the Night Rod Special's letters VRSC(DX)...don't ask me where they got that from???

I know like on my old Honda 1000RR the (RR) stood for race-ready
 

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I thought it meant Rally or Racer or something. Their sportster R is the tall racer looking and most bike makers throw an R on there for that purpose.
 

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R = Roadster
D = Dark
X = Special
 

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I think it means "refrain" from building anymore!

or it could mean "resentment" what you feel from other harley riders

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Sorry, forgot to put the, "I'm only being sarcastic" remark in there. I do think all the Harley letter designations are strange. Sometimes it makes you wonder.

But while on the subject. The letters actually do mean something.

VRSCR got its designation from:

VR = for the VR racing engine platform from which the V-Rod engine was designed.
SC = Street Custom (some say "sport custom" but I think they said street in "Birth of the V-Rod". I could be mistaken.)
and the R is for Race (or rubber mount but we all know that Race is what they had in mind for the Street Rod)

And of course, you already know that the name V-Rod came from combining V-Twin and Roadster.

Not trying to be a smart ass or anything. I was really curious about it and did some surfing. Check out this article that I found. :deal:

http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/The-2007-Harley-Davidson-Models/117208
 

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by the way RR means "race replica" or "repli-racer" (out of the mouth of a honda rep)
 

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R means roadster. When the Street Rod came out the MoCo folks were at pains to make sure the press wasn't calling it ( gasp ) a sport bike, it was repeated like a mantra the R was a roadster. Repeat after me.......:moped:
 

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JDR_ROD said:
Sorry but not digging it....I don't think Harley letter deignations are suppose to stand for anything. It's just their way of classifying their bikes. Hell look at the Night Rod Special's letters VRSC(DX)...don't ask me where they got that from???

I know like on my old Honda 1000RR the (RR) stood for race-ready
The X is for extreme, like X-games!!!
 

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R means roadster. When the Street Rod came out the MoCo folks were at pains to make sure the press wasn't calling it ( gasp ) a sport bike, it was repeated like a mantra the R was a roadster. Repeat after me.......:moped:
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R is for Reverse... Raptor?? Isn't that a quad??
 

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Based on that, what did my CBR1100XX mean???
CBR1100 SOFT PORN
 

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Funny! I'm not sure what it means, I only asked about RR.
 

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The R means Rod--hence, "Street Rod"! I like to think of it as meaning "Rules". It was such an intimidating bike, that most steered away knowing they wouldn't be able to handle it. :D
 

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The R means Rod--hence, "Street Rod"! I like to think of it as meaning "Rules". It was such an intimidating bike, that most steered away knowing they wouldn't be able to handle it. :D
Sissies, ALL!
 

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I thought R stood for "Recycled".:stilpoke:
 
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