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Harley-Davidson V-Rod not a Harley-Davidson

#1 Unread post by Markg1 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:41 am

I've been gone awhile and this forum gets out of hand! (HAHA) Okay, I want to carry this over from the thread that was locked. Somebody said ( I Know who) that Vrods are not Harleys. Umm... not to start a fight but I like my HARELY DAVIDSON Vrod. I was at a HARLEY DAVIDSON dealership when I bought it. I wrote the check to the HARLEY DAVDISON dealership and thought I was buying a HARLEY DAVIDSON. I also have a 2010 Vmax that I also love to ride. As a matter of fact I paid more for the Vmax than my Vrod. Both are not your typical motorcycles. (OH MY GOSH...MAYBE THEY ARE NOT MOTORCYCLES) As far as performance the Vrod does not stand a chance against the Vmax. But it's not what this is about. It's not what I'm about. And that's not what is forum is about! That's what I like about this forum. It doesnt matter if you ride a scooter or a Panhead...it's a brotherhood/sisterhood. I wave to everybody even if there riding a scooter...sometimes they wave sometimes they don't. I don't give it a second thought if they dont. If you don't think my Vrod is not a Harley that's okay. I still ride it with the same smile that I always have. If you don't like my Vmax then....what can I say but maybe "Catch me if you can". It's all good. But this what I will say that I believe...If you love to ride then ride what you love. You all have a great day!

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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#2 Unread post by Meanie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:08 am

The fact you required the need to start another thread justifying your acts confirmed your angst about the comment regarding the V-rod. If you're convinced the V-rod is truly a Harley, no explanation is needed. When some people are adamant within their belief, any explanation provided to them will not change their mind, therefore, why bother. Knowing the truth is all that matters and knowing you are happy with your purchase is all that matters.

BTW, a V-rod is a Harley? Damn, who knew.
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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#3 Unread post by fireguzzi » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:31 am

Man Im so disapointed. A vrod is not a harley......
Next ya'll will tell me this isn't a harley too. Can't all the different Harleys just get along?
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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#4 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:43 am

Lol. I knew Harley riders looked down on other bikes, but now they even call their own bikes non harleys? What ever is the world coming too?! Lol

A Ford Focus and an F350 are both Fords, a chevy Cruze and a Silverado are both chevys, a neon and a Ram are both dodges. Geeze, they is what they is. Companies have to make differing things and models to compete.
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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#5 Unread post by mogster » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:30 pm

There is always a certain ammount of snobbery within bikes & cars ownership, that will never change so I agree with the comment re. Why bother to argue.

As a Triumph owner there is some prejudice re Meridien built & Hinckley built. The former represents old classic bikes, & the latter the new (highly successful) modern Triumphs.

Both have their own value, but without Hinckley Triumph would be a thing of the past.

So is my Hinckley built Triumph a real Triumph?
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#6 Unread post by Harvey » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:51 pm

Often a guy will go out and buy a Sporster and then get made fun of by some other Harley owners because he rides a Sportster.

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#7 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:09 pm

It's just insecurities in people about their choices in life. A guy makes fun of the guy who bought a sportster that can outperform a CVO Ultra Classic, but the sportster rider has that extra $26,000 USD in his pocket. It's won't be as good on a long trip but that extra money buys a lot of hookers and blow
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#8 Unread post by Meanie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:53 pm

Harvey wrote:Often a guy will go out and buy a Sporster and then get made fun of by some other Harley owners because he rides a Sportster.
Now wait a minute....the line has to be drawn somewhere. The guy who buys a Sportster should be made fun of. :laughing: That's one uncomfortable fugly bike, IMO. :P
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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#9 Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:12 pm

Meanie wrote:
Harvey wrote:Often a guy will go out and buy a Sporster and then get made fun of by some other Harley owners because he rides a Sportster.
Now wait a minute....the line has to be drawn somewhere. The guy who buys a Sportster should be made fun of. :laughing: That's one uncomfortable fugly bike, IMO. :P
Ironically, the guy who started the "Vrod is not a Harley" mess rides a Nightster! :laughing:
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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#10 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:05 pm

I can solve this easily.

A V-Rod IS a Harley-Davidson.

There I said so and I'm Total Motorcycle.

Need proof? http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/Harley-D ... Guides.htm

All those are Harley-Davidsons, even the "little" 883 Sportster.

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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#11 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:53 pm

The man speaketh. Lol
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#12 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:47 am

NorthernPete wrote:The man speaketh. Lol
You liked that eh? :D

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Re: Vrod not a Harley

#13 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:52 pm

If a board administrator can't have final say (especially when the board is named after said operator), where would we be? Lol
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#14 Unread post by dave d » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:02 pm

the thing about the v-rod is that it doesn't look like a harley or sound like a harley. so what the hell is it? america, land of the free and home of the harley.

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#15 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:42 pm

To be fair to H-D, douchery isn't exclusive to Harleyfolk. Every brand has it's share of snobs who think _______ is not a _______. The Triumph thing was mentioned. Some Beemerfolk think Der Korp's non boxer-twin bikes aren't real BMWs. I'll bet some Ducatisti don't think the Multistradas (strade? stradae?) and Diavels aren't real Ducatis.
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#16 Unread post by mogster » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:06 am

Grey Thumper wrote:To be fair to H-D, douchery isn't exclusive to Harleyfolk. Every brand has it's share of snobs who think _______ is not a _______..

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#17 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:49 am

dave d wrote:the thing about the v-rod is that it doesn't look like a harley
So what does a Harley look like?
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#18 Unread post by High_Side » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:28 pm

So V-Rods are not Harley's in the eyes of some of the "faithful"*? I liked V-Rods before but the opportunity to "pee" off some of the T-shirt wearing wannabees just makes them that much more appealing. :righton:

* By calling the "faithful" a bunch of T-shirt wearing wannabees I meant just that - a lot of the ones who spew the "not a real Harley line" have not a lot of experience in motorcycling in general. The real motorcycle riders who ride Harleys usually have an appreciation for all things motorcycle - and very little of the wannabe 'tude that we have all experienced at one time or another.

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#19 Unread post by Gummiente » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:08 pm

High_Side wrote:The real motorcycle riders who ride Harleys usually have an appreciation for all things motorcycle - and very little of the wannabe 'tude that we have all experienced at one time or another.
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#20 Unread post by HYPERR » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:30 am

High_Side wrote:a lot of the ones who spew the "not a real Harley line" have not a lot of experience in motorcycling in general.
This is very true. It's usually a guy who has only been riding for a few years.
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