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.