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What do you think of the new VRSCR?

  • I am thinking about getting one

    Votes: 31 10.6%
  • I really like it but will keep my VRSCA-B

    Votes: 88 30.1%
  • It's alright

    Votes: 76 26.0%
  • Not my cup of tea

    Votes: 97 33.2%

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Color me Gone
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What do you think of the new VRSCR?
 

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Billy
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Maybe I'm only in this but I think it looks like a disfunctional Buell. :barf: I can appreciate the better handling, I just can't get past the look. Just my :2cents:
 

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I'm glad the HD is expanding the VRSC line. However, I was hoping that they would expand towards touring instead of street bike.
 

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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:
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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Max said:
What do you think of the new VRSCR?
I will Say it again"The Best Bike Harley Ever Built!" Ride one and You'll see! :kaz:
 

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I just read the Motorcyclist test(and by the way get the issue some good V Rod stuff in there) I have changed my opinion, I like it. If I had the funds for a second V Rod I'd get one.
 

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Can we add another...

candidate?: "It doesn't make me puke!"

Sat on one this week and it is so much different than my VRSCA.

If I wanted a rice burner/crotch rocket, I'd buy one.

To each his/her own for sure, but I'm sticking with the V-Rod I've come to know and love.
 

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Things about thr R I really like alot.....

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!
 

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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:
 

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The A's and B's are better for lookin', but my guess is the R is better for Ridin'!

I want one. but convicing my wife I needed my first one was tough enough! :eek:
 

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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!!!
 

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The Tin Man
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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
 

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I have not seen one in person so maybe I'll change my mind when I do. I think if I wanted a "sport" bike I would buy a new GSXR or a CBR. LOTS more bang for WAY less bucks. :2cents:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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