The V-Rod Revolution engine was co-designed by Harley Davidson and
Porsche...yes, THAT Porsche! As such, it runs smooth as a
sewing machine, and puts out 115 horsepower from 69 cubic inches
I traded a guy a car for this bike, and thought about selling
it. After a while, it grew on me, and I soon discovered what
an excellent machine I had stumbled upon. I've since added a
windshield, touring seats, and saddlebags for more comfort.
It still hauls the mail! 0-50 in FIRST GEAR! Magazine
tests show V-Rods taking the 1/4 mile in 11.4 at 115 mph. No
other STOCK Harley will do that, and not many other stock
motorcycles will go that fast either, especially not a touring
bike. I'm sure happy with the trade, because this motorcycle
fits my personality to a TEE!
Current photo, late December, 2011, out for a warm afternoon ride
The bike now has a windshield with leather storage compartments, a
double Sundowner seat, and Harley leather saddlebags.
We sure enjoy this bike!
On Hwy 94, near the border with Mexico.
Drag Racing Time!
I've raced the bike a few times at San Diego's Qualcomm Football
Stadium parking lot, in the 1/8 mile. Fun!
This first video is onboard against a sportbike of some
sort. I was expecting to lose, so I pointed the camera to
where I though he'd be. It's fun to listen to him flicking
his throttle at the line. I got the jump, and stayed in
front of him the whole way. V-Rod wins! The guy quit
racing right after this...maybe he was embarrassed to be beaten by
a bike with a windshield and saddlebags! Be sure to click
the full-screen button in the lower right corner, and turn up the
This is a side-view looking at my throttle
hand. Interesting to see the scenery go by so fast!
This is a video of my tachometer and speedometer. A
friend clocked my 0-60 at 3.7 seconds.