Steve Fields thanks for chiming in. Your insinuation that Harley and performance are mutually exclusive is rooted in abject ignorance. To put it in perspective, my Glide and Skull Iron Maiden Harley Davidson Shirt Dyna produce about the same HP and 30 more lbs of torque than a Yamaha Vmax. My Glide weighs about 100 than the Vmax so, much to the surprise of a couple of Vmax riders, it runs about the same. My Dyna absolutely smokes it. To put it in even further perspective the Honda CBR1000RR produces only 30 more HP and 40 lbs LESS torque at the rear wheel than my Glide and Dyna.
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And like the VRod its all made at the upper end of the rev band while mine is made at the lower and mid, making real-world driveability and use of the power better because you don’t have to ring the motor out to 12k rpm to actually get to and use the power. So in stoplight to stoplight and roll-on contests I’ve embarrassed more than a few rice rockets as well. But according to you, Harley performance is an oxymoron. As we have seen, however, such a belief just makes you a moron.
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Lolol if your bikes are putting out 115 they are built that hardly compares to a stock not sticking up for them I personally think they are god awful but come on now. Rusty Steed. Stock for stock the Vrod makes nearly 20 more hp and weighs less. Stock for stock the Vrod is hands down the quickest/fastest machine Harley has produced. Taking a picture of your EtchASketch isn’t documentation. lol, I’ve got a stock, a factory stock 1300 Vtwin that makes 160 cranks and according to Motorcycle magazine 147 at the wheel.care to try to smoke mine.
Next, 100 hp from a sporty is easily attained. NHRS and others make everything needed over the counter. I spent just shy of $2k in parts and $1500 for the 883 base bike. So less than $4k turnkey. Lastly, this discussion was in response to a B.S. claim that air-cooled Harleys are slow and unreliable and VRods are the ultimate Harley in reliability and performance. So if you’ve got a bone stock Skull Iron Maiden Harley Davidson Shirt putting out 160 at the crank you don’t have a Harley of any kind and is therefore irrelevant to the discussion.