VMax/VRod Cruiseability

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  1. Dec 1, 2018 #1

    tbird71

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    [​IMG] No the VRod won't even come close to the Vmax. There IS nothing like the Vboost.

    Having owned both, I still like the VRod for Hi Way cruising. It's a hell of a lot heavier, has that long wheelbase, sits nice and low, good bar location for me, comfortable with a sundowner seat and if you cut the front disc and throw a 5 gal tank on it you can keep it in the same lane on a windy day and out of the gas station every 80 miles. People that buy/bought VRODS for speed, etc are kinda missing the point IMO. They're just a different animal that if you know how are a blast to ride. Just dont try to win any races with one.

    I'm about ready to take the plunge into Gen2 territory. Like a Gen1 it has to be experienced, and they're starting to get affordable. Gotta get one before I die.
     
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    I think the V-rod is a nice machine. I've seen more than 1 thread around here about vrod performance being fairly comparable to a Gen1 vmax. Ride whatever gets you in the wind. Doesn't matter what the badge says as long as you're having fun.
     
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    My buddy had a night rod which i tried out. Decent ride from what i remember. I USED to want one. Kinda like my brothers vtx1700 as far as ergonomics, but i havent really spent much time on either. He had some work done at the dealer(exhaust, flashed??) and still couldnt get by my stock Max BEFORE the Marks 4-2 and Sean's jet kit/air box mod. So now i just want to mod my Max more for comfort and handling and if i could add 1 more bike to the stable...it would be a GEN 2 Max,
     
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    I tried the Vrod before getting my M109R. They are both considered muscle cruisers and the seating position and power is about the same. But I went with the M109 because it was more comfortable for a bigger guy. I think Harley made a mistake dropping the Vrod lineup, since that was the only Harley that I ever liked. And that was probably due to the engine being outsourced.
     
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    I have heard quite a few guys say that. Guys that think the big HD baggers are just oversized barges, yet they like the VRod. It's now part of history, every time I look at mine I think of that old KC plant where it was built, now empty.

    I've still got a SMALL part of my VMax left, yes it's a land barge, and yes I like it much better than my old Road King. My V-Four Royal Star Tour DeLuxe. It really IS "A Better Machine" as the ad copy says.


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    Guess I'm a Yamaha/Star guy at heart.
     
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