i really hated it at first but now i relize it will not be replacing the VRSCA/B line, I can see now that cafe racer is written all over it. I will not be getting rid of the "A" for it but it would be a good 2nd harley to own.. untill they release a bagger or updated V-rod.
I still like the looks of the drag style "A/B's" better than the cafe style. :kaz:
Ive never been one of those guys who goes arounbd corners as fast as they can. I have way to much respect for the road than that!Im sure the bike is great, how could it not be, same motor! Just not my type ride!
IMO takes the good parts of the A/B models and alters them not for the better, while fixing only a few of the less-than-desirable characteristics of the V-rod; with the exception of bigger fuel capacity, nothing on the R that I'd like on my B. But, more choice is good, something different for everyone.
The improved lean angle, the 'racier looking' wheels, the tach,....
....and lately I've been feeling like I really like the DIRECTION they are going with the R, and am looking forward to both an even MEANER RR (Biger Bore R) and a 'sport tourer' model soon.....
I think the boys at HD are on the same page as many, many cycle-enthuists are!
Thanks to the VRSC R, I am looking forward to better things to come!
Well, I like most of it, before my V-rod I had a 01 buell lightning, really liked it not good for two up. I went for the v-rod because of its performance ability over other stock H-D's. Now it seems to me, in my humble opinion that H-D is combining the best of both bikes. I suspect to attrack a little young H-D enthusiast. If I had the cash, more importantly if the wife let me out of the house with it, I would add on to my garage. I have a couple of guys that work for me that ride sport tourer/rice rocket and they are seriously looking at one. So I think the new rod is a good thing. But thats only my opinion and as its pointed out to me daily opinions are like ass-holes everyone has one but no one wants it spouting off in their direction. :stupid:
I was actually able to sit on one today at Anaheim-Fullerton H.D.- Black on Black, and it actually really looks good in person. I really thought that the bike would be taller, but being 5'7", I was semi-tip toeing. What turned me off on the bike was that it had a lot of polished, not chromed, parts- which means more money to fix it up. I also really like the mid-control set-up. But I still love my VRSCA!!!
I am not a fan - styling definately not my taste - if this had been the original I wouldn't own a Harley right now, probably not riding at all since the original got me back into it - I wouldn't buy one - if this was the only VRod available I would be on another bike.... not an R..... Kevin
For me, it is what I was looking for when I bought my 2003 VRSCA. Now I find myself looking to mod my bike to do what the VRSCR does. When I return from my military assignment here in Madrid, I will buy one for sure. I don't think it will be a problem to find a Spaniard looking for a VRSCA.
Yesterday, traveled up to St.Paul Harley Davidson to take a look around and look and sit on the R. Looks: Does look better in person than in pictures but not much chrome and it just didn't stand out to me. Sat on it and had the salesman hold it so I could put my feet on the pegs into a riding position. It felt like the sportbikes I've owned in the past but heavier. Overall, not my cup of tea, I'll stick with my VRSCA.
This thread is really for 02 and 03 v-rods and some early 04 bikes that the shift drum gear was a press fit and did not have a steel pin in them.
Has your bike been in for a trans repair related to shift forks or the shift drum?